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Marcus Stroman
Newsday.com: Stroman Likely First-Round Pick
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/04/2012
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Article courtesy of Steven Marcus, Newsday.com:

Marcus Stroman will be in his dad's Medford home Monday, watching intently and waiting for a computer to deliver some life-changing news.

Baseball's first-year player draft begins at 7 p.m., and Stroman is ready to go this time around. The righthanded pitcher is an outstanding college career removed from his senior year at Patchogue-Medford High School, when he decided that a full scholarship to Duke trumped being drafted in the 18th round by the Washington Nationals.

Three years, 220 innings and 290 strikeouts later, Stroman and an entourage on Long Island and beyond are ready for his big day.

"I couldn't be more excited,'' he said. "It's kind of surreal. It's what I've been working for my whole life. Hopefully, it's going to be a good day.''

Read the rest of the article at Newsday.com:
http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/former-pat-med-hurler-stroman-likely-first-round-pick-1.3757321

 

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