Ketel Marte Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/12/1993 (27)
Ketel Marte Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ketel Marte News
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte will get the day off Saturday after playing in five games in a row. Playing in 20 games since mid-May, the 27-year-old has been hot, sporting a .311 batting average with two home runs and nine RBI to go along with 11 runs scored. Fantasy managers remember to adjust lineups accordingly since the outfielder is rostered by 96 percent of teams in Yahoo fantasy leagues and will be out of the lineup just for Saturday's matchup.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte led the team on offense on Sunday, finishing 2-for-4 with a strikeout in a 2-0 loss to the Brewers. After Corbin Burnes had retired the first 10 batters of the game in order, Marte broke through with a single to right field in the top of the fourth inning. His two-out single in the sixth inning would make him the only Diamondbacks player with multiple hits against Milwaukee. Sunday just continued what has been a hot stretch at the plate, as Marte is slashing .500/531/.800 with two home runs, six RBI and six runs scored over his last seven games. He'll look to keep things rolling when the Diamondbacks travel to Oakland to open a series on Tuesday.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte is not in the starting lineup for Friday night's matchup with the Brewers. It appears to simply be a day off for Marte, who had a big night at the plate on Thursday where he went 4-for-5 with a double, one RBI and a run scored in a 7-4 loss to Milwaukee. Marte has been heating up at the plate over his last 15 games, slashing .333/.373/.500 with two home runs, nine RBI and nine runs scored. With Marte out, Pavin Smith will start in center and bat sixth against Freddy Peralta and the Brewers.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte was an absolute stud in 2019, slashing .329/.389/.592 with 32 home runs, 92 RBI, 97 runs and 10 stolen bases. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to replicate his 2019 power numbers in 2020. He had a slugging percentage of just .409 in 2020 and managed only two home runs over 45 games. Marte was one of the toughest players in the league to strikeout last year as his 10.8% strikeout rate ranked amongst the top 1% of the league. He hit .287 and tallied 14 doubles in 2020. It was just his power numbers that saw a massive drop-off. His barrel-rate lowered from 9.3% in 2019 to 3.7% last year and his home run to fly ball rate plummeted from 19.0% in 2019 to just 3.8% in 2020. Despite these alarming drop-offs, his hard-hit rate stayed about level from year to year. It was 40% in 2019 and 40.5% in 2020. The true Ketel Marte is likely somewhere in between his 2019 power outbreak and his 2020 power breakdown. Don't chase his 2019 numbers, but expect for him to bounce-back in 2021, providing a solid batting average right around .300 to go along with about 20 home runs. He did tweak his ankle earlier in Spring Training but only missed three games as a result. He's ready to roll for Opening Day and is a solid target at the fifth/sixth round turn of drafts, especially at the shallow 2B position.