Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 week ago

Marte went a combined 3-for-8 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored in Saturday's doubleheader against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Marte combined for back-to-back homers with fellow outfielder Gregory Polanco in each game. The pair provided all the scoring the Pirates would need in the first inning of the first game and added two insurance runs in the eighth inning of game two. Marte's season line now sits at a solid .283/.332/.481 with 13 homers and 24 steals. That home run total is just six shy of his career high with nearly half a season still to play.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 week ago

Marte went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Marte's 11th home run of the year was the only offense in this game, as Pittsburgh held on for a 2-0 win. Following an offensive slump that led to a three-game benching at the beginning of the month, the 29-year-old has responded by ripping off a seven-game hitting streak, going 12-for-26 with a couple of home runs and six RBI over that span. On the year, he's now slashing .282/.334/.468.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte, who collected two hits Sunday, is 9-for-16 since returning from a three-game benching.

EDGE Analysis

He put down a pair of bunt singles and stole his fourth base in as many games since the team gave him a re-boot during its West Coast roadtrip last week. Marte also made several strong plays in center field. The 29-year-old has already hit more homers (10) than in either of the last two seasons (in fewer at-bats) and features a full-season, career-best .179 ISO.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
2 weeks ago

Marte went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the Pirates' 4-1 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Marte has been on a steals bender, as he was able to swipe his fourth bag in his last three games in this contest. That gives him 22 on the season, so he figures to end up as one of the league leaders by season's end. He's also been swinging a hot bat lately, as this was fourth multi-hit game in a row to pump his average back up to .278.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
3 weeks ago

Marte is out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Monday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin Meadows will get another start in center field in his absence. Marte had a rough month of June but his 2018 slash line still sits at a respectable .263/.314/.438 to go along with nine home runs, 34 RBI and 18 stolen bases.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
3 weeks ago

Marte struck out on three pitches in a pinch-hitting role Sunday against San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

He struggled in June, slashing .183/.235/.312 with two homers and eight steals in 102 plate appearances. Marte's .214 BABIP for the month was well below his .358 mark over the first two months and his career mark (.350). He started 22 of 26 games in June as part of the team's four-man outfield rotation. There's also a chance he's still not completely healthy after suffering an oblique injury earlier in the season. Marte is 4-for-16 with one double and two stolen bases against Monday's starter, Alex Wood.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
3 weeks ago

Marte is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Marte will be the odd man out in the Pirates' four-man outfield rotation, as Austin Meadows checks in as the center fielder and leadoff man in the series finale. The day off will give Marte a chance to reset after what has been a rough stretch for the 29-year-old since he returned from an oblique injury in late May. In his last 30 games, Marte has posted a porous .244 on-base percentage, though he has gone 8-for-9 on steal attempts over that stretch.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
3 weeks ago

Marte is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Marte went 3-for-23 (.130) over his last five games, so manager Clint Hurdle decided to give him a day to clear his head. Austin Meadows will man center field for the Pirates on Wednesday night.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
4 weeks ago

Marte will hit leadoff in Monday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Marte has occupied the third spot in the batting order for the balance of the season, but with the Pirates struggling to get much going at the plate, manager Clint Hurdle decided it was time to switch things up, and moved him up to the top position. Marte posted just a .667 OPS in the leadoff spot in 2017, but Hurdle is hoping things go differently this time around.

Starling Marte
LF/CF PIT
1 month ago

Marte is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

It was reported Wednesday that Marte had been playing through some oblique soreness, but that hasn't stopped him from starting in center field in each of the Pirates' last five games. He'll get a day off for the series finale, however, with Austin Meadows moving to center field and Francisco Cervelli moving up to the three-spot in the batting order.