Ketel Marte Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/12/1993 (30)
Ketel Marte Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ketel Marte News
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte went 2-for-3 with a single, a triple, and a run scored in Tuesday's 10-3 Cactus League loss to the Texas Rangers. That makes it three straight spring games with a hit for Marte, going 5-for-7 (.714) with a walk and he's also been hit by a pitch (.778 OBP). Marte had a hit in 16 straight postseason games in 2023 before going 0-for-2 (with three walks) in the final game of the World Series, so it looks like he hasn't missed a beat. Last year's NLCS MVP projects for another productive season at the plate although, as far as second baseman go, you can find others who will steal many more than the eight stolen by Marte last season. NFBC ADP has the 30-year-old going around pick 116, but RotoBaller likes him at 100th overall.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte didn't have a great Game 7 at all in the 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, but he was still named the National League Championship Series MVP. Marte finished Tuesday's winner-take-all contest 1-for-5 with a double and four strikeouts to extend his playoff hitting streak to 16 games. It's the longest streak by any player to start his postseason career in MLB history, and just one game shy of the overall record. Only three players -- Manny Ramirez, Derek Jeter and Hank Bauer -- have recorded a hit in 17 straight playoff games. The 30-year-old Dominican switch-hitter went 12-for-31 (.387) with a triple, four doubles, three RBI, one stolen base and two runs scored in the NLCS to send the Snakes to their first World Series appearance since 2001.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte will stay in the leadoff spot ahead of Friday's Game 4 against the Philadelphia Phillies. The D-Backs will stick with the same lineup that they used in Game 3. In theory, it makes sense considering they won Game 3 and they will face a second straight left-handed starting pitcher. Marte was solid in the leadoff spot last game. He went 3-for-5 with a walkoff RBI single in the ninth inning.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte saw his power numbers reach pre-pandemic totals in 2023 as he crushed 25 long balls, the second most only to his 2019 total of 32. Much of this is credited to his 91.1 mph average exit velocity rate, which is above the league average, and his 117.1 mph max exit velocity rate, which is in the top 2% of all batters. The 30-year-old also improved his on-base skills by lowering his strikeout rate from 18.1% to 16.8% and raising his walk rate from 9.9% to 10.9%, which were well above league average and finished last season with a .358 OBP. Another positive for Marte is that he will be batting consistently in the top half of a strong Arizona lineup. That gives him an excellent chance to not only bring in runs but score them as well. He sits just outside the top-10 in second baseman in Roto scoring and is currently being drafted at an ADP of 119 on NFBC, making him a safe investment in 2024. His ranking gives him a strong chance to not only live up to that positioning, but he could also outperform it. ATC projects Marte to maintain his strong on-base skills with a .351 OBP and a slight dip in power with 18 round-trippers in 2024.