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Starling Marte | Outfielder | #6

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / PIT
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Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.
Marte extended his hitting streak to nine games in the loss, and he's 15-for-32 with seven steals, seven RBI and six runs scored in that span. The only shame is that he's finally rounding into form as the season draws to a close. It was basically a lost year for the 28-year-old, who missed 80 games due to suspension and has batted .271/.332/.380 in 74 games on the field. With a clean slate in 2018, expect something close to a return to form for Marte. Sep 29 - 12:11 AM

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Starling Marte reached base three times and scored three times Tuesday against the Orioles.

The Pirates' first four hitters Tuesday -- Adam Frazier, Marte, Andrew McCutchen and Josh Bell -- went a combined 10-for-16 at the plate in this one against Kevin Gausman and the Orioles' bullpen. Marte has been red-hot at the dish and on the bases lately with 11 hits and five stolen bases over his last seven contests.
Sep 26 - 10:02 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk Sunday in the Pirates' 4-1 defeat of the Cardinals.

Marte singled in the bottom of the third inning and belted a two-run jack off Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh in the bottom of the fifth. The 28-year-old outfielder is putting together a nice September and should be back in good fantasy graces leading into the 2018 campaign.
Sep 24 - 4:51 PM

Starling Marte went 1-for-3 and swiped his 19th bag of the season in a losing effort against the Cardinals on Friday.

Marte also drew a walk and scored a run in the ballgame. He's hitting .255/.316/.353 with six homers and 24 RBI in his 69 games this year.
Sep 22 - 10:39 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-4 and drove in a run during Wednesday's victory over the Brewers.

His third-inning single plated Adam Frazier to give his team an early lead. He was then thrown out attempting to steal second base. Marte also doubled in the game. The outfielder has been one of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy season, missing 80 games due to a suspension for performance-enhancing drug usage and failing to play up to expectations after his return. He has a .255 batting average after hitting .311 a year ago. He has just six home runs and 24 RBI in 300 plate appearances. His 18 stolen bases have enabled him to salvage some fantasy value.
Sep 21 - 2:02 AM

Starling Marte (finger, shoulder) went 2-for-4 and stole two bases Tuesday in his return to the Pirates' starting lineup.

Marte suffered finger and shoulder injuries last week on a head-first slide and Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said recently that the 28-year-old outfielder might be done for the season, but that's obviously not the case. Marte is up to 18 steals in 67 games this year, though he's slashing just .251/.311/.347.
Sep 20 - 8:56 AM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington indicated Sunday that Starling Marte (finger) might not make it back this season.

Marte took some swings Sunday and hasn't officially been ruled out, but the Pirates don't want him to push things with two weeks remaining in the season. The 28-year-old hasn't played since last Wednesday due to finger and shoulder injuries suffered on a head-first slide.
Sep 18 - 1:30 PM

Starling Marte (finger) remained out of the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Marte hasn't played since Wednesday due to finger and left shoulder injuries sustained on a head-first slide. Gregory Polanco is also sitting this one out, as the Pirates have Jordan Luplow and John Jaso in the outfield corners.
Sep 17 - 10:16 AM

Starling Marte is out of the lineup for the second straight day on Saturday due to finger and left shoulder injuries.

Marte sustained the injuries in a head-first slide earlier this week. He'll receive treatment and attempt to swing a bat on Sunday. If all goes well, he could return to the lineup. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 16 - 4:50 PM

Starling Marte is not in the Pirates' starting lineup on Saturday.

It looks to be just a regular day of rest for the 28-year-old outfielder. Jordan Luplow is starting in left field for the Pirates and batting second against Sal Romano and the Reds. Marte is hitting a disappointing .247/.308/.345 with six homers, 23 RBI and 16 stolen bases through 66 games this season.
Sep 16 - 11:16 AM

Starling Marte went 1-for-4 and swiped a pair of bags in a loss to the Brewers on Wednesday.

It's been a rough year for the former star, batting just .247 with six home runs, 23 RBI and 39 runs scored. He has salvaged some fantasy value by stealing 16 bases in 19 tries. He missed 80 games due to a suspension for performance-enhancing drug usage.
Sep 14 - 12:38 AM

Starling Marte is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Marte hit a two-run homer in Monday night's win at Miller Park, but Jordan Luplow will get the nod in left field and bat second Tuesday versus Milwaukee left-hander Brent Suter.
Sep 12 - 3:10 PM

Starling Marte hit his sixth home run of the season Monday in the Pirates' defeat of the Brewers.

It was a two-run blast in the top of the fifth inning off Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff. Marte finished the game 1-for-5 with one run scored and two RBI. He's batting just .248/.310/.347 in 287 total plate appearances this season.
Sep 11 - 11:24 PM

Starling Marte hit his fifth home run of the season Sunday in the Pirates' defeat of the Reds.

It was a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning off Reds right-hander Tim Adleman. Marte also enjoyed a big game Saturday and would seem capable of a strong push in the final month of the regular season. As it stands, the 28-year-old outfielder is slashing just .261/.321/.361 through 56 games.
Sep 3 - 4:39 PM

Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with an RBI groundout in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Marte actually had a hand in the game's first run, as his single preceded a throwing error that allowed John Jaso to score from first base. Marte then added on to the lead with a run-scoring groundout in their four-run eighth inning. Games like Saturday aside, it's been largely a lost year for the 28-year-old, who's hitting just .261/.323/.350 in the 55 games he has played after being suspended for half the year.
Sep 2 - 10:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4Wade LeBlanc
5A.J. Schugel
6George Kontos
7Dovydas Neverauskas
8Angel Sanchez
9Johnny Barbato
10Edgar Santana
11Jack Leathersich
12Dan Runzler