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Starling Marte | Outfielder

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Starling Marte went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Mets.
Marte launched his bomb off of Erik Goeddel in the sixth inning. It was the young outfielder's ninth homer of the season and pushed his RBI total to an even 30. This is just a continuation of what's been a stellar year for Marte, who's hitting .278/.326/.513. May 24 - 4:36 PM

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Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

The Pirates had just seven hits in the game and Marte and Josh Harrison combined to account for six of those. Marte's RBI double in the ninth inning kept hope alive, but a comeback was not to be in the 4-2 loss. With the strong effort, he boosted his season line to .287/.341/.525. He's also hit eight home runs, driven in 25 and scored 19.
May 14 - 3:57 PM

Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run on Monday, helping the Pirates take down the Phillies.

Marte crushed a Jerome Williams offering into the seats in left-center at Citizens Bank Park in the third inning, giving the Pirates a 3-1 lead. The 26-year-old has shown considerable power this season, as he has eight home runs already while batting .277/.325/.518 with 24 RBI and five stolen bases.
May 11 - 10:27 PM

Starling Marte (head) is back in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Marte exited Saturday's game due to dizziness, but he's obviously feeling much better. The outfielder sports a .269/.322/.500 batting line with seven homers this season.
May 10 - 11:22 AM

Starling Marte left Saturday's game with "severe dizziness."

Sean Rodriguez took his place in left field at the start of the fourth inning. Marte struck out swinging in both of his at-bats. The 26-year-old is having a productive season, hitting .269 with a team-high 21 RBI. Until we get an update on Marte's status, consider him day-to-day.
May 9 - 8:28 PM

Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's win over the Cardinals.

Marte's RBI single in the third inning brought the Pirates to within 4-2 in a game they would ultimately lose 8-5. He's now hitting .275/.327/.510 with seven home runs, 20 RBI and 15 runs scored. The outfielder was dealing with a hand injury in late April, but he's put that behind him and looks primed to continue what's been a nice year.
May 9 - 2:25 AM

Starling Marte gave the Pirates their only run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds with a second-inning solo home run.

Marte reduced his team's deficit to 2-1 with the round-tripper off of Michael Lorenzen. He's now up to seven on the season along with 18 RBI, four stolen bases, and a .264/.320/.527 triple-slash line. Marte is more than halfway to matching his career-high mark in home runs at 13, set last season.
May 5 - 10:20 PM

Starling Marte finished 2-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Marte's two-run shot in the fourth inning was all the scoring the Pirates would muster against Cubs starter Travis Wood. The blast gave him six on the year to go with 15 RBI and 12 runs scored. The power has been a pleasant surprise, as Marte has never hit more than 13 homers in a season. He seems poised to top that mark with ease in 2015.
Apr 28 - 11:55 PM

Starling Marte (hand) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Pirates lineup on Friday.

Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch on his hand and received a day of rest on Thursday as a precautionary measure. The 26-year-old has been scuffling at the plate in the early going, slashing .226/.276/.547 with a 19/2 K/BB ratio in 59 plate appearances, though he does have five homers and 12 RBI.
Apr 25 - 8:30 AM

Starling Marte (hand) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday against the Cubs.

Marte left Wednesday's game after taking a pitch off his hand. X-rays came back negative, but he'll get a day of rest Thursday while Sean Rodriguez handles left field. Andrew McCutchen is also off Thursday, so Gregory Polanco will start in center field.
Apr 23 - 11:34 AM

X-rays on Starling Marte's right hand came back negative.

Marte left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch on the hand, but it appears he avoided serious injury. The outfielder might have a day or two off but shouldn't require a longer stay on the sidelines.
Apr 22 - 9:57 PM

Starling Marte was removed from Wednesday's game against the Cubs after being hit by a pitch in the hand earlier in the game.

Marte was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third inning but stayed in until the bottom of the fifth, when Andrew Lambo hit for him. The Pirates should have more information on Marte's outlook following the game.
Apr 22 - 8:58 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI single, and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Marte broke a 1-1 tie with a solo home run off of Travis Wood in the second inning, then plated another run with an RBI single in the sixth. The multi-talented outfielder has a slugging-heavy .208/.250/.542 slash line with five home runs and 12 RBI.
Apr 21 - 10:38 PM

Starling Marte hit a ninth-inning solo home run, but it was too late to help the Pirates stage a comeback against the Cubs on Monday.

Marte belted a Zac Rosscup offering to left field in the ninth to make it a 5-2 game, but it was too little, too late for the Pirates. Marte, who finished 1-for-4 on Monday, has been on a power surge lately, homering in three out of his last four games. Other than that, though, he hasn't done much at the dish as he's batting .178/.208/.467.
Apr 20 - 10:58 PM

Starling Marte hit his third home run of the season while driving in five runs in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Brewers.

Marte almost single-handedly sent Brewers' starter Kyle Lohse to the showers. In the first inning, the outfielder hit a two-run single to center. Then, in the fifth, he launched a three-run shot to left. If this wasn't enough, he also chipped in a stolen base just for fun. This was his second home run in as many days (and his second steal in as many days, to boot). All of this came after an icy start to the season. Even with the recent pyrotechnics, he's still hitting just .189/.225/.459 on the year. Marte was a .291 hitter last year. Don't worry too much about the early struggles.
Apr 18 - 10:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jose Tabata
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Brandon Cumpton