Stroman
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
4-8
ERA
5.03
WHIP
1.417
K
74
SV
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Stroman built on a strong finish to 2016 to become the Blue Jays' staff ace last season after Aaron Sanchez battled persistent blister problems. Rather than leaning on his cutter as an out pitch as he had earlier in his career, Stroman instead increased the usage of his fas... read more
Stroman built on a strong finish to 2016 to become the Blue Jays' staff ace last season after Aaron Sanchez battled persistent blister problems. Rather than leaning on his cutter as an out pitch as he had earlier in his career, Stroman instead increased the usage of his fastball and slider, with both pitches yielding favorable results. Stroman's diverse arsenal kept hitters off balance and generated plenty of weak contact, with his 62.1 percent GB% pacing all qualified pitchers. His ability to induce groundouts and avoid the home-run ball offers optimism that Stroman will remain an asset in ERA, despite his meager strikeout rate and the 3.90 FIP he posted in 2017 pointing to some regression in that area. Since Stroman is just 26 years old, it wouldn't be unprecedented if he added more strikeouts to his ledger to stave off an ERA decline, but his approach worked so well for him last season, it seems unlikely he would deviate from a successful formula.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 5'8"    WT: 180 lbs.    DOB: 5/1/1991    College: Duke    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2012Show Contract
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Marcus Stroman Contract Info:
Will receive $6.5 million in 2018 after losing his arbitration hearing in February of 2018.
Turns in solid outing vs. Rays
PToronto Blue Jays
August 12, 2018
Stroman allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out two across five innings as he didn't factor into the decision Sunday against Tampa Bay.
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2018 Stat Review for Marcus Stroman
2.18 K/BB
WEAK
6.89 K/9
POOR
3.17 BB/9
WEAK
92.4 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
ELITE
3.68 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
5.03 ERA
POOR
1.42 WHIP
POOR
3.83 FIP
GOOD
0.324 BABIP
HIGH
64.3 % Strand Rate
LOW
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  1. Marcus Stroman 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Marcus Stroman 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Stroman entered 2016 with high expectations, and in hindsight, those expectations were probably unfair for a 25-year-old who made just four starts in 2015 following ACL surgery. It took Stroman time to get his bearings, but he demonstrated growth as the season wore on, managing a 3.68 ERA post All-Star break versus a 4.89 ERA in the first half. He also saw a significant uptick in strikeout rate after the break, from 16.9 percent to 22.7 percent, as he used his cutter more as an out pitch. Of course, it's all about the groundball with Stroman, and indeed his 60.1 percent groundball rate was the highest among qualified starters. Stroman has immense talent and could take a leap forward if he can continue to increase his strikeout rate.
  3. Marcus Stroman 2016 Preseason Outlook
    When Stroman tore his ACL in early March, his season was declared over before it ever began and no one seemed to quibble with that. . . except Stroman. He made the best of a bad break. He went back to Duke to finish off his degree, but also got with the medical staff there for an aggressive rehab on the knee. All of a sudden there were reports that he could contribute late in the season, maybe as a reliever. Not only did he start, but he was really good. His swing-and-miss stuff wasn’t quite there, but he ramped the groundball rate up to 64 percent to cover. The strikeouts might be more of a slow climb as he uses the command of his deep arsenal (5 pitches all w/at least 10% usage) to keep the ball down and mow down hitters, but the swing-and-miss upside is definitely there. With all of 158 MLB innings on his arm, the Jays might not be ready for 200-plus-inning season, but even 180 from him has big potential.
  4. Marcus Stroman 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The 5-foot-9 right-hander spent most of his age-23 season as the most effective starter in the Blue Jays’ rotation. After graduating from Triple-A Buffalo and Toronto’s bullpen, Stroman compiled a 3.29 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 103:27 K:BB ratio in 120.1 innings as a starter in his debut season in the big leagues. Were it not for Jose Abreu, Stroman would have had a legitimate case to be the American League Rookie of the Year. He relied heavily on his mid-90s fastball, and only used his deadly 88-mph slider roughly 7.5% of the time. That plus-plus offering generated a 17.6% whiff rate and a 63.2% groundball rate and could be a major weapon if he unleashes it more often in his second season. Considering his fielding independent numbers (2.84 FIP, 3.17 xFIP) and the addition of defensive wiz Russell Martin behind the plate, there was reason to expect an even better 2015 out of Stroman, but he suffered a torn ACL during fielding drills in March and is expected to miss the entire season as a result.
  5. Marcus Stroman 2014 Preseason Outlook
    A first-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, Stroman put together a fantastic 2013 campaign for Double-A New Hampshire after serving a 50-game drug suspension to start the season. His 3.30 ERA was backed by 10.4 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 rates, and he even finished on a high note with an 11-strikeout gem in his final start. The 5-foot-9 Stroman boasts a mid-90s fastball with plus command, and he is one of the top prospects in the Toronto organization, despite murmurs that he may eventually wind up in the bullpen. Having already proven his merit at the Double-A level, Stroman will likely join the starting rotation at Triple-A Buffalo to open 2014. Don't be surprised if he earns his first call-up before the end of the year.
  6. Marcus Stroman 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Stroman was selected 22nd overall by the Blue Jays in the 2012 draft and the general thought was that he would move quickly through the Jays’ system. After 19 minor league relief innings, posting a 3.26 ERA over two levels, Stroman was suspended 50 games for violating baseball’s minor league drug program. After the completion of his suspension, he will start 2013 in the minors, but could find his way into Toronto’s bullpen if he pitches well.
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Turns in solid outing vs. Rays
PToronto Blue Jays
August 12, 2018
Stroman allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out two across five innings as he didn't factor into the decision Sunday against Tampa Bay.
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Good to start Sunday
PToronto Blue Jays
August 12, 2018
Stroman will start Sunday's game as scheduled.
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Hopeful for next start
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 7, 2018
Stroman (finger) said he "won't be missing [his] next start" after leaving Tuesday's game with a right middle finger blister, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Injury confirmed as blister
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
August 7, 2018
Stroman's injury that forced him to leave Tuesday's game after seven innings has been confirmed as a blister on his right middle finger.
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Leaves game with undisclosed injury
PToronto Blue Jays
Undisclosed
August 7, 2018
Stroman was removed from Tuesday's game against Boston with an undisclosed injury, Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet.ca reports. He allowed one unearned run on two hits and three walks while striking out four over seven innings.
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