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Starling Marte

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

2018 Stats

AVG

.284

HR

14

RBI

48

R

53

SB

25

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball 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 bas...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 184   DOB: 10/9/1988   DRAFTED: No   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.

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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
2018 29 MAJ PIT 87 362 334 53 95 35 17 4 14 48 25 5 23 75 0 3 2 .284 .331 .485 .816
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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)     763 3,156 2,883 430 828 260 146 35 79 314 206 62 159 684 12 13 89 .287 .342 .444 .787

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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
Jul. 21 @Cin 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .331 .485 .816
Jul. 20 @Cin 6 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .489 .822
Jul. 15 Mil 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .285 .333 .480 .813
Jul. 14 Mil 4 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .335 .484 .819
Jul. 14 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .333 .471 .804
Jul. 13 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .284 .334 .465 .799
Jul. 12 Mil 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .335 .467 .802
Jul. 11 Was 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .282 .334 .468 .802
Jul. 10 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .332 .460 .792
Jul. 9 Was 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .333 .463 .796
Jul. 8 Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .328 .457 .785
Jul. 7 Phi 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .329 .460 .789
Jul. 6 Phi 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 .269 .320 .442 .762
Jul. 4 @LAD 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .316 .441 .757
Jul. 3 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .313 .436 .749
Jul. 2 @LAD Did not play.
Jul. 1 @SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .314 .438 .752
Jun. 30 @SD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .315 .440 .755
Jun. 29 @SD 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .448 .769
Jun. 27 @NYM 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .270 .323 .452 .775
Jun. 26 @NYM 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .321 .447 .768
Jun. 25 @NYM 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 .276 .330 .459 .789
Jun. 24 Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .325 .458 .783
Jun. 23 Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .326 .458 .784
Jun. 22 Ari 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .327 .461 .788
Jun. 21 Ari 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .335 .473 .808
Jun. 19 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .332 .470 .802
Jun. 18 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .333 .461 .794
Jun. 17 Cin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .339 .469 .808
Jun. 16 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .336 .467 .803
Last 7 Games 33 5 10 2 0 3 8 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 .303 .303 .636 .939
Last 14 Games 59 10 22 4 0 5 14 2 10 7 1 1 0 0 .373 .403 .695 1.098
Last 30 Games 111 18 31 7 0 6 17 4 24 12 1 1 0 0 .279 .310 .505 .815

Starling Marte: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 83 83
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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 10

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Starling Marte Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201878104164.205.436.703
2017748021.162.189.404
20168915256.292.393.730

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201825143103221.311.506.860
20172354072920.311.438.808
20164005674141.315.470.837

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181752872615.303.503.859
20171493151810.322.477.873
20162262922118.301.416.779

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181542572210.266.474.781
20171601721311.231.288.558
20162634272529.319.490.851
Starling Marte vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Matt Harvey CIN 10 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 .200 .273 .400 .673

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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
2018 29 MAJ PIT 362 334 6.4% 20.7% 0.31 78% .327 .201
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3-Year Averages     499 459 4.6% 19.2% 0.24 79% .347 .135
Career     3,156 2,883 5% 21.7% 0.23 76% .351 .157

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Starling Marte Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2017 476 9 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2017 189.3 -1 - -2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 705 -3 26 -5 3 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 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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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
6.4% BB Rate
WEAK
20.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.816 OPS
GOOD
.331 OBP
AVERAGE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.284 AVG
GOOD
.327 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.485 SLG
GOOD
.201 ISO
GOOD

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

Marte went a combined 3-for-8 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored in Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

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Marte went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

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Marte, who collected two hits Sunday, is 9-for-16 since returning from a three-game benching.

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Marte went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the Pirates' 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

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Marte went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Phillies.

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Marte is out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Monday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

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Marte struck out on three pitches in a pinch-hitting role Sunday against San Diego.

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Marte is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

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Marte is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

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Marte will hit leadoff in Monday's game against the Mets.

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Marte is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds.

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Marte is still dealing with an oblique injury but believes he can play through the pain, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

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Marte went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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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.