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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||16.00||.276||41.00||92.00||44.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||51||17||0|| .414|| .529|| .333|
|vs Wood (Career)||14||2||1|| .500||.200||.143|
|vs LHP||92||37||3|| .466|| .587|| .402|
|Last 10 Games|
|Pirates to work on Starling Marte's approach this spring |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/1/14) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was hit by a pitch 24 times in 2013, which trailed only Shin-Shoo Choo's major-league leading 26. It's a trend the Pirates have seen plenty of times before with Marte.
"This is nothing new for him. He's led every league he's ever played in in getting hit by pitches," manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "We've got to help him find a way to evade pitches. He's not getting out of the way. His movements in the box are completely reactionary. But evading pitches clearly has not been one of his strengths."
Hurdle would like to see Marte's number of hit by pitches to decline, which will be one of the first challenges facing new hitting coach Jeff Branson.
"We'll work on it in spring training," said Branson, who observed Marte's approach as the assistant to last season's batting coach, Jay Bell. "Those pitches that get his hand, they aren't terribly inside. But the way he crowds the plate, his hands are exposed. We have to try to get his hands out of harm's way. Nothing too dramatic, just little tweaks.
"He's an aggressive hitter. Always has been. He's not up there to walk. We have to make sure he channels that aggression the right way."
|National League Gold Glove finalists announced |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(10/25/13) The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29.
The National League nominees are:
Catcher: A.J. Ellis, Los Angeles; Russell Martin, Pittsburgh; Yadier Molina, St. Louis
First Base: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona; Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles; Anthony Rizzo, Chicago
Second Base: Darwin Barney, Chicago; Mark Ellis, Los Angeles; Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati
Third Base: Nolan Arenado, Colorado; Juan Uribe, Los Angeles; David Wright, New York
Shortstop: Ian Desmond, Washington; Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta; Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado
Left Field: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado; Starling Marte, Pittsburgh; Eric Young Jr., New York
Center Field: Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee; Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh; Denard Span, Washington
Right Field: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati; Jason Heyward, Atlanta; Gerardo Parra, Arizona
Pitcher: Patrick Corbin, Arizona; Zack Greinke, Los Angeles; Adam Wainwright, St. Louis
|Starling Marte goes hitless again in Game 5 loss |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(10/9/13) Pirates left fielder Starling Marte went 0 for 4 for the third straight game Wednesday as the Pirates fell to the Cardinals 6-1 in the deciding game of the National League Division Series.
Marte hit a solo home run in Game 2 of the NLDS but it wound up being his only hit in 19 at-bats during the five-game series.
|Starling Marte could come off the bench Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/20/13) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is back with the team, according to MLB.com.
Marte was away Thursdays for the birth of his child. He arrived at the ballpark prior to Friday's game after being up all night, and could appear off the bench. Marte is hitting .280 in 490 at-bats.
|Starling Marte sitting Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/20/13) Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is not in the team's starting lineup Friday against the Reds.
Marte will be replaced by Jose Tabata in left. Marte is likely still with his wife, who went into labor Thursday. He's hitting .280 in 490 at-bats.
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Martin homers, Liriano sharp as Pirates beat Rays
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Russell Martin homered for the third time this spring and drove in four runs to lead Francisco Liriano and the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 10-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
McCutchen gets HR, 3 hits, Pirates lose to Twins
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
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Alvarez, Martin homer as Pirates beat Red Sox 7-6
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin hit two-run homers off Brandon Workman, who started in place of injured Jake Peavy, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 Monday.
|Starling Marte had a sterling first season as the Pirates' starting left fielder, overcoming his several drawbacks to emerge as more or less a must-start Fantasy option. In particular, his 41 steals -- more than he ever had in the minors -- made him indispensible in Rotisserie leagues. Sure, he had his slumps, hitting worse than .260 in May, July and September while hitting better than .290 in April, June and August, which no doubt made him frustrating to own in Head-to-Head points leagues. But the net result was a point-per-game average on par with Alex Gordon. If Marte hadn't missed those three weeks near the end of the year with a sprained hand, he too may have been a top-15 outfielder in that format. Striking out more than five times as often as he walks, streakiness will remain part of the equation for him, but the high points only figure to get higher for the 25-year-old with his power expected to increase in the prime of his career. Marte will likely last until the middle rounds on Draft Day since he remains a work in progress, but he's potentially one of the more rewarding picks at that stage of the draft.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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