2012 Draft Scouting Report: Marcus Stroman

Scouting reports are the foundation of the talent evaluation system, and the reports that are used on draft day are developed from multiple viewings over the course of a player's amateur career. As part of our 2012 draft coverage here at Scout.com, we'll be providing team quality first-hand scouting reports on the names you need to know on draft day. Here's a look at right-hander, Marcus Stroman.

Name: Marcus Stroman
Position: Pitcher
School: Duke
Height: 5-foot-9
Weight: 185
Bats/Throws: R/R

Events Scouted: Team USA

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Scouting Report

Stroman isn't going to intimidate anyone with his size, standing at 5-foot-9. But, his stuff is as good as any reliever in college baseball. He is purely a reliever, however, given his max effort delivery and lack of size. He has two dominant plus pitches that make him an ideal candidate for the closer role at the big league level. Stroman pounds the zone with a 93-96 mph fastball with some good riding action up in the zone. He then finishes hitters off with a potential plus-plus slider that comes in at 83-86 mph with tremendous late bite. He has the bulldog mentality to close in the big leagues, as well as the stuff, and it's just a matter of whether his smallish frame and max effort delivery will hold up.

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