Tag: Starling Marte

Starling Marte is Still Among the Top Ten Left Fielders

On Tuesday morning, Buster Olney continued his rankings of the top players in baseball at each position. The Pittsburgh Pirates failed to get a top ten player in any of his first seven articles, which covered starting pitchers, relief pitchers, catchers and all four infield spots. Josh Harrison and Felipe Rivero were each mentioned among […]
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Williams: Should the Pirates Trade Marte and Rivero in a Rebuild?...

This week I've written a lot about a potential Pirates rebuild, which seems likely to take place in some fashion. Rebuild is a word...

Starling Marte Sees His Winter Season End Early

Starling Marte’s Dominican league team, Leones del Escogido, announced on Tuesday afternoon that the Pittsburgh Pirates have shutdown Marte for the winter. Over the weekend, Marte injured his hand on a stolen base, receiving a spike wound during a slide into third base. He was originally scheduled to end his winter on December 21st, although […]
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Winter Leagues: Marte Out With Hand Injury; Vielma and Osuna Extend...

First some news, then a recap of action around the five winter leagues currently in action. We mentioned in yesterday’s winter article that Starling Marte left Friday’s game early. It turns out that it was actually injury related, although it had nothing to do with his hit-by-pitch earlier in the game. While stealing third base, […]
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Winter Leagues: Three Hits for Osuna; Rodriguez Continues Recent Dominance on...

In Venezuela on Friday night, Jose Osuna went 3-for-4 with three singles in his team’s 4-2 loss. He was back at third base and had just one play all game, starting a 5-4-3 double play. Osuna is hitting .324/.377/.521 in 20 games this winter. Elvis Escobar went 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch and an RBI. He […]
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Winter Leagues: Big Day for Starling Marte in One-Sided Victory

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 […]
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Winter Leagues: Third Start for Nik Turley; First Game for Vielma...

In Venezuela, Jose Osuna went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts. He played right field for the first time this winter. All of his other games have been at third base or as the DH. In his last four games, Osuna has played third base once and he didn’t have any defensive plays in […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna Hits His Third Home Run of the...

In the Dominican on Friday night, Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with a run scored, before leaving in the seventh inning of a one-sided game. He stole his eighth base in eight attempts. This was Marte’s fifth straight multi-hit game and he has reached base 14 times in his last six games. He is hitting .265/.315/.412 […]
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Winter Leagues: Jose Osuna and Starling Marte Pick Up Two Hits...

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Starling Marte continued he recent hot streak by going 2-for-4 with an RBI. He also stole his seventh base in seven attempts. Marte has reached base safely 12 times in his last five games and he’s now hitting .255/.308/.408 through 26 games. Anderson Feliz had a big day as […]
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Winter Leagues: Starling Marte is Starting to Heat Up at the...

It was a slow Tuesday night in the winter leagues for Pittsburgh Pirates, but there were a couple of noteworthy performances. Starling Marte has been on a hot streak recently in the Dominican, getting his numbers up to respectable levels after a slow start. On Tuesday, he went 2-for-4 with his third triple, his sixth […]
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