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 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.
Wed, Feb 25th 6:34pm EST
By Caleb Luketic
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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