BRADENTON, Fla. -- He's been one of the headlines this spring training. Outfield prospect Starling Marte has been showing his star potential with the Pittsburgh Pirates during the Grapefruit League. The 23-year-old, who is one of the Bucs top prospects, entered Saturday's game action with a .500 average, .917 slugging, and a team-leading three home runs this spring.
Marte has the potential to do it all. He can hit, hit for power, he has speed on the bases, and he's known for his defense in center field.
But despite his hot bat this spring, Marte will not break camp with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Marte is slated to open the 2012 season at Triple-A Indianapolis. But if he keeps playing like he has this spring, his debut in the steel city might not be too far away.
"We’re not going to change our mind," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said on Marte breaking camp with the team. "We want a complete package when he comes up here. He’s got some work to do. This is a spring training look at...