Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte went 5-for-5 with a home run and four runs scored in Sunday's 7-3 victory over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Marte turned in a stellar performance Sunday, as he mashed his third home run of the year and second over the last six games. He's been an outstanding source of run production as well this season, as he's scored 15 times over 15 games. He'll aim to continue his impressive showing in the Pirates' upcoming series against the Rockies.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte went 1-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Marte managed to connect on a fastball from Tyler Chatwood in the fourth inning as he mashed his second home run of the year. Marte has now recorded a hit in four consecutive outings and has managed to reach base in all 10 of Pittsburgh's games, giving him a .356 on-base percentage for the year.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
3 weeks ago

Marte went 2-for-5 with three RBI, a run and a steal in Pittsburgh's 14-3 romp over Cincinnati on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Marte was hitting just .227 coming into the contest and although his average is still at just .259 following the two-hit game, he's got an .894 OPS through his first 27 at-bats this season and he looks primed to get back on track following a disappointing 2017 that saw him hit with an 80-game PED suspension. Marte also got his second steal of the season in the game, showing he still has the prowess on the base paths that has made him a five-category fantasy asset in the past.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 weeks ago

Marte went 2-for-7 with his first homer and stolen base in Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

After batting sixth in Game 1, the Pirates moved Marte to third for the second game. He'll likely bat consistently higher in the order with the team returning to National League park play until May 8. Marte has eight hits in 26 at-bats against Monday starter Lance Lynn, including two doubles and a triple.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 weeks ago

Marte will start in center field and bat sixth for the second straight game Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He'll likely move out of the sixth spot in the batting order, but perhaps not until the team returns home Monday for games in the National League. Marte collected a two hits Friday, including a leadoff triple. He also drew a walk and attempted his first steal of second base, though he was thrown out.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 month ago

Although Marte will bat sixth against the Tigers on Thursday, he's slated to hit second in the batting order with regularity, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has one hit in 10 career at-bats against Thursday starter Jordan Zimmermann, leading to the lineup drop. Marte hit .340 with three homers and seven stolen bases in Grapefruit League action. Pittsburgh is looking to be more active on the basepaths in 2018 and Marte figures to spearhead the effort.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 month ago

Marte is batting .410 in 39 at-bats with three home runs and six stolen bases in Grapefruit League action.

EDGE Analysis

He appears happy and healthy while playing in his natural outfield spot, center field, for the first time following Andrew McCutchen's departure. The career .288 hitter batted .275 with seven homers and 20 stolen bases in 77 games last year, missing 80 games due to a PED suspension. While Marte is set to rebound, keep in mind he's only played in more than 135 games once because of an assortment of injuries.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte (hand), who arrived to spring training three days early Thursday, says he's feeling more healthy after injury ended his Dominican Winter League prematurely, Rob Biertempfel of the Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was spiked on his left hand while playing for Leones del Escogido. "Sometimes, I'll still feel a tweak there," Marte said. "Not a big deal." The center fielder typically gets hit by more pitches than most batters -- he's totaled 87 HBPs in six seasons -- with nagging injuries costing him the odd game or two. Fortunately, Marte ended a disastrous 2017 (which included an 80-game PED suspension) on a high note, slashing .322/.380/.456 with three homers and eight stolen bases in 100 September plate appearances. With Andrew McCutchen traded to San Francisco, the hope is that Marte will relax in his natural center field position and rebound with a solid campaign.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 months ago

Marte has been shut down from the Dominican Winter League due to a left hand injury, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury doesn't appear to be anything overly serious -- as it's being described as a cut -- but the Pirates decided to play it safe with the outfielder and shut him down for the short amount of time left in winter ball. Marte hit .255/.310/.396 with two homers and eight stolen bases in 28 games before being the injury. He's looking to bounce back in 2018 after a disappointing 2017 campaign that saw him play in just 77 games due to a suspension.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
7 months ago

Marte went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and his 20th stolen base of the season Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's 9-for-25 with two doubles and six stolen bases against Thursday starter Edwin Jackson. Marte currently boasts a seven-game hitting streak during which he's batted .458 in 24 at-bats. He's also swiped five bags over that span.