Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
3 weeks ago

Marte, who went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks Friday, will start in center field and bat second Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

For the first time in his career, the outfielder has walked two times in consecutive games. He's also drawn seven walks in six games, matching his total in his previous 70 games and 290 plate appearances. Marte needs one homer to set a new career high of 20.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 weeks ago

Marte (calf) is starting in center field and hitting second Tuesday against the Cubs, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marte has been cleared to rejoin the starting nine after missing Monday's series opener with a calf injury that he picked up over the weekend. The outfielder, who is hitting .253/.291/.413 with two homers, three stolen bases and 10 RBI through 19 games this month, will face lefty Mike Montgomery in his return to action.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 weeks ago

Marte (calf) is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marte will sit for Monday's series opener after exiting Sunday's game against the Brewers with left calf tightness. The severity of the issue remains unknown at this point, leaving his status for the final week of the season murky. In his absence, Jordan Luplow is covering center field, with Pablo Reyes picking up a start in right field.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 weeks ago

Marte left Sunday's game against the Brewers with left calf tightness.

EDGE Analysis

The injury occured while Marte was running down to first base in the fourth inning. The severity of the issue is not yet clear.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 month ago

Marte is 9-for-20 with a double and a stolen base against Sunday starter, Wade Miley.

EDGE Analysis

Marte went 1-for-2 with a two-run double in Saturday's win over Milwaukee. He also walked for just the second time in 77 September plate appearances. The center fielder has eight hits in his last 20 at-bats, but is still sitting on 19 home runs (matching his career high).

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 month ago

Marte is 5-for-10 with a double against Saturday starter, Zach Davies.

EDGE Analysis

Marte, who was held without a hit Friday, was plunked on his left elbow pad by a 97-mph Corey Knebel fastball. He completed the final three innings, but it's possible he gets a day off to recover. Marte is hitting .200 in 80 September at-bats as his inconsistent production continues in 2018.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 month ago

Marte went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer against St. Louis on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

With 19 home runs and 31 stolen bases, Marte needs one homer to become the third player in team history to collect 20 home runs and 30 steals in a single season. Since wrapping up a 17-game hitting streak in late July, he's slashing just .242/.280/.356 in his last 157 plate appearances. Marte has shown signs of improvement, however. He's hitting .313 since Aug. 24 and has plenty of incentive to finish 2018 on a strong note.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Reds on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The home run was just his fifth of the season against a left-handed pitcher. Marte now has 18 homers, overall, and sits within one of his career high. With 30 stolen bases, the outfielder has a decent chance reaching the 20-30 mark for the first time in his career. His hustle has come into question lately, but the Pirates have few center field alternatives aside from Adam Frazier, who's expected to see most of his September at second base. Marte is 6-for-24 with five extra-base hits (including one homer) and three stolen bases against Wednesday starter, Homer Bailey.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte went 2-for-4 with his 30th stolen base Friday against Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Over the course of his current seven-game hitting streak, Marte is batting .387 in 31 at-bats. He's also attempted five stolen bases, successfully swiping two bags. After a 10-for-64 slump in August, the 29-year-old has ramped up production in all areas except home runs -- he's gone deep just one time since July 25. With 17 homers, Marte still has a decent chance of eclipsing his career high (he hit 19 homers in 2015) while compiling his first 20-20 campaign.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 months ago

Marte went 3-for-5 in Thursday's 5-0 loss to St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Marte is on a six-game hitting streak after Thursday's game, batting .370 (10-for-27) during that span. Still, his three singles out of the leadoff spot couldn't get anything going for the Pirates offense. On the year, Marte owns a .780 OPS with 67 runs scored.