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Starling Marte (LF,CF)

Pittsburgh Pirates - 66% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Marte is getting a day off on Thursday when the Pirates take on the Rockies in Colorado. (Source: MLB Lineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Just a day of rest for Marte but fantasy owners hate to see a Coors Field opportunity missed. Matt Joyce is starting in left field and batting cleanup.

 

Starling Marte took a backseat to Andrew McCutchen's spectacular performance at the plate Tuesday, but he did manage to belt a homer of his own in the 9-4 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Marte went 1-for-5 on the night with that home run, his average now sits at .322. The outfielder has been able to contribute from the cleanup spot in the early going, making him a valuable asset to any fantasy lineup.

 

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Marte totaled four hits, two runs, two RBI, and five total bases in the Pirates 12-10 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Marte and the rest of the Pirates (along with the Diamondbacks) put on a hitting clinic on Sunday. The Pirates young outfielder is hitting .333 on the season with impressive across-the-board production early on. If Marte can stay consistent, like this, then he can be a top-15 or so outfielder this season.

 

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Starling Marte went 2-for-5 with an RBI as the Pirates crushed the Padres 11-1 to salvage the series.

Fantasy Impact: The outfielder continues to be a fantasy staple in 2016, batting almost anywhere in the order while hitting .328 on the season.

 

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Marte went 2-for-5 and recorded two runs and an RBI against the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has been very solid to start the season as he has contributed in all five standard categories. He now has a very modest three-game hit streak.

 

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Marte hurt his hand on a hit-by-pitch, so he sat out most of Sunday's game. He played one inning in left and one inning in center field as a defensive replacement.

Fantasy Impact: Marte was a non-factor on Sunday. Before his hand injury, Marte was putting together a solid start to the 2016 season (hopefully, his injury doesn't linger). Any and all of the Pirates' big three outfielders is a solid play moving forward.

 

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Marte went 2-for-4 against the Tigers. He recorded a double and a home run and drove in two runs.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start, Marte now has three consecutive multi-hit games. There is little to worry about with Marte as both his power and speed have been in play early in the season, which is exactly what he was drafted for.

 

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Starling Marte put the Pirates up for good with his bases-clearing blast in the 8th inning. The Pirates handed the Reds their first loss of the season by a final of 6-5.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is adjustIng nicely to being a cog in the heart of the order this season. The star outfielder has recorded five hits in his first 15 at-bats in 2016 and helped the Pirates go 4-0 to start the year.

 

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Marte went 2-for-3 on the night and scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: There was never any reason for panic in regards to Marte and he is showing he is well on his way to proving the fantasy value we have come to expect from him.

 

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Marte went 0-for-4 on Tuesday night against the Cardinals, though he did walk once.

Fantasy Impact: Do not panic on Marte. He is off to a slow start but has faced two quality starting pitchers in Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha. He is still on track to be a top-20 outfielder and the hits should start rolling in soon.

 

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Hitting in the fourth hole, Marte did not record a hit against the St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff. Marte finished 0-for-4 in the game with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is going to have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs this season, but it wasn't his day today. He wasn't the only Pirates' player to struggle today, so expect a better performance moving forward. Still, Marte is a mid-to-high end outfielder in all leagues.

 

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Marte is putting together a solid showing in Spring Training. He is currently batting .440 with 11 hits, four RBI, and three stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: The speedy, versatile outfielder is a player on the rise. Marte is penciled into the four-hole this season; he has the chance to drive in a high amount of RBI. The only thing Marte lacks is power and consistency, and other than that, he is a solid early-round outfielder for his mixed bag of production, especially in head-to-head leagues.

 

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Starling Marte hit in the number four slot today and finished 2-for-2 against the Philadelphia Phillies in a Spring Training exhibition.

Fantasy Impact: According to FantasyPros, Marte has an ADP of 29. The Pirates up-and-coming outfielder is a fantasy stud this season. As long as he can stay healthy, a .285 average/80 RBI/20 home runs/30 steals 2016 stat line seems pretty reasonable. He is like a mini Andrew McCutchen with less plate discipline and more speed.

 

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Marte recorded two hits, scored two runs, drove in two runs, and hit his 19th home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte will try to secure a 20/30 season with a home run in the next two games for the Pirates. He has become an elite fantasy outfielder this season, and should be valued as such entering next season.

 

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The Pirates pounded out 12 hits in a 5-4 win over the Rockies on Thursday. Starling Marte lead the way, going 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Marte continues to swing a hot bat and raised his batting average to .293 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is 15-for-25 over his last five games with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI. Fantasy owners should continue to play Marte while he is hot, as he is producing in every phase of the game.

 

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The Pirates pounded 19 hits on Wednesday in a 13-7 win over the Colorado Rockies. Starling Marte was one of six Pirates with two or more hits, finishing 3-for-6 with a double and two RBI. Marte is now batting .288 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is 11-for-20 over the last four games with three doubles, two home runs and seven RBI. He has 30 doubles, 18 home runs, 77 RBI and 29 stolen bases on the season. Owners should ride Marte over the final couple weeks of the season.

 

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Marte blasted his 18th home run of the season, while also recording four hits and two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has been on a tear in his past two games as he has recorded home runs in each. For those who own him in fantasy leagues, it is a good time for him to flash power as he had just one home run during September prior to this stretch.

 

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The Pirates used a 13-hit attack to defeat the Cardinals on Sunday, 7-1.Starling Marte had a good game in the win, going 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. The homer was Marte's 16th of the season and he's now batting .281.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is a consistent contributor with a batting average and slugging percentage identical to his career averages. He's on pace to hit over 30 doubles, 19 home runs and 30 stolen bases.

 

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Marte went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI in a big 9-3 win over the Cards. The outfielder is continuing his great 2015 campaign and pushed his average up to .282

Fantasy Impact: A breakout year for Marte, he has hit 15 homers and driven in 66. Combine that with a .331 OBP and 26 steals, he remains a valuable fantasy asset.

 

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Starling Marte went 1-for-5 Thursday with a strikeout. He now only has three hits, one extra-base hit, in his last 26 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Marte's August struggles have carried into September. It's poor timing for a drought at the plate, and fantasy owners are hoping he can turn things around. On a positive note, all three of those hits have come in the last two games.

 

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The Pirates got hits from just two players on Saturday, but it was enough for a 3-2 win over the Giants. Starling Marte got two of those hits, including his 15th home run of the season. He is now batting .290 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has hit safely in his last seven games. He's on pace to hit over 30 doubles, 20 home runs and steal 30 bases. The only negative to Marte's game is that he draws very few walks, only 21 so far this season. Having said that, he's a very good fantasy option for the stretch run.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to win the series on Wednesday night behind the arm of J.A. Happ, who threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday night. Happ only allowed two hits and two walks while striking out three. Starling Marte went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, and he scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte has been a consistent fantasy producer all season, and I look for him to become a larger fantasy value once Josh Harrison returns because Marte will have more opportunities to attempt to drive runners in.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to jump out to an early 3-1 lead, but the lead didn't last long. In the fifth inning, Jeff Locke began the inning by walking two batters, which would come back to haunt the Pirates. The Cardinals would score three runs in that inning to gain and preserve the lead. Starling Marte collected two hits, after struggling over the weekend.

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte is a great fantasy player because he has clean-up hitter power and he can steal bases with ease. Marte is a rare breed, and he needs to be on your fantasy team. He should be an automatic starter no matter the opponent.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates came back to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-6, after trailing 5-1. The Pirates were able to record their league-best 34th comeback win. Starling Marte went 1-for-3 three at the plate with an RBI, a walk, and he a hit-by-pitch. Marte drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded.

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte has been a fantastic fantasy option all season long, but he has dipped off some in the month of August. However, he showed some signs of resilience on Sunday night against the Dodgers with the game-winning RBI. Marte needs to remain in your starting lineup because he is batting second in the Pirates lineup, and whoever bats second, in front of Andrew McCutchen, usually gets prime opportunities to drive the ball.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday afternoon to take win the three game series.

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte has been hitless thus far in the series against the Dodgers batting in the second spot in the order. Marte has been hitting the ball extremely well, but this week has been rough for him and his fantasy owners. Marte should be perfectly fine because all great hitters have slumps.

 

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Starling Marte went 2-for-4 in a 5-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Marte is batting .361 over his last 15 games, but he only has driven in seven during that span.

Fantasy Impact: Tonight's game will be crucial for the Pirates as they try to stop the surging Cubs and maintain Wild Card positioning. Marte will be in the top of the lineup once again and will look to pad his solid season stats. (.290 BA) (109 Hits) (56 RBI)

 

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The Pirates managed just three hits on Sunday, but it was enough for a 3-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Starling Marte provided a key double and knocked in two runs. He now has 56 RBI and is batting .288 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. He has a sold on-base percentage of .335 and OPS of .784. While not an upper echelon fantasy outfielder, Marte is consistent and can help teams in need of an extra outfielder.

 

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Starling Marte went 1-for-4 with an RBI in a 5-4 victory over the Reds. More importantly though, he saved the game with two outstanding catches in the ladder innings of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has been a versatile player all season. He is currently batting .292 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI. Although there are no fantasy points for defense, his glove work must be noted. He may be on his way to a Gold Glove come award season in the MLB.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have just lost Josh Harrison for 6 weeks due to an injury in his thumb. Now Starling Marte could possibly see some time on the DL if he is unable to play. Marte hurt his left side on a swing and miss on Sunday against the Indians. He may just need a couple days off, but if he can't play, it could mean the Pirates are in serious trouble.

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte is a dynamic clean up hitter because he can hit for power and is one of the fastest players in the league. Marte's fantasy owners need to pay attention to this to determine what you need to do with your roster.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded 21 hits in a 9-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Starling Marte had a stellar game at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a double, RBI and run scored. He's now batting .285 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has hit safely in his last seven games, raising his average 15 points in the process. He's on pace for 27 home runs and 99 RBI. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable playing Marte every day.

 

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The Pirates pounded Braves' pitching for 13 hits in an 8-5 win on Saturday. Starling Marte got three of those hits in four at-bats. He also knocked in a run, stole home and scored three runs. Marte is now batting .279 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is having a very good season across the board. He's on pace for 26 home runs and 31 stolen bases and has a slugging percentage of .460 and OPS of .788. The only negative to his game is that he draws few walks.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded out 13 hits in a 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Five Pirates had at least two hits, including Starling Marte, who went 2-for-5 with a run scored. Marte raised his batting average to .285 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, raising his batting average 34 points in that span. Although Marte's strikeout-to-walk ratio is poor, he's on pace to club nearly 30 home runs and drive in 110.

 

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The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded White Sox pitching for 18 hits in an 11-0 win on Monday. Starling Marte played a key role, going 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. Marte raised his batting average to .284 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Marte is 13-for-21 over his last four games, raising his batting average 33 points in that span. He's one of the hottest players in the league and is on pace for 31 home runs and 116 RBI.

 

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The Pirates defeated the Phillies by the score of 1-0 on Sunday. It was the second 1-0 win for the Pirates this past weekend. Starling Marte had a big game, going 3-for-5 with a double. He raised his average for the season to .273.

Fantasy Impact: Marte was 9-for-16 in the series against the Phillies, raising his average 22 points in the process. He's on pace for 31 home runs, 112 RBI and 29 stolen bases. Marte should continue to be one of the top fantasy left fielders in the league.

 

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Starling Marte and the Pirates are set to take on the Philadelphia Phillies in a big weekend series. The Bucs (32-27) are six games back in the division and can take sole possession of second place if they have a big weekend. Marte (.251) will be right in the middle of the action.

Fantasy Impact: 2015 has been a breakout year for Marte. He has 12 home runs, 41 RBI and 11 stolen bases. When Andrew McCutchen was struggling to start the year, Marte carried the club offensively. If he can improve on his .251 batting average, his name could appear on the All-Star starting lineup.

 

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Starling Marte went 1-for-4 at the plate in a tough 6-2 loss against the Padres. Marte held down the cleanup spot in the order during this game.

Fantasy Impact: After an up-and-down start to the year, Marte has turned 2015 into an All-Star caliber season. Batting everywhere from leadoff to cleanup, he is posting a .278 average with 10 home runs and 33 RBI. Look for him to continue to play a crucial role in the Pirates' offense.

 

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The Pirates offense saw production from the 4 though 8 spots in their lineup on Monday, which is a positive thing to see. It shows that the Pirates can get production from someone other than Andrew McCutchen.

Fantasy Impact: Starling Marte had another productive outing against the Marlins. Marie's value continues to increase as he continues to bat clean-up. Marte should start to make a big push for the All-Star game, so look for his numbers to increase as the Pirates start to get hot.

 

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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: MLB.com)

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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