Marcus Stroman, Starting Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays, #6
Date of Birth: 5/1/1991
Birthplace: Medford, New York
College: Duke University
Marcus Stroman, starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, was drafted by the Blue Jays in 2012. He pitched in the Blue Jays' minor league system from 2012 through the start of the 2014 season. On August 28, 2012, he received a fifty game suspension for the use of a banned substance.
In 42 games in the minor leagues, Stroman had a 14-9 record with 197 strikeouts to 45 walks and a 3.24 ERA. He joined the Blue Jays for 26 games in 2014 and he finished with an 11-6 record, 111 strikeouts to 28 walks, and a 3.65 ERA in 130.2 innings.
Stroman suffered a knee injury in Spring training 2015 and he missed all but four games of the 2015 regular season. He pitched 19.1 innings in three postseason games and he gave up 22 hits, including a home run, and 9 earned runs.
Stroman finished the 2016 season with a 4.37 ERA in 32 games. He had 9 wins to 10 losses and 166 strikeouts to 54 walks in 204.0 innings. In 2 postseason games, he pitched 11.1 innings and he gave up 7 hits and 6 runs.
In 2017, Stroman had a 3.09 ERA in 33 games with the Blue Jays. He finished the season with 13 wins and 9 losses and 164 strikeouts to 62 walks in 201.0 innings. He won his first Gold Glove in 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Stroman through 2017 include:
- 95 games played
- 562.2 innings pitched
- 37-25 win-loss record
- 459 strikeouts to 150 walks
- 3.61 ERA
While rehabbing from knee surgery during the 2015 season, Stroman went back to Duke University and completed a degree in sociology.