5 years ago

Starling Marte put his speed on full display in Friday's loss to the Orioles, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases.

Marte also walked in the game and was caught stealing once. Perhaps the most impressive thing to take away from his big night though, was his ability to remain patient and work the count. He battled back from 1-2 to single on the eighth pitch of his at-bat in the first inning, then worked Wei-Yin Chen for a six pitch walk in the third inning. He possesses a dynamic skill-set, and could quickly become an impact player in fantasy leagues if he can cut back on the strikeouts and make more consistent contact.