Ketel Marte Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 165 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/12/1993 (28)
Ketel Marte Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Ketel Marte News
Arizona Diamondbacks' second baseman Ketel Marte is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies. He will take a seat for the year's final game after starting in the past eight contests. Barring a pinch-hit appearance, Marte will finish the 2021 season slashing .319/.378/.534 slash line, 14 homers, 50 RBI, 52 runs scored, and two stolen bases over 373 plate appearances. Josh VanMeter will handle second base duties and is batting second in Sunday's game. He went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Rockies. VanMeter is a deep-league option for fantasy managers looking for a streamer in today's main slate.
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte is getting a breather on Thursday as the team takes on Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves. Josh VanMeter is drawing the start at second base and batting fifth in the game. Marte started the week off strong with a three-double game on Monday. He's slashing .273/.368/.485 over the month of September as a whole. The 27-year-old has had very little support in a weak Diamondbacks lineup this year, but he's still managed to produce fantastic stats when healthy. His .307 xBA ranks in the 98th percentile of the league while his 116 mph max exit velocity ranks in the 97th percentile.
Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Ketel Marte isn't starting for a Friday matchup with the Houston Astros and right-hander Brandon Bielak. The veteran is batting .323 with a .384 on-base percentage, 12 home runs, and a stolen base in 315 plate appearances this season. He'll get the day off with Jake McCarthy hitting ninth and starting in center field instead. In 33 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks this season, McCarthy is hitting .214 with a .313 on-base percentage and a stolen base. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help on Friday.
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.