Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 days ago

Marte went 4-for-5 with a double and his 13th homer in Wednesday's 9-3 win in Detroit.

The dinger matched his career high and snapped an 82 at-bat homerless stretch. Marte extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 12-for-28 since June 24. With 13 home runs and 15 stolen bases, a 30/30 season remains in reach for the left fielder.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 7 days ago

Marte went 3-for-4 with his 15th stolen base Saturday against Atlanta.

He was fortunate to avoid injury after flipping head-over-heels while attempting to steal second on a wet track. Marte has six hits in 13 at-bats after going 1-for-18 prior to his hot stretch. He still only has one extra-base hit in his last 11 games, however.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 1 week ago

Marte delivered a pinch-hit single Thursday against the Reds.

Look for Marte, who had been mired in a 1-for-18 slump prior to Thursday, to return to the starting lineup Friday. The outfielder has 14 doubles and a team-leading 12 homers, but just one extra-base hit in his last nine games.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 1 week ago

Marte is out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Marte has struggled at the plate recently, going just 1-for-18 over the past five games. He'll receive a day off perhaps to clear his head, while Josh Harrison will shift to right field and Gregory Polanco will play left and Jung-Ho Kang enters the lineup at third base against the Reds.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 weeks ago

Marte went 2-for-5 with a run scored Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game with an ankle injury.

He struck out two times, stranded five runners and was caught stealing, but Marte collected two or more hits for the sixth time in seven starts. He's now batting .500 (17-for-34) over that span.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 weeks ago

Marte (ankle) is in Thursday's lineup against the White Sox, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Marte exited Wednesday's game early due to the ankle issue, but it appears the issue was minor, as he's back in Thursday's lineup. He'll shift back over to left field and will hit second Thursday, with Andrew McCutchen returning in center field.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 2 weeks ago

Marte left Wednesday's game with pain in his left ankle, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

It is unknown if Marte will have to miss time because of the injury, but the Pirates will likely update his status before Thursday's game against the White Sox.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI Monday, giving him four straight games with at least three hits.

He ended a 3-for-31 slump last week and has been on a tear ever since. Marte has stolen 11 bases and remains on pace for 30 while bumping up his home run production. The outfielder needs just one dinger to match his career high of 13. His breakout season continues.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 3 weeks ago

Marte went 3-for-7 -- including a game-winning single - in the 13th inning -- Friday against the Phillies.

He struck out three times and stranded five baserunners but got the job done in extra innings. Marte is batting just .174 (8-for-46) since May 30. His combination of speed and power makes it tough for fantasy owners to sit the left fielder, however.

Starling Marte LF/CF PIT 4 weeks ago

Marte had just one hit Tuesday, but made it count, launching a solo home run off of Taylor Jungmann.

Marte has struggled mightily this month, managing just four hits in 26 at-bats. Even through his slump Marte has provided some value, collecting 10 stolen bases with his 12 homers. He is now just one blast away from matching his career-high, set last season.