Starling Marte Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/9/1988 (33)
Starling Marte Season Stats
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Starling Marte News
The New York Mets have signed free-agent outfielder Starling Marte to a four-year, $78 million contract. On Friday, the Mets had a busy day, acquiring infielder Eduardo Escobar, outfielder Mark Canha, and now Marte via free agency. The 33-year-old slashed a career-high .310/.383/.458 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI, 89 runs scored, and 47 stolen bases over 120 games for the Miami Marlins and Oakland Athletics. He was the best free-agent centerfielder on the market. Marte has more value in category leagues due to his elite speed and will be one of the top-10-12 outfielders off the board in upcoming fantasy drafts in 2022.
The San Francisco Giants are another team that is interested in free-agent outfielder Starling Marte. The Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Miami Marlins and others are interested as well. Marte lives in Miami, but it sounds like the Marlins are behind other teams after trading him to the Oakland Athletics last season. The 33-year-old has a huge market after slashing .310/.383/.458 with an .841 OPS, 12 home runs, 55 RBI, 47 stolen bases and 89 runs scored in 526 plate appearances and 120 combined games with the Marlins and A's in 2021. With such a big market for Marte, he could winding up signing a big deal this month.
The Texas Rangers, who are seeking offensive upgrades this offseason, are considering free-agent outfielder Starling Marte. After a fine season in 2021, Marte has already been receiving interest from the Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Miami Marlins, among other teams. The 33-year-old may be the top outfielder available on the open market and can still hit for average and power, gets on base at a high clip and can run. Marte's defense in center field has slipped in recent seasons, but he should profile nicely in a corner-outfield spot in 2022. Between the Marlins and Oakland Athletics last season, Marte slashed .310/.383/.458 with 12 home runs, 55 RBI, a career-high-tying 47 stolen bases and 89 runs scored in 526 plate appearances over 120 games.
Marlins outfielder Starling Marte was the benefactor of a deadline deal that saw him go from the hapless Arizona Diamondbacks to a suddenly-contending Miami squad. Marte was one of the lone bright spots in the desert, batting .311 through the first half of the season with a pair of homers, 14 RBI and five steals. Upon moving south, Marte's fantasy value actually took a slight hit as his average was a mere .245 and he scored 10 fewer runs in five fewer games with Miami. Despite playing on a team that finished fourth in stolen base attempts per game, Marte stole an equal number of bags at five. He is no longer a 20-HR threat, especially playing half his games at Marlins Park, but Marte does remain on the short list of players who could steal upwards of 20 bases in a full season while hitting for a consistently high average. His .261 xBA was a big step back from 2019 when he was among the league leaders with a .303 xBA. Between the chaos of the season and the midseason trade, we can expect that he will regress closer to his career mark with an average around .280 with strong R+RBI totals. Marte no longer has the ceiling to be considered a top-40 pick but he is a safe bat to secure help in all five categories around 50th overall.