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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 (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.
Marte will go through a full workout on Friday and if he gets through that with no setbacks and feels fine Saturday he might be activated. Austin Meadows is a candidate to be optioned back to Triple-A Indianapolis even though he's played so well, as there wouldn't be an everyday role for him. May 25 - 4:00 PM

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Starling Marte (oblique) took early batting practice on the field Friday.

It's the first time he's done any hitting since he landed on the disabled list over a week ago with a strained right oblique. Marte wouldn't seem to be too far off from game action, but with Austin Meadows playing so well the Pirates can afford to be cautious here.
May 25 - 3:18 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) ran the bases on Wednesday.

Marte is easing back into baseball activities as he works his way back from a strained right oblique. Obviously, the bigger test will be when he's taking batting practice again, as he should be game-ready shortly after that. He's missed the last week of action.
May 23 - 3:27 PM

Starling Marte (oblique) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Marte injured his oblique last Tuesday before landing on the disabled list, but he's already feeling better. He doesn't expect to miss significant time, but the Pirates are going to play it safe before giving the green light to ramp things up. Austin Meadows is holding down regular playing time during his absence.
May 21 - 9:48 AM

Pirates placed OF Starling Marte on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 16, with a right oblique strain.

The Pirates initially held off putting Marte on the DL after he was injured on Tuesday, but he didn't make enough improvement the last couple days so the move was made. The team doesn't expect Marte to be sidelined very long. Austin Meadows has replaced Marte on the roster and should see regular starts in center field.
May 18 - 8:24 AM

Starling Marte will be placed on the disabled list with a right oblique strain.

Austin Meadows will be called up in the corresponding roster move. Marte had said as recently as Wednesday that he didn't think a DL stint would be necessary but apparently the Pirates felt differently. The 29-year-old has been a solid fantasy asset this year, hitting .308 with six homers, 10 steals, 30 runs scored and a league-leading four triples over 159 at-bats.
Source: The Athletic
May 17 - 9:13 PM

Starling Marte confirmed to reporters on Wednesday that he's dealing with an oblique injury.

Marte also said he doesn't think a trip to the disabled list will be necessary despite the injury. He's not in the lineup in Wednesday's game against the White Sox, and he was removed early from Tuesday's game with discomfort in his side. Marte is off to an excellent start to the year, with a .308/.363/.509 line along with six homers, 19 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 41 games.
May 16 - 4:23 PM

Starling Marte (side) is out of the Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday against the White Sox.

Marte left Tuesday night's game after experiencing discomfort in his right side and it sounds like this could be an extended absence. Sean Rodriguez is starting in center field and batting seventh Wednesday versus White Sox left-hander Hector Santiago.
May 16 - 9:43 AM

Starling Marte was removed from Tuesday's game against the White Sox with right side discomfort.

Marte doubled and scored in the Pirates' four-run bottom of the first inning, but he was replaced in center field by Sean Rodriguez to open the top of the second. He may have suffered the injury on a swing. There should be an update on the severity Wednesday.
May 15 - 7:43 PM

Starling Marte went 3-for-5 with a homer on Friday, leading the way as the Pirates demolished the Giants 11-2.

Marte got the Pirates on the board first with a two-run blast off of Andrew Suarez in the first inning. He added a pair of singles and scored two runs in the ballgame. He's having an outstanding season at the dish, slashing .300/.361/.493 with six homers, 19 RBI and nine stolen bases. His combination of power and speed makes him one of the top fantasy commodities in the game these days.
May 11 - 10:54 PM

Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Marte came up big in two spots on Saturday. His sacrifice fly in the sixth inning knotted up the score at 1-1, while his two-run home run in the eighth inning served to again tie matters up after the Brewers had pulled ahead 3-1 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Pirates would be unable to even things up a third time following Ryan Braun's two-run double in the eighth inning, though, ultimately falling by a final score of 5-3. For his part, Marte is now working to a .282/.354/.466 triple-slash with five home runs, 16 RBI and eight steals over the course of 34 games played. He's connected for homers in back-to-back contests.
May 5 - 11:48 PM

Starling Marte collected a two-run inside-the-park-homer in Friday’s 6-4 win over the Brewers.

The ball bounced off the center field wall and rolled toward right-center field, which allowed Marte to scamper around the bases. There was not even a play at the plate. Marte went 2-for-5 on the night and is batting .281/.357.445 with four homers, 13 RBI, eight steals, and 22 runs scored over 33 games. He’s back to being a useful all-around fantasy outfielder.
May 5 - 1:39 AM

Starling Marte delivered a walk-off RBI single as the Pirates topped the Cardinals 6-5 in 11 innings on Friday.

Marte went 2-for-6 with a run scored on the night. After the Pirates rallied to tie it against Greg Holland in the bottom of the ninth, David Freese drew a one-out walk against Jordan Hicks in the 11th. He moved to second base on a wild pitch and advanced to third on a ground out from Gregory Polanco before Marte played hero with the two-out single. Marte has hit safely in seven straight games and is batting .284/.371/.461 with nine extra-base hits (including three homers), 11 RBI, eight steals, and 19 runs scored through 26 games. He’s trying to put a disappointing 2017 season behind him.
Apr 27 - 11:34 PM

Starling Marte went 5-for-5 and scored four runs in a 7-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.

One of the five hits was a solo homer off of Junichi Tazawa, which gives Marte three on the season. This was a sensational game for the 29-year-old outfielder, and potentially the breakout he needs going forward. His average raised from .241 to .305 after this effort. As long as Marte is able to stay on the field, he should be among the best fantasy outfielders in the National League, if not all of baseball.
Apr 15 - 4:17 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with a bases-clearing triple, a stolen base, and a run scored Friday versus the Reds.

Marte broke the game open with his triple off Yovani Gallardo in the sixth inning. The 29-year-old had just one RBI — on a solo homer — through his first six games before the triple. Still, he’s been getting on base at a healthy clip in the early going. In fact, he’s already a quarter of the way to his walk total from his abbreviated season last year.
Apr 6 - 11:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3Richard Rodriguez
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Steven Brault
10Nick Burdi
11Nik Turley