Winter Leagues

Winter Leagues: Big Day for Starling Marte in One-Sided Victory

Marte hit his third home run of the winter on Wednesday night. Photo Credit: David Hague
Winter Leagues: Big Day for Starling Marte in One-Sided Victory
John Dreker

In the Dominican on a slow Wednesday night, Starling Marte had a big day on offense and barely played half of the game. He went 3-for-4 with two singles and his third home run of the winter. Marte scored twice and drove in four runs. He left after five innings for a pinch-hitter with the scored 16-1 at the time. He's hitting .273/.325/.436 through 29 games. The regular season in the Dominican ends one week from today and Marte isn't expected to participate in the playoffs.

Anderson Feliz went 2-for-5 with his sixth double. He also picked up an outfield assist in left field, before finishing the game at shortstop. He's hitting .299/.353/.421 in 35 games this winter. He's still a free agent, but with his performance this winter and position versatility, I'd expect someone to sign the 25-y...

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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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