The Trois-Rivieres Aigles announce that they have reached an agreement with American pitcher Tasker Strobel for the 2021 season. The new acquisition of the Aigles, from Avon, Indiana, has already accumulated experience in the Frontier league, playing for the Joliet Slammers in 2017.
Prior to joining the Slammers, Strobel played with the Saint Joseph’s College Pumas, a NCAA Division II program, in 2016 and 2017. In his final year with the team, Strobel posted an earned-run average of 3.17 while maintaining a winning record of 7 wins and 3 losses. He later made the leap into the American Association by joining the Gary SouthShore RailCats. In 2020, he played with the Westside Woolly Mammoths in the United Shores Baseball League. In 10 games, he had an earned run average of 3.97 in addition to not allowing any home runs to his opponents.
“Tasker is a great acquisition for our team in 2021. He’s a left-handed pitcher who has great power. He has shown increasing velocity and better control over the past few years, I’m sure he will be able to perform at a high level this season. He is able to outsmart hitters with all of his throws. I feel lucky to have been able to sign him before other teams. I see him as an endgame reliever, who could even find his role as a stopper,” says Matthew Rusch, manager of the Aigles.