Comments on: Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Top Prospects: #3 – Starling Marte http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: brendan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11440 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 00:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11440 McCutchen was only 20, while Marte was 22. But I’m pretty excited about him regardless.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11424 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11424 Believe me Todd.as some one who watched both Andrew and Marte at AA, I was a bit skeptical of Marte until July 1st.Then he really started to show a lot more patience at the plate with the breaking ball,and also started to drive the ball. He made a believer out of me ! He was much more advanced ( believe it or not ) than McCutchen was while he was in Altoona.Defensively,the only centerfielder in the orginization that I have seen on Marte’s level was Gorkys Hernandez,but I don’t think his arm was quite as strong.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11423 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:41:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11423 McCutchen at Altoona in 2007:  118 G, .258 AVG, .710 OPS, 10 HR, 17 SB
Marte at Altoona in 2011: 129 G, .332 AVG, .870 OPS, 12 HR, 24 SB
I’m sure I’m setting my hopes way too high there, but I am excited to see what Marte can do once he reaches the majors.  Hopefully we’ll get to see him in September at the very least.

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By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11422 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11422 Seems like there are guys like that available on the free agent market every year.  Better off going that route than give away any prospects…especially Marte, I think he’s going to be pretty special.

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By: Chicken McD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11415 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:49:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11415 in respectable inning eater, i meant someone like Maholm, but even better.  I doubt a Latos type would only take one great prospect.  The surplus of outfielders is growing, get something down to benefit the club this year….maybe someone like Edwin Jackson, Matt Garza type.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11412 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:36:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11412 The problem is,,,giving up 1 great prospect for an inning eater is not going to help us?  As long as the future is in High A ball, don’t ship pieces of the puzzle out unless it get’s us even better young top prospects.  Going with that, just because Cincy made a big trade, what have they done?  A great team needs atleast 3-4 great starting pitchers…  We need to think on terms of Philly pitching if we are ever going to win anything, especially on how the team drafts.

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By: Chicken McD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11400 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11400 it’s very exciting to have Cutch and Marte….the discount Tabata gave is also nice, thats quite the speed in the outfield….im not saying trade one of them, but honestly, look at what Cincy gave up for #1 starter @ 24….if we give up just one great prospect, we can get a respectable inning eater? 

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By: James Vargo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11399 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 01:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11399 Pirates take things way too slow. Just like leaving Sanchez down in AA again. He’ll be fine.

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By: Dom DiDominic http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11398 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:18:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11398 Huntington has already said that Marte needs at least one full year at AAA.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/12/pittsburgh-pirates-2012-top-prospects-3-starling-marte.html#comment-11396 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=22587#comment-11396 What a jam he can create in the outfield.  Things could get really interesting by the trade deadline, either in the buying mode or the selling mode.

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