The up and coming ace for the Blue Jays, Marcus Stroman, is now a featured artist on Mike Stud’s new album “These Days.”
Both athletes were pitchers at Duke University before All-American reliever Michael Seander required Tommy John surgery. The season ending injury led Seander to pursue a career in music, but he and Stroman have always stayed in touch, keeping a close eye on one another.
First it was the song “Dreamin'” which Seander says was inspired by Stroman, who plays a struggling basketball player in the music video.
Most recently, number six starred in the music video for “These Days,” where Toronto and the Blue Jays receive a ton of love. Stroman’s dance moves are on point.
Finally, Stroman fires off bars in the remix to “These Days.” You can find his verse at 29:25. He shouts out the reigning MVP Josh Donaldson, his trademark phrase “Height Doesn’t Measure Heart” and coming back from his torn ACL.
Working out, getting better, starring in videos; Stroman is keeping himself busy this offseason. The right-hander is primed for his first full campaign in Toronto after sporting a 4-0 record with a 1.67 ERA last year. Like the videos or not, coming back just six months off major knee surgery is impressive. The 5’8″ pitcher played a vital role in the Blue Jays’ success in the postseason, pitching six frames in the ALDS clinching game. With David Price departed, it’s all on “Stro Show” next year in Toronto.