Marcus Stroman New York Mets

Age: 28 (May 1, 1991) | 5' 8" | 180lbs. | Throws: Right P-19
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TOR A 2015 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.2 0 0 1 7 0.00 0.21 0.11 1.9 13.5 0.00 n/a
TOR AAA 2015 0 1 0 0 1 1 3.0 8 0 4 5 12.00 4.00 3.33 12.0 15.0 .698 n/a
TOR AL 2015 4 0 0 0 4 4 27.0 20 2 6 18 1.67 0.96 0.96 2.0 6.0 .236 64/18/18 8 6
TOR AL 2016 9 10 0 0 32 32 204.0 209 21 54 166 4.37 1.29 1.31 2.4 7.3 .315 60/20/20 4 9
TOR AL 2017 13 9 0 0 33 33 201.0 201 21 62 164 3.09 1.31 1.31 2.8 7.3 .309 62/18/20 19 19
TOR A+ 2018 0 1 0 0 1 1 4.1 1 1 4 3 4.15 1.15 1.04 8.3 6.2 0.00 n/a
TOR AL 2018 4 9 0 0 19 19 102.0 115 9 36 77 5.56 1.48 1.44 3.2 6.8 .335 62/18/20 -8 -2
TOR AL 2019 6 11 0 0 21 21 124.2 118 10 35 99 2.96 1.23 1.21 2.5 7.1 .300 56/17/27 12 12
NYM NL 2019 3 2 0 0 9 9 49.0 56 7 19 50 3.86 1.53 1.55 3.5 9.2 .357 46/28/26 -1 1
Career 6yrs 50 47 1 0 144 138 838.0 844 77 240 685 3.77 1.29 1.29 2.6 7.4 .314 n/a
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Top five Game Scores yesterday:

Pitchers:

Marcus Stroman* (NYM): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 7 K, 1 BB, 75 GmSc

Justin Verlander* (HOU): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 70 GmSc

Marco Gonzales (SEA): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 4 K, 0 BB, 69 GmSc

Chris Paddack (SDP): 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 9 K, 1 BB, 69 GmSc

Patrick Corbin (WSN): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 11 K, 4 BB, 65 GmSc

View All of Yesterday's Pitchers at Baseball-Reference.com

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex

Fixed.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 22

Why is Stroman still showing Toronto as his team in the comments?

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Aug 22

The rudderless ship won its fourth in a row with another heart-stopping rally, this one in the tenth.

Stroman left after four with a hammy problem that's not thought to be serious. 

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 22

Keith Law hit the nail on the head: “This continues to be the most rudderless ship in baseball”.  Mets fans have lived with this for most of the past 3 decades and it’s only gotten worse. The dream is, of course, that the Wilpons sell the team which they will never do.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jul 31

Meanwhile the New York press is still obsessing.

https://nypost.com/2019/07/29/where-yankees-could-pivot-in-hellish-pitching-market/

Key paragraph:

There are real questions around the game — not just in The Bronx — about Toronto’s return from the Mets. The general perception is that Anthony Kay tops out as a back-end starter.

Is it possible the Mets out-smarted the Yankees? Or did they just want to annoy the Yankees, and gain some coverage in the Post, at any cost?

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 30

Didn't realize it was behind the pay wall. The key paragraph:

Stroman is a free agent after 2020, so this acquisition makes just about no sense for the Mets, who continue to labor under the impression that they're close to contention. He will absolutely make them a better team next year and will probably be a great value relative to his salary -- he's still arbitration-eligible, but I doubt he'll make even third-starter money -- but the Mets just aren't good enough to justify trading two of their top 10 prospects for short-term help. This continues to be the most rudderless ship in baseball, and the Mets appear to have decided that the key lesson from the disastrous offseason they just had is to do the same things all over again.

About the prospects:

Kay was the Mets' second pick, 31st overall, in 2016, but he was overworked badly while pitching that spring for the University of Connecticut, between a 36-batter outing in an 18-1 game that March and a long relief appearance on short rest after a regular start in UConn's conference tournament. A post-draft physical revealed a torn elbow ligament, and he needed Tommy John surgery, missing the rest of 2016 and all of 2017 before he returned last year.

The good news is that his velocity returned, and over the past year and a half, he has shown an improved curveball and regained the above-average changeup he had in college. I think he's a three-pitch starter, maybe league-average, though I know a lot of scouts think he's a reliever because his secondary stuff isn't consistent start to start. Kay dominated Double-A this spring but has struggled in Triple-A, in which the baseball is different, and that could be the explanation for his sudden drop in performance.

Woods Richardson was the Mets' second-round pick last year, a two-way player out of a Texas high school whom the Mets liked because he was still just 17 and because they believed he'd throw harder once he gave up being a position player. That has been true, as this year he has averaged 92-94 mph and been up to 97 taking regular turns in the rotation. He has a high-quality fastball that misses bats, and he pairs it with a curveball that will show plus. He's also a very good athlete, as you'd expect, but his arm is super late relative to his front leg, and there are teams that think he has to be a reliever as long as that's how his arm works. He's a strike-thrower, but his control is well ahead of his command right now. The most probable outcome is high-leverage relief arm, though given his age, he has a really wide range of potential futures.



Alex Patton Alex
Jul 30

#$%&#$!! ESPN paywall

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jul 30

The Mets are doing some odd stuff.  They acquired Stroman today for two minor league pitchers who I now have to study.  But, they appear to be dealing Syndergaard, Isringhausen, Pulsipher, and Wilson.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 28