Marte
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.276
HR
17
RBI
57
R
63
SB
28
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Marte lost half of his 2017 season serving an 80-game suspension following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The vet improved his batting average each month, and stole 19 of his 21 bases after returning from suspension in July. He's taken at least 30 bags in... read more
Marte lost half of his 2017 season serving an 80-game suspension following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The vet improved his batting average each month, and stole 19 of his 21 bases after returning from suspension in July. He's taken at least 30 bags in his four full campaigns and should do so again. But what else will he offer? While Marte posted his career-best BB/K in 2017, it rose to just 0.32. He rarely walks, which means his stolen-base attempts are largely tied to him hitting for a high average. He's never posted a contact rate above 78.7 percent. Most importantly, he has only one season of more than 13 homers and relies on a groundball-heavy spray chart. He'll hit leadoff or second, which helps his best fantasy assets, but if the Pirates go into sell mode, Marte could find his way to a better park and/or lineup. To comfortably buy him, prospective owners must invest in extra power from their other top-end selections.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'1"    WT: 190 lbs.    DOB: 10/9/1988    College: None    Drafted: 2007Show Contract
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Starling Marte Contract Info:
Agreed to a six-year, $31 million contract with the Pirates in March of 2014.
Returns to lineup
OFPittsburgh Pirates
August 16, 2018
Marte (illness) is starting in center field and hitting second Thursday against the Cubs.
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Vs. Today's Pitcher
Starling Marte Vs Pitcher Stats
  • AB:
    8
  • H:
    2
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    1
  • HBP:
    1
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .250
  • OBP:
    .333
  • SLG:
    .250
  • OPS:
    .583
2018 Stat Review for Starling Marte
0.27 BB/K
POOR
5.3 % BB Rate
POOR
19.7 % K Rate
AVERAGE
0.782 OPS
AVERAGE
0.319 OBP
WEAK
0.276 AVG
GOOD
0.311 BABIP
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Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
  2. 2. AdamA. Frazier (L)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. X. JordyJ. Mercer (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 3. AdeinyA. Hechavarria (R)
Third Baseman
  1. 1. ColinC. Moran (L)
  2. 2. DavidD. Freese (R)
  3. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  4. 3. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
Shortstop
  1. X. JordyJ. Mercer (R) 10-Day DL
  2. 1. AdeinyA. Hechavarria (R)
  3. 2. KevinK. Newman (R)
  4. X. SeanS. Rodriguez (R) 10-Day DL
  5. 3. JoshJ. Harrison (R)
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  1. Starling Marte 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Starling Marte 2017 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Starling Marte 2016 Preseason 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 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.
  4. Starling Marte 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Starling Marte 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Starling Marte 2013 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Starling Marte 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Returns to lineup
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August 16, 2018
Marte (illness) is starting in center field and hitting second Thursday against the Cubs.
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Out with illness
OFPittsburgh Pirates
Illness
August 15, 2018
Marte's late scratch Wednesday was due to illness.
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Scratched from Wednesday's lineup
OFPittsburgh Pirates
Undisclosed
August 15, 2018
Marte was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against Minnesota.
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Steals two bases
OFPittsburgh Pirates
August 8, 2018
Marte went 1-for-5 with a run scored and two stolen bases in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.
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Goes deep in win
OFPittsburgh Pirates
August 7, 2018
Marte went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.
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