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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
Contract: view contract details

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Starling Marte launched his third home run of the spring Sunday versus the Blue Jays.
Marte also singled in the game, finishing 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. The 29-year-old outfielder has been on fire all spring and will look to carry that over into the regular season. He batted just .275/.333/.379 over 77 games in 2017. Mar 18 - 3:34 PM

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Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a spring loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

He tripled home a run in the fifth inning. He is slashing .526/.550/1.000 with two homers and five RBI so far this spring as he tries to put last year's disappointing season behind him.
Mar 10 - 7:09 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-3 and homered against the Braves on Monday.

Marte also swiped his fourth base in five games today. He might want to start saving those for the season,
Mar 5 - 4:43 PM

Starling Marte (hand) has been shut down from winter ball.

Marte suffered a cut on his left hand last Friday and the Pirates have ordered him to cease participation in the Dominican Winter League. The 29-year-old outfielder batted .255/.310/.396 with two home runs and eight stolen bases in 28 games with Leones del Escogido. He posted career-worst numbers during the 2017 MLB season after getting suspended for performance-enhancing drug use in April.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Starling Marte is batting just .197/.244/.316 through 20 games in the Dominican Winter League.

He has struck out 21 times in 76 at-bats and drawn just three walks. It's unfair to make too much of winter ball stats -- they always come in small sample sizes, and after the long grind of the MLB season -- but Marte's case is unique in that he struggled to career-worst numbers in 2017 after getting popped for PEDs in the spring. There's a real question as to whether he will ever be the same player.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 09:55:00 AM

Starling Marte has been added to the roster of Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.

He's expected to make his debut on Wednesday. The goal is to get him more game action after he was limited to 77 games this season after serving an 80-game PED suspension. The 29-year-old outfielder put up a career-low .712 OPS (87 OPS+) in 2017.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 09:00:00 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:11:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 10:02:00 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.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 04:51:00 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.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:39:00 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.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 02:02:00 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.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 08:56:00 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.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 01:30:00 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.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 10:16:00 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.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 04:50:00 PM

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