Marcus Stroman was the Blue Jays' 1st round pick a year ago when he was selected 22nd overall out of Duke University in the annual MLB amateur draft. Since that time, the 22-year-old has made a considerable impact on the pro ranks, posting a 3-0 record with a 3.26 ERA in 15 relief appearances with A level Vancouver and Double-A New Hampshire upon making his minor league debut last season and following that up with a 5-2 record and a 3.16 ERA as a starter this year for New Hampshire.
On Friday night, Stroman threw seven innings, allowing two earned runs for a no decision in Trenton. Prior to the contest, I filmed this footage of him getting loose in the bullpen. Get a close look at this rising star in the media player below.