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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 went 1-for-5 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
While the Pirates did score four runs on Tuesday, Marte and catcher Francisco Cervelli were the only batters to come away with extra-base hits. Marte was plunked on the right hand during Saturday's contest with the Brewers and subsequently missed Sunday's series-finale, but he should be ready to deploy as normal moving forward. And thank goodness for that, too, as the 27-year-old outfielder is slashing a fantastic .333/.390/.537 with five doubles, two homers, eight RBI and four steals across 54 at-bats to this point. Apr 20 - 2:29 AM

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Starling Marte (hand) is not in the Pirates' lineup Sunday.

Marte was hit in the right hand by a pitch in Saturday's game. He stayed in to finish that contest but is probably sore a day later. Consider him day-to-day. Gregory Polanco has shifted over to left field and Matt Joyce is getting a start in right on Sunday.
Apr 17 - 12:18 PM

Starling Marte slugged a go-ahead grand slam in a 6-5 win over the Reds on Friday.

Marte went 3-for-4 on the night and saved his best for last with a blast off Reds closer JJ Hoover in the bottom of the eighth inning. Not only was it the first grand slam of his career, but it was the first home run by a Pirates player this season. He picked a good time to finally get them on the board.
Apr 8 - 10:51 PM

Starling Marte left Saturday's game with tightness in his right quad.

He stumbled coming out of the batter's box in the first inning but didn't exit until the fourth inning when he was replaced by Tito Polo. Marte is listed as the starting left fielder for Sunday's game against Baltimore, so the injury must not be too serious. Manager Clint Hurdle could still scratch Marte if he's feeling sore tomorrow but for now, it looks like he won't miss any time.
Mar 26 - 9:20 PM

Starling Marte went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the Pirates' 9-5 defeat of the Tigers on Sunday.

Marte is 8-for-16 with a couple of homers this spring. He's expected to serve as the Pirates' cleanup man, hitting behind Andrew McCutchen. It's not necessarily ideal for his fantasy value, especially since he won't have a whole lot behind him to drive him in, but it's not bad either. There aren't many other players with a reasonable chance of driving in 90 and stealing 25-30 bases.
Mar 13 - 5:33 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that the team has no plans to move Starling Marte to center field for the time being.

Marte played 141 of his 159 games in left field in 2015, with 18 games played in center. Andrew McCutchen's more or less locked in roving the middle, so it's not exactly a surprise that Hurdle would shrug off the possibility of shifting Marte over even if Marte rates as the better defender. The 27-year-old hit .287/.337/.444 with 19 homers, 81 RBI and 30 steals last season and should continue to provide strong fantasy value heading into 2016.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Starling Marte went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's Wild Card loss to the Cubs.

Marte did nothing offensively--Jake Arrieta limited the Pirates to just four singles in the contest--but one at-bat, in particular, might have turned the whole shebang. The Pirates loaded the bases in the sixth inning with one out, at which point Marte inadvertently squashed the rally and quieted the fans with an ill-timed double-play ball. He can go fishing now, having hit .287/.337/.444 with 19 homers, 81 RBI and 30 steals during the 2015 season.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 11:13:00 PM

Starling Marte smashed a two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th inning on Friday, leading the Pirates to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Reds.

The Pirates fell behind 4-0 early in this one, but chipped away with a single run in the fourth and three more in the third, necessitating extra innings and setting the stage for Marte's dramatic blast. Marte also singled and scored a run earlier in the evening, finishing the night 2-for-6. The dynamic young outfielder is now slashing .286/.334/.445 with 19 homers and 81 RBI on the year.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:03:00 AM

Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Rockies.

All four of Marte's hits went for singles, including an RBI base knock off Rockies starter Chad Bettis in the first inning. He's picked up at least two hits in each of his last five games and has a three-hit effort and two four-hit efforts in that stretch. For the season, the versatile outfielder's slashing .293/.341/.455 with 18 homers, 78 RBI and 29 steals.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Starling Marte led the offense for a second consecutive day Tuesday, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in the Pirates' 6-3 win over the Rockies.

Marte provided the bookends for the Pirates' scoring on the evening, getting it started with an RBI double in the first inning and capping it with an RBI infield single in the fourth. The stolen base was his 28th of the season, fourth-most in the National League. The dynamic outfielder is batting .286/.335/.449 with 18 homers, 75 RBI and 79 runs scored in another fine offensive season.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:42:00 AM

Starling Marte went 4-for-5 with an RBI double and a solo home run as the Pirates beat the Rockies on Monday.

Marte kicked off the scoring with a solo home run in the first inning off of Jon Gray. He added an RBI double in the sixth inning to put the Pirates up 6-3. Marte's rate stats don't match up to his previous two seasons, but .284/.333/.447 is still productive. He's also knocked in 73 runs while homering 18 times.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Starling Marte (illness) is in the Pirates' lineup for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Marte hasn't played since Friday because of a stomach bug and he sat out of the first half of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader at PNC Park, but he is batting second and starting in left field in the nightcap.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Starling Marte (illness) is expected to return to the lineup for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Marte hasn't played since Friday due to illness, but he's feeling better now. He's available off the bench in the first game.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:49:00 AM

Starling Marte (illness) remains out of the Pirates' lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Marte hasn't played since Friday due to illness. No word on his status for the second game of the doubleheader. Travis Snider is playing left field.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 10:12:00 AM

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

Marte was a late scratch Saturday due to a stomach bug and is evidently still feeling it. Josh Harrison will handle left field.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 10:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2Jason Rogers
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Juan Nicasio
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Cory Luebke
7Kyle Lobstein
8Ryan Vogelsong
9A.J. Schugel
10Rob Scahill