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Starling Marte (LF,CF)

Pittsburgh Pirates - 98% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

The Pirates got 10 wins in their 8-2 win over the Mets on Saturday. Starling Marte was not a part of the attack, going 0-for-4 . He saw only nine pitches in his four at-bats and his batting average dropped to .281 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is 0-for-8 since his seven-game hit streak ended. Marte is on pace for 31 home runs, over 100 RBI and nearly 30 stolen bases. Owners can expect Marte to be a strong fantasy contributor for the remainder of the season.


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Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Pirates blanked the Cubs in a big 3-0 win. Marte contributed from the cleanup spot this afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates, now 18-20 on the season, having been hovering around the .500 mark all season long. Marte has been a bright spot for the team, batting .296 on the season with eight home runs and 26 RBI. Along with his stellar play in left field, he has also taken on a larger role in the lineup leading to the possibility for more points.


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In another tough loss, Starling Marte launched his seventh homer of the season as the Pirates fell to the Reds 7-1. Marte has been hot as of late, batting .310 in his last 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is off to a great start in 2015, hitting .264 with seven home runs and 18 RBI. As the Pirates continue to wait for Andrew McCutchen to find his groove in 2015, the team will continue to rely on Marte to provide a jolt to their lineup.


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Starling Marte hit a two-run bomb on Tuesday, but it was too late for the Pirates to make any sort of a comeback. The Pirates' only positive sign from Tuesday was Marte's home run

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte's fantasy value is skyrocketing with his constant production. Marte has hit 6 home runs on the season, and he has the ability to steal bases. If you can trade for Marte, I would do it now before his stock increases any more.


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Starling Marte had a clutch RBI single in the Pirates 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks yesterday. Marte now has 13 RBI on the season,as well as five home runs.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has been picking up the slack for a struggling Andrew McCutchen as of late. He has been hitting at an impressive .323 clip over his last 10 games, and has collected 11 RBI in that span as well.


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After a rough start to the season, Starling Marte drove in five runs last night in a blowout win over the Brewers. His batting average now sits at .189, which is almost 100 points higher than it was prior to this series.

Fantasy Impact: The Pirates have been inconsistent thus far in 2015, but Marte and others are beginning to live up to their preseason expectations. Expect Marte to remain a staple in the lineup for the Pirates now that he is beginning to turn his play around.


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With a batting average now at .103, Starling Marte hopes to find some consistency in their upcoming series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Marte is hitless in his last three games, and has 14 strikeouts in the young season.

Fantasy Impact: After a strong performance by their pitchers that was ultimately wasted by silenced bats, the Pittsburgh Pirates need the likes of Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco to perform up to their potential. Don't be surprised if you see a shakeup in the lineup by Clint Hurdle to try and give the club an offensive jolt.


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Despite hitting his first home run of the season on Friday, Starling Marte is off to a slow start. He is batting just .167 in his first five games, including 0-2 with a walk on Saturday. With the outfield situation having some question marks of late, the Pirates need Marte to return to his Spring Training form.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is going to be called upon to pick up some slack as Andrew McCutchen battles a sore knee. Don't sit Marte just yet, it is unclear how he will respond to a bigger role on the field and in the lineup.


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Starling Marte continued his terrific play in Spring Training this afternoon, going 1-for-3 with an RBI single in a 6-2 loss to the New York Yankees. Marte, who homered Wednesday, is sporting an impressive .333 batting average this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is expected to be a big contributor in all phases of the game this year in what is being considered one of baseball's best outfields. Alongside Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen, Marte can be counted on for solid defense, a ton of speed and a bat that is steadily heating up.


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Starling Marte homers Wednesday

Wed, Mar 18th 10:20pm EDT
By Daniel Marcus

Starling Marte hit his first home run of spring training Wednesday night. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Marte is a breakout candidate this year as he offers potential to be a 20 HR-40 SB contributor. Although spring training results should not be overvalued, it is always good to see production from a potential high round pick


Clint Hurdle told reporters today that he sees Starling Marte as a run producer first and a run scorer second. (Source: Travis Sawchik on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is positive news for Marte's value as a fantasy option. Once he was moved down to fifth in the Pirates order last year, he played much better. With his base stealing ability and a solid Pirates lineup, Marte should be able to drive in and score plenty of runs this season.


Starling Marte is going into the 2015 season as the starting left fielder in one of the best defensive outfields in all of baseball.

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte batted .291 last season with 13 home runs, 56 RBI's, and 30 stolen bases. He started to get hot toward the end of last season, and I look for that hot streak to carry over into this season. Marte is a top left field option for this season. Marte is a safe bet to go with, and I think that you should be able to draft him in the 5th-8th round in your fantasy draft.


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