Starling Marte

Starling Marte

CF - PIT
Age: 30Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

PIT @ STL
J. Flaherty #47
Tue, 7/16 8:15pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #28
Projection (?) 4.1 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
97%
 
ESPN
98%

Eligibility

Yahoo CF
ESPN CF
CBS CF

The only players to bat at least .275 with 20 homers and 30 steals last season: Mookie Betts and Starling Marte. Lower the steals query to 20, and they're joined by Mike Trout, Francisco Lindor, Christian Yelich, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez. Despite serving a short IL sting with an abdominal injury in late April, he has already managed 15 homers and 13 steals while hitting .275/.315/.478. The poor 4.0% walk rate hasn't hurt his value yet in standard fantasy leagues. On his way to another 20/20 campaign, Marte remains an unheralded star in five-by-five leagues.

As one of just a handful of players who can realistically be expected to hit 20 home runs and steal 30 bases over a full season, Marte is a key piece to winning rosters in standard 5x5 fantasy leagues.

Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues