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Starling Marte (LF,CF)

Pittsburgh Pirates - 98% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

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:

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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