There’s nothing happening today, so I figured it would be fun to watch highlights of Starling Marte. Enjoy.
Rudy Owens started this Sunday for the Indianapolis Indians. Owens bursted onto the prospect scene following his 2009 season when he won his first of two Minor League Pitcher of the Year Awards. He is now starting his 2nd season in AAA and is was ranked the organization’s #13 prospect heading into this season. Owens
Gorkys Hernandez was at one point rated as the #62 prospect in all of baseball when he was in the Atlanta Braves organization. However, his stock has fallen quite a bit since being acquired by the Pirates in the Nate McLouth trade in 2009. Pirates Prospects ranks him now as the #24 prospect in the
Jordy Mercer is coming off a season where he belted 19 home runs between AA-Altoona and AAA-Indianapolis in 2011. That kind of power makes it hard to write off Mercer, who plays shortstop, a position where power is not often found. Pirates Prospects rated him as the #17 prospect in the organization heading into this
Starling Marte is ranked by many as the Pirates’ top hitting prospect. He lit it up in Spring Training this season, but was sent to AAA-Indianapolis after winning the Eastern League batting title last season in AA-Altoona. It was the first time I had seen Marte in person and it is easy to see the
Duke Welker was the Pirates’ 2nd round pick in the 2007 draft out of Arkansas. As he entered the system, big expectations were put on his shoulders as someone who should become one of the club’s top prospects. However, arm injuries and setbacks have derailed those plans and Welker has been forced into a relief