Trade talk is starting to occupy all of our minds, as the Cleveland Indians hang around contention heading into the second week of June. There’s already been some chatter, with national writers suggesting Seattle outfielder Mitch Haniger, while another had Cleveland chasing Texas slugger Joey Gallo ahead of the MLB trade deadline.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics squared off against one another in a little matinee MLB action on Wednesday afternoon. The game got kicked off under normal circumstances until a very controversial call during the bottom of the second inning. With the game tied at 0-0 and two Athletics runners...
Marte went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 2-0 loss to Milwaukee. The Diamondbacks may be in a free fall, but Marte's offense isn't. The 27-year-old infielder/outfielder extended a hit streak to seven games, during which he's 15-for-30 with five extra-base hits, six RBI and six runs. The offense has been good, but Marte's defense in center field has slipped, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. "It's not necessarily closing in on the ball or moving full speed, it's the first moves to the baseball, the angles to the baseball," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "Those are things we feel he could do a little better job with." Marte is near the bottom of the league among center fielders in defensive runs saved and ultimate zone rating. He already qualifies at second base this season, but he's yet to earn a start at the keystone in 2021. If the declining defense moves him to second base going forward, then fantasy managers can eke out another year of middle infield flexibility from Marte next season.
Arizona Diamondbacks utility-man Ketel Marte is starting in Saturday's contest against the Milwaukee Brewers. Marte will patrol center field after Pavin Smith was shifted to first base and Christian Walker was given the afternoon off. In a matchup against right-hander Brandon Woodruff, our models project Marte to score 10.3 FanDuel...
Marte will sit Friday against the Brewers. Marte will sit for the fourth time in 16 games since his return from a hamstring injury in mid-May. He struggled initially upon his return but has been on fire over his last five games, going 11-for-21 with a pair of homers, two doubles and just a single strikeout. Pavin Smith will handle center field in his absence.
Marte went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Mets. Marte got Arizona on the board with his first-inning homer. The 27-year-old has hit safely in eight of the last nine games, going 12-for-35 (.343) with two homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored in that span. That's in line with his season numbers -- he's slashing .347/.390/.587 across 82 plate appearances overall.
I’ve mentioned it before, and I’ll mention it again. But Major League Baseball has seen a drastic increase in strikeouts the past few years because pitchers are throwing harder than ever before with more movement than ever before. When you’re in the batter’s box and being forced to account for...
Ketel Mars as the protagonist of the most embarrassing swing of the season in the MLB 2021. Through the game of the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Miguel Castro had to face the player with the best contact of the rival team, that is Ketel Mars. Castro is...
Marte went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a second run scored in Sunday's 9-2 win over the Cardinals. Marte is dialing in his swing after missing six weeks with a hamstring injury. Sunday's long ball was his first since returning to the active roster May 19, and the outfielder is 7-for-23 (.304) with five RBI and five runs over the last six games.
Arizona Diamondbacks utility-man Ketel Marte is starting in Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Marte will operate center field after Tim Locastro was left out of Saturday night's lineup. In a matchup against right-hander Adam Wainwright, our models project Marte to score 11.4 FanDuel points at the salary of...
Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks scored from first base on a double by Pavin Smith on Thursday, making baseball history in the process. Bob Watson was remembered, upon his death last year at the age of 74, as the general manager of the New York Yankees at the start of their dynasty in 1996. The obituaries could also have led with his role, more than two decades before becoming the first African-American GM to win a World Series, in one of the most unusual pursuits of baseball history.
Marte isn't starting Friday's game against the Cardinals. Marte will get a breather after he went 4-for-13 with two runs, an RBI and a walk across the last three games. Tim Locastro will start in center field and bat eighth.
Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Ketel Marte is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Marte will move to the bench on Friday with Tim Locastro starting in center field and batting eighth versus right-hander Johan Oviedo and the Cardinals. The Diamondbacks implied team total of...
The Yankees have a glaring need: centerfield. It’s a problem that has plagued them for a couple years, and it’s become clear that Aaron Hicks isn’t going to solve it in 2021 both based on his play and injury. So how can Brian Cashman solve the problem quickly and affordably?
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Ketel Marte of the Diamondbacks could be the perfect solution to the Yankees current lack of depth in the outfield and likely wouldn't end up costing them too much.
Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Ketel Marte is starting Sunday in the team's game against the Colorado Rockies. Marte is getting the nod in center field while batting leadoff against Rockies starter Jon Gray. Our models project Marte for 1.2 hits, 0.9 runs, 0.2 home runs, 1.0 RBI and 14.2 FanDuel points.
Arizona Diamondbacks utility-man Ketel Marte is not starting in Saturday's contest against the Colorado Rockies. Marte will rest on Saturday afternoon with Josh Reddick in center field, Josh Rojas in right, and Josh VanMeter at second base. According to Baseball Savant on 30 batted balls this season, Marte has produced...