Starling Marte Named Eastern League Player of the Month
Starling Marte was named the Eastern League Player of the Month for the month of August, the league announced this afternoon. This comes after Marte hit for a .393 average in 117 at-bats, along with nine doubles, three triples, and five homers. He led the league in average, runs scored, hits, extra-base hits, total bases, slugging percentage, and OPS during the month of August. He also reached base safely in 26 of his 28 games, with 13 multi-hit games.
The month of August helped Marte cap off a banner year. He finished with 178 hits, which is a new Altoona franchise record. He also became the only active Curve player to win the Eastern League batting title, hitting for a .332 average.