17 Star Athletes Who Didn't Start Until Their Senior Year of High School

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Marco Estrada

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Marco Estrada

Marco Estrada is a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

He's totaled over 1,000 career strikeouts to date and was an All-Star in 2016.

That fact surely surprised the coaches at Sylmar High School (Sylmar, California), as Estrada didn't make varsity until his senior year.

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Marco Estrada is a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.

He's totaled over 1,000 career strikeouts to date and was an All-Star in 2016.

That fact surely surprised the coaches at Sylmar High School (Sylmar, California), as Estrada didn't make varsity until his senior year.

One of the team's pitchers had broken his collarbone, and the coaches decided to use Estrada, who'd been the JV shortstop, on the mound. 

"It was like: 'You've got a pretty good arm, I guess we'll use you,'" Estrada told the Toronto Sun of his foray into pitching. "And I ended up having a really good year. I was the best pitcher that year."

Estrada has now totaled nearly $50 million in career earnings to date.

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