Starling Marte New York Mets

Age: 33 (October 09, 1988) | 6' 1" | 195lbs. | Bats: Right OF-119 CF-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PIT NL 2018 145 559 81 155 35 109 32 5 20 72 33 14 .277 .327 .460 6 18 .312 51/17/32 36 32
PIT NL 2019 132 539 97 159 25 94 31 6 23 82 25 6 .295 .342 .503 4 16 .319 50/21/28 34 32
MIA NL 2020 28 106 13 26 2 22 6 0 4 13 5 0 .245 .286 .415 2 20 .275 54/17/28 14 12
ARI NL 2020 33 122 23 38 10 19 8 1 2 14 5 2 .311 .384 .443 7 14 .353 52/21/27 19 18
MIA AAA 2021 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 17 0.00 n/a
OAK AL 2021 56 234 37 73 11 42 16 2 5 30 25 2 .312 .355 .462 4 17 .362 55/21/24 23 19
MIA NL 2021 64 233 52 71 32 57 11 1 7 25 22 3 .305 .405 .451 12 21 .376 55/21/24 22 20
NYM NL 2022 67 273 49 77 13 51 16 3 8 38 9 5 .282 .329 .451 4 17 .322 50/20/30 15 15
Career 11yrs 1201 4615 729 1332 264 1003 249 49 134 540 305 89 .289 .344 .451 5 20 .342 n/a
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If you're a Mets fan, it's fun to watch the WPA+ climb in the boxscore. And if you're not, it's still interesting Lindor's home run barely changed the expected outcome.


Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Starling Marte (NYM)

Pitcher: Corey Knebel (PHI)

Situation: Top 9th, 2 out, 0-0 count, Runner On 1st

Score:  NYM 7, PHI 7

Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
1 run scored on the play, and NYM's win probability increased 40% points, to 83%
NYM went on to win the game, 8-7

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
May 6

Starling Marte (OF) NY-N - Mar. 21
https://www.rotowire.com/baseball/player.php?id=11333

Marte suggested Sunday that the injury to his left side may not be just an oblique issue, Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The outfielder has been able to run and play defense but has yet to begin hitting, and it's possible Marte won't be ready for Opening Day. Both he and Mets manager Buck Showalter have indicated the issue was oblique soreness, but Marte also hinted that an MRI has picked up something else that might be related to the fractured rib he sustained last season. "I don't know. It's weird," Marte said. "They think it was my oblique. I think [so] too. But [the] MRI shows something a little bit different." 

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 22

My biggest concern here is that Showwalter's 2018 Orioles were slightly below league average for SB, but they did have a high SB steal percentage. So maybe he let's Marte run?

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jan 10

Benchmarks, by the way, has the averages for all the Statcast metrics that kick off the player pages.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10

I am eliminating the surfeit of scans as they come to light in various comments.

Marte's HardHit%, Statcast version, is the same as the average of all players last year with at least 200 plate appearances. His average exit velocity is below average.

Maybe that's why he gets five pans and nary a pick in the forthcoming Guide.

One example (one of the shorter ones)

LEIBOWITZ PAN: Mets paying long-term for
a career year they will likely never see repeat.
Home run output has stabilized in the low 
to mid-teen HR/FB level. BABIP was out of
context with career and will decline. 

The Forecaster pans him big-time, calling him the biggest SB Overperformer in baseball in 2021.

Even Statcast pans him:

Statcast xBA: .270

Statcast xSA: .422

To which the market is going to say phooey in auctions this April, as well it should.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 10

Buck doesn't like running much to begin with - seems Marte is going to take a bit hit everywhere - at age 33 I'd say the 2019 SB total is a pretty good over/under.

Another factor - Brandon Nimmo and his perennial 14% walk rate will likely be in the 2-hole behind him.  Why run Marte if there's a good chance he gets to stroll to 2B?

OTOH, given the guys behind him - Lindor/Alonso/Canha following Nimmo - that .350+ OBP makes 100+ runs pretty close to a lock. 

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jan 10

Right now we are looking at a surfeit of Statcast scans. That's because Colin, back from his conference, is trying to figure out how to replace the flawed scan that is at the bottom of the page.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9

Interestingly, the same player who is first in the majors in the Handbook's Net Gain Baserunning is first on the Forecaster's list of SB Overperfomers. xSB says he was meant to swipe a mere 20 bases.

And you know Buck looks at this stuff.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 9

I'm hoping Buck is old-school enough to let my man run this season.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 21 '21

First in the majors in Net Gain Baserunning: +50. He's a lot like Whit Merrifield, only better.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 20 '21