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Marcus Stroman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays right-handed pitching prospect Marcus Stroman struck out nine batters in 5 1/3 innings on Wednesday night for Triple-A Buffalo.
Stroman allowed only five hits and did not surrender a walk, lowering his ERA to 1.17 for the season. Stroman struggled in spring training, but he has a career-best 12.3 K/9 for the season to go with his 1.174 WHIP. If he continues to shine, look for Stroman to get the call to Toronto in the event of an injury or doubleheader. Apr 17 - 11:11 AM

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Marcus Stroman will open the 2014 season at Triple-A Buffalo.

The 22-year-old right-hander was in the mix this spring for the final spot in the Blue Jays' Opening Day rotation, but didn't help his cause with a 13.09 ERA, 21 hits allowed (four home runs) and 9-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 11 innings. In 2013, Stroman returned from a 50-game PED suspension to post a 3.30 ERA and 129-27 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 111.2 innings (20 starts) at Double-A New Hampshire. Expect to see him in the major leagues during the first half of the season, possibly as early as May or June.
Apr 2 - 11:18 AM

Blue Jays reassigned RHP Marcus Stroman to minor league camp.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said earlier this month that Stroman could crack the club's season-opening starting rotation, but it never seemed like a realistic possibility. Stroman, 22, posted a 3.30 ERA, 1.128 WHIP, and 129/27 K/BB ratio in 111 2/3 innings last season at Double-A New Hampshire. He's absolutely worth a flier as a bench stash in AL-only formats. Expect to see him in Toronto by June.
Mar 19 - 9:16 AM

Marcus Stroman was pummeled for seven runs in one-third of an inning of relief Tuesday against the Tigers.

Stroman's ticket to Triple-A was already punched with his two previous mediocre outings, but it's a shame that his demotion may come on such a sour note now. He's a nice talent who should get a look in the Jays rotation come May or June.
Mar 18 - 5:18 PM

Marcus Stroman surrendered three runs and five hits in four innings Wednesday in his start versus the Rays.

An Ervin Santana signing probably would have taken Stroman out of the mix for a rotation spot on Opening Day. As is, he still has a shot, though it's an increasingly long one. His stuff is really impressive and he remains a fantasy sleeper, but a month or two in Triple-A wouldn't hurt.
Mar 12 - 4:24 PM

A day after getting talked up as a rotation candidate, Marcus Stroman pitched three innings and allowed three runs versus the Rays on Friday.

The good news is that Stroman got better as the outing went along. He was allowed to pitch a third inning even after giving up three runs, and he got through that one without incident. Stroman is still facing a bit of an uphill climb to make the Blue Jays, but he's a big-time sleeper in AL-only leagues.
Mar 7 - 4:06 PM

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told MLB.com on Thursday that Marcus Stroman could crack the club's season-opening starting rotation.

"He has a chance," said Anthopoulos. "I don't know what the chances are, the percentages, but there's a reason he's getting stretched out, there's a reason we're giving him the innings. We want to take a look." Stroman, 22, posted a 3.30 ERA, 1.128 WHIP, and 129/27 K/BB ratio in 111 2/3 innings last season at Double-A New Hampshire. He's worth a flier in AL-only and deeper mixed fantasy formats.
Mar 6 - 2:04 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons considers it a "longshot" that Marcus Stroman can make the club's Opening Day roster.

Stroman has been invited to the big league portion of spring training after posting a 3.30 ERA and 129/27 K/BB ratio over 111 2/3 innings at Double-A in his first full pro season. While he'll surely begin 2014 in the Triple-A rotation, the young right-hander should make his debut with the big club at some point.
Jan 10 - 9:25 AM

Marcus Stroman is upset that the Blue Jays decided not to include him amongst its September call-ups.

"That feeling of being overlooked bothers me like nothing else," Stroman tweeted Monday night. "I'm hungry! If you're not starving, I can't relate." Outside of writing as though he's in a Hungry-Man TV-dinner commercial, Stroman has impressed in his first full season as a professional, going 9-5 with a 3.30 ERA in 20 starts for Double-A New Hampshire. Toronto decided instead to promote pitchers Kyle Drabek, Luis Perez and Jeremy Jeffress, as well as catcher Mike Nickeas. All played for Triple-A Buffalo.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Marcus Stroman struck out 13 batters on Wednesday while allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings for Double-A New Hampshire.

The 22-year-old also recorded a 13-strikeout performance on July 2 against Double-A New Britain. Stroman initially struggled after returning from a 50-game PED suspension in mid-May, but has since emerged as one of the more dominant pitchers at the Double-A level. Since the start of June, the right-hander has posted a 2.18 ERA and 79/18 K/BB ratio in 66 innings (11 starts). Considering that he's logged only 76 innings this season, it wouldn't be surprising if Stroman spent the final month of the season in the major leagues.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 01:34:00 PM

Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman allowed two runs on four hits while recording eight strikeouts on Sunday.

After missing the first 50 games of the minor league season while serving a PED suspension, Stroman struggled through his first three starts at Double-A New Britain. Since then, though, the 22-year-old right-hander has found his groove with just nine earned runs allowed over 39 2/3 innings. He also has an impressive 45/9 K/BB ratio during that span.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 03:42:00 PM

2012 first-round pick Marcus Stroman pitched two perfect innings Saturday to finish off the Blue Jays' defeat of the Phillies.

Stroman pitched four scoreless innings this spring. Now he gets to go serve the 50-game PED suspension he received last Aug. 28. If he pitches well afterwards, he may surface in the Toronto pen come August or September.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Blue Jays prospect right-hander Marcus Stroman was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

He tested positive for Methylhexaneamine. It's tough news for the Blue Jays, who selected Stroman No. 22 overall in June's First-Year Player Draft. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 3.26 ERA and 23/9 K/BB ratio over his first 19 1/3 innings between Low-A Vancouver and Double-A New Hampshire. Many thought he wasn't far away from making an impact in the big leagues, but his 2013 campaign will now get off to a late start.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 05:07:00 PM

Blue Jays prospect right-hander Marcus Stroman wrote on his Twitter account Wednesday that he has been promoted to Double-A New Hampshire.

Stroman, who was selected No. 22 overall in June's First-Year Player Draft, posted a 3.18 ERA and 15/3 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings with Low-A Vancouver. The hard-throwing reliever could find his way to the major leagues by the end of the season.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 01:17:00 PM

2012 first-round pick Marcus Stroman said on his Twitter account Tuesday that he has signed with the Blue Jays.

Stroman was selected No. 22 overall in last month's First-Year Player Draft. ESPN's Keith Law reports that he'll get $1.8 million which matches the slot recommendation for the pick. Stroman only stands at 5-foot-9, but he has an electric arm which should play up quite nicely out of the bullpen. We could see him in the big leagues before the season is over.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 02:26:00 PM

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Batters
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2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Ryan Goins
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Anthony Gose
RF1Jose Bautista
2Moises Sierra
DH1Adam Lind
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PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4J.A. Happ
5Drew Hutchison
6Dustin McGowan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Sergio Santos
3Steve Delabar
4Aaron Loup
5Brett Cecil
6Esmil Rogers
7Neil Wagner
8Todd Redmond