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41 Marco Estrada SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/200 | Birthdate: 7/5/1983 | Birthplace: Sonora, Mexico | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: Long Beach State | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,955,000 | Owned/Started%: 22/8 | Average Draft Position: 160.66
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Blue Jays acquire Marco Estrada from Brewers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Blue Jays and Brewers agreed to a trade Saturday, with the Blue Jays acquiring pitcher Marco Estrada in exchange for first baseman Adam Lind.

Estrada worked both as a starter and a reliever for the Brewers this season, making 18 starts and 21 relief appearances. He went 7-6 with a 4.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 127:44 K:BB ratio in 150 2/3 innings, pitching much better in relief than as a starter. He's due to reach free agency after the 2015 season.


Marco Estrada moving to the bullpen


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Brewers starter Marco Estrada will be moved to the bullpen.

The Brewers called up pitcher Jimmy Nelson from Triple-A Thursday, and announced he would start in Estrada's place Saturday against the Cardinals. Over 107 innings, Estrada has a 4.96 ERA. He's given up 27 home runs through 18 starts. 


Brewers possibly considering rotation change


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Though no decision has been made, the Brewers are considering a switch for Saturday's start, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Marco Estrada is currently listed as the starting pitcher for the game against the Cardinals, but the report indicates a call up for prospect Jimmy Nelson is looming. Nelson has been tearing things up at Triple-A Nasville, while Estrada is the major-league leader in home runs allowed, with 27.

Manager Ron Roenicke was even asked if it was safe to assume Estrada will make his schedule start, and he replied, "I won't comment on that."

Roenicke was non-committal when asked whether the team is considering Nelson, but indicated that they would not necessarily have to wait until after the All-Star break to make any sort of change.

"Sometimes you wait until the all-star break to do things," he said. "But when the timing calls for something to be done, you try to do it. If it makes sense right then, why wait on something? That's what we talk about all the time. We talk about what goes on in here, how guys are feeling right now, and do we need a change?"


Marco Estrada drops second straight decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada took the loss Monday night against the Phillies at home, dropping to 7-6 on the year. The right-hander allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings of a 3-2 defeat.

Estrada has allowed three homers over his last two starts. He owns a 4.96 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts (107 innings). He will look to avoid a third straight loss on Saturday at home against St. Louis.

Home runs continue to plague Marco Estrada


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada allowed a pair of solo home runs in six innings Tuesday at Toronto, and it was just enough to send him to a loss in a 4-1 win for Toronto. The right-hander allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out two in six innings.

Estrada (7-6) gave up a solo home run to Jose Bautista with two outs in the first inning. The game remained 1-0 until Colby Rasmus led off the fifth inning with a home run. Estrada has now given up a league-leading 26 home runs.

Tuesday's loss ended a two-game winning streak for Estrada, who will be back on the mound Monday against the Phillies. Estrada is 4-2 with a 4.40 ERA in seven home starts.


Marco Estrada gets a reprieve


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/26/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada probably saved his job with his performance against the Nationals Wednesday. That's not to say he was lights out or anything -- in fact, the four walks were concerning in their own right considering plus control is a key to his success -- but he didn't allow a home run in his 6 1/3 innings, which means he's allowed "only" one in his last two starts. Joy of joys.

I'm being sarcastic, of course, because while Wednesday's start may have bought him another one, it didn't correct his historically bad home run rate or restore his Fantasy value. By now, most Fantasy owners are probably rooting for him to fail so that Jimmy Nelson can get a crack at the big-league rotation.

But to me, that's short-sighted. No doubt, Nelson has fantastic numbers at Triple-A Nashville and probably a bright future in the majors, but in a perfect world, his arrival wouldn't come at Estrada's expense. Remember how you came to own Estrada in the first place? He was a sleeper in his own right, overcoming slow starts to demonstrate top-30 potential down the stretch each of the last two seasons. If the Brewers remove him from the rotation, that's one less potential difference-maker for mixed-leaguers. You'd rather him restore his value and have Nelson wait for some other opportunity, such as an injury, to join the rotation.


Marco Estrada good enough for Wednesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada didn't need to be great Wednesday against Washington - and he wasn't. But with plenty of hitting support, he performed far better than he had in recent starts in securing his second straight win.

Estrada gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings despite walking four. He owns a 7-4 record with a lofty 5.06 ERA. He had yielded 34 earned runs in his previous 40 1/3 innings. Estrada will try to take his momentum and run with it Tuesday in Toronto.


Marco Estrada hit hard, still gets the win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada kept the ball in the yard for the most part Friday against the Rockies, but that was about all he did right in a 13-10 win.

Estrada allowed just one home run in five-plus innings of work, after allowing five in his previous two starts combined. Unfortunately, he was still tagged for seven runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings, while walking one batter and striking out seven batters in a win.

Estrada has now tossed just one quality start in his last seven trips to the mound, but is still 4-3 in that span thanks to some good run support. He is 6-4 overall on the season, with a 5.22 ERA heading into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Nationals.


Brewers sticking with Marco Estrada for the time being


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada allowed three more home runs Sunday against the Reds and leads the majors with 23 home runs allowed. Even though he lost a second straight start, manager Ron Roenicke wasn't ready to make any announcement about Estrada's future in the rotation following Sunday's 13-4 loss.

"We’ll stay with it and talk about it and see if we can get him straightened out. Right now, I haven’t had that discussion with Doug [Melvin, Milwaukee's GM]," Roenicke said, per MLB.com.

Roenicke tried to explain why the right-handed hurler is struggling.

"It’s location," Roenicke said. "He got a couple offspeed pitches up in the zone. It’s confidence. When you’re confident, the ball gets to spots better, it’s not more life on it. I still thought he was confident coming into the game, but after that first inning [when the Reds homered twice and took a 3-0 lead], it’s tough. …

"It’s command, which is confidence, usually. I think everything else is fine. He is [attacking the zone] at times, he’s just leaving some pitches up. When he’s good, his breaking ball is down. He got hurt with a curveball up to [Billy] Hamilton. He got hurt with a change-up up to [Brandon] Phillips. When he’s good, those two pitches are down."


Marco Estrada has another poor outing Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke hinted after Marco Estrada's last start Tuesday against the Mets that his rotation spot could be in jeopardy. Well, Estrada didn't perform like a guy pitching for his job during a 13-4 loss Sunday vs. Cincinnati.

Estrada (5-4) struggled from the get-go Sunday. He gave up a solo home run leading off the game to Billy Hamilton. Three batters later, he gave up a two-run homer to Brandon Phillips.

The right-hander did settle down after a rough first inning and tossed three scoreless frames before Todd Frazier put Cincinnati up 5-3 with a two-run homer in the fifth inning.

Estrada was charged with five runs on eight hits and no walks in five innings. He struck out three. He's allowed four or more runs in five of his last eight starts.

If he remains in the rotation, his next start is scheduled for Friday at Colorado.


Manager: Marco Estrada rotation spot safe


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Ron Roenicke has expressed confidence in struggling Brewers starter Marco Estrada and has no plans to remove him from the rotation.

"We still have confidence he can turn this thing around," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Estrada has given up 22 earned runs in his last 29 2/3 innings. He has walked 13 during that stretch.


Time for Marco Estrada to ride the pine


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(6/11/2014) In allowing a pair of home runs against the punchless Mets on Tuesday, Marco Estrada extended his string of consecutive starts with at least one home run allowed to 10 games, and he's given up multiple bombs in six of those starts for the Brewers. Flyball pitching and a vulnerability to home runs are not new phenomena for Estrada, but with a 4.56 ERA on the season, it's time to take them seriously.

Estrada's ridiculous 2.3 HR/9 ratio is sure to drop at some point, but as we have seen with fellow flyballers like Phil Hughes and Colby Lewis, the insanity can last for a full season or longer. Pitching his home starts in Miller Park doesn't help, but Estrada hasn't been able to keep the ball in the park anywhere.

Worse yet, Estrada's normally sharp control has betrayed him, as he has walked 21 batters over his last 47 2/3 innings. In their best seasons, Hughes and Lewis have been big-time strike-throwers, and the same has been true for Estrada. Maybe he can recover if he can revert to being a good control pitcher, but until then, it's too risky to keep Estrada in your Fantasy rotation.


Marco Estrada's slide continues in loss to Mets


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada's homer problems continued Tuesday, in a 6-2 loss to the Mets.

Estrada tossed six innings in the outing and allowed six runs, all of which came on long balls. He surrendered a two-run homer in the third to Daniel Murphy and then lost the game for good on Taylor Teagarden's grand slam in the sixth inning.  

Estrada was charged with six runs on just four hits, and he also struggled with his control en route to four walks. He struck out five batters on 97 pitches as his record fell to 5-3.

Estrada finished the month of April with a 2.87 ERA, but that number has been climbing ever since. He has a 5.66 ERA over his last eight starts, and has allowed 17 home runs in that span. After the game, manager Ron Roenicke seemed to indicate that Estrada's spot in the rotation might not be safe.

"I don’t know," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We'll have to talk about it."

Estrada's next start is set for Sunday against the Reds. 


Marco Estrada surrenders four runs in no-decision vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada wasn't a factor in Wednesday's decision after giving up four earned runs on six hits and three walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 6-4 loss to the Twins.

Estrada gave up a three-run home run in the fourth inning and another run in the fifth on a bases-loaded walk. His offense was able to bail him out by evening the game after he left. Estrada owns a 4.19 ERA and 66:23 K:BB ratio in 73 innings. He'll take on the Mets Tuesday.


Marco Estrada cruises to easy win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada got plenty of help Friday, and cruised to an 11-5 win over the Cubs.  

Estrada was given six runs of support in the first two innings, so the game's outcome was never really in doubt. He tossed a quality start in the outing, limiting the Cubs to three runs in six innings of work. He scattered six hits and four walks, while striking out five in his second straight win.

Estrada is now 5-2 on the season, with a 4.03 ERA. He finished the month of May with a 3-1 record despite posting a 5.04 ERA in six starts. He begins June with a start against the Twins Wednesday. 


Longball remains on issue for Marco Estrada in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada got plenty of help Friday, making up for a subpar effort in a 9-5 win over the Marlins.

Estrada pitched in the seventh inning, and did a good job keeping the Marlins off the base paths. Unfortunately, his troubles with the long ball crept up, as the Marlins took him deep for four solo home runs. He was ultimately charged with five runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings of work, without a walk. He struck out seven, while throwing 69 of 100 pitches for strikes.

Estrada has a decent 3.98 ERA in 61 innings of work, despite leading the majors in home runs allowed with 16. He is 4-2 heading into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Orioles. 


Marco Estrada loses for first time in six starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada lost for the first time in six starts during a 4-2 loss Sunday against the Cubs. He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks, while striking out four in five innings.

The game was scoreless until Welington Castillo parked a two-run homer in the second inning after Estrada walked Luis Valbuena to lead off the inning. Valbuena then added an RBI double with two outs in the third inning to extended the lead to 3-0.

The Cubs then extended the lead to four runs after Mike Olt connected for a solo home run leading off the fourth inning.

Estrada's ERA jumped from 3.28 to 3.64 in the loss. His next scheduled start is for Friday at Miami.


Marco Estrada settles down following first-inning homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Brewers starter Marco Estrada bounced back from a rough start the last time out in a 5-2 win over the Pirates Tuesday.

Estrada allowed just one run in six innings of work, on a solo home run in the first inning. He allowed nothing else from that point on, scattering six hits and a pair of walks over six innings of work in the start, while striking out eight hitters.

Estrada has been extremely homer prone so far this season, allowing 10 in just 49 1/3 innings, but that's about the only blemish on his game. In eight starts, he has a 3-1 record and 3.28 ERA heading into his next start, set for Sunday against the Cubs. 


Marco Estrada gives up four runs in no-decision Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada didn't factor into the decisino Tuesday after giving up four earned runs on four hits and two walks in six innings and striking out four in his team's 7-5 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Estrada hadn't given up more than three runs in a start before Tuesday's outing, in which he served up a two-run home run in the first and a solo home run in the sixth that cut his lead to one. The bullpen then gave the lead away in the eighth inning.

Estrada owns a 3.53 ERA and 38:12 K:BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings. He is scheduled to face the Pirates next Tuesday after two off days for the Brewers this week.


Marco Estrada tosses quality start in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada tossed a quality start on Thursday, settling for a no-decision in an 8-3 defeat. The right-hander surrendered three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six in six innings pitched.

Estrada owns a 3.13 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 37 1/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Tuesday against Arizona.

Marco Estrada fans nine in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada twirled what might have been his finest performance of the season Saturday, though he ran out of steam a bit late in a 5-3 win.

Estrada got back over .500 with the start, and he was overpowering for long stretches. He struck out nine batters in 7 2/3 innings of work, and only made two mistakes in surrendering a pair of home runs that led to three runs. He was tagged for four hits and did not walk a single batter while throwing 107 pitches.

Estrada is now 2-1 with a 2.87 ERA, with 28 strikeouts and only six walks in 31 1/3 innings on the season. He will try to keep it up in his next start, set for Thursday in Cincinnati. 


Marco Estrada allows one run in no-decision Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Brewers starting pitcher Marco Estrada had one of his best starts of the season Sunday against the Pirates, but still walked away with a no-decision as opposing pitcher Gerrit Cole was equally impressive. 

Estrada allowed one run on six hits and no walks in six innings, while striking out four. The only run he allowed came on a Neil Walker home run in the fourth inning. Estrada was in line for the loss until Mark Reynolds tied the game with a solo home run leading off the eighth inning.

Estrada, who has a 2.66 ERA through four starts, is expected to be back on the hill Saturday against the Cubs. He was 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in three starts against Chicago last season.


Marco Estrada takes loss in quality start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada took the loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on five hits and one walk in six innings while striking out three in his team's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals.

Estrada (1-1) had his worst outing of the season Tuesday and was still able to turn in a quality startaf ter giving up a single run in each of the second, third and fourth innings. He owns a 3.06 ERA and 15:6 K:BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings. Estrada is scheduled to face the Pirates Sunday.


Marco Estrada tosses quality start, earns first win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Brewers starter Marco Estrada tossed a quality start , earning his first win of the season Thursday night against the Phillies.

Estrada (1-0) surrendered a solo home run to Marlon Byrd in the opening frame and allowed a run-scoring infield single to Byrd again in the sixth. He was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings pitched. He threw 94 pitches, 62 of which were strikes.

Estrada has allowed just three earned runs over his first 11 2/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Tuesday at home against St. Louis.

Marco Estrada solid to start season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Brewers right-hander Marco Estrada followed a fine spring with a strong regular season debut Friday in Boston. But he emerged with a no-decision.

Estrada racked up 106 pitches in just 5 2/3 innings as he was hurt by three walks. But he gave up just one earned run with three walks and six strikeouts. He retired eight of 10 after surrendering a home run to Will Middlebrooks in the third inning.

His next start will be Thursday against Cliff Lee and the Phillies.