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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher | #6

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Duke
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (22) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Stroman said he's interested in a potential multi-year contract extension with the Blue Jays.
He seems to have gotten over the bitterness he expressed on Twitter after losing his arbitration hearing on Thursday. Yesterday he wrote "The negative things that were said against me, by my own team, will never leave my mind." He subsequently deleted the tweet. Today he said he is "hoping to have talks soon. I want to be here and I want to be here long-term. I just want to feel like I'm wanted here." The Blue Jays currently have team control over Stroman for three more years. He went 13-9 with a stellar 3.09 ERA in 33 starts last year. Feb 16 - 7:16 PM

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Marcus Stroman lost his arbitration hearing against the Blue Jays and will receive a $6.5 million salary in 2018.

Stroman broke the news on his personal Twitter account Thursday: "Lost arbitration. Is what it is. Looking forward to going out and dealing again. The negative things that were said against me, by my own team, will never leave my mind. I’m thick-skinned so it will only fuel the fire. Can’t wait for this year!" Stroman had requested a salary of $6.9 million from the Toronto front office. He is a Super Two player and won't hit free agency until after the 2020 campaign.
Feb 15 - 1:31 PM

Marcus Stroman had an arbitration hearing against the Blue Jays on Monday.

Stroman requested $6.9 million and was offered $6.5 million by the Blue Jays when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The three-person arbitration panel will rule on one salary or the other for the 2018 season. Stroman earned $3.4 million in 2017 while posting a 3.09 ERA and 164/62 K/BB ratio over 201 innings.
Feb 13 - 8:34 AM

Marcus Stroman requested $6.9 million and was offered $6.5 million by the Blue Jays when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

With the two sides so close, there's a decent chance that they could come to an accord rather than heading to arbitration. He was projected by MLBTradeRumors to earn $7.2 million through the arbitration process. The 26-year-old posted a 3.09 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 164/62 K/BB ratio across 201 innings for the Jays in 2017.
Jan 13 - 7:30 AM

Marcus Stroman surrendered two runs in four innings and took a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

Both runs came in his final inning -- he served up a solo homer to Aaron Judge, then allowed an RBI single to Starlin Castro. The out-of-contention Blue Jays didn't see the need to push Stroman too far in his final outing of the season. He emerged as a legitimate top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher this year, registering a fine 3.09 ERA along with his 13-9 record in 33 starts. He garnered 164 strikeouts against 62 walks in 201 innings.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:17:00 PM

Marcus Stroman struggled with his control on Sunday with four walks, but still earned the win against the Yankees.

Stroman didn't have his best stuff or command today, but it was good enough. He allowed three earned runs, gave up five hits and walked two. Even with the Blue Jays struggles in 2017, Stroman has been mostly exceptional, with a strong 3.06 ERA and 162 strikeouts in nearly 198 innings. He'll get one more start in 2017 when Toronto faces the Yankees again on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Marcus Stroman held the Royals to one run in seven innings to win Tuesday.

It[s the first win for Stroman in a month. Stroman has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 22 of his 31 starts this season. He deserves better than a 12-8 record to go with his 3.01 ERA.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 10:01:00 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed two runs -- both unearned -- in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.

He notched seven strikeouts while surrendering six hits and three walks. Both runs came in the first inning following a throwing error by third baseman Josh Donaldson. Stroman recovered from the rough first frame to rattle off another five shutout innings but his teammates didn't provide much in the way of run support. His record drops to 11-8 with an excellent 3.08 ERA in 30 starts.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 10:34:00 PM

Marcus Stroman was done in by one bad pitch on Friday, surrendering four runs on six hits over his six innings of work in a losing effort.

Stroman walked one and punched out six in the contest. The one pitch that got him was a grand slam by Nick Castellanos in the third inning that did all of the damage. The right-hander will carry a 3.18 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Orioles.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 09:57:00 PM

Marcus Stroman (elbow) will start Friday's series opener against the Tigers.

Stroman suffered a right elbow contusion in the second inning of his last start Saturday against the Orioles when he was struck by a line drive, but the 26-year-old right-hander will not miss a turn in the Blue Jays' rotation. He holds a cool 11-6 record, 3.08 ERA, and 142/51 K/BB ratio in 172 1/3 innings (28 starts) this season.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Marcus Stroman (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Stroman suffered a right elbow contusion when he was struck by a line drive in the second inning of his start Saturday against the Orioles, but he played catch Monday without issue and could take his next turn in the Blue Jays' starting rotation. Look for an update on Wednesday evening.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 05:36:00 PM

Marcus Stroman was diagnosed with a right elbow contusion after being struck by a line drive during the second inning of Sunday's game.

Stroman went for precautionary X-rays to ensure there was no structural damage, which came back negative. He's considered day-to-day and should be able to make his next scheduled start.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 06:38:00 PM

Marcus Stroman left Saturday's game in the second inning after taking a liner off his pitching elbow.

Stroman was in some serious pain, but he recovered and actually argued for staying in, though the Jays did the smart thing and took him out of the game. Depending on how much it swells up, perhaps he'll be ready to make his next start.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 07:54:00 PM

Marcus Stroman yielded two runs (one earned) over six innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Monday.

He left in position for the win before the Red Sox took the lead in the seventh. Stroman gave up seven hits (including a solo homer to Eduardo Nunez) while walking none and striking out four. He’ll try again for win No. 12 this weekend against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 12:23:00 AM

Marcus Stroman coughed up five runs in 5 1/3 innings and did not earn a decision against the Rays on Wednesday.

He struck out four batters and walked one while allowing eight base hits. He got taken deep three times -- twice by Keven Kiermaier and once by Steven Souza Jr. Stroman is having an excellent season but didn't show it tonight. His record holds at 11-6 with a cool 3.17 ERA in 26 starts. He has a 135/51 K/BB ratio in 164 2/3 innings.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 01:24:00 AM