American baseball pitcher, Marcus Earl Stroman was born on May 1, 1991, in Medford, New York in the United States of America.
|Marcus Earl Stroman
|Date of Birth:
|May 1, 1991
Marcus Stroman Nationality
Stroman was born in Medford, New York in the United States of America. He is an American.
Marcus Stroman Age
Stroman was born on May 1, 1991, hence he is currently 32 years of age.
Marcus Stroman’s Height and Weight
Stroman stands at a height of 5ft 7 inches or 173 centimeters/1.73 meters and weighs 82kg.
Marcus Stroman’s Parents and Siblings
Stroman was born to Adlin Auffant and Earl Stroman. He has a sister named Sabria Stroman and Jayden Stroman.
Marcus Stroman’s Educational Background
Stroman attended Patchogue-Medford High School in Medford. He furthered his education at Duke University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Marcus Stroman Career
Arguably the most big league-ready pitcher available in the 2012 MLB draft, Stroman was taken by the Jays with the 22nd overall pick, becoming the first player from Duke to be selected in the first round of a draft.
On August 1, 2012, the Blue Jays promoted Stroman to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats after he began his professional career with the Low-A Vancouver Canadians.
August 28, 2012, saw the suspension of Stroman for 50 games after he tested positive for the illegal stimulant methylhexanamine. Following his suspension, Stroman started and delivered five scoreless innings to help the Fisher Cats win their game on May 19, 2013.
On March 19, Stroman was assigned to the minor league camp after attending the Blue Jays’ 2014 major league spring training camp. He started Opening Day games for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in 2014.
On May 3, 2014, Stroman was called up by the Blue Jays following Brandon Morrow’s placement on the 60-day injured list. When he was called up, he was regarded as the organization’s second-best prospect.
On May 6, he pitched 11⁄3 innings in relief of Drew Hutchison and won his first MLB game. On September 17, Stroman purposefully threw at Caleb Joseph during a game against the Baltimore Orioles, earning him a six-game suspension and an undisclosed fine.
In remembrance of his grandmother, Stroman changed his jersey number from 54 to 6 on October 6, 2014, as he announced on Twitter. In the spring of 2015, Stroman’s left knee had an anterior cruciate ligament tear.
It was revealed on August 5 that Stroman would start his rehab assignment later that month. After getting medical clearance the day before, on August 11, he threw off a mound for the first time since his injury.
The Blue Jays selected Stroman to start the Opening Day lineup on March 23, 2016. He went on to throw into the ninth inning, giving up just three runs on six hits and five strikeouts in a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
On October 3, the Blue Jays confirmed that Stroman will start the Wild Card game against the Baltimore Orioles the following day.
He pitched a whole six innings, giving up just two earned runs and striking out six, as the Blue Jays won the game 5–2 in extra innings and went to the 2016 American League Division Series to play the Texas Rangers.
The news that Stroman had prevailed in his arbitration dispute and would earn a salary of $3.4 million for the 2017 campaign was released on February 14, 2017.
With 13 victories, 164 strikeouts, and a 3.09 ERA in 201 innings, Stroman concluded the 2017 campaign. He became the fifth pitcher in the previous 20 years to reach 200 innings in a season after surpassing the 200-inning threshold.
Once more, he led all big league pitchers in ground ball percentage (62.1%) and fly ball percentage (19.7%).
On February 15, 2018, Stroman stated through his Twitter account that he had lost his arbitration case and would get $6.5 million for the season instead of his requested compensation of $6.9 million.
In exchange for pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson, the Toronto Blue Jays traded Stroman to the New York Mets on July 28, 2019, along with monetary considerations.
On November 15, 2019, Stroman changed his Twitter name to @STR0 and declared on Twitter that he would be playing at number 0 for the 2020 season. He had declared earlier in the summer that he would like to give up No. 7 in Jose Reyes’ honor.
The Mets gave Stroman a qualifying offer worth $18.9 million for the 2021 campaign following the 2020 campaign. Stroman accepted the qualifying offer on November 11.
In 2021, Stroman finished first in the Mets’ starting rotation with 179 innings pitched, 10 victories, and 158 strikeouts. To play with the Chicago Cubs, Stroman inked a $71 million two-year contract on December 1, 2021, which included a player option for a third year.
He is the first Cub to have ever worn the uniform number 0 in history. On Opening Day of the 2023 season, he took the mound for the Cubs and was called for a pitch clock violation in the third inning, making history as the first pitcher to do so.
Despite being selected for the 2023 MLB All-Star Game, Stroman decided to sit out the contest in order to recover. Because of discomfort in his right hip, Stroman was placed on the injured list by the Cubs in August.
He was diagnosed with a fracture of the cartilage in his rib cage in mid-August. He rejoined the Cubs in the middle of September. Stroman became a free agent after declining his player option for the 2024 season following the 2023 campaign.
Marcus Stroman Wife
Stroman is not married but in a relationship with a lady named Shannon Ndaj.
Marcus Stroman Children
Stroman has a son named Kai Zen.
Marcus Stroman’s Net Worth
Stroman has a net worth estimated to be about $7 million as of 2023. He is believed to have amassed his impressive net worth from his playing career as a baseball pitcher as a free agent and perhaps some endorsement deals.