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Birth Date10-12-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight165 lbs
Age26 years, 1 months, 26 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.42015
0.22016
1.32017
2.92018
2.92019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2015 SEA 21 57 247 62 14 3 2 24 43 0 8 4 .283 .351 .402 96 -0.3 -0.5 4.8 1.4
2016 SEA 22 119 466 113 21 2 1 18 84 2 11 5 .259 .287 .323 66 -18.1 2.6 -1.5 0.2
2017 ARI 23 73 255 58 11 2 5 29 37 1 3 1 .260 .345 .395 100 0.6 1.5 0.0 1.3
2018 ARI 24 153 580 135 26 12 14 54 79 3 6 1 .260 .332 .437 102 3.6 0.6 6.3 2.9
2019 ARI 25 144 628 187 36 9 32 53 86 4 10 2 .329 .389 .592 141 36.3 1.9 -12.1 4.5
Career54621765551082854178329103813.282.342.44810522.16.2-2.310.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 DEA Rk DSL 62 252 .245 .329 .340 .299 95 -2.8 8.3 3.5 82 0 11.8 0.1 -7.9 1.5
2012 CLN A MID 4 17 .266 .335 .394 .364 93 -0.4 0.5 0.2 90 0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.2 -0.1
2012 EVE A- NOR 65 269 .247 .329 .349 .287 115 -12.8 7.4 2.1 62 0 0.1 0.5 -9.7 0.0
2013 CLN A MID 98 406 .258 .327 .382 .336 102 0.6 11.4 3.4 101 0 0.7 -1.3 -3.5 1.1
2013 HDS A+ CAL 19 92 .272 .341 .437 .284 112 -0.9 2.3 0.9 67 0 -0.9 1.6 -4.9 -0.1
2014 WTN AA SOU 109 472 .254 .326 .379 .346 103 1.7 13.0 5.5 101 0 -2.8 0.2 -6.3 1.0
2014 TAC AAA PCL 19 90 .272 .336 .422 .343 83 3.9 2.7 1.2 118 0 3.2 1.2 1.4 1.0
2015 SEA MLB AL 57 247 .256 .317 .410 .341 103 6.1 6.7 2.8 96 10 4.8 -0.5 -0.3 1.4
2015 WTN AA SOU 2 8 .275 .333 .423 .429 100 1.2 0.2 0 135 0 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2015 TAC AAA PCL 65 287 .273 .334 .419 .345 105 5.2 8.0 2.5 112 0 1.0 3.3 -1.2 1.4
2015 MRN Rk AZL 1 3 .236 .275 .320 .667 104 0.7 0.1 0 164 0 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 0.0
2015 GIG Wnt DWL 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 SEA MLB AL 119 466 .257 .319 .419 .313 103 -19.3 13.2 6 66 7 -1.5 2.6 -18.1 0.2
2016 EVE A- NWL 2 7 .242 .327 .339 .200 117 1.4 0.2 0 168 0 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0
2016 TAC AAA PCL 7 31 .276 .331 .443 .214 85 -0.1 0.9 0.1 81 0 -0.5 0.5 -1.1 0.0
2017 ARI MLB NL 73 255 .248 .316 .419 .290 98 1.7 7.5 3.3 100 11 0.0 1.5 0.6 1.3
2017 RNO AAA PCL 70 338 .283 .348 .455 .365 111 14.2 10.0 3.9 124 0 4.5 3.8 11.2 3.3
2017 GIG Wnt DWL 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 ARI MLB NL 153 580 .245 .312 .403 .282 99 10.3 16.3 0.8 102 6 6.3 0.6 3.6 2.9
2019 ARI MLB NL 144 628 .250 .318 .431 .342 101 43.9 19.0 1.1 141 8 -12.1 1.9 36.3 4.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 DEA Rk DSL 252 220 44 57 5 3 2 74 22 26 35 16 6 .259 .341 .336 .077 1 3
2012 CLN A MID 17 14 3 4 0 0 0 4 2 2 3 1 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 0 1
2012 EVE A- NOR 269 251 36 62 4 2 0 70 22 12 35 14 4 .247 .281 .279 .032 0 6
2013 CLN A MID 406 378 61 115 15 5 0 140 29 15 39 16 8 .304 .330 .370 .066 3 9
2013 HDS A+ CAL 92 86 18 22 0 2 1 29 8 4 11 4 3 .256 .289 .337 .081 0 2
2014 TAC AAA PCL 90 80 16 25 5 0 2 36 9 8 13 6 0 .313 .367 .450 .138 2
2014 WTN AA SOU 472 443 63 134 27 6 2 179 46 19 65 23 10 .302 .329 .404 .102 5
2015 GIG Wnt DWL 20 19 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 .211 .250 .211 .000 0 0
2015 WTN AA SOU 8 7 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 2 .429 .500 .571 .143 0 0
2015 SEA MLB AL 247 219 25 62 14 3 2 88 17 24 43 8 4 .283 .351 .402 .119 2 2
2015 MRN Rk AZL 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 .000 0 0
2015 TAC AAA PCL 287 261 41 82 12 2 3 107 29 20 32 20 3 .314 .359 .410 .096 3 3
2016 EVE A- NWL 7 6 1 2 1 0 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .429 1.000 .667 0 0
2016 SEA MLB AL 466 437 55 113 21 2 1 141 33 18 84 11 5 .259 .287 .323 .064 6 3
2016 TAC AAA PCL 31 28 5 6 2 0 0 8 2 2 1 2 0 .214 .258 .286 .071 1 0
2017 RNO AAA PCL 338 311 62 105 23 7 6 160 41 25 34 7 2 .338 .391 .514 .177 0 0
2017 GIG Wnt DWL 20 14 3 4 2 0 0 6 3 6 1 1 0 .286 .500 .429 .143 0 0
2017 ARI MLB NL 255 223 30 58 11 2 5 88 18 29 37 3 1 .260 .345 .395 .135 2 0
2018 ARI MLB NL 580 520 68 135 26 12 14 227 59 54 79 6 1 .260 .332 .437 .177 2 1
2019 ARI MLB NL 628 569 97 187 36 9 32 337 92 53 86 10 2 .329 .389 .592 .264 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 950 0.4621 0.4179 0.8060 0.5763 0.2818 0.8458 0.7361 0.1940 -0.0038
2016 1761 0.4986 0.4713 0.8072 0.5877 0.3556 0.8682 0.7070 0.1928 0.0000
2017 944 0.4629 0.4650 0.8314 0.6178 0.3333 0.8926 0.7337 0.1686 0.0000
2018 2174 0.4825 0.4535 0.8377 0.6311 0.2880 0.9033 0.7037 0.1623 0.0000
2019 2400 0.4671 0.4754 0.8230 0.6682 0.3065 0.8959 0.6837 0.1770 0.0000
Career82290.47690.46090.82250.62480.31230.88580.70580.1775-0.0004

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2023 ARi $1,000,000
2022 ARi $8,400,000
2021 ARi $6,400,000
2020 ARi $4,400,000
2019 ARi $2,400,000
2018 ARi $1,400,000
2017 ARi $
2016 SEA $515,400
2015 SEA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,915,400
2019Current$2,400,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$4,315,400
4 yrFuture$20,200,000
7 yrTotal$24,515,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 162 dLegacy Agency5 years/$24M (2018-22), 2023-24 options

Details
  • 5 years/$24M (2018-22), plus 2023-24 club options. Signed extension with Arizona 3/26/18, replacing 1 year/$0.5782M deal signed 3/18. $2M signing bonus. 18:$1M, 19:$2M, 20:$4M, 21:$6M, 22:$8M, 23:$10M club option ($1M buyout), 24:$12M club option ($1.5M buyout). 2024 option guaranteed if Marte has 1,100 plate appearances in 2022-23 combined, including at least 550 in 2023, and does not finish 2023 on injured list. Salaries for option years could escalate by up to $2M based on finish in MVP vote in prior seasons: $2M for winning MVP, $1M for 2nd-5th in vote (MET), $500,000 for 6th-10th.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Arizona 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5154M (2016). Re-signed by Seattle 3/3/16. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Seattle 11/23/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Seattle 11/20/14. Re-signed by Seattle 3/15.
  • Signed by Seattle 8/13/10 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 627 77 166 32 7 16 74 54 93 11 4 .295 .361 .463 118 45.5 5.2
80o 612 73 157 30 7 15 70 51 93 11 3 .285 .350 .447 112 38.4 4.4
70o 601 70 149 29 6 14 67 49 92 10 3 .275 .339 .428 108 33.4 3.9
60o 592 68 145 28 6 14 65 47 92 10 3 .272 .334 .425 104 29.3 3.4
50o 583 65 139 27 6 13 63 45 91 9 3 .263 .325 .411 101 25.5 3.0
40o 574 63 135 26 6 13 61 44 91 9 3 .259 .320 .407 97 21.9 2.6
30o 565 61 129 25 6 12 58 42 90 9 3 .251 .311 .394 94 18.1 2.2
20o 554 58 123 24 5 12 56 40 90 8 3 .244 .303 .383 89 13.8 1.7
10o 539 55 115 22 5 11 53 38 89 8 2 .234 .292 .366 83 8.1 1.1
Weighted Mean5846614027613634691103.265.328.41310126.03.1

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are Hunter Dozier and JD Davis having the quietest "breakout" seasons of anyone? Both Statcast and actual numbers looking beastly.
(Eddie from SC)
I'm not sure that Davis' breakout has been all that quiet, but the point is taken. Davis' defensive issues are going to limit his upside. Dozier has flown under the radar because no one in the mainstream media cares about KC these days. I'd argue that Ketel Marte's breakout has been even more overlooked. (JP Breen)
2019-06-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Craig: My team in a 16 tm. 12 kpr. pts. league is doing unexpectedly well. But I need another decent SP to compete in the playoffs. If I had to part with one of these prospects to get one, which one should it be: Dylan Carlson, Jesus Sanchez, Nate Pearson, Carter Kieboom or K. Hiura? Very low deduction for Ks by a batter in this pts. league. I should note: that Ketel Marte is having a surprisingly good season for me at 2B. Thx!
(balticwolf from Bethesda MD)
of those names I'd go with Jesus Sanchez at the moment. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-06-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)With launch angle being public, can we come to a consensus on the definition of batted ball types? I was writing about Ketel Marte and noticed Fangraphs has his LD% at 19.7%, Baseball Savant has it at 24.7%, and B-Ref has it at 26%. I imagine that is because the difference between a line drive and fly ball is fuzzy, but with launch angle that shouldn't be a problem.
(matthewgtobin from Boston)
What I've found is that there's solid consensus *within* a system, i.e. FG line drives are like other FG line drives, and B-R's line drives are similar to other B-R line drives, but FG and B-R line drives are different. If you actually break them down by angle, there tends to be surprisingly little overlap in launch angle between the different classes of batted balls. But one system might set the criteria for a flyball around 25 and another at 30, so it's hard to reconcile the two.

There would be value to putting all the systems on the same even footing, but then the companies that sell batted ball classifications wouldn't be able to differentiate their products from each other and that might dampen their sales. So I understand why we have the system we do. The best thing to do is really look at launch angle instead--there is information within a batted ball class that's important. Not all fly balls are created equal, for example. (Rob Arthur)
2018-01-23 23:00:00 (link to chat)Always interested in thoughts on players who don't get drafted who wind up in the Top 100 by year's end....ie. Marwin, Pham, Merrifield types....cough up 3 or 4 names that might fit this mold for 2019, please.
(Chris from Baltimore)
From outside the current top 300, these aren't necessarily top-100 candidates, but a few dudes I like off the top of my head to produce really nice late-game return on investment:

Jose Martinez - as of right now he's in a bit of a logjam for playing time, but he's got some versatility and I like the bat a lot

Scott Schebler - Dude's got a ton of pop, a teeny bit of sneaky speed, and while the profile's not overtly valuable these days in shallower leagues, you do still need 35-homer bats to keep pace

Ketel Marte - Been a fan for a while, solid hitter, has gotten stronger and can drive the ball better now

Austin Hayes and Ryan McMahon should both get opportunities as young hitters with talent.

I haven't given up on Folty figuring out how to pitch with that stuff

Kinda interested to see what Grichuk can do in Toronto (Wilson Karaman)
2016-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)With Machado's new SS eligibility, is it worth pursuing a 3B? I have Eduardo Nunez and Ketel Marte at SS now but could likely move some prospects for a 3B and move on from them.
(Alex from Austin)
If you can get an upgrade on either of those guys without giving up too much future, I'd do it, definitely. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)How do you view Ketel Marte in a dynasty league?
(Allen from MSP)
I'm not as high on him as a lot of people. I think he could be great, but I don't ever see him being a big power force and shortstops who steal 20-30 bases and don't hit for big power numbers are fairly common. Comps are bad, always, but from an anecdotal perspective the hype surrounding Marte reminds of Erick Aybar when he came up. Aybar has always been a solid citizen, but he's not a guy you're building around in any format. (Mike Gianella)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)What's Ketel Marte's ultimate ceiling?
(Dhdbd from Seattle)
First division regular, but I'll take the under. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jose Peraza's bat seems pretty hollow and BABIP dependent... yet he's still just 21. Can he be the starting 2B in LA next year? Who do you think has a better shot of remaining a starting infielder, Peraza or Ketel Marte?
(Davey Lopes from Los Angeles, 1979)
You're correct about Peraza. He's going to sink or swim offensively based on his average, because he doesn't walk and much of his "power" is going to be him turning a single into a double, or a double into a triple with his legs.

That said, I would give Peraza the nod on who's more likely to develop into a starting infielder. Remember, Peraza is at second base because the Braves had Andrelton Simmons and the Dodgers have Corey Seager, not because he lacks defensive skills. Other teams would love to acquire Peraza and insert him at shortstop, where he has all the physical traits necessary to be an above-average defender.

I think the answer to your question about Peraza serving as the Dodgers' starting second baseman in 2016 depends on your timetable. Friedman (and most other GM types, these days) love to use their prospects as Plan B entering the season. Why? Because the youngster can head to the minors until he's needed; the Plan A veteran can't-he'll opt out or sign elsewhere if that's in the cards. So opening day second baseman? No; but if we're talking about from July onward? I'm inclined to say yes. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Ketel Marte stick at short for a few years?
(kcshankd from Maple Valley WA)
Six months ago, I didn't think there was a chance. Now, I'd say it's 50/50. I still think second base -- or center -- is the better landing spot, but the footwork has improved and the hands much softer. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)Other than the marquee guys in today's game, name a player on the field today who WILL and WON'T reach their potential.
(Bart Bennison from Primantis)
Ketel Marte is a prospect that does not receive enough love. And he plays up the middle. It's an easy profile to like.

Frankie Montas has a huge arm, but how many guys throwing 100 mph end up in a rotation? It's just hard to command that type of velo and many don't get away with it. He's a backend RP for me in the long-run, and that's not a knock on him by any means. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Mike, I'm eyeballing Ketel Marte for a spot on my roster. Roughly 100 minor leaguers are owned. What says you? Does he stick at SS or slide to 2B? Offensive upside worth it?
(MP from Bluegrass State)
I think he can play a passable short, so he'll probably stick. The offensive upside makes him kind of borderline here. He's really a BABIP fueled player, and a lot of Mariners prospects don't seem to translate well to the bigs early on due to the tough park (think Dustin Ackley). So while Marte is worth owning here, he is borderline based on your question. (Mike Gianella)
2015-05-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chris, looking for a leg up on my dynasty league. Two open minor league slots. Ketel Marte, Phillip Ervin, Jomar Reyes, Darnell Sweeney Jose de Leon, and Alex Reyes are all availabe. Whom should I add if I'm looking for superstar upside, regardless of ETA/position?
(Matt from KY)
Definitely take Reyes, and then....I'd go Marte. I've been impressed with what I've seen, and there's a 50/50 shot he can play shortstop. (Christopher Crawford)


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