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#7 Marcus Stroman
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher/Outfielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Medford, N.Y.
High School: Patchogue-Medford
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Marcus Stroman Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 09/05/2012

2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft

  • Drafted with the 22nd overall pick by the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Became Duke’s first-ever first round pick in school history
  • First player from an ACC school taken in the 2012 draft

Career Highlights

  • Went 15-13 in 48 appearances, including 27 starts
  • Ranks fourth on Duke’s all-time strikeouts list with 290 career strikeouts
  • 3.27 career ERA is the second-lowest in school history in the aluminum bat era (since 1974) and the sixth-lowest all-time 
  • Had 290 strikeouts in 220.0 innings pitched, good for an 11.86 strikeouts per nine innings rate
  • Recorded seven saves during his career, sixth-most in school history
  • Had nine career double-digit strikeout games
  • Had two career complete games 
  • Appeared in 97 games as a position player, making 83 starts
  • Hit .252 (76-for-301) with two home runs, 19 doubles, four triples, 35 RBI and 49 runs scored
  • Stole 25 bases in 32 attempts

2012

  • Earned All-America honors from Louisville Slugger (Second Team), Perfect Game USA (Second Team), National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (Third Team) and Baseball America (Third Team)
  • A semifinalist for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award, which honors the top amateur baseball player in the country
  • Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region First Team
  • Named First Team All-ACC
  • An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection
  • Led all NCAA pitchers in strikeouts with 136 and finished second in strikeouts per nine innings (12.49)
  • Went 6-5 with a 2.39 ERA in 14 starts
  • Ranked first in the ACC in innings pitched (98.0), first in strikeouts (136), first in strikeouts per nine innings (12.49), fifth in ERA (2.39) and 10th in opponent batting average (.231)
  • In ACC games only, finished first in innings pitched (76.0), first in strikeouts (99), first in strikeouts per nine innings (11.72) and 10th in ERA (2.49)
  • 136 strikeouts in 2012 are the fifth-most in a single season in Duke history
  • 136 strikeouts compared to just 26 walks gave him a 5.23 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the year
  • Had 99 strikeouts against 18 walks in his 10 ACC starts, good for a 5.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio
  • 2.39 ERA is the sixth-lowest in a single season in the aluminum bat era (since 1974) in Duke history
  • Picked up wins against Miami, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, George Washington and Longwood
  • Had six double-digit strikeout games
  • Struck out at least seven batters in 13 of 14 starts 
  • Pitched at least seven innings in 12 of 14 starts
  • Held opponents to three or fewer runs in 11 of 14 starts 
  • Struck out a career-high 17 batters in 7.0 shutout innings against George Washington, two shy of the ACC single-game record of 19 … held George Washington to two hits without issuing a walk 
  • Named ACC Pitcher of the Week after leading the Blue Devils to a 5-1 win over No. 10 Miami on March 16 … had 13 strikeouts and held the Hur¬ricanes to one run on six hits in 7.0 innings … struck out every hitter in Miami’s lineup in the win
  • Struck out 13 batters in a season-high 9.0 innings against Clemson, holding the Tigers to one unearned run on seven hits 
  • Fanned 12 hitters in 7.2 innings against Georgia Tech, holding the Yellow Jackets to one run on six hits without issuing a walk
  • Had 10 strikeouts in a complete game outing against N.C. State
  • Struck out 10 batters in 7.0 innings versus Canisius
  • Had nine strikeouts in 7.0 innings in win over Virginia
  • Fanned nine batters in 7.0 innings in victory over Boston College
  • Struck out seven of 10 batters faced in 3.0 scoreless innings in win over Longwood
  • Had eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings in win over Virginia Tech 
  • Struck out nine hitters in 7.1 innings versus Florida State
  • Fanned eight batters in 8.0 innings against Maryland
  • Had eight strikeouts in 7.0 innings versus North Carolina
  • Also appeared in nine games as a position player, making three starts at first base

Summer 2011

  • Member of the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
  • Became the first player in Duke history to make Team USA's final collegiate roster
  • Served as Team USA's closer
  • Did not allow a hit in 8.1 scoreless innings over seven relief appearances
  • Went 4-for-4 in save opportunities
  • Struck out 17 of the 27 batters he faced while issuing just one walk
2011
  • An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection
  • Made 17 appearances, including eight starts, on the mound
  • A two-way player who also appeared in 39 games with 33 starts
  • Made 30 starts at second base with the other three starts coming in center field, right field and at designated hitter
  • Went 3-4 on the mound with a team-best 2.80 ERA
  • Had a team-high four saves
  • Struck out a team-high 90 batters in 64.1 innings
  • Ranked second in the nation with 12.64 strikeouts per nine innings
  • All three wins came in ACC games against N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest
  • Pitched at least five innings in seven of eight starts
  • Went at least seven innings in four of eight starts
  • Held opponents to two or fewer runs in 15 of 17 appearances
  • Threw a season-high eight innings against Wake Forest, striking out 11 batters while scattering three hits and one run to earn the win
  • Struck out 11 batters in seven innings against Mount St. Mary's
  • Had a pair of nine-strikeout games against Boston College and Florida State
  • Hit .250 with 30 hits, 19 runs scored and 15 RBI
  • Had nine doubles and two triples
  • Stole 12 bases in 15 attempts
  • Had a .968 fielding percentage
  • Hit .309 in ACC games
  • Had six multi-hit games, including three-hit games against Ohio, North Carolina and Georgia Tech
  • Had four multiple-RBI games, with a season-high three RBI against Wofford
  • Had a five-game hitting streak

2010

  • Named ACC Freshman of the Year
  • Second player in school history to earn ACC Freshman of the Year honors
  • A Baseball America Freshman All-America Second Team selection
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • A Cape Cod League All-Star and All-League selection
  • A two-way player as a freshman, started 44 games at second base, one at shortstop and two as the designated hitter
  • Made 17 appearances, including five starts, on the mound
  • Hit .265 with 44 hits, 26 runs scored and 20 RBI
  • Knocked 10 doubles, two triples and two home runs
  • 11-for-14 stealing bases
  • Had an eight-game hitting streak
  • Logged a .966 fielding percentage with a team-high 144 assists
  • Had an 18-game errorless streak
  • Did not commit an error in his last 11 games
  • Logged nine multi-hit games
  • On the mound, led Duke with six wins and 64 strikeouts
  • Posted a 5.31 ERA over 57.2 innings
  • Went 6-4 with three saves
  • Made his first 12 appearances out of the bullpen before moving to the starting rotation on April 23 against Wake Forest
  • Threw a complete game against Wake Forest, striking out 10 while scattering five hits and two earned runs to notch the win
  • Went at least two innings in 10 of his 12 relief appearances
  • Went 4-1 with three saves as a reliever
  • As the closer for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League, was a perfect 11-for-11 in save opportunities and did not allow a run in his 27 innings
  • Held CCBL hitters to just 12 hits and three walks while striking out 35.

High School

  • A four-year letterwinner at Patchogue-Medford
  • Drafted in the 18th round (532nd overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals
  • Named Louisville Slugger’s Player of the Year for New York as a senior
  • Also earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors for New York as a senior
  • Won the Paul Gibson Award, which goes to the top pitcher on Long Island
  • Went 9-1 as a senior with a 0.25 ERA and 120 strikeouts
  • Also hit .350 with six homers and 22 stolen bases as a senior
  • Twice earned the Gold Glove Award at shortstop
  • As a junior, honored with the Yastrzemski Award, which goes to the top player in Suffolk County
  • Went 7-2 as a junior with a 1.20 ERA and 96 strikeouts
  • Batted .410 with a pair of homers and 30 steals as a junior
  • A first team all-state selection as a junior and senior
  • All-league, all-county and All-Long Island as a junior and senior
  • Third Team All-America as a senior
  • Also lettered four years in basketball as a point guard
  • Named Second Team All-Long Island and all-county in basketball
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Also a member of the National Society of High School Scholars

Personal

  • Born Marcus Earl Stroman on May 1, 1991 in Stony Brook, N.Y.
  • The son of Earl Stroman and Adlin Auffant
  • Has a brother, Jayden, and a sister, Sabria Santos
  • Cousin, Erskine Kelley, played baseball at Richmond and in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization
Stroman’s Overall Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO B/Avg
2010 5.31 6-4 17 5 1 0 3 57.2 57 36 34 25 64 .263
2011 2.80 3-4 17 8 0 0 4 64.1 59 21 20 21 90 .241
2012 2.39 6-5 14 14 1 0 0 98.0 83 31 26 26 136 .231
Career 3.27 15-13 48 27 2 0 7 220.0 199 88 80 72 290 .242

 

Stroman’s Overall Batting Statistics
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SB-A
2010 .265 49-47 166 26 44 10 2 2 20 .386 16 3 29 .339 11-14
2011 .250 39-33 120 19 30 9 2 0 15 .358 11 2 23 .321 12-15
2012 .133 9-3 15 4 2 0 0 0 0 .133 1 0 4 .188 2-3
Career .252 97-83 301 49 76 19 4 2 35 .362 28 5 56 .324 25-32

 

 

 

 

 

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