Big league pitcher Marcus Stroman’s little brother Jayden is making a lot of noise at the prep level.
The 16-year-old Medford native is ranked as the sixth-best baseball player in the nation on Perfect Game’s Class of 2025 High School Top 500 National Ranking.
Having just completed his sophomore season at The Stony Brook School, Stroman, 16, will attend and play baseball at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, next season. He has already committed to playing college ball at Duke, but as his stock rises at the high school level, he could end up being selected very high in the 2025 MLB Draft.
Stroman pitches and plays shortstop; his fastball was topping out at 94 mph this spring. At the plate, he is a switch hitter. In his Perfect Game scouting report, he is described as a “Switch-hitter w/ smooth path from either side of the plate, barrel skills w/ signs of juice; rangy defender in the dirt, carry on throws.”
In the YouTube short below, Stroman demonstrates his smooth fielding skills.
Here is Stroman demonstrating some power at the plate.
Check out his pitching motion and delivery below.
At 6-foot-1 and nearly 200 pounds, Stroman is hardly “little” in size when compared to his older brother Marcus, a former New York Met and nine-year MLB veteran who is enjoying an All-Star season with the Chicago Cubs this summer.
Another Medford teen, 2023 Patchogue-Medford High School graduate Josh Knoth, was selected by Milwaukee in the first round of the 2023 MLB Draft last month. Knoth, 17, is set to begin his professional career later this summer
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