Starling Marte Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/9/1988 (34)
Starling Marte Season Stats
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Starling Marte News
New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte (groin) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie on Thursday. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since early August due to a groin issue. It was uncertain if Marte was going to play again this season, but it appears he will. The team is hopeful that Marte will be able to return in time for the final homestand of the season. The assumption is that Marte will progress to playing in Triple-A by the weekend before rejoining the Mets' roster by early next week.
New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte's (groin) optimism for a quick return has waned over the last two weeks after a second opinion on his right-groin strain. "We don't know yet," Marte said when asked if he will play in September. "It could be. It could not be. We're just trying to go through the proper procedures and the proper methods and the proper training to be able to get to that point. But right now, it's too early to tell." He received a second injection on the right side of his groin earlier this week. But in general, Marte hasn't felt healthy all year. The 34-year-old had surgery on both sides of his groin last offseason, and he's said on multiple occasions that the pain in his groin has lingered. There's a chance he'll need another offseason surgery on his groin. The fact that Marte has even stolen 24 bases this season for fantasy managers is impressive, but he's done very little else in 315 at-bats for the Mets.
The New York Mets haven't offered a timeline on outfielder Starling Marte (groin), and it's reasonable to wonder if he'll make it back this year after being placed on the injured list with a right-groin strain. The Mets believe his groin strain might be connected to his offseason surgeries on his groin. Marte has deflected talk about his health all year, but at this point, the team is hoping that his groin issues explain his plummeting production. The 34-year-old veteran outfielder has been useful for his 24 stolen bases in 2023, but otherwise he hasn't looked like himself. In 315 at-bats, he's slashing .248/.301/.324 with only five home runs, 28 RBI and 38 runs scored. Fantasy managers need to prepare for the possibility that Marte won't play again this season, especially with the Mets well out of playoff contention.
New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte had another successful season in 2022, slashing .292/.347/.468 with 16 home runs, 63 RBI, and 18 stolen bases in 505 plate appearances. The 34-year-old has always been known for his high averages with the potential for power and speed. While his 18 stolen bases were valuable, they were his lowest total since his rookie season in 2012 (excluding the shortened 2022 season). In terms of power, Marte did not impact the ball hard, with an exit velocity and hard-hit rate both in the bottom 20 percent of baseball to go with a 7.5-degree launch angle. Marte is currently being drafted at pick 78 overall, making him the 19th OF off the board. Given his age and batted-ball profile, it seems unlikely that Marte will be able to contribute meaningfully in HR. Further, it appears as though his stolen base numbers may be slowing down, while more players should be able to contribute in this category due to the upcoming rule changes. Overall, Marte should be a safe fantasy option, but his ADP seems to be giving him a bit too much credit regarding hypothetical production.