While the highlight of the 2010 Altoona Curve was the pitching staff, the highlight of the 2011 team was the offense. That might not have always translated over to the results, but the top prospects at the level were definitely on the position player side. The offense was led by top prospect Starling Marte, who won the Eastern League batting title, hitting for a .332 average, while also posting an .870 OPS. The team also saw top guys like Tony Sanchez, Matt Curry, and Brock Holt. Here is a breakdown of how each player at the level did.
Starling Marte won the Eastern League batting title this year.
The star of the group is Starling Marte, who had a great season, and was recently named the Eastern League player of the month for the month of August. Marte not only won the Eastern League batting title, but he answered a lot of questions, cutting down on his strikeouts, and hi...
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