Marcus Stroman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 7" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1991 (31)
Marcus Stroman Season Stats
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Marcus Stroman News
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman took the tough-luck loss in his return to the mound on Thursday as his club fell to the Diamondbacks 3-1. The right-hander gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits over five innings of work, striking out six and issuing no free passes in his first start since May 1 after battling a bout of COVID. Daulton Varsho tagged him for a solo home run in the fourth, but otherwise all the hits he allowed were singles in his 77-pitch effort. It was a positive just to see Stroman stay effective on the mound as he will take a 4.88 ERA and 1.15 WHIP into his next scheduled start versus the Reds next week.
The Chicago Cubs activated Marcus Stroman from the COVID-19 injured list on Thursday. He will make his sixth start of the season in Thursday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In a corresponding move, the team placed relief pitcher Michael Rucker (toe) on the 15-day injured list. Stroman has gone 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over his first five starts as a Cub. We'll see if he can turn things around on Thursday in a favorable matchup against the D-backs.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman threw a bullpen session on Tuesday. According to Cubs manager David Ross, the plan is for Stroman to rejoin the team's starting rotation next time around, meaning he could make his next start on Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Stroman was placed on the COVID-19 injured list at the beginning of May. He made five starts prior to landing on the list and went 1-3 with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.
Marcus Stroman enjoyed a career year in 2021 despite a losing 10-13 record, pitching to a 3.02 ERA over 179 IP. Unfortunately, his underlying numbers suggest that he won't be a good investment for the Cubs or fantasy managers in 2022. His 3.57 xFIP was more than half a tick higher than his ERA, while his 4.33 xERA suggests that Stroman doesn't have any sort of dependable contact management ability. If Stroman somehow repeated his ERA, fantasy managers would still need to deal with his sub-par K%. Last year's mark of 21.6% was a career-best despite being lower than the league average of 23.2%. Worse, Stroman got those strikeouts by throwing his two best K pitches (slider and cutter) less often in favor of a merely decent change (16.1 SwStr%, 35 Zone%, 37.2% chase rate). He probably won't receive a ton of run or bullpen support on the rebuilding Cubbies either, while Francisco Lindor's 20 OAA gave the ground ball specialist a level of defensive support that you would never expect from the Mets and shouldn't anticipate of the 2022 Cubs. Stroman is sort of expensive at an ADP of 160.69, and the next two pitchers off of the board offer much more upside in Luis Severino (162.06) and Ranger Suarez (167.50). Stay away from Stroman in 2022.