28-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
When Marte hit 12 homers in his first 57 games it appeared yet another breakout was on the horizon for the 5-tool star. Alas, a hand injury and an assortment of other nagging ailments slowed Marte’s p...
Starling Marte Contract Information:
Agreed to a six-year, $31 million contract with the Pirates in March of 2014.
Pirates GM Neal Huntington remained cryptic as to why Marte (back) was placed on the 15-day DL Sunday. "A paperwork move," Huntington told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "He's missed a large majority of (September), unlike some of the other guys like (Francisco) Cervelli, who are banged up. We felt it was useful for a variety of reasons to note that he went on the DL."
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Starling Marte||3-Year Averages||139||567||521||76||154||48||31||4||13||61||35||11||27||119||1||1||17||.296||.350||.445||.795|
|Career (View All)||599||2,455||2,240||329||648||209||122||29||58||235||160||53||116||546||12||8||79||.289||.345||.447||.792|
|Oct. 2||@StL||Did not play.|
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|Sep. 11||Cin||Did not play.|
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|Sep. 7||StL||Did not play.|
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|Last 7 Games||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Last 14 Games||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.333||.333||.333||.666|
|Last 30 Games||15||2||6||0||0||1||1||0||4||1||0||0||0||0||.400||.400||.600||1.000|
Starling Marte: MLB Games Played By Position
Starling Marte Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Starling Marte||3-Year Averages||567||521||4.8%||21%||0.23||77%||.362||.149|
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Pittsburgh Pirates Roster
MajorsBastardo, Antonio (P)
AAABonilla, Lisalverto (P)
AABarnes, Barrett (OF)
A+Brewer, Colten (P)
AHayes, Ke'Bryan (3B)
RookieAlemais, Stephen (SS)
Starling Marte: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Marte slightly improved upon his numbers from his first full season in 2014, slashing .291/.356/.453 with 13 homers and 30 stolen bases in 545 plate appearances. When Pittsburgh moved him out of the leadoff spot to seventh in order, he strung together four multi-hit performances in the next seven games and never looked back. His RBI total improved from 35 to 56 (year over year) and he ended up batting mostly fifth against left-handed pitching. A .373 BABIP appears ripe for regression, but he's never dipped below a .333 BABIP in six pro seasons. Marte, who signed a six-year, $31 million extension in March of 2013, played a more-than-capable center field when Andrew McCutchen went on the DL. After bottoming out June 8 with a .230 batting average, the 26-year-old hit .338/.397/.529 in 305 plate appearances. Provided he stays healthy -- he's been hit by 41 pitches the last two seasons -- expect another strong campaign from Marte.
A finger injury suffered Aug. 19 prematurely ended Marte's breakout season -- he saw just 27 of his 510 at-bats after the injury. The 25-year-old batted .280/.343/.441 with 12 homers, 35 RBI and 41 stolen bases (in 56 attempts). He ranked second in the NL with 24 Hit-By-Pitches. His 10.2 UZR and 20.1 UZR/150 ratings were the best among qualified NL left fielders. Despite a horrendous 25:138 BB:K ratio, Marte offset that number with a .363 BABIP -- which was actually his second lowest mark in five pro seasons. Expect more of the same from Marte in 2014. At some point, the team might move Marte out of the leadoff spot, but only if an adequate replacement can be found.
Marte's offensive ceiling may be as high as another other Pirates positional player not named Andrew McCutchen. His first foray with the Bucs proved to be a bumpy ride, but he gave glimpses of why the organization values him highly. The outfielder, who homered on the first big-league pitch he ever saw in Houston, never played above Double-A prior to 2012. WIth Triple-A Indy, Marte hit .286/.347/.500 with 13 triples, 12 homers and 21 steals in 99 contests. A season after winning a Double-A batting title, not even a 28:91 BB:K ratio could hold him down. Marte then hit six triples, five homers and stole 12 bases in 47 games for Pittsburgh, despite an oblique injury. Plate discipline will likely always be an issue for the free swinger. He heads into 2013 as the odds-on starter left fielder, but he will be pushed by the several others and Pittsburgh management showed in 2012 that it can be quick to pull the trigger on a struggling left fielder -- see Alex Presley. The scenario for a breakout season is real, but the chance that he gets sent back to Triple-A for additional seasoning is also a distinct possibility. Marte represents a high-risk, high-reward offering, especially in one-year leagues.
Marte made his Double-A debut in 2011 to the tune of a .332/.270/.500 slash line in 536 at-bats. Coming off a broken hamate bone in 2010, Marte showed a bit of the power (12 homers) that makes him the closest prospect Pittsburgh has to a five-tool talent. The 22-year-old righty hit 38 doubles, eight triples, stole 24-of-36 bags and hit .332. Marte lacks plate discipline (22:100 BB:K ratio) and it will be interesting to see how he fares against Triple-A pitching. Oddly, he hit .346 against righties (in 405 at-bats) and .288 (in 125 at-bats) versus lefties. It wouldn't be surprising to see him in a big league uniform by September, if not sooner.