How Tall Is Starling Marte?
Starling Marte’s height is 1.88 m
Starling Marte Pittsburgh Pirates Career
The Pirates had promoted Marte from the Indianapolis Indians to the majors, making him the first player to graduate from the Dominican Republic-based Pirates’ Latin American development center to do so.
He smashed a home run against Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel on the first pitch of his major league debut.
Marte became the first Pirates player since 1961 (Don Leppert) to hit a home run in his first at-bat. He also became the first Pirate since Walter Mueller in 1922 to hit a home run on his major league debut.
On March 28, 2014, Marte and the Pirates agreed to a six-year, $31 million contract. Marte hit two home runs in a 7–3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on August 18, 2014.
In 2015, he received his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award of his professional career.
Due to the use of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing steroid that violates the MLB’s drug agreement, Marte was suspended for 80 games on April 18, 2017.
Since his team failed to make it into the playoffs, his status as an eligible player was also ruled out. After that, Marte released the following statement:
“I recently learned that I had a positive result from a routine drug test at work. I apologize to my family, my fans, and the sport of baseball in general during this terrible time.
I made this error due to my own carelessness and lack of information, and now I have to pay the price of being away from the field that I so thoroughly enjoy and cherish.
Please accept my sincere apologies for offending so many people who have placed their trust in my work and have supported me over the years.
That which this event has left me with, I vow, I will learn. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.”
On the 18th of July, 2017, he was given his commission.
He slugged.275 with 21 stolen bases in 2017.
Marte had a .277 batting average and 33 stolen bases last year. Since 2013, he and Jean Segura became the only two MLB players to steal at least 20 bases in every season.
He was the worst center fielder in the majors in terms of Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) in 2019, with a rating of -11.
Even yet, his offensive stats were impressive: He hit.295 and had 23 home runs and 82 runs batted in, both career highs.