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Starling Marte

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

2017 Stats

AVG

.275

HR

7

RBI

31

R

48

SB

21

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Marte lost half of his 2017 season after serving an 80-game suspension following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. After his July return, the vet improved with each month, stealing 19 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 190   DOB: 10/9/1988   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By PIT In 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Starling Marte Contract Information:

Agreed to a six-year, $31 million contract with the Pirates in March of 2014.

September 28, 2017  –  Starling Marte News

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Marte went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and his 20th stolen base of the season Wednesday.

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Starling Marte Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 21 R GUL 8 28 26 6 9 5 3 0 2 5 4 1 1 6 0 0 1 .346 .393 .692 1.085
2010 21 A+ BRA 60 253 222 41 70 21 16 5 0 33 22 8 12 59 2 2 15 .315 .386 .432 .818
2011 22 AA ALT 129 572 536 91 178 58 38 8 12 50 24 12 22 100 1 2 11 .332 .370 .500 .870
2012 23 A STA 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2012 23 AAA IND 99 431 388 64 111 46 21 13 12 62 21 12 28 91 2 3 10 .286 .347 .500 .847
2012 23 MAJ PIT 47 182 167 18 43 14 3 6 5 17 12 5 8 50 2 2 3 .257 .300 .437 .737
2013 24 MAJ PIT 135 566 510 83 143 48 26 10 12 35 41 15 25 138 6 1 24 .280 .343 .441 .784
2014 25 AAA IND 3 12 12 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .083 .083 .167 .250
2014 25 MAJ PIT 135 545 495 73 144 48 29 6 13 56 30 11 33 131 0 0 17 .291 .356 .453 .809
2015 26 MAJ PIT 153 633 579 84 166 51 30 2 19 81 30 10 27 123 3 5 19 .287 .337 .444 .781
2016 27 MAJ PIT 129 529 489 71 152 48 34 5 9 46 47 12 23 104 1 0 16 .311 .362 .456 .818
2017 28 A+ BRA 3 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2017 28 AAA IND 9 40 36 4 12 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 2 8 0 0 2 .333 .400 .444 .844
2017 28 MAJ PIT 77 339 309 48 85 16 7 2 7 31 21 4 20 63 0 2 8 .275 .333 .379 .712
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3-Year Averages     119 499 459 67 134 37 23 3 11 52 32 8 23 96 1 2 14 .292 .343 .427 .770
Career  (View All)     676 2,794 2,549 377 733 225 129 31 65 266 181 57 136 609 12 10 87 .288 .344 .439 .783

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Starling Marte Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @Was 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .379 .712
Sep. 30 @Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .333 .380 .713
Sep. 29 @Was 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .334 .381 .715
Sep. 28 @Was 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .332 .380 .712
Sep. 27 Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .268 .330 .378 .708
Sep. 26 Bal 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .328 .376 .704
Sep. 24 StL 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .323 .373 .696
Sep. 23 StL 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .256 .317 .359 .676
Sep. 22 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .255 .316 .353 .669
Sep. 20 Mil 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .255 .313 .353 .666
Sep. 19 Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .251 .311 .347 .658
Sep. 18 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .247 .308 .345 .653
Sep. 12 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .309 .346 .655
Sep. 11 @Mil 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .310 .347 .657
Sep. 10 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .312 .339 .651
Sep. 9 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .253 .317 .344 .661
Sep. 8 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .319 .349 .668
Sep. 7 ChC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .320 .351 .671
Sep. 6 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .321 .355 .676
Sep. 5 ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .326 .361 .687
Sep. 4 ChC 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .265 .327 .363 .690
Sep. 3 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .321 .361 .682
Sep. 2 Cin 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .323 .350 .673
Sep. 1 Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .253 .317 .344 .661
Aug. 30 @ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256 .314 .347 .661
Aug. 29 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .315 .352 .667
Last 7 Games 28 7 13 0 0 1 5 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 .464 .500 .571 1.071
Last 14 Games 42 9 19 1 1 1 8 4 7 5 1 0 1 0 .452 .489 .595 1.084
Last 30 Games 97 15 30 1 1 3 12 8 18 8 2 2 1 0 .309 .370 .433 .803

Starling Marte: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 76 56 25
2016 123 114 16
2015 151 141 18
2014 131 114 28
2013 130 124 13
2012 45 43 4

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Starling Marte Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017748021.162.189.404
20168915256.292.393.730
2015126176185.246.421.717

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172354072920.311.438.808
20164005674141.315.470.837
201545367136325.298.450.798

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171493151810.322.477.873
20162262922118.301.416.779
201526742103716.292.457.804

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171601721311.231.288.558
20162634272529.319.490.851
20153124294414.282.433.760
Starling Marte vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Starling Marte Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 21 R GUL 28 26 3.6% 21.4% 0.17 77% .389 .346
2010 21 A+ BRA 253 222 4.7% 23.3% 0.20 73% .424 .117
2011 22 AA ALT 572 536 3.8% 17.5% 0.22 81% .390 .168
2012 23 A STA 5 5 0% 60% 0.00 40% .000 .000
2012 23 AAA IND 431 388 6.5% 21.1% 0.31 77% .344 .214
2012 23 MAJ PIT 182 167 4.4% 27.5% 0.16 70% .333 .180
2013 24 MAJ PIT 566 510 4.4% 24.4% 0.18 73% .363 .161
2014 25 AAA IND 12 12 0% 41.7% 0.00 58% .143 .084
2014 25 MAJ PIT 545 495 6.1% 24% 0.25 74% .373 .162
2015 26 MAJ PIT 633 579 4.3% 19.4% 0.22 79% .333 .157
2016 27 MAJ PIT 529 489 4.3% 19.7% 0.22 79% .380 .145
2017 28 A+ BRA 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2017 28 AAA IND 40 36 5% 20% 0.25 78% .407 .111
2017 28 MAJ PIT 339 309 5.9% 18.6% 0.32 80% .324 .104
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3-Year Averages     499 459 4.6% 19.2% 0.24 79% .347 .135
Career     2,794 2,549 4.9% 21.8% 0.22 76% .354 .151

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Starling Marte Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 1186.3 22 170 11 22 596 11 445 4
2015 CF 103 -1 27 -2 -1 33 0 44 -3
2016 LF 966.7 12 166 5 12 477 2 396 2
2016 CF 96.3 -6 30 -2 -6 43 -2 33 0
2017 LF 476 9 97 3 9 286 4 69 -2
2017 CF 189.3 -4 59 -2 -4 62 -4 40 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF -3 2 12 0 0 8 5 11 0 24
2015 CF -1 -2 1 0 0 1 0 -1 0 0
2016 LF -3 1 8 0 0 9 4 6 0 19
2016 CF 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 LF -1 -3 6 0 0 2 3 4 0 9
2017 CF 1 -1 -1 0 0 1 0 -2 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Starling Marte    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.32 BB/K
WEAK
5.9% BB Rate
POOR
18.6% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.712 OPS
POOR
.333 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.275 AVG
GOOD
.324 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.379 SLG
POOR
.104 ISO
TERRIBLE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Starling Marte

Overall Ratings

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Starling Marte: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Marte stole his fifth base in four games Friday, going 1-for-3 with a run scored against the Cardinals.

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Marte went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in his return from a finger injury Tuesday.

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Marte (finger) is starting in left field and batting second Tuesday against the Brewers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

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Marte (finger) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

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General manager Neal Huntington said Marte (finger) may not have enough time to return this season, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Marte (finger) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Marte (finger) is out of the lineup against the Reds on Saturday.

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Marte, who didn't play Friday, is bothered by an injured pinky he jammed during Wednesday's game, AT&T SportsNet reports.

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Marte is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Friday.

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Marte is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Brewers.

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Marte went 1-for-4 with his fifth homer of the season Sunday against Cincinnati.

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Marte, who will play left field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Cubs, has seven career stolen bases against opposing starter Jake Arrieta.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Back spasms short-circuited an electric season by Marte, denying the 28-year-old of finishing off one of his most productive campaigns. The outfielder offset career lows in games played (129) and home runs (9) with a career-high .311 batting average and 47 stolen bases in 2016. He started just one game after Sept. 5 due to the back injury, but when he was healthy, he registered a .380 BABIP (second highest in the majors behind DJ LeMahieu's .388). While that number is likely to regress in 2017, he features a career .359 BABIP. Marte's aggressive style lends itself to injuries -- he dealt with a host of ailments in 2016 before the back issue -- and he's been hit by 79 pitches in five seasons. The two-time Gold Glove winner should be healthy for spring training, but it might be wise to keep a close eye on his Grapefruit League progress.

2016

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 pace and he finished with 19 home runs. Given his daring style of play, the 27-year-old will always be at risk for getting hurt — he was hit by 19 pitches (third-most in NL), but his unique talents set him apart, as Marte slashed .287/.337/.444 and stole 30 bases for the third straight season. He hit .298 against righties and only .246 vs. southpaws despite a .311 career mark against lefties. Plate discipline will never be his forte (27 BB:123 K ratio) but a career .353 BABIP assuages concerns about a lack of contact. Marte will aim for his second straight Gold Glove in 2016.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

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.

2012

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.