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Jun 06, 2013 - Jun 08, 2013     
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Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 175   R/R

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2/7/12: The old saying that big things often come in small packages perfectly applies to the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Stroman and his pitching acumen. Despite his smaller frame, Stroman has electric stuff with a fastball at 95-99 mph and a dynamite slider. On raw talent, Stroman rates as a slam-dunk to be first-round pick in this year’s draft as there’s little question in the minds of scouts that he has a first-round arm. But the industry’s aversion to short righthanders makes his chances of being drafted in June in a round commensurate with his talent somewhat tenuous. Stroman has had mixed success in two years at Duke while trying to juggle a two-way role, which has also included bouncing back and forth from starting to closing. But he has been nothing short of sensational in summer competition while focusing on pitching only, or more specifically as a closer—first in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2010, and more recently in the Cape and with Team USA in 2011. Though his stay on the Cape last summer was brief, Stroman managed to keep intact his streak of never giving up an earned run in the league. He had 27 straight scoreless innings in 2010 while pitching for Orleans, and also saved 10 games while walking just three and striking out 35. In two appearances (one start) last season for the Firebirds, he worked six more scoreless innings while allowing a hit and striking out eight. Stroman left early to join USA Baseball’s college national team, and ratcheted up his dominance to a whole new level there as he allowed no hits and just two base runners in eight more scoreless innings of work, while striking out 17 of the 27 hitters he faced. He earned four saves in four chances, and was so close to being unhittable that he created a rare buzz in the atmosphere whenever he was called on to close a game. Orleans was hoping to get Stroman back after his tenure with Team USA was complete, but he was discouraged from pitching any more last summer by his coaches at Duke because of the heavier workload he had endured as a two-way player in the spring. He worked as both a starter and reliever (17 games, 8 starts) for the Blue Devils, going 3-4, 2.80 with four saves to go with 21 walks and 90 strikeouts in 64 innings. He also saw regular action as the team’s second baseman, hitting .250-0-15 on the season with 12 stolen bases. In one outing for Duke as a sophomore, working as a closer, Stroman’s fastball was clocked as high as 100 mph, and it became abundantly clear last summer that his future role will be as a closer. Scouts have routinely compared him to former big leaguer Tom Gordon for his combination of big stuff in a small frame. Stroman was a two-way star at New York’s Patchogue-Medford High (9-1, 0.25, 120 SO; .350, 6 HR, 22 SB as a senior), and scouts were uncertain at the time whether he profiled better as a pitcher or strong-armed shortstop in the mould of Jimmy Rollins with speed and surprising pop for a player his size. His commitment to Duke also added to the uncertainty, and Stroman ended up slipping to the 18th round of the 2009 draft. Duke coaches, understandably, wanted to take full advantage of Stroman’s multiple array of skills from the start and have utilized him in a variety of roles, though moved him off shortstop immediately to preserve his arm. He has seen most of his activity in the field for Duke almost exclusively at second base. In 166 at-bats as a freshman, he hit .265-2-20 with 11 stolen bases. In 58 innings, he went 6-4, 5.31 with a school-best 64 strikeouts. The Blue Devils plan to let Stroman focus on a closing role this spring with the 2012 draft at hand, and he is easily in position to become the highest draft pick in Duke’s modest baseball history. Former Blue Devils first baseman Larry Broadway, a third-round pick of the Montreal Expos in 2002 (77th overall pick) currently holds that distinction.




Oct 23, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008   South Florida Bandits  
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 175   R/R

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Aug 23, 2008 - Aug 25, 2008   Paveco Storm Black  3
Baseball Heaven - Yaphank, NY
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 175   R/R

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Jul 08, 2008 - Jul 14, 2008   South Florida Bandits American  5
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 175   R/R

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Jul 01, 2008 - Jul 07, 2008   South Florida Bandits American  5
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 175   R/R

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Jun 13, 2008 - Jun 15, 2008   Columbia Blue  5
Metrodome - Minneapolis, MN
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 175   R/R

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Marcus Stroman is a 2009 SS/P with a 5'9'', 175 lb. frame from Medford, NY who attends Patchogue Medford HS. Stroman is a very athletic player who can do it all. He shows good actions in the infield with an easy arm that topped out at 91mph across the diamond. He uses an open stance and has an easy swing with good bat speed. He is short to the ball with gap power and gets good extension out front. Marcus has good rhythm in his swing and can flat out hit. To top it of he got on the mound for an inning and pitched in the low 90's. He also has a very good breaking ball with depth and sharp bite. There isn't much Stroman can't do on the field. He is also an outstanding student and has verbally committed to Duke.
PG Grade 10.0




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Marcus Stroman IF 2008 National Showcase
Marcus Stroman P 2008 National Showcase
Marcus Stroman 60 2008 National Showcase
Marcus Stroman Hitting 2008 National Showcase
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Oct 25, 2007 - Oct 29, 2007   South Florida Bandits  3
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 165   R/R

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Oct 05, 2007 - Oct 08, 2007   South Florida Bandits 09  3
Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 165   R/R

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Aug 09, 2007 - Aug 10, 2007   Navy  25
USD - San Diego, CA
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 165   R/R

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Marcus Stroman Hitting 2007 PG AFLAC
Marcus Stroman IF 2007 PG AFLAC
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Jul 10, 2007 - Jul 16, 2007   South Florida Bandits 09  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 165   R/R

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Jul 03, 2007 - Jul 09, 2007   South Florida Bandits 09  3
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-9 165   R/R

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Jun 09, 2007 - Jun 10, 2007   7-Purple  10
Beacon HS - Beacon, NY
Marcus Stroman
SS RHP 5-8 160   R/R

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Marcus Stroman is a 2009 SS/P from Patchogue Medford HS, residing in Medford, New York, with a 5'8"/160 pound frame. Hits from an open stance, knee lift trigger, strength in swing, quick hands, makes consistent contact, good hands in IF, good feet, very strong arm at 84 mph, very good actions defensively, excellent student.
PG Grade 8.5




Videos  provided by  Skillshow
Marcus Stroman Hitting 2007 Sunshine Northeast Showcase
Marcus Stroman P 2007 Sunshine Northeast Showcase
Marcus Stroman 60 2007 Sunshine Northeast Showcase
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