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Starling Marte | Outfielder | #6

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Starling Marte (illness) went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his return to the lineup Friday against the Phillies.
Marte was a late scratch from Thursday’s lineup due to flu-like symptoms, but he should be fine moving forward. Despite going hitless Friday, the 27-year-old owns a strong .311/.362/.459 batting line this season. Jul 22 - 9:53 PM

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Starling Marte was a late scratch from the Pirates starting lineup on Thursday due to flu-like symptoms.

Marte was in the initial lineup, but was feeling a bit under the weather and manager Clint Hurdle wanted to play it safe and give him a night off. Gregory Polanco will shift to left field with Matt Joyce entering the lineup to play right.
Jul 21 - 6:57 PM

Starling Marte finished the night 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored on Wednesday.

He added a walk as well. Marte's power is down this year but he has taken his running game to a new level. He set a career high with 19 home runs last year but only has seven this year. He has already stolen 32 bases this season after stealing 30 in each of the last two campaigns. His owners will happily take the trade-off given that steals are so rare around the league this year.
Jul 21 - 12:05 AM

Starling Marte whacked a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 18th inning in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Nationals.

The Pirates held a 1-0 lead in the ninth, which was obliterated on a solo homer by Daniel Murphy. The two clubs went on to (essentially) play another baseball game, as the proceedings wouldn't end for nine more innings. Mercifully, Marte launched a monster go-ahead solo shot to left off Oliver Perez with two outs in the 18th to finally, finally snap that seemingly eternal 1-1 tie. For the season, he is slashing .315/.364/.465 with seven homers, 34 RBI, 31 steals and 49 runs scored over 327 at-bats. He will have to pick it up on the power front if he wants to match the career-best 19 homers he launched in 2015.
Jul 17 - 7:38 PM

Starling Marte is out of the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday afternoon in St. Louis.

It's just a day of maintenance for the dynamic 27-year-old outfielder, who's slashing .318/.362/.467 with six home runs and 25 stolen bases in 79 games this season. Matt Joyce will start in left field and bat fifth Thursday versus Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright. David Freese is also absent from the Bucs' lineup Thursday.
Jul 7 - 11:25 AM

Starling Marte went 1-for-3 and added two walks, two stolen bases, one run and one RBI on Saturday.

The steals give him 23 on the season to go with an excellent .327 batting average. Walks are rare for Marte. He has now walked only 11 times all year. Imagine how many bases he could steal if he learned how to draw walks.
Jul 3 - 2:53 AM

Starling Marte had three hits, a walk, a steal and three runs scored Wednesday against the Mariners.

Marte hit sixth tonight for just the fourth time this season, not that it stopped him. He's been an elite fantasy outfielder even while being locked out of the top three spots in the Pirates order this year. Still, we prefer to see him hitting cleanup than fifth or sixth.
Jun 30 - 1:30 AM

Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Marte's RBI triple in the seventh came as part of a little two-run rally, but the Mariners held a 5-0 lead at the time, a lead which was never seriously in jeopardy. The star outfielder is hitting .325/.364/.489 with 19 doubles, six homers, 30 RBI and 20 steals over 274 at-bats.
Jun 29 - 1:33 AM

Starling Marte (foot) went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored in his return to the lineup Friday.

Marte was limited to pinch hitting duties over the past two days due to a sore foot. He still appeared to be favoring the injury a bit on Friday, but he’s feeling good enough to play right now.
Jun 24 - 10:42 PM

Starling Marte (foot) is back in the Pirates' lineup Friday.

Marte hasn't started since leaving Tuesday's game with a sore foot. He's batting second and playing left field. The Pirates are also resting Josh Harrison, as Sean Rodriguez is handling second base.
Jun 24 - 3:40 PM

Starling Marte flied out as a pinch-hitter Thursday against the Giants.

Marte also came off the bench yesterday. He's been unable to start the last two days because of left foot soreness.
Jun 23 - 4:17 PM

Starling Marte (foot) is not in the Pirates' starting lineup Thursday against the Giants.

Marte was also held out of the starting lineup Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game with pain in his left foot. He did pinch-hit on Wednesday, which is usually a good indication that the injury is not serious. Sean Rodriguez is starting in left field Thursday.
Jun 23 - 10:22 AM

Starling Marte (foot) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Wednesday versus the Giants.

Marte was held out of the starting lineup after leaving Tuesday's game with pain in his left foot. It's clearly nothing too serious, but he may also have to be limited to bench work in Thursday afternoon's series finale.
Jun 23 - 8:33 AM

Starling Marte (foot) is not in the Pirates' lineup Wednesday.

Marte was lifted from Tuesday's game after experiencing pain in his left foot while trying to chase down a Ramiro Pena triple in the top of the eighth inning. He's considered day-to-day for now. Gregory Polanco will start in left field and Matt Joyce will play right on Wednesday night against the Giants.
Jun 22 - 3:10 PM

Starling Marte departed Tuesday's game against the Giants with left foot discomfort.

He dealt with a left ankle injury earlier this month, but it's not clear if this new foot thing is related. Marte pulled up in pain after trying to chase down a Ramiro Pena triple in the top of the eighth inning Tuesday. He will be reevaluated on Wednesday.
Jun 21 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Juan Nicasio
9Jon Niese