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Stroman is breaking the rules on the way to the top

Updated: May 12, 2009, 5:21 PM ET
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPN RISE Magazine

Marcus Stroman isn't about doing things the conventional way.

A Mets fan isn't supposed to list Jimmy Rollins as his favorite baseball player. Stroman does.

An eighth-grader isn't supposed to play varsity baseball, especially in Suffolk County's competitive Class AA. Stroman did.

And a kid who checks in at 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds isn't supposed to be able to throw the ball 92 miles per hour. Stroman can.

But what really makes the Patchogue-Medford senior pitcher/shortstop ...

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