Starling Marte stands in front of his motto.

The Starling Marte era is about to begin for the Pittsburgh Pirates, which means that many more of you will be getting to see what I have been lucky enough to be watching all season: an outstanding player who can be a star for many years.

In the field, Marte can cover just about anything.  He began the season playing mostly center field, but with the arrival of Jose Tabata, Marte has played more left field, and even a few games in right field.  Left field was not a big shift for Marte, since he had occasionally played there in the early part of the season. Right field was a bigger change, but after a few games of getting used to the different angle of the ball coming off the bat, Marte was back on track.  With his speed, he can put himself...

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