2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Starling Marte
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look into the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates may not have the big names that other teams in the league do, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any potential fantasy goldmines in the Steel City. One outfielder in particular has rather high fantasy upside and appeal in 2019, given his ability to hit for power and steal bases, all while being a plus in the batting average department. Starling Marte is a talented outfielder entering his age 30 season , but he’s showed no signs of slowing down, seeing as his 47 stolen base attempts last season was the third-most of his career, trailing only 2016 (59 attempts) and 2013 (56 attempts). Pittsburgh will let him run again in 2019, and in a lineup devoid of mashers, the Pirates will likely utilize some small ball tactics to manufacture runs, headlined by Marte’s constant green light on the base paths.
Drafting Marte gives your team upside in the stolen base department, and his mid-3rd to early fourth round ADP, at time of writing, is rather appealing. In 2018,...