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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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