Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 months ago

Estrada (10-9) took the loss against the Red Sox on Wednesday, coughing up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and a walk over only 2.1 innings while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

After posting a 1.67 ERA through his first four September starts, Estrada crashed back to earth in his final outing of the year. The veteran righty will return to Toronto's rotation next year hoping to improve significantly on the disastrous 4.98 ERA he put together in 2017.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 months ago

Estrada (10-8) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four across seven innings to earn the victory Friday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada gave up a solo homer to Aaron Judge in the first inning before settling down while receiving plenty of run support as he cruised to his 10th victory the season. He's been outstanding during his four starts this month, as he's allowed just five earned runs to lower his ERA from 5.23 to 4.70, and fantasy managers who have used him lately in lineups have reaped the rewards. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 months ago

Estrada and the Blue Jays agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $13 million contract extension, keeping him with the team through the end of the 2018 season, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rather than gauging his value on the open market as a free agent this winter, Estrada opted for the security of rejoining the Blue Jays for an additional year following an up-and-down 2017 campaign. The 34-year-old struggled mightily from early June through the end of August and may have been at risk of being bounced from the rotation, but he's gotten back on track in September with a 3.60 ERA and 1.00 WHIP over four starts. Estrada's solid finish might have been enough to convince the organization that he remains a viable mid- or back-end rotation arm even as he nears the end of his career, though he'll need to do a better job of reining in the long ball to enjoy consistent success in 2018.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 months ago

Estrada (9-8) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four batters through eight innings during Saturday's win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has found a groove of late and allowed just five runs over 20 innings through his past three starts. Estrada still sports a disappointing 4.84 ERA for the campaign, but with an 8.7 K/9 and his recent form in mind, he's definitely on the fantasy radar in the majority of settings for his final two starts. However, it's a daunting upcoming schedule. A date with the Yankees at the Rogers Centre is up next, and then Estrada projects to face the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
2 months ago

Estrada (7-8) earned the win Monday against the Orioles, allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

EDGE Analysis

Estrada was sharp in this one, throwing 67 percent of his pitches for strikes and going without a walk for the third time in a start this season. He allowed a run on two hits in the fourth inning before allowing a solo home run in the fifth. The win was Estrada's third in as many decisions and boosted his K:BB to a solid 26:6 over his last five starts. He will look to continue his recent success Saturday against the Twins.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
3 months ago

Estrada tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday, working around three hits and three walks, but he was long gone by the time the Red Sox walked off with a 19th-inning win.

EDGE Analysis

There's been a strange symmetry to Estrada's results lately -- he's gone seven shutout frames twice to bookend his last six starts, with a pair of six-run outings forming an inner ring and a couple bare-minimum quality starts accounting for the juicy center. That is to say, he's run the entire gamut from amazing to mediocre to awful, making it hard to know what to expect from Estrada in any given start. Outings like this one certainly aren't a wise bet -- the guy's put up a 6.35 ERA over his last 18 starts, after all. Estrada's next start will come Monday against the Orioles.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
3 months ago

Estrada (7-8) allowed six runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out four batters through five innings during Thursday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners maintaining allegiance to Estrada will take the win, but it was another poor outing from the veteran. He's now allowed 18 runs through 21.1 innings over his past four starts and sports a discouraging 5.23 ERA and 1.45 ERA for the campaign. A daunting date with the Red Sox at Fenway Park is up next for Estrada, too.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
3 months ago

Estrada allowed three runs on five hits with one walk and four strikeouts over six innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

All the damage against Estrada came on a three-run double by Albert Almora in the third inning, but Toronto's offense was able to erase the deficit in what ended as a 6-5 extra-inning loss. Estrada got over Tuesday's hiccup against the Rays in a hurry, coming back to form for his fourth quality start in five outings. He'll look to keep the good times rolling Saturday against the Twins.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
3 months ago

Estrada (5-8) took the loss Tuesday against the Rays, giving up six runs on 10 hits -- including two home runs -- and four walks over 4.1 innings while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

Hours after Jon Morosi of MLB Network broke the news that Estrada had been claimed by a team and not passed through revocable waivers, the right-hander reverted to his June form and didn't do much to bolster his trade value. The pending free agent will take a 5.09 ERA into his next outing, scheduled for Sunday on the road against the Cubs -- assuming he's still a Blue Jay by then, of course.

Marco Estrada
SP TOR
3 months ago

Estrada (5-7) pitched seven scoreless innings with six strikeouts during Thursday's win over the Yankees. He worked around five hits and three walks.

EDGE Analysis

After a rough midseason run (9.52 ERA through nine starts), Estrada has now allowed just six runs through 26 innings over his past four outings. It's an encouraging rebound, and especially considering the past two games have come against the Astros and Yankees. With a 4.85 ERA and 1.40 WHIP for the campaign, it's not out of the question to remain a little selective with Estrada's matchups, but he definitely appears to be trending back in the right direction. A home start against the Rays is up next for Estrada.