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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marcus Stroman pitched the Blue Jays past the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 7 2/3 innings.
Stroman, who was coming off ugly outings against the White Sox and Rays, improved to 3-0 with an 0.83 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this year. He's a candidate to be shut down next month if the Blue Jays fall out of contention, so he really needs to keep winning in order to continue pitching. He's a pretty good play against the Rays next week. Aug 27 - 10:28 PM

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Marcus Stroman gave up six runs (five earned) on ten hits in five innings against the Rays on Friday.

This marked back-to-back rough outings for Stroman. Last time out, he allowed five runs and recorded just two outs against the White Sox. Stroman at least lasted five innings on Friday, but the end result wasn't much better. Beyond the ten hits allowed, he struck out six and walked three. Evan Longoria got the Rays' scoring party started with a solo home in the second. After that, it was a series of doubles and singles that did Stroman in. Stroman's now allowed at least five runs in three out of his last four outings. The rough stretch has pushed Stroman's ERA over 4.00. Unless the Blue Jays opt to hold Stroman back, the talented youngster will try to rebound against the Red Sox in his next start.
Aug 22 - 9:56 PM

Marcus Stroman had a miserable night on the hill in Friday’s loss to the White Sox, allowing five runs on five hits while recording just two outs in the contest.

It was the shortest start by any Blue Jays starter this season. Stroman needed 37 pitches just to get the two outs that he did, including a strikeout of Tyler Flowers. He has been terrific for the Jays this season, but that certainly wasn’t the case on Friday. He’ll look to get back on track when he carries a 3.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 73/21 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Rays.
Aug 15 - 11:51 PM

Marcus Stroman delivered a strong performance in a no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday, surrendering just two runs on four hits over nine innings.

The rookie right-hander punched out four on the afternoon while issuing three free passes. The only damage against him came in the sixth inning, where a Victor Martinez double plated a pair of runs. He has been a tremendous boost to the Jays rotation this season, posting a 3.34 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 72/21 K/BB ratio over his first 86 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the White Sox in Chicago on Friday.
Aug 9 - 4:28 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed five runs on seven hits over three innings in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Stroman had allowed one run across 21 innings over his last three starts before Sunday's start, so a clunker was due eventually. He struck out just one while walking one in his three innings of work. The loss dropped Stroman to 7-3 with 3.49 ERA on the year. He'll look to get back on track Saturday against the Tigers.
Aug 3 - 7:35 PM

Marcus Stroman improved to 7-2, allowing one run over seven innings as the Blue Jays hung on to victory against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old Stroman has quickly shown that he belongs in the big leagues. He held the Red Sox to six hits and two walks while striking out eight. Since moving into the rotation at the end of May, the right-hander has a 2.12 ERA in 11 starts spanning 68 innings. The talented rookie will look to keep it going on Monday, when he takes on the Astros in a road start.
Jul 29 - 10:19 PM

Marcus Stroman allowed just one hit over seven innings and combined with two relievers on an 8-0 shutout the Red Sox on Thursday.

Showing once again how huge momentum is in baseball, the Jays ended up winning three straight over Boston after getting crushed 14-1 in Monday's season opener. The Red Sox's lone hit today was Shane Victorino's flare single in the seventh. However, even if that didn't drop in, it's unlikely Stroman would have had a chance to go for the no-no; he was at 97 pitches after seven innings and the Jays are being careful with him. The rookie is now 6-2 with a 3.21 ERA.
Jul 24 - 3:59 PM

Marcus Stroman fired seven scoreless innings in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.

Stroman limited the Rangers to just four hits (all of them singles) while walking none and striking out five. He was very efficient, throwing 70 out of 107 for strikes. The 23-year-old owns a 3.58 ERA and 52/13 K/BB ratio over his first 60 1/3 innings in the majors and has serious upside potential during the second half. He's still available in 77 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Jul 19 - 4:57 PM

Marcus Stroman was knocked around by the Angels on Wednesday, allowing six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

Seven of the eight hits were singles, with Kole Calhoun's two-run home run the only extra-base hit of the bunch. The right-hander also walked one while striking out four. Stroman was coming off a string of good starts, so Wednesday's outing was simply a misstep for the 23-year-old. He'll carry a 4.05 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 47/13 K/BB ratio into the season's second half.
Jul 9 - 7:28 PM

Marcus Stroman blanked the A's for seven innings, striking out seven, on Friday.

Another excellent effort and no-decision for Stroman. He's turned in six quality starts in seven tries since joining the Blue Jays rotation, but his record is a modest 3-2 during the span.
Jul 4 - 8:24 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched well in a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday, allowing two runs on two hits over 6 2/3 strong innings of work.

The young right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking just two. He left with two men aboard and two outs in the seventh inning, and reliever Dustin McGowan surrendered a three-run blast to Dayan Viciedo which caused the damage. He'll look to get back in the win column when he carries a 4.01 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 36/9 K/BB ratio into Friday's start against the Athletics in Oakland.
Jun 28 - 4:25 PM

Marcus Stroman pitched eight innings of one-run ball, allowing just three hits, to beat the Yankees on Monday.

Stroman lasted just 3 2/3 innings facing the Yankees last week. Tonight, he eclipsed his previous season high by a full two innings. He retired eight straight to open the game and allowed just one extra-base hit, that being Mark Teixeira's solo shot in the fourth. It was his most encouraging performance yet. He'll be worth playing in mixed leagues against the White Sox this weekend.
Jun 23 - 10:24 PM

Marcus Stroman struggled, allowing two runs over 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

The Yankees worked the count all night against Stroman, as the 23-year-old departed with two outs in the fourth having thrown 98 pitches. His one costly mistake came in the third, when Brett Gardner smashed a two-run homer to put the Yankees ahead. Stroman's outing ends a streak of three consecutive quality starts since moving into the rotation. Overall, Stroman has a 5.14 ERA with a 23/6 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound in his next start against the Reds on the road.
Jun 17 - 10:27 PM

Marcus Stroman registered a quality start but picked up a loss in Wednesday's outing versus the Twins, allowing three runs over six innings.

Stroman dug himself a hole when he served up a two-run homer to Josh Willingham in the first inning. He gave up just one run over the next five frames and struck out four with no walks, but the damage had already been enough to make him suffer his first defeat. Still, it was the third straight quality start in Stroman's first three tries. He has a tough matchup next week at Yankee Stadium.
Jun 11 - 4:23 PM

Marcus Stroman held the Cardinals to just one run over six innings in a 3-1 victory on Friday.

Stroman allowed seven hits, issued two walks, and hit a batter, so the Cardinals had plenty of chances, but he managed to keep the damage to a minimum. The hard-throwing rookie struck out seven in the win. He has allowed just two runs in 12 innings with a 13/2 K/BB ratio over his first two major league starts and deserves an extended look in Toronto's rotation. Look for some ups and downs pitching in the AL East, but he's well worth a flier based on upside.
Jun 6 - 10:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
2John Mayberry
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Brandon Morrow