Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Avg.
.255
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Starling Marte
Born  10/9/1988
Height  6-1
Weight  170
Number  6
Position  LF
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/23/2014 3:39:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) will be placed on the disabled list, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night and is out of the lineup Wednesday for the fourth time in the past five games.
 
7/22/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night and didn't play much over the weekend, but returned Monday. This could just be a rountine day off
 
7/21/2014 3:34:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) was out Sunday and was listed as questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers, but he's in the starting lineup batting second and playing in left field.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. He did get into Sunday's game as a pinch hitter (walked) and therefore we knew he was close to returning.
 
7/21/2014 10:33:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) was out Sunday and is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Dodgers.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. He did get into Sunday's game as a pinch hitter (walked) and therefore may be close to returning.
 
7/20/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (head) is out Sunday.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night. Manager Clint Hurdle said Marte will work out before Sunday's game and could be available off the bench, which is a sign he's avoided a concussion.
 
7/19/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte is not in Saturday's starting lineup. Josh Harrison will join Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco in the outfield.
Insight: Marte was hit in the helmet with a pitch Friday night and the team will play it safe. He's batting a productive .258 with 40 runs scored, five homers, 34 RBI and 21 SB.
 
7/13/2014 12:59:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte (bereavement) will rejoin the team Wednesday, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Marte has been away from the team due to the passing of his mother-in-law since July 9. The outfielder's average has dropped from .280 in 2013 to .256 due to an increase in strikeout rate from 24.4 percent to 27.7 percent.
 
7/9/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte was placed on the bereavement list on Wednesday. SOURCE: Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Insight: Marte will be out for at least the next three days, including Wednesday, due to the death of his mother-in-law.
 
6/29/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte didn't start Saturday, but he did get into the game as a pinch hitter and will get the start on Sunday.
Insight: Marte (.259, 5 HR, 27 RBI) injured his head and finger in a collision at second base earlier this week.
 
6/29/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte didn't start Saturday, but he did get into the game as a pinch hitter.
Insight: Marte (.259, 5 HR, 27 RBI) injured his head and finger in a collision at second base earlier this week. He's obviously close.
 
6/27/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte won't be available Friday against New York. SOURCE: Pirates.com
Insight: Marte (.260, 5 HR, 27 RBI) injured his head and finger in a collision at second base earlier this week. Travis Snider (.239, 4 HR, 14 RBI) is getting another start in left field.
 
6/26/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (head) was not in the lineup Wednesday afternoon, but is questionable for Thursday's game against the NY Mets.
Insight: Marte took a knee to the head and jammed his right middle finger on a stolen base attempt Tuesday night. He's batting .260 with five homers, 27 RBI, 37 runs and 18 steals.
 
6/25/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (head) is not in the lineup Wednesday afternoon, but he's been cleared of a possible concussion, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Marte took a knee to the head and jammed his right middle finger on a stolen base attempt Tuesday night. He's day-to-day.
 
6/24/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is being checked for a concussion after taking a knee to the head Tuesday against Tampa Bay. SOURCE: Bill Brink, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: The injury occurred on a stolen base attempt in the fifth inning. Travis Snider (.234, 4 HR, 14 RBI) has come on to take Marte's place in left field.
 
6/23/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte had left the team to deal with a family issue, but is back and in the lineup for Monday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: Marte (.258, 5 HR, 26 RBI, 34 runs, 17 steals) only missed a couple of games.
 
6/21/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh left fielder Starling Marte has left the team to deal with a family issue. SOURCE: Tom Singer, MLB.com
Insight: He's gone home to the Dominican Republic. The Pirates are hoping Marte (.258, 5 HR, 26 RBI) won't miss more than a game or two.
 
Hot6/20/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is 8-for-17 (.471) with a 1.138 OPS against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Marte has also stolen six bases against Jackson. Marte is in the middle of a 10-game hitting streak that has raised his average 22 points. Start him.
 
6/17/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte should be avoided on Tuesday as he's hitless in 11 at-bats against Johnny Cueto with four strikeouts.
Insight: Marte is batting .326 with an .858 OPS in June. His fantasy prospects look much better now that he's hitting in the No. 2 hole between rookie Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen. Tuesday, however is a poor matchup.
 
Hot6/14/2014 7:45:00 PM
Description: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte has gone 14-for-26 with three doubles, a homer, five RBI, four runs and two steals in his last six games.
Insight: Marte raised his average from .230 to .261 in that span. His fantasy prospects look much better now that he's hitting between Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen.
 
Cold6/8/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Pirates left fielder Starling Marte has struck out in half of his career at-bats against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Marte is 3-for-16 (.188) with eight Ks against Gallardo. The 25-year-old is also hitting just .234 this season.