|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||16.00||.269||52.00||79.00||22.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston||4||1||0|| .400|| .250|| .250|
|vs Bedard (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||36||15||1|| .462|| .556|| .417|
|05/14/2013||Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
Adam Jones, CF BAL
|J.J. Hardy, SS BAL|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
|05/14/2013||Jesus Montero, C SEA|
Alex Rodriguez, 3B NYY
Alejandro De Aza, LF CHW
|Starling Marte, LF PIT|
|05/14/2013||Starling Marte, LF PIT||Josh Hamilton, RF LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
|Starling Marte keeps rolling|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte continued his strong start Friday, going 3 for 4 in a 7-3 win over the Mets.
Marte struck out looking to open the game, but reached base in each of his next four plate appearances. Marte had three singles and was hit by a pitch.
Marte is batting .333 through the first 35 games of the season, with 14 extra-base hits and 17 RBI, matching his totals from last season in 29 fewer at-bats.
|Starling Marte keeps racking up hits|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte extended his hitting streak to seven games Wednesday against the Mariners with a 2-for-4 performance. He also scored a run and had his seventh double.
Marte has 14 multi-hit games. He's hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games. He's batting .338 (22 for 65) with four doubles, four home runs, eight RBI, eight stolen bases and 14 runs in that span.
|Starling Marte matches last year's homer output|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte hit a leadoff home run in Sunday's loss to Washington.
Marte went hitless the rest of the afternoon but still owns a robust .325/.390/.528 line. The home run was his fifth, matching his mark in 47 games (167 at-bats) last season.
|Starling Marte on power surge |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/4/13) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte continued his power surge Saturday against the Nationals. Marte belted his fourth homer of the year and third in the last four games during a 5-4 defeat.
He roped the two-run shot off Stephen Strasburg in the third inning and also stole his 10th base after getting plunked with a pitch in the opening frame.
Marte, who finished 1 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored, has hit safely in 13 of the last 14 games and is batting .333 (18 for 54) with three home runs, seven RBI and 11 runs scored over that span.
|Starling Marte turning into a star?|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte continues to sting the ball, as he is batting .349 over the last 10 games, with two home runs and five RBI. The former top prospect ranks 15th in Fantasy scoring for the season, but is still unowned in 10 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues. Should the remaining Fantasy owners go ahead and grab him and stick him in the lineup?
Marte currently leads the majors in hits, with 38, which has contributed to a .328 batting average. That looks great, but a .412 batting average on balls in play indicates that it is likely not the type of number he can sustain. Still, Marte is starting to look like the type of player who can remain useful even when that BABIP drops to more reasonable levels.
He has lowered his strikeout rate to 21.9 percent of his at bats, which should help Marte keep his batting average higher than the .257 mark he sported a year ago. He has also posted consistently high BABIP numbers in the minors, so his drop here might not be too precipitous. If Marte can settle in somewhere around a .250 BABIP, a batting average in the high near .280 or .290 is not out of the question.
With 30-steal potential and the power to hit double-digit home runs, Marte looks exactly like the type of undervalued asset who can overachieve this season. After a month of action, Marte has cemented himself as a dependable member of starting Fantasy lineups.
Astros flub bases-loaded fly in 9th, handing Pirates a win
Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin's bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Pirates blow past reeling Brewers behind Snider
Travis Snider homered for the first time in nine months and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the reeling Milwaukee Brewers 7-1 on Thursday night.
Contract extension-worthy players with less than two years in MLB
Here are 10 players with roughly one year of service time who could be in line for contract extensions, similar to Anthony Rizzo.
Liriano dominates Mets to win debut with Pirates
Francisco Liriano struck out nine and pitched into the sixth inning to win his debut with Pittsburgh and help the Pirates beat the New York Mets 11-1 Saturday.
|After batting .282 with 12 home runs, 62 RBI and 21 stolen bases in 100 games in the minors, Starling Marte received his first taste of the majors last season and showed why he was considered such a top prospect quickly. He homered on the first pitch he saw in his debut and batted .290 with a .548 slugging percentage in his first 15 games with the big club. His numbers would balance out after that and he spent some time on the disabled list due to an oblique injury. Marte ended up batting .257 with five home runs, 17 RBI and 12 stolen bases over 47 games. The 24-year-old should be the opening day left fielder for the Pirates in 2013, but keep an eye on his progress during the spring just to be safe. With the potential for double-digit home runs and a good number of stolen bases, Marte should be targeted in the later rounds on Draft Day. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||HOU||7:05 pm||Erik Bedard|
|5/19/13||HOU||1:35 pm||Lucas Harrell|
|5/21/13||CHC||7:05 pm||Carlos Villanueva|
|5/22/13||CHC||7:05 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|5/23/13||CHC||12:35 pm||Edwin Jackson|
|5/24/13||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/25/13||@ MIL||4:10 pm||Kyle Lohse|