Marcus Stroman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 7" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/1/1991 (31)
Marcus Stroman Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Marcus Stroman News
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman was strong Tuesday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in seven innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. He earned his fifth win of the season, outdueling Zack Wheeler as the Cubs triumphed 2-1. Stroman struck out six batters. After a difficult April, Stroman has regained his signature steadiness, and he's finishing strong with four starts of at least six innings in his last five trips to the mound. He will have one more chance to improve on his 3.66 ERA and 1.15 WHIP through 132 2/3 innings and 24 starts in 2022.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman managed not to allow a run to the San Francisco Giants Friday despite scattering eight hits and a walk across his six innings of work. He struck out three batters and was credited with the win in a 4-2 contest, improving his season record to 3-5. Stroman now has a 3.99 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 62 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings across 13 starts this year. He is not a very high-upside fantasy option, but Stroman has a long track record of run prevention.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Marcus Stroman (shoulder) will start Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has been sidelined since June 3 with right shoulder inflammation. Stroman allowed seven hits, one walk, and five earned runs while striking out two in his last rehab start with Triple-A on Sunday. The 31-year-old has struggled this season, posting a 5.32 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 45:12 K: BB across 47 1/3 innings. After spending a month on the injured list, he will draw the start against a potent Dodgers lineup. Fantasy managers might want to wait after Saturday's start before using him as a streamer in most league formats.
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.