METS ACQUIRE ALL-STAR RHP MARCUS STROMAN FROM TORONTO
FLUSHING, N.Y., July 28, 2019 – The New York Mets tonight announced that the club has acquired All-Star RHP Marcus Stroman and cash considerations from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for minor league LHP Anthony Kay and minor league RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson.
Stroman, 28, entered today ranked fifth in the American League in ERA (2.96), with the third-lowest slugging percentage (.357) and eighth-lowest OPS (.656). He was named to the American League All-Star team earlier this month.
“Marcus is a dynamic talent who will bring tremendous passion to our team and energy our fans will truly appreciate,” Executive Vice-President and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “As a Long Island native, we believe that Marcus will thrive playing in New York.”
He owns the sixth-lowest HR/9 rate (0.72) in the majors and has yielded 10 home runs in 124.2 innings this year. Since his rookie season in 2014, Stroman ranks 10th in the majors in homers per nine innings (0.80).
The Medford, NY native has the fifth-best ERA (2.93) vs. National League clubs among all American League pitchers with 75.0 or more innings vs. the NL since 2014.
Among pitchers with at least 700.0 innings pitched since 2014, Stroman has allowed the third-fewest extra-base hits (221), behind Alex Wood (186) and Carlos Martinez (207).
Stroman is 47-45 with a 3.76 ERA in 135 major league games, 129 starts (all with Toronto).
Kay, 24, is 8-6 with a 3.13 ERA in 19 combined starts between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Syracuse (AAA) of the International League this year.
Woods-Richardson, 18, is 3-8 with 4.25 ERA in 20 starts for Columbia (A) of South Atlantic League.