Marcus Stroman

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to compete for a division title in the ultra-competitive AL East this season; they will now do so without potential breakout star and top young pitcher Marcus Stroman, who tore the ACL in his left knee during spring training drills. Stroman had a 3.65 ERA in 131 innings as a rookie pitcher in 2014, and was looking to improve on his numbers this season.

A hot-commodity in fantasy leagues, Stroman was pegged as a sleeper and the next great pitching prospect to start 2015. Now the Blue Jays will turn to left-hander Daniel Norris and 22 year-old prospect Aaron Sanchez to fill the void in the rotation.

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I’m very high on Norris, who came out of nowhere to be a top prospect within the Blue Jays system. He is a southpaw who can reach the mid-90’s on the radar gun with decent movement, and he performed very well during his September call-up to end the 2014 season. If you had drafted Stroman in your fantasy league, put in a waiver claim for his potential replacement now, before it is too late. If you need more motivation Norris likes to live out of his hippie van,

Dan SchalkBaseballMLBNews and Updates#DanielNorris,#MarcusStroman,#MLB,#SpringTraining,Toronto Blue JaysThe Toronto Blue Jays are expected to compete for a division title in the ultra-competitive AL East this season; they will now do so without potential breakout star and top young pitcher Marcus Stroman, who tore the ACL in his left knee during spring training drills. Stroman had a...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?