Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Starling Marte Hits His First Home Run of the Winter

Starling Marte hit his first home run of the winter on Friday night. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Starling Marte Hits His First Home Run of the Winter
John Dreker

In the Dominican, Starling Marte hit his first home run of the winter. It was a step in the right direction for him through his first eight games. After a 1-for-4, two strikeout night, Marte is now 4-for-32 with one walk and 11 strikeouts. His hits so far are a single, double, triple and a homer.

Here's the home run by Marte. He hit it off of Marcus Walden, who has three years of Triple-A experience, and one brief call-up to the majors in April 2014, in which he didn't get to pitch.

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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.

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