Marcus Stroman
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 7" 180LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 1, #22, Toronto Blue Jays | Duke

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 6 7 3.50 25 25 0 138.2 119 1.15
8 Seasons 67 67 3.62 204 198 1 1167.0 972 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 25 6-7 3.50 138.2 119 1.15
8 Seasons 204 67-67 3.62 1167.0 972 1.25

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 373 78 2 2.6 1.9 88.1 111.1 -0.2 30.8 .247 .343 .248 .290 .323 29.5 17.5 5.8 1.67 3.44
2016 25 3102 630 31 4.9 3.6 90.4 115.8 0.5 26.5 .257 .387 .312 .306 .352 41.9 19.4 6.3 4.37 3.93
2017 26 3140 602 30 5.0 3.6 88.7 118.3 0.6 24.3 .263 .394 .310 .314 .358 38.6 19.7 7.4 3.09 4.24
2018 27 1707 334 21 6.3 4.7 89.4 117.2 0.9 25.4 .261 .397 .330 .323 .356 40.4 17.1 8.0 5.54 4.45
2019 28 3047 555 23 4.1 3.0 88.2 113.9 5.6 27.2 .242 .370 .299 .292 .335 35.6 20.5 7.5 3.22 3.72
2021 30 2741 521 34 6.5 4.7 89.1 112.4 6.3 33.6 .262 .418 .284 .318 .381 42.0 21.7 5.9 3.02 4.30
2022 31 2181 410 27 6.6 4.7 89.0 113.0 7.0 32.0 .254 .389 .291 .308 .360 40.7 20.9 6.3 3.50 3.94
Player 16291 3130 168 5.4 3.9 89.1 118.3 3.3 28.1 .256 .391 .302 .309 .356 39.5 20.0 6.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Stroman relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(40.2%) ,
Slider
(26.3%) ,
Cutter
(12.1%) ,
Split Finger
(11.9%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(9.4%) ,
Curveball
(0.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 64.1 10.3 23.1 2.6 44.9 37.2 17.9 1.3 50.0 11.5 19.2 6.4 2.6 1.9
2016 61.6 13.2 22.2 3.0 38.6 39.5 21.9 3.0 48.6 11.9 24.1 5.7 4.9 3.6
2017 63.0 12.6 21.4 3.0 25.1 47.7 25.7 4.0 47.0 13.1 25.6 4.2 5.0 3.6
2018 63.8 13.8 20.1 2.4 41.0 39.2 19.2 3.6 47.9 13.2 24.6 3.9 6.3 4.7
2019 53.9 17.8 23.1 5.2 36.2 38.2 25.6 3.1 42.5 19.1 24.3 5.8 4.1 3.0
2021 52.6 20.0 24.6 2.9 37.2 37.4 25.3 7.3 37.6 17.3 25.0 6.0 6.5 4.7
2022 52.0 18.8 22.9 6.3 36.1 40.0 23.9 4.6 39.8 18.0 26.1 4.9 6.6 4.7
Player 58.0 15.8 22.5 3.7 35.4 40.5 23.7 4.2 44.2 15.2 24.8 5.2 5.4 3.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Slider CHC R 573 84.7 38.3 1.5 4 13.4 6.5 95
2022 Curveball CHC R 3 81.3 44.0 -4.2 -9 16.2 7.5 85
2022 Cutter CHC R 264 89.4 30.9 -5.9 -24 2.6 1.9 273
2022 4-Seamer CHC R 205 92.4 18.8 -2.2 -13 4.2 -4.9 -54
2022 Sinker CHC R 876 92.0 29.0 4.0 16 9.0 -6.2 -41
2022 Splitter CHC R 260 87.0 34.4 -0.2 -1 12.1 0.0 0
2021 Sinker NYM R 1,159 91.9 27.9 3.0 12 9.8 -5.2 -34
2021 Cutter NYM R 438 89.8 29.0 -3.1 -12 2.1 0.7 49
2021 Curveball NYM R 19 77.2 47.4 -5.1 -10 15.5 4.8 45
2021 Slider NYM R 608 84.9 36.1 -0.4 -1 11.5 4.3 59
2021 Splitter NYM R 441 86.1 35.2 0.7 2 12.1 0.4 3
2021 4-Seamer NYM R 76 92.4 19.2 -2.4 -14 3.8 -5.1 -57
2019 Curveball NYM R 30 75.0 55.6 -4.2 -7 15.3 4.2 38
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 73 92.9 18.7 -1.5 -9 6.3 -2.3 -26
2019 Sinker NYM R 1,106 92.5 28.1 4.0 17 12.0 -3.5 -22
2019 Cutter NYM R 735 91.0 27.2 -1.2 -5 1.1 -0.7 -39
2019 Changeup NYM R 162 87.0 30.1 -1.5 -5 13.9 -0.8 -5
2019 Slider NYM R 940 85.7 37.8 1.3 4 11.2 5.5 96
2018 Sinker TOR R 736 92.3 27.4 3.0 12 10.4 -4.8 -32
2018 Cutter TOR R 247 90.7 27.0 -1.6 -6 2.0 0.6 42
2018 Slider TOR R 519 85.2 39.9 2.0 5 11.5 5.6 96
2018 Changeup TOR R 78 82.7 33.6 -1.5 -4 14.9 0.9 7
2018 Curveball TOR R 10 72.5 60.7 -4.2 -6 15.0 4.5 43
2018 4-Seamer TOR R 115 92.5 20.1 -2.9 -17 4.2 -4.0 -49
2017 Curveball TOR R 112 81.8 47.5 -3.0 -6 14.4 5.7 66
2017 4-Seamer TOR R 354 93.7 20.7 -5.1 -33 6.9 -2.2 -24
2017 Slider TOR R 762 86.3 39.0 4.4 13 10.7 7.0 185
2017 Cutter TOR R 110 89.6 33.2 -7.1 -27 2.3 0.5 27
2017 Changeup TOR R 188 82.7 34.4 0.7 2 15.3 1.4 10
2017 Sinker TOR R 1,606 93.3 27.5 4.9 22 12.1 -3.4 -22
2016 Cutter TOR R 540 89.9 31.4 -6.3 -25 5.0 2.6 107
2016 4-Seamer TOR R 420 93.3 19.8 -4.4 -28 4.4 -3.6 -45
2016 Slider TOR R 402 85.3 42.1 7.7 22 10.2 5.1 102
2016 Sinker TOR R 1,350 93.0 26.8 5.6 26 10.0 -4.4 -30
2016 Curveball TOR R 190 80.9 47.5 -1.2 -2 16.4 6.2 60
2016 Changeup TOR R 157 85.1 28.6 -2.1 -7 11.6 -1.3 -10
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Sinker -1.6 -14 876 40.2 268 .226 .355 .321 15.7 14.9 20.0 .241 .383 .321 42.6
2022 Slider -0.4 -2 573 26.3 128 .210 .331 .250 30.0 29.7 17.7 .247 .358 .272 40.2
2022 Cutter -0.3 -1 264 12.1 65 .254 .476 .310 28.4 24.6 20.0 .275 .400 .312 33.3
2022 Splitter 2.5 7 260 11.9 63 .290 .403 .298 24.4 20.6 15.3 .291 .438 .315 42.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.3 1 205 9.4 44 .220 .415 .298 19.3 27.3 15.6 .244 .419 .315 37.9
2022 Curveball 6.4 0 3 0.1 1 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .771 .966 .759 100.0
2021 Sinker -0.3 -4 1,159 42.3 293 .295 .428 .358 17.0 14.0 17.8 .305 .477 .364 49.1
2021 Slider -0.9 -5 608 22.2 158 .189 .318 .250 36.8 32.9 22.7 .207 .360 .267 43.9
2021 Splitter -0.5 -2 441 16.1 124 .209 .330 .250 33.9 25.0 21.2 .230 .374 .281 36.0
2021 Cutter -1.5 -7 438 16.0 135 .221 .311 .267 27.5 20.7 21.4 .263 .390 .312 29.2
2021 4-Seamer -1.6 -1 76 2.8 16 .267 .333 .291 37.5 31.3 15.6 .314 .564 .392 40.0
2021 Curveball -0.5 0 19 0.7 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2019 Sinker -0.3 -3 1,106 36.3 302 .306 .437 .380 14.5 11.3 18.0 .267 .391 .328 41.5
2019 Slider -2.4 -22 940 30.9 251 .168 .239 .206 35.2 33.9 21.4 .194 .304 .232 31.0
2019 Cutter 0.4 3 735 24.1 173 .296 .475 .358 24.8 20.2 16.6 .261 .433 .316 32.0
2019 Changeup 1.5 2 162 5.3 32 .267 .400 .342 25.4 12.5 14.3 .265 .337 .285 34.6
2019 4-Seamer 4.5 3 73 2.4 13 .455 .909 .592 13.8 7.7 3.6 .352 .478 .405 20.0
2019 Curveball 0.4 0 30 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 0.0 0.0 .092 .100 .083 0.0
2018 Sinker 1.3 10 736 43.1 204 .330 .516 .407 16.1 13.2 23.1 .301 .509 .385 51.9
2018 Slider -0.2 -1 519 30.4 130 .230 .295 .266 32.4 28.5 17.9 .211 .273 .242 34.1
2018 Cutter -0.5 -1 247 14.5 69 .242 .371 .320 18.2 5.8 7.3 .267 .363 .323 22.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 1 115 6.7 25 .227 .227 .264 21.3 24.0 15.4 .197 .281 .266 37.5
2018 Changeup 4.1 3 78 4.6 17 .429 .643 .515 27.6 5.9 6.3 .266 .393 .345 35.7
2018 Curveball 5.0 1 12 0.7 4 .250 .500 .313 20.0 50.0 25.0 .170 .208 .161 0.0
2017 Sinker -0.5 -9 1,606 51.1 434 .307 .427 .372 13.2 7.4 13.9 .311 .444 .366 43.1
2017 Slider -1.9 -15 762 24.3 225 .187 .262 .218 40.6 43.1 24.7 .181 .254 .209 26.9
2017 4-Seamer 1.6 5 354 11.3 87 .313 .563 .390 19.0 20.7 15.7 .292 .553 .373 41.3
2017 Changeup -1.8 -3 188 6.0 36 .139 .139 .125 34.2 22.2 15.7 .257 .305 .243 28.6
2017 Curveball -0.9 -1 112 3.6 21 .150 .300 .214 25.0 23.8 18.5 .152 .278 .207 40.0
2017 Cutter 1.5 2 110 3.5 26 .280 .560 .402 29.4 15.4 16.7 .240 .549 .341 33.3
2017 N/A -- 0 0.0 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 533 2,078 -15 -8 9 5 -8
2015 187 658 -7 -8 5 1 -9
2016 898 3,277 -8 -19 10 10 -8
2017 829 3,132 -6 -47 21 11 -21
2018 449 1,707 -7 5 9 6 12
2019 772 3,045 -21 -29 21 12 -16
2021 727 2,741 -12 -32 13 12 -19
2022 569 2,181 -6 -17 9 5 -9
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 373 57.4 59.8 87.5 24.5 64.1 42.4 67.0 44.8 18.0 9.1 76.5
2016 3,102 48.5 66.4 86.4 29.2 59.2 44.0 61.0 47.3 21.3 7.5 77.4
2017 3,140 47.5 66.3 86.1 24.6 52.6 42.3 58.6 44.5 23.6 7.2 76.1
2018 1,707 48.7 64.5 85.4 24.9 55.0 42.5 60.4 44.2 22.1 6.9 74.4
2019 3,047 44.7 65.2 84.5 28.8 56.7 42.4 56.8 45.1 24.4 6.1 80.0
2021 2,741 48.8 66.3 83.3 31.6 52.0 42.2 62.1 48.5 26.7 6.9 79.9
2022 2,181 49.2 63.2 86.2 29.0 57.9 43.5 66.8 45.9 22.4 7.8 76.5
Player 16,291 48.0 65.3 85.4 28.1 55.8 42.8 60.8 46.0 23.4 7.1 77.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 45 45 41
2016 56 36 57 73 58 19 71 5 4 38 75 34 53 43 69 85 22
2017 49 28 57 76 42 13 68 14 8 35 65 46 20 58 62 84 16
2018 32 21 46 66 32 36 51 18 10 16 53 33 16 38 80 12
2019 74 52 73 87 66 37 93 61 58 30 60 44 47 34 89 13
2021 41 21 37 52 51 13 68 41 25 35 84 54 84 24 80 16
2022 45 27 43 58 50 26 63 35 26 38 75 25 45 22 77 9
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.8 24 21.4 3 13 20 6 25.0
2017 22.6 21 18.5 3 3 17 8 38.1
2018 22.8 9 7.4 2 9 5 3 33.3
2019 23.9 18 14.7 3 8 15 4 22.2
2021 23.5 17 19.4 -2 8 15 7 41.2
2022 23.2 16 14.7 1 9 9 7 43.8
Player 23.0 105 96.1 9 50 81 35 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 24 23 27 18 20 22 20 24 21 17 23 23 18 15 19 23 21 24 15 24 29 14 18 23 22 24 28 21 15 21 30
2017 21 21 21 20 18 21 17 21 18 15 17 20 13 14 16 24 16 23 12 18 20 15 14 21 21 18 23 15 18 17 27
2018 9 10 9 5 6 10 7 8 7 7 7 5 5 7 7 8 6 10 7 8 10 6 6 8 7 8 8 5 11 5 10
2019 18 20 18 16 13 14 15 17 17 9 18 16 7 12 9 18 11 20 5 11 17 15 10 15 18 17 19 12 14 16 22
2021 17 22 19 18 20 20 20 23 20 16 18 23 15 14 18 20 18 18 18 17 21 20 23 17 20 20 22 19 21 19 22
2022 16 16 19 14 14 17 14 16 14 10 15 15 11 13 14 15 15 15 14 13 16 14 15 15 16 15 17 12 16 15 16
Player 105 112 113 91 91 104 93 109 97 74 98 102 69 75 83 108 87 110 71 91 113 84 86 99 104 102 117 84 95 93 127
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.2 92.3 0.1 93.2 0.9 91.9 -1.3 0 91.4 91.5 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 85.1 85.1 0 82.7 -2.4 82.7 0 4.3 86.1 87 0.9
Breaking Velocity 85.2 83.9 -1.3 85.8 1.9 84.9 -0.9 0.5 84.7 84.7 0
Exit Velocity 88.1 90.4 2.3 88.7 -1.7 89.4 0.7 -1.2 89.1 89 -0.1
Launch Angle -.2 .5 0.7 .6 0.1 .9 0.3 4.7 6.3 7 0.7
Barrel % 2.6 4.9 2.3 5 0.1 6.3 1.3 -2.2 6.5 6.6 0.1
Hard Hit % 29.5 41.9 12.4 38.6 -3.3 40.4 1.8 -4.8 42 40.7 -1.3
Sweet Spot % 30.8 26.5 -4.3 24.3 -2.2 25.4 1.1 1.8 33.6 32 -1.6
xBA .247 .257 0.01 .263 0.006 .261 -0.002 -0.019 .262 .254 -0.008
BA .208 .264 0.056 .264 0 .283 0.019 -0.026 .242 .234 -0.008
xwOBA .29 .306 0.016 .314 0.008 .323 0.009 -0.031 .318 .308 -0.01
wOBA .248 .312 0.064 .31 -0.002 .33 0.02 -0.031 .284 .291 0.007
xSLG .343 .387 0.044 .394 0.007 .397 0.003 -0.027 .418 .389 -0.029
SLG .292 .407 0.115 .392 -0.015 .416 0.024 -0.032 .362 .377 0.015
K% 17.5 19.4 1.9 19.7 0.3 17.1 -2.6 3.4 21.7 20.9 -0.8
BB% 5.8 6.3 0.5 7.4 1.1 8 0.6 -0.5 5.9 6.3 0.4
Swing % 44.8 47.3 2.5 44.5 -2.8 44.2 -0.3 0.9 48.5 45.9 -2.6
Whiff% 18 21.3 3.3 23.6 2.3 22.1 -1.5 2.3 26.7 22.4 -4.3
In Zone % 57.4 48.5 -8.9 47.5 -1 48.7 1.2 -4 48.8 49.2 0.4
Out of Zone % 42.6 51.5 8.9 52.5 1 51.3 -1.2 4 51.2 50.8 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 24.5 29.2 4.7 24.6 -4.6 24.9 0.3 3.9 31.6 29 -2.6
First Pitch Swing % 27.2 27.5 0.3 25.3 -2.2 24.1 -1.2 2.6 32.5 29.9 -2.6
First Pitch Strike % 67 61 -6 58.6 -2.4 60.4 1.8 -3.6 62.1 66.8 4.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 836 .306 413 4 1.0 423 82 19.4
2017 831 .308 442 0 0.0 389 23 5.9
2018 449 .330 215 0 0.0 234 21 9.0
2019 773 .299 370 11 3.0 403 46 11.4
2021 727 .284 365 152 41.6 362 215 59.4
2022 566 .291 284 76 26.8 282 179 63.5

Pitch Tempo