Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman
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Stroman with the New York Mets in 2019
New York Mets – No. 0
Born: (1991-05-01) May 1, 1991 (age 28)
Medford, New York
Bats: RightThrows: Right
MLB debut
May 4, 2014, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record51–47
Earned run average3.76
Career highlights and awards

Marcus Earl Stroman (born May 1, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Stroman is listed at 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m),[1] making him one of only six pitchers shorter than 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) to make a start at the MLB level in the 21st century.[2]

Stroman attended Duke University, and played college baseball for the Duke Blue Devils. He made his MLB debut with the Blue Jays in 2014. In 2017, he was the World Baseball Classic MVP. After the regular season, he was awarded a 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award. The Blue Jays traded Stroman to the Mets in 2019.

High school and college

Marcus Earl Stroman was born in Medford, New York, on May 1, 1991. He attended Patchogue-Medford High School in Medford, and was drafted in the 18th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft (532nd overall) by the Washington Nationals. He opted not sign,[3] and instead entered Duke University, where he played college baseball for the Duke Blue Devils baseball team.

At Duke, Stroman compiled a career record of 15–13 in 48 appearances, and set the Duke record for career strikeouts (290 over 222 innings pitched). He was also a position player for Duke, making 97 appearances, mostly at second base and shortstop.[4] In 2010 and 2011, he played collegiate summer baseball for the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and was named a league all-star in 2010.[5]

On May 15, 2016, Stroman graduated from Duke University with a bachelor's degree in sociology.[6]