Starling Marte

Starling Marte

CF - PIT
Age: 31Bats: RThrows: R

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Ownership

 
Yahoo
81%
 
ESPN
85%

Eligibility

Yahoo CF
ESPN CF
CBS CF

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

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 20 homers and 19 steals while hitting .285/.327/.497. The poor walk rate hasn't hurt his value yet in standard fantasy leagues. Marte remains an unheralded star in five-by-five leagues.

While still not elite, Marte is clearly a second-tier fantasy outfielder with both power and speed to go with a potential 100/100 RBIs and runs season despite playing for the Pirates' sluggish offense. Fantasy owners have to be loving his performance once again.