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Marco Estrada (SP,RP)

Toronto Blue Jays


Bats: R, Throws: R

Marco Estrada registered another strong start, as he went 7 1/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits, while striking out two. Cecil came on in relief of Estrada in the eighth inning of a 4-4 ballgame, before the Jays put the winning run across in the ninth.

Fantasy Impact: All indications have pointed towards Estrada being the fourth starter for the Jays in the playoffs. He has put together a career year going 13-8 so far with a 3.15 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 122 strikeouts in 174 1/3 innings pitched. Estrada has one start left as he will toe the rubber against the Tampa Bay Rays on the road this Saturday.

 

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Marco Estrada was on point Wednesday, pitching eight shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out four to take the series from the Atlanta Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada improved to 13-8 on the season with a 3.14 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Coming into tonight's game, Estrada led the league with opponents batting average against with a miniscule .210, which is excellent especially considering he pitches in the AL-East. Estrada will look to continue his breakout 2015 campaign when he takes the mound against the New York Yankees in a pivotal series at home on Tuesday.

 

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Marco Estrada took the hill for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader and got knocked around for four runs on six hits, including three homeruns over five innings of work. Estrada escaped taking the loss thanks to the Jays explosive offense, which ended up winning in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: A fly ball pitcher by nature, it wasn't a surprise that the Yankees offense managed to leave the yard three times. A little blip on the radar for someone that has been brilliant for the Jays this season. Estrada sits at 12-8 with a 3.31 ERA, and a 1.10 WHIP for the season. He is scheduled to face the Red Sox at home next Friday, however that could be subject to change with the Jays running a six man rotation currently.

 

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Marco Estrada continues to be one of the Jays most consistent starting pitchers, working five innings on Sunday allowing just two runs on two hits to record his 12th win of the season. Estrada also recorded four strikeouts on the afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has now held opponents to three or less runs in 14 of his last 15 starts, as his record now sits at 12-8 with a nice 3.18 ERA. He has been an excellent addition to the rotation. Estrada will face the Yankees on the road in his next start.

 

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Marco Estrada took the hill Tuesday against the Indians, going seven innings allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out two. The lone two runs Estrada allowed came via home runs by Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes. Estrada was in line for the win in the ninth, however Roberto Osuna allowed a game tying home run to Yan Gomes.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has now allowed just three or less runs in 13 of his last 14 starts. Sitting at 11-8 with a 3.16 ERA, Estrada has been one of the Jays most consistent starters since taking over the role in May. Continue rolling with Estrada in your lineups.

 

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Marco Estrada deserved better Thursday, as he held the Rangers to just one run on four hits over six innings. Estrada also fanned six batters in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: The loss moves Estrada to 11-8 on the year with a nice 3.19 ERA. Estrada continues to pitch very well for the Jays, and has been the biggest surprise in the rotation this year. He will face the Indians at home in his next start.

 

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Marco Estrada wasn't at his best Saturday, however he was staked to 10 run cushion in the fourth. Estrada went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out four to earn his 11th victory of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Coming into tonight's contest, Estrada had held opponents to two or less runs in 10 of the last 11 contests. For the season, Estrada is an impressive 11-7 with a 3.27 ERA. He has been a bright spot in the Jays rotation this year. He will look to keep things rolling in his next start against the Texas Rangers on the road.

 

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Marco Estrada was brilliant Sunday as he limited the division leading Yankees to just three hits over 6.1 innings pitched. Estrada walked three and struck out six in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has limited the opposition to two or less runs over nine of his last 10 starts. He currently sits 10-6 with a 3.21 ERA and 1.10 WHIP for the season. Estrada will face the Yankees in his next outing at home where he holds a 5-3 record with a 2.97 ERA this year at the Rogers Centre.

 

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Marco Estrada excellent in win

Tue, Aug 4th 9:56pm EDT
By Marc Walton

Marco Estrada picked up his ninth win of the season Tuesday, as he went 6.2 innings allowing just one run on two hits, walking two and striking out five in the victory. Estrada was removed in the seventh inning as his pitch count had reached 103 for the night.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has been a breath of fresh air this season for a Jays team that was without an ace until the Price acquisition. Coming into the season there was speculation that Estrada wouldn't be good candidate to start games due to his propensity to give up the long ball, especially in the hitter friendly confines of the Rogers Centre. He has however stepped up big, giving up just 11 home runs, five of which have come at home. He holds a nice 3.40 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP, and 86 strikeouts in 111.1 innings pitched.

 

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Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada turned in one of the greatest pitching performances of his career. The right hander carried a perfect game into the 8th inning when Logan Forsythe managed to break it up with a infield single. All-in-all, Estrada pitched 8.2 innings of two-hit-ball compiling 10 strikeouts while walking none.

Fantasy Impact: It's the second start in a row where Estrada has taken a no-hitter late into a game. In his last start, his bid for the no-no was once again broken in the 8th against the Orioles.

 

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It was the top of the 8th inning and Marco Estrada's no-hit-bid was still in place. That was until Orioles' pinch-hitter Jeremy Paredes came to the plate and notched a bloop single to right field, putting an end to Estrada's attempt at history. The finished with 7 innings of one run ball on one hit with four walks and six strikeouts, collecting his 5th win in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has been a solid back-end starter for the Jays, compiling a 3.55 ERA at home with a 4.44 ERA on the road.

 

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The route was on from the first inning in the Blue Jay's 11-3 win over the Marlins on Monday. Toronto scored six runs in the first inning, which was more than enough support for starter Marco Estrada, who pitched 7 innings allowing three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada is now 3-3 on the season and has collected back to back wins, pitching 11 innings while allowing only 5 runs and striking out 11.

 

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Marco Estrada gave up three runs in seven innings but did not factor in the decision as the Jays lost 5-3 to the White Sox on Wednesday. He gave up eight hits and did not walk a batter, but Jeff Samardzija was a little sharper. Estrada lowered his ERA to 3.89 with the effort.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada looked good against the White Sox today. Let's look for more consistency before we run to add him to our rosters.

 

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Marco Estrada bows to The King

Sat, May 23rd 3:40pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada gave up four runs in seven innings of work against the Mariners on Friday. That wasn't nearly good enough to avoid the loss, as Felix Hernandez made only one mistake that Edwin Encarnacion deposited in the seats. Estrada gave up four runs on six hits, walked three, and fell to 1-3 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Unless you are in a very deep league, leave Estrada for someone else to experiment with.

 

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Marco Estrada managed to get through five innings against the Astros Saturday surrendering only two runs and leaving with a 3-2 lead. He allowed three hits on the night, while fanning eight and issuing four walks. One of those walks came around to score when Evan Gattis plated Jose Altuve with a two-run shot in the third. The win didn't elude Estrada until the sixth inning, when the bullpen promptly gave up four runs and put the game out of reach.

Fantasy Impact: Not a bad outing for Estrada outside of the four walks in five innings. Don't settle for "not bad' and look elsewhere to fill out your roster.

 

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O's go deep on Marco Estrada

Tue, May 12th 6:20pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada served up homers to Adam Jones and Chris Davis in the first inning of yesterday's contest with the Orioles at Camden Yards. Jones' was a solo shot while Davis' shot was of the two-run variety. Estrada settled down to hold the O's to the three runs in five innings of work, but the damage was enough for the Jays to lose 5-2. Estrada gave up a total of five hits and two walks on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Let someone else take a chance on the rookie as growing pains are highly likely.

 

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Marco Estrada took the loss after going 4 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs (four earned) on eight hits to the Yankees on Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre. He was removed after throwing 79 pitches trying to get through the fifth inning while on a pitch limit of 75. The pitch limit will gradually rise as Estrada gets stretched out.

Fantasy Impact: It would be great to find a promising Blue Jays starter for your fantasy team that would benefit from that potent lineup without killing the peripheral stats along the way. Unfortunately, Estrada didn't look anything like that guy last night. Look elsewhere for now.

 

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Marco Estrada on pitch limit

Tue, May 5th 7:58pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada will be on a 75 pitch limit in his first start tonight since joining the Toronto rotation. (Source: YES Network/Michael Kay)

Fantasy Impact: He's close to 60 pitches after three innings, so it looks like a short night for Estrada. Down 3-0, he'll have close to no shot for the W.

 

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With Daniel Norris gone to Triple-A Buffalo, Marco Estrada will get his opportunity to start for the Blue Jays. His .84 ERA and matching .84 WHIP are best on the Jays staff.

Fantasy Impact: Let Estrada prove he is worthy of a roster spot before running to add him. The 31 year old could just as easily be banished back to the bullpen by manager John Gibbons after a bad outing or two.

 

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Blue Jays right hander Marco Estrada was scratched from Sunday's scheduled start with a sore ankle. The right hander is competing for a spot on the big league roster and this looks to set him back as his replacement, Roberto Osuna pitched a spectacular 3 2/3 innings of shut out ball on route to a 3-0 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has struggled heavily this spring, giving up 8 runs in only 7 2/3 innings pitched.

 

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Marco Estrada helps his cause

Tue, Mar 17th 10:05am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Hoping to secure a spot in Toronto's rotation, Marco Estrada threw three scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves allowing just three hits in a 10-5 victory. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Estrada bounced back from a poor outing in his previous start to keep his name in the mix. While Estrada could have some value, Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez both have higher ceilings. Let's see how this unsettled Toronto pitching staff shakes out before considering him for a pick on draft day

 

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Marco Estrada has miserable day

Thu, Mar 12th 3:12pm EDT
By Marc Walton

Marco Estrada had a miserable outing Thursday as he left the game giving up seven runs on seven hits while retiring just two hitters.

Fantasy Impact: Contending for a spot in the Jays rotation, Marco Estrada didn't help his cause Thursday as he was hit hard against a weak hitting Tampa Bay lineup. Estrada, who led the league in homeruns allowed last season with 29, is best viewed as a bullpen arm for a Jays team that plays its home games in the hitter friendly Rogers Centre.

 

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Marco Estrada helps his cause

Sun, Mar 8th 11:22am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Marco Estrada retired all six hitters he faced in the third and fourth innings against the Phillies on Saturday. Estrada is in the mix for the 5th starter slot in the rotation and shook off command issues from his previous spring appearance to improve his chances. (Source: Toronto Sun )

Fantasy Impact: Estrada has a plus fastball/change combo and mixes in a cutter and curve occasionally. Unless he improves the secondary stuff, it will be tough for him to crack the rotation. He shouldn't be on your radar right now

 

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