All posts tagged "Starling Marte"

  • Analysis
    Did Starling Marte make a mechanical adjustment over the offseason?

    Photo: Pittsburgh PiratesComing into spring training, I had seen Starling Marte bat fewer than ten times. In those plate appearances (all in 2011), he had not looked very good. He was aggressive, swinging early in the count without waiting for a good pitch to hit. His swing was all arms and did...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Cut Five From Big League Camp

    The Pirates cut Starling Marte from major league camp. FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates cut five more players from big league camp on Sunday morning before heading to Fort Myers to face the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers Kyle McPherson, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, and outfielders Gorkys Hernandez and Starling Marte were...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Why Starling Marte Should Break Camp With the Pirates

    A lot has been made about Starling Marte's excellent Spring Training. After going 1-for-1 yesterday with a bunt single, he has a .520 batting average and three homers in 25 at-bats. The Pirates continue to say that Marte won't break camp with the team. That has some people pointing to the Spring...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Star Potential from Marte this Spring

    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...

  • Analysis
    Taking In A Game at McKechnie Field

    Today was our first day at Spring Training after arriving from Pittsburgh this morning. I'm down with 2 die-hard Pirates fans, one is a casual follower of the minors and the other is just focused on the major league team. But both are true Pirates fans, which makes the event interesting. I'm...

  • Game Recaps
    Correia Very Efficient in Bucs Win Over Phillies

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Kevin Correia continued his solid spring on Friday at McKechnie Field in the Pirates 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The 31-year-old made his third start, and over four scoreless innings, Correia gave up just one hit with a walk and two strikeouts. He has yet to give up...

  • News and Rumors
    Nationals Inquired on Starling Marte, Were Turned Down

    The Washington Nationals have been looking for a center fielder for a while now. Jim Bowden tweeted that during that search they inquired on Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Starling Marte. Bowden says the Nationals were told that Marte is unavailable. The two teams really don't match up. They both have the same focus...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Starling Marte Showing His Potential This Spring

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Outfielder Starling Marte stepped to the plate with one out in the bottom of the 9th inning at McKechnie Field on Wednesday with a streak on the line. Marte connected for a single into center field to mark seven straight hits this spring. An impressive feat for one of...

  • Analysis
    More on Starling Marte

    I'll have a feature up later today on outfielder Starling Marte. He has been creating quite a buzz due to his hot spring with the big league club. Marte, 23, had an eight hit streak going until his second at-bat in today's 5-4 loss to the Phillies in the 10th inning. So...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Five in John Sickels Top 120

    Josh Bell came in at number 49 in John Sickels' top 120 prospects. John Sickels, who runs MinorLeagueBall.com, has published his top 120 prospects for the 2012 season. Normally Sickels does separate lists for hitters and pitchers, although this year he combined them in to one big list. In the link above,...

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