Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays

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 5 10 0 0 19 19 110.2 107 10 34 88 3.25 1.27 1.26 2.8 7.2 .302 58/16/26 8 9
Career 6yrs 46 44 1 0 133 127 775.0 777 70 220 624 3.82 1.29 1.28 2.6 7.2 .312 n/a
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And both are pretty much half of what he did in 2016 and 2017 as well.  Those two seasons are more in line with his career BABIP, but his ERA was wildly divergent in those years.  Looking deeper at FIP, it's been much more consistent.  

2016 3.71

2017 3.90

2018 3.91

2019 3.81

He is the same pitcher with significantly different luck each year.

xFIP puts him at 4.16, which is what I guess you could say Fangraphs expects from him the rest of the year.

ZiPS projects 4.16 as well.

Steamer projects 4.23


Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed

The difference between the full-season Marcus Stroman in 2018 and the half-season All-Star this year?

Almost nothing, except BABIP and ERA.

Alex Patton Alex

Stroman, asked what he thought about Verlander's rant during the break:

"I agree with some of JV's takes, CC Sabathia's. I'll agree with those guys, retweet whatever they decide to put out."

So I assume it's fine with Marcus if I cut and paste to here some of today's story at ESPN.

"It's a f---ing joke," said Verlander, an eight-time All-Star who is starting his second All-Star Game on Tuesday. "Major League Baseball's turning this game into a joke. They own Rawlings, and you've got Manfred up here saying it might be the way they center the pill. They own the f---ing company. If any other $40 billion company bought out a $400 million company and the product changed dramatically, it's not a guess as to what happened. We all know what happened. Manfred the first time he came in, what'd he say? He said we want more offense. All of a sudden he comes in, the balls are juiced? It's not coincidence. We're not idiots."

Asked if he believed the balls were intentionally juiced by the league, Verlander said: "Yes. 100 percent. They've been using juiced balls in the Home Run Derby forever. They know how to do it. It's not coincidence. I find it really hard to believe that Major League Baseball owns Rawlings and just coincidentally the balls become juiced."

... Pitchers in particular have been outspoken this season about changes in the ball, talking about the seams, the leather, the ball's size and how it feels harder. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said of the ball this weekend: "You could just have stamped Titleist on the sides of these things."

"I hate the way I feel out there," Verlander told ESPN. "No matter who's the batter, I feel like I'm constantly walking a tightrope, because any batter can go opposite field. Any batter can leave with any pitch that's anywhere in the zone. You can't miss barrels anymore. You have to miss bats. There's been multiple times this year where five years ago I'd probably just throw a fastball away. I can't do that. Because you're the 8-, 9-hole hitter and you still can hit an opposite-field homer."

Alex Patton Alex

After the first two weeks, the Blue Jays are 4-9. They are 0-5 in one-run games, 0-2 in extra inning games.

And Vlad's coming.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 12

Fangraphs: WAR 1.5 FIP 3.91 SIERA 4.04 FB 49% FBv 92.4 HR/FB 14% Hard 33%

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18