Starling Marte

Starling Marte #6

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/185
  • Age: 27

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Starling Marte Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.311 7 35 33 .821

Starling Marte MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.288 56 224 146 .791

Starling Marte Bio

  • Full Name: Starling Javier Marte
  • Pronunciation: mar-TAY
  • Born: 10/9/1988 in Santo Dominigo, Dominican Republic
  • Debut: July 26, 2012
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2016 Stats 341 52 106 7 35 33 .311 .363 .821
MLB Career Stats 2092 310 602 56 224 146 .288 .344 .791

Starling Marte 2016 Splits

Duration AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
Last 7 Games 25 5 9 1 3 3 6 3 .360 .448 .600
Last 15 Games 56 9 16 1 4 4 10 11 .286 .365 .393
Last 30 Games 104 19 29 1 10 8 21 15 .279 .353 .385
Duration AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
Last 7 Games 25 5 9 1 3 3 6 3 .360 .448 .600
Last 15 Games 56 9 16 1 4 4 10 11 .286 .365 .393
Last 30 Games 104 19 29 1 10 8 21 15 .279 .353 .385
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
7/22 vs PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7/23 vs PHI 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
7/24 vs PHI 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 1
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
7/22 vs PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7/23 vs PHI 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
7/24 vs PHI 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 1
2016 Games by Position: LF (82) CF (10)

Starling Marte Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Pirates NL 373 106 88.46 216.39 0.57 10.48 34.73
MLB Avg - - - - 89.23 214.61 3.63 11.35 37.06
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Pirates NL 373 106 88.46 216.39 0.57 10.48 34.73
MLB Avg - - - - 89.23 214.61 3.63 11.35 37.06

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Starling Marte 2016 Projections

Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
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56 222 30 65 65 13 2 7 31 12 1 52 14 7 .293 .346 .464 .810
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147 567 84 174 225 35 6 14 66 27 5 129 48 15 .307 .359 .464 .823
Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
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56 222 30 65 65 13 2 7 31 12 1 52 14 7 .293 .346 .464 .810
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147 567 84 174 225 35 6 14 66 27 5 129 48 15 .307 .359 .464 .823

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July 24, 2016 at 7:26 PM ET

Marte steals 33rd base on three-hit day

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a stolen base on Sunday against the Phillies.

July 21, 2016 at 9:02 PM ET

Marte scratched with flu-like symptoms

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte was scratched from Thursday night's lineup shortly before first pitch due to flu-like symptoms.

Awards

Starling Marte Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2016 Pittsburgh NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2015 Pittsburgh NL

Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2015 Pittsburgh NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2011 Altoona EAS

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Pittsburgh NL
2012 Pittsburgh NL

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Altoona EAS

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Indianapolis INT

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/02/2012 Indianapolis INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Indianapolis INT

Topps Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Altoona EAS

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/15/2011 Altoona EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Altoona EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Altoona EAS

EAS Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2011 Altoona EAS

Starling Marte Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2014 .291 11th in NL
2015 .287 21st in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2015 81 17th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2013 41 3rd in NL
2014 30 6th in NL
2015 30 5th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2014 .808 21st in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2013 .343 25th in NL
2014 .356 17th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2014 .453 24th in NL
2015 .444 25th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2013 83 14th in NL
2015 84 18th in NL

Hits

Season H Rank
2015 166 14th in NL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
2012 6 15th in NL
2013 10 2nd in NL
2014 6 12th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2015 153 19th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2015 579 15th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2015 633 22nd in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2015 257 17th in NL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2013 138 12th in NL
2014 131 19th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2013 15 1st in NL
2014 11 4th in NL
2015 10 3rd in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 24 2nd in NL
2014 17 3rd in NL
2015 19 2nd in NL

Starling Marte Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 19, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates activated LF Starling Marte from the paternity list.
May 16, 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates placed LF Starling Marte on the paternity list.
August 5, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates activated LF Starling Marte from the 7-day disabled list.
August 2, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates sent OF Starling Marte on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
July 23, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates placed LF Starling Marte on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 22, 2014. Concussion
July 23, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates placed LF Starling Marte on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion
July 17, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates activated LF Starling Marte from the bereavement list.
July 9, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates placed LF Starling Marte on the bereavement list.
September 7, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates activated LF Starling Marte from the 15-day disabled list.
August 24, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates placed LF Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 19, 2013. Right hand sprain and contusion.
September 7, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates activated LF Starling Marte from the 15-day disabled list.
September 5, 2012 State College Spikes sent OF Starling Marte on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
September 4, 2012 OF Starling Marte assigned to State College Spikes.
August 19, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates placed LF Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right oblique.
July 26, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Starling Marte from Indianapolis Indians.
March 18, 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Starling Marte to Indianapolis Indians.
November 18, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of Starling Marte from Altoona Curve.
April 2, 2011 Starling Marte assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
March 2, 2011 CF Starling Marte assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
August 1, 2010 Starling Marte roster status changed by Bradenton Marauders.
July 3, 2010 sent OF Starling Marte on a rehab assignment to GCL Pirates.
May 16, 2010 Bradenton Marauders placed OF Starling Marte on the 7-day disabled list. Left hand injury.
March 20, 2010 CF Starling Marte assigned to Pittsburgh Pirates.
September 21, 2009 Lynchburg Hillcats activated CF Starling Marte from the 7-day disabled list.
September 9, 2009 Lynchburg Hillcats placed CF Starling Marte on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to September 7, 2009.
September 5, 2009 CF Starling Marte assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from West Virginia Power.
June 25, 2009 Starling Marte assigned to West Virginia Power from GCL Pirates.
June 23, 2009 GCL Pirates signed free agent Starling Marte.
May 20, 2009 CF Starling Marte elected free agency.

Starling Javier Marte Bio Info

Starling Javier Marte (pronounced "mar-TAY")...Wife's name is Noelia...Has one son; Smerling (9/20/13)...Was ranked by Baseball America as Pittsburgh's fourth-best prospect and rated as the "Best Athlete" in the system prior to 2011 and 2012...Also recognized by the same publication as having the "Best Outfield Arm" in the farm system in 2011-12 and as the "Best Hitter for Average" prior to the 2012 season...Signed by Pirate scouts Rene Gayo and Chino Valdez...Participated in PirateFest the past four Decembers.

Was one of four players in MLB with at least 10 home runs and 30 stolen bases (also A.J. Pollock, Jose Altuve and Charlie Blackmon); is the only player to do so in each of the last two seasons...Established career highs in home runs, RBI, doubles, games and runs scored...Led National League with 19 game-winning RBI, which were the most in one season by a Pittsburgh player since the stat was introduced by Major League Baseball in 1980...Ranked fifth in the N.L. in stolen bases...Captured his first Rawlings Gold Glove award and was named the Wilson Defensive Player-of-the-Year for left field...Made 141 appearances (133 starts) in left field and 18 appearances (10 starts) in center field...Led N.L. left fielders in fielding percentage (.995), making just one error in 196 total chances...Led National League outfielders with 16 assists, the most by a Pirates player since Jose Guillen had 16 in 1998... Ranked second among league leaders in being hit by pitch...Ranked ninth among N.L. batters with a .360 (27-for-75) average in Interleague play...Hit .327 (64-for-196) in 49 games while batting fourth in the lineup...Made his third straight Opening Day start in left field...His sac fly on 4/10 at Milwaukee was his first since 5/26/13 - also at Miller Park (224 games and 907 plate appearances between)...Homered in back-to-back games on 4/17-18 and had a career-high five RBI on 4/18 vs. Milwaukee...Hit four home runs in a five-game stretch between 4/17-21...Left the game on 4/22 vs. Chicago after being hit in the right hand by Jason Hammel (soft tissue contusion)... Delivered walkoff single in 13th inning to give Pirates 1-0 win on 6/12 vs. Philadelphia...Produced four straight games of at least three hits (13-for-21) from 6/12-15 - the first Pittsburgh player to do so since Willie Stargell, who went 14-for-17 over a four-game span in 1973 (September 7-10)...Had five straight multi-hit games between 6/12-16, raising season average from .251 to .286...Stole home as part of a double steal on 6/27 vs. Atlanta...Had sixth career four-hit game on 7/1 at Detroit while also hitting his 13th home, tying single-season career high...Left game on 7/5 with discomfort in left side and missed the next five games...Returned to action on 7/11...Hit .351 (27-for-77) in 20 games during the month of July...Connected off San Francisco's George Kontos for second career walkoff home run on 8/22...Went 13-for-20 during the four-game series in Colorado from 9/21-24; his 13 hits tied the club record for most hits in a four-game series, a feat first accomplished by Hall-ofFamer Pie Traynor against the Phillies in 1928 (August 2-4)...Hit a two-run walkoff homer off Cincinnati's Collin Balester in the 12th inning on 10/2...Hit .325 (37-for-114) in his final 30 regular season games, beginning on 9/2.

2015 POSTSEASON: Batted fourth and went 0-for-4 in Wild Card Game vs. Chicago on 10/7...Also had an outfield assist in the ninth inning. 

2014

Established career highs in batting average, RBI, home runs, doubles and on-base percentage despite missing two weeks of action with a concussion in late July/early August...Was one of three players in MLB to hit at least 10 home runs and steal at least 30 bases (also Carlos Gomez and Jacoby Ellsbury)...Ranked second among National League players with a .348 (65-for-187) average and fourth with a .975 OPS after the All-Star break (minimum: 200 PA's)...Batted .336 (112-for-333) in 89 night games...Led club in stolen bases and tied for sixth among N.L. leaders in that department...Also tied for third among league leaders in being hit by pitch (17)...Made 114 appearances (107 starts) in left field and 28 appearances (16 starts) in center field...Was one of the three finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove Award for left fielders...Made his second straight Opening Day start in left field...Was successful in 12 straight stolen base attempts from 4/8 to 5/17...Hit seventh in the starting lineup for the first time in his career on 5/1 and went 2-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases...Hit first career walkoff home run on 5/2; a solo shot off Toronto's Sergio Santos to break a 5-5 tie in the ninth inning; went 4-for-5 in the game while batting sixth in the order...Left game on 5/10 vs. St. Louis with tightness in his back...Had two-run double as a pinch hitter on 5/14 at Milwaukee...Reached base safely in all four plate appearances on 5/17 at Yankee Stadium, which included his third home run...Homered again the following day in game two of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium - also left the game with tightness in his left hamstring...Did not start four straight games between 6/3-7...Homered and tied career high with four hits (fourth career time and second in 2014) on 6/13 at Miami...Hit safely in 10 straight games from 6/9-19 (19-for-46, .413)...Missed two games (6/21-22) for personal reasons...Left game on 6/24 at Tampa Bay with concussion-like symptoms and a jammed right middle finger after colliding with second baseman on head-first slide on stolen base attempt in fifth inning...Was on the Bereavement List from 7/9-16...Was hit in the head by a 93 mph pitch thrown by Colorado's Adam Ottavino on 7/18...Walked as a pinch hitter on 7/20 and made start in left field on 7/21...Was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on 7/23...Was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis from 8/2-4...Recalled from rehab and reinstated from D.L. on 8/5...Batted cleanup in starting lineup for first time in his career on 8/16 at Washington and went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI...Homered twice (second career two-homer game) on 8/18 vs. Atlanta...Made 14 straight starts in center field from 8/5-19 while Andrew McCutchen was on the D.L. and hit .373 (19-for-51) with six doubles, three home runs and eight RBI...Fell a triple shy of hitting for the cycle on 9/8 at Philadelphia...Had five straight multi-hit games from 9/6-10 and a 10-game hitting streak from 8/31 thru 9/10 (16-for-42, .381)...Left the game on 9/11 at Philadelphia after being hit by a pitch on his left arm in his first at bat...Returned to action on 9/14 vs. Chicago (NL); played the final two innings in left field and went hitless in one at bat...Delivered the game-winning hit as the Pirates clinched a playoff berth on 9/23 at Atlanta just like he did on the same date in 2013 at Wrigley Field; the first Pirates player to record the game-winning RBI on the date that the Pirates clinched a postseason berth in two straight years since RBIs became an official statistic in 1920...Hit .363 (33-for-91) in September and finished season with a career-high 13-game hitting streak (18-for-53, .340)...Hit .354 (64-for-181) with 13 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 22 RBI in 49 games after being reinstated from 7-day concussion D.L. on 8/5...Produced a .415 (27-for-65) average, four home runs and 11 RBI in 17 games while batting sixth in the lineup...Batted fifth and went 1-for-4 in Wild Card Game vs. San Francisco on 10/1.

2013

2013 SEASON: Ranked third in the National League in stolen bases and tied for second in triples...Ranked second in HBP and was the sixth-toughest to double up in the league (once every 85 AB)...Led N.L. hitters wih a .402 (37-for-92) average against LHP...Also led the league in caught stealings...Ranked second among N.L. leadoff batters with 12 home runs and third with a .440 slugging percentage...Became the first Pittsburgh player since Jack Wilson in 2004 and the first Bucco outfielder since Andy Van Slyke in 1992 to collect at least 10 doubles, 10 triples and 10 home runs in the same season...Made 124 appearances (113 starts) in left field and 13 appearances (six starts) in center field...Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter in left field and went 0-for-3 with a walk...Posted five straight multi-hit games from 4/6-10...Had a 10-game hitting streak (19-for-43, .442) from 4/6-17...Tied a Major League record and a club mark (third time) with five strikeouts in a nine-inning game on 4/18 vs. Atlanta...Started and led off each of the first 15 games before sitting out on 4/19 vs. Atlanta...Snapped an 0-for-12 streak on 4/21...Hit safely in eight straight games from 4/21-28 (11-for-34, .324)... Went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer on 4/30 at Milwaukee and finished the month of April tied with Pablo Sandoval for the league lead in hits (35)...His 35 hits during the month of April were the most by a Pittsburgh player since Nate McLouth had 35 in 2008...Hit second career home run leading off the first inning on 5/5 vs. Washington...Went 8-for-24 (.333) with four home runs, eight RBI and three stolen bases during the week of 4/29-5/5...Scored a run in 10 straight games from 4/27 thru 5/8 (11 runs total)...Was scratched from his start on 5/27 due to migraine symptoms...Scored a career-high four runs and had a career-high four hits on 6/12 vs. San Francisco...Was scratched from the starting lineup on 6/14 due to discomfort in his left rib cage and missed three games...Tripled in back-to-back games on 6/18-19 and had three triples in a four-game span from 6/18-21...Had first career two-homer game while also tripling and scoring three runs on 6/25 at Seattle...Fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle on 6/28 vs. Milwaukee...Went 22-for-60 (.367) with five doubles, two triples, three home runs and 13 runs scored during a career-high 12-game hitting streak from 6/23 thru 7/7...Snapped an 0-for-20 streak on 7/24 at Washington...Tied career high with four hits on 8/9 at Colorado...Recorded his 10th triple on 8/15 at St. Louis...Suffered a right hand contusion and a sprain to the ring finger on his right hand while being caught stealing third base on 8/18 vs. Arizona...Was placed on the 15-day D.L. on 8/24 (retro to 8/19)...Was reinstated from the D.L. on 9/7 and served as a pinch runner and late-inning defensive replacement for seven games before making start on 9/17 vs. San Diego...Homered off Kevin Gregg in the ninth inning at Wrigley Field on 9/23 to break a 1-1 tie and give the Pirates a 2-1 victory; the win clinched Pittsburgh's first postseason berth since 1992...Swiped a career-high three bases on 9/25 at Chicago...Went 6-for-19 (.316) with four stolen bases and four runs scored in his last five regular season games...Hit .429 (3-for-7) with one double in three games with Escogido during the Dominican Winter League.

2013 POSTSEASON: Went 3-for-24 (.125) in six games...Went 2-for-5 with a double in the Wild Card Game vs. Cincinnati on 10/1...Hit a solo home run off Shelby Miller in Game Two of the Division Series at St. Louis on 10/4...Went hitless in his last 12 at bats in the N.L.D.S.

2012 Began season with Triple-A Indianapolis, where he led the International League in triples...Set minor league career highs in RBI and triples...Was named to the league's mid- and post-season All-Star teams...Hit safely in each of his first nine games and in 17 of his first 20 (23-for-76, .303) thru 4/27...Had three hits and three stolen bases on 5/22 at Buffalo...Hit .325 (39-for-120) in 29 games during the month of June...Had a 15-game hitting streak from 6/25 thru 7/12, going 26-for-65 (.400) with three doubles, four triples, three home runs and 16 RBI...Had eight straight multi-hit games between 6/25 and 7/2 and was named the league's Player-of-the-Week after hitting .486 (18-for-37)...Had season-high five RBI on 6/28 vs. Toledo...Fell a single shy of hitting for the cycle on 7/16 vs. Gwinnett... Made 76 appearances in center field, 16 in left field and five in right field while playing with Indianapolis during the regular season...Hit safely in his last five Triple-A games (9-for-22, .409) before being recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/26...Made Major League debut that night as the starter in left field; was the leadoff batter and hit the first pitch thrown to him for a home run, becoming the third Pittsburgh player to homer in his first at bats (also Walter Mueller on 5/7/22 and Don Leppert on 6/18/61 - Mueller's also came on the first pitch)...Hit .290 (18-for-62) with four homers, 10 RBI and three stolen bases in his first 15 games thru 8/10...Went 6-for-33 (.182) in his next eight games before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/19 with a right oblique strain...Made a rehab appearance with State College on 9/4 and also went 2-for-7 with a walk, RBI and four runs scored in two post season games with Indianapolis...Was reinstated from D.L. on 9/7 and hit .264 (19-for-72) in final 24 games with the Pirates...His home run on 10/1 vs. Atlanta was his first since 8/8...Made 43 appearances (38 starts) in left field and four appearances (one start) in center field with Pittsburgh; made lone start in CF on 7/29 at Houston...Had three errors and three assists...Hit .285 (41-for-144) with 16 RBI and 17 runs scored in 37 games (34 starts) from the leadoff spot...Hit .318 against LHP and .236 against RHP...Went 9-for-29 (.310) with runners in scoring position and 7-for-16 (.438) with runners in scoring position and two outs...Ranked third among National League rookies in stolen bases and second on the club in that department... Hit .304 (34-for-112) with four doubles, four triples, two home runs, 20 RBI and eight stolen bases in 29 games with Escogido during the Dominican Winter League...Was also named MVP of the Series Final as his club swept Aguilas, five games to none, to capture the championship. 2011 Spent entire season with Double-A Altoona and led Eastern League in batting, hits and doubles...Became the first player in the club's 13-year history to capture the batting title...Was named to the league's mid- and post-season All-Star teams... Participated in the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Phoenix (started the game in center field, batted leadoff and went 1-for-3)...Was named the Eastern League Rookie-of-the-Year...Set a single-season club record with 178 hits, breaking Nate McLouth's previous record of 166 in 2004...Led Altoona in runs scored and stolen bases, tying his career high in that department...Ranked second among Pittsburgh farmhands in batting behind Bradenton's Ramon Cabrera (.343)...Made all 129 defensive appearances in center field and led league with 18 outfield assists...Had hits in five straight at bats from 4/9-10 and produced a 13-game hitting streak from 4/9/25 (25-for-59, .424)...Had a careerhigh six RBI on 4/22 at Richmond...Hit .331 (39-for-118) in 29 games during the month of May...Hit safely in 11 straight games between 6/17-28 (17-for-44, .386) and .337 overall in June...Hit .265 in July, but rebounded to hit .393 in August...Produced a 14-game hitting streak from 7/23 to 8/6 (22-for-57, .386)...Was named Eastern League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 8/8-15 after going 15-for-27 (.556) with 10 runs scored and five multi-hit games in six games...Put togther a season-best, 16-game hitting streak from 8/19 to 9/3 (28-for-71, .394)...Was named Eastern League Player-of-the-Month for August...Hit .328 (40-for-122) with seven doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI and nine stolen bases in 30 games with Leones del Escogido during the Dominican Winter League. 2010 Began season with High-A Bradenton and hit safely in 17 of his first 21 games thru 5/5, going 25-for-74 (.338) with a .432 onbase percentage, 11 RBI and 15 runs scored...Scored a career-high four runs in his first game on 4/8 vs. Fort Myers...Was placed on the disabled list on 5/15 and had surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hand...Went 9-for-26 (.346) in an eight-game rehab assignment with the GCL Pirates from 7/3-31...Was reinstated from D.L. on 8/1 and batted .358 (39-for-109) with 19 RBI in 29 games during the month of August...Ranked third among Pittsburgh farmhands with 26 stolen bases...Made a total of 57 appearances in center field and two in right field; made his two appearances in right field with Bradenton on 4/13 and 4/14...Hit .213 (13-for-61) with a homer and three RBI in 28 games with Aguilas during the Dominican Winter League. 2009 Hit .309 (71-for-238) with three home runs, 35 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 57 minor league games...Began season with the GCL Pirates and went 0-for-7 in two games before being promoted to West Virginia on 6/25...Hit safely in each of his first 10 games with the Power (15-for-40, .375) and in 32 of his first 33 games thru 8/9...Recorded a 22-game hitting streak from 7/9 thru 8/9, going 30-for- 94 (.319) with 17 RBI, 16 runs scored and 11 stolen bases...Hit safely in 48 of his 54 starts with West Virginia...Was promoted to High-A Lynchburg and played in one game on 9/5; suffered a sprained ankle which prevented him from participating in the post season with the Carolina League champions...Made a total of 38 appearances in center field and 20 in right field with the three clubs...Went 3-for-13 (.231) in 11 games with Aguilas during the Dominican Winter League. 2008 Spent second straight season with the DSL Pirates...Led team in home runs and ranked fourth in the league in that department... Also ranked fourth in the league in runs scored...Led DSL Pirates in stolen bases and ranked second in RBI...Made 40 appearances in center field, 21 in right field and seven in left field...Hit five of his nine home runs during the month of July...Batted .377 (29-for-77) in his final 20 games, beginning with three straight three-hit games from 7/30-8/2...Went 4-for-4 on 8/19. 2007 Began professional career with the Dominican Summer League Pirates at the age of 18...Made 35 appearances in left field, three in right field and one in center field...Also went 4-for-14 in four games as the designated hitter...Hit lone home run on 6/23 against the DSL White Sox...Batted .288 (17-for-59) in his first 17 games thru 6/30; .164 (12-for-73) in his last 28.