Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues Recap: Who Is Marte Hitting Against?

Winter Leagues Recap: Who Is Marte Hitting Against?
John Dreker

In playoff action out of the Dominican from last night, Starling Marte helped his team get within one game of winning the league title. He contributed two hits, a walk, a stolen base and an RBI in Escogido's 3-2 victory in 11 innings. The win moves their record to 4-0 in the best-of-nine tournament, with the possible last game taking place tonight.

Starling Marte has nine hits in his last four games.

During the off-season, a big question has been about the quality of pitching that these batters face, and vice-versa with any Pirates pitchers. Marte has now gone 9-for-17 in the first four games of the playoffs. While I have mentioned that during the regular season, the quality of play in the DWL is approximately that of a AAA game. In the playoffs, the teams pick up reinforcements, eit...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Winter Leagues
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Winter Leagues

Mitch Keller Named Top Pitching Prospect in the Arizona Fall League

John DrekerNovember 24, 2017

Winter Leagues: Osuna Has Another Quiet Day at Third; Acuna Picks Up Three Hits

John DrekerNovember 24, 2017

Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Plays His First Game at Third Base

John DrekerNovember 23, 2017

Winter Leagues: Francisco Acuna Reaches Base Four Times; Reyes Continues Recent Hot Streak

John DrekerNovember 22, 2017

Winter Leagues: Updated Stats for Pittsburgh Pirates in Winter Ball

John DrekerNovember 21, 2017

Winter Leagues: Pablo Reyes Reaches Base Three Times; Two Hits for Marte

John DrekerNovember 20, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects