Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 day ago

Marte returned to the lineup Wednesday and went 1-for-5 with an RBI single.

EDGE Analysis

The one-day rest didn't seem to re-ignite his strong season. Marte has five hits and 10 strikeouts in his last 31 at-bats. Seventy one of the last 98 pitches he's seen have gone for strikes -- and that includes an intentional walk. The outfielder has two career hits in 11 at-bats with a walk against Thursday starter Wily Peralta.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
3 days ago

Marte is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Marte will get to take a bit of a mental breather Tuesday after having gone 0-for-4 in each of his last three games. Manager Clint Hurdle will slide Gregory Polanco over to left field and give Matt Joyce a start in right with the Pirates welcoming young right-hander Joe Musgrove to PNC Park. Look for Marte to draw back into the lineup for Wednesday's contest.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 days ago

Marte has already tied his career high in stolen bases (41) through 114 games, though he's hit only seven homers in 473 plate appearances.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder's slugging percentage (.448) has remained within career norms, thanks to a career-high 30 doubles, but fantasy owners are likely looking for additional home runs. Marte has gone deep one time in his last 218 plate appearances -- the worst stretch of his career. His average fly ball distance has also declined from 300 feet and 306 feet in 2014 and 2015, respectively, to 270 feet, according to Baseball Heat Maps. Marte remains a top fantasy option in the outfield, but he's used his tools in different ways.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
6 days ago

Marte went 3-for-4 with a run-scoring double in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Marlins

EDGE Analysis

He drove in Jody Mercer with a seventh-inning double and posted his fifth multi-hit outing of August overall. Marte is now slashing a stellar .316/.374/.461 on the season with seven homers and 41 RBI.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 week ago

Marte (back) went 2-for-5 with an RBI double Monday in San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

The RBI was just Marte's third in August. He's batting .273/.360/.364 with four stolen bases in 51 plate appearances since July. The outfielder holds a modest four-game hitting streak (7-for-16) but has just one homer in his last 191 plate appearances.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte (back) will bat fifth and play left field Monday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Marte left Saturday's game early with back tightness and was a late scratch from Sunday's contest as well. The Pirates were likely just playing it safe over the weekend, but as they sit 1.5 games out in the Wild Card race, Marte will jump right back into the lineup Monday to face San Francisco's newly acquired lefty Matt Moore.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte (back) was a late scratch from Sunday's lineup, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marte was originally scheduled to bat second in the order and start in left field, but he'll now take a seat to rest an aching back. The Pirates are likely just being overly cautious here, but consider Marte day-to-day heading into Monday's series opener in San Francisco.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte (back) is in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately for the Pirates, Marte's back injury doesn't seem to be anything major and he'll return to action Sunday. Marte will be batting second and starting in left field for Pittsburgh's series finale against Brett Anderson and the Dodgers.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte left Saturday's game in the seventh inning with upper back discomfort, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

There has been nothing yet to suggest Marte is any worse off than day-to-day although his status for the remainder of the road trip is up in the air. Marte took his spot in the outfield prior to the bottom of the seventh inning but left shortly thereafter with a trainer.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte left Saturday's game against the Dodgers in the seventh inning with an apparent injury, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't obvious what was ailing Marte, but he left with a trainer shortly trotting out to take his position for the bottom of the seventh inning. Sean Rodriguez replaced Marte in center field.