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Birth Date10-12-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight165 lbs
Age22 years, 9 months, 12 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2.22015
1.22016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 SEA 21 57 247 219 25 62 14 3 2 88 24 43 0 2 2 17 8 4 .283 .351 .402 .289 15.9 4.9 2.2
2016 SEA 22 74 300 282 36 77 17 2 1 101 11 49 1 4 2 19 8 5 .273 .299 .358 .242 8.0 0.2 0.9
Career131547501611393153189359216436169.277.322.377.26323.95.03.1

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 DEA Rk 62 252 .252 .245 .329 .340 .000 .299 95 -2.4 8.3 3.5 12.1 0.1 9.5 2.1 9.5 2.1
2012 CLN A 4 17 .240 .266 .335 .394 .000 .364 93 -0.4 0.5 0.2 -0.1 -1.0 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2012 EVE A- 65 269 .214 .247 .329 .349 .000 .287 115 -12.8 7.4 2.1 0.2 0.5 -2.7 -0.3 -2.7 -0.3
2013 CLN A 98 406 .263 .258 .327 .382 .000 .336 101 1.4 11.4 3.4 1.0 -1.3 15.0 1.7 15.0 1.7
2013 HDS A+ 19 92 .244 .272 .341 .437 .000 .284 111 -1.6 2.7 0.8 -0.8 1.6 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2014 WTN AA 109 472 .265 .254 .326 .379 .000 .346 102 2.3 13.0 5.5 -2.5 0.2 21.0 2.0 21.0 2.0
2014 TAC AAA 19 90 .297 .272 .336 .422 .000 .343 84 3.8 2.7 1.2 3.3 1.2 8.9 1.2 8.9 1.2
2015 SEA MLB 57 247 .289 .256 .317 .410 .000 .341 99 7 6.7 2.8 4.9 -0.5 15.9 2.2 15.9 2.2
2015 WTN AA 2 8 .411 .275 .333 .423 .000 .429 98 1.2 0.2 0 0.2 -0.1 1.3 0.2 1.3 0.2
2015 TAC AAA 65 287 .279 .273 .334 .419 .000 .345 104 5.7 8.0 2.5 1.0 3.3 19.5 2.1 19.5 2.1
2015 MRN Rk 1 3 .461 .236 .275 .320 .000 .667 104 0.7 0.1 0 -0.1 -0.3 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2015 GIG Wnt 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 SEA MLB 74 300 .242 .258 .322 .420 .266 .322 98 -5.3 8.1 3.7 0.2 1.5 8.0 0.9 8.0 0.9
2016 TAC AAA 5 23 .233 .272 .321 .443 .259 .200 106 -0.7 0.6 0 -0.5 0.5 0.4 -0.0 0.4 -0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 DEA Rk 252 44 57 5 3 2 22 26 35 16 6 .259 .341 .336 .077 .252 9.5 12.1 2.1
2012 CLN A 17 3 4 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 .286 .375 .286 .000 .240 -0.7 -0.1 -0.1
2012 EVE A- 269 36 62 4 2 0 22 12 35 14 4 .247 .281 .279 .032 .214 -2.7 0.2 -0.3
2013 CLN A 406 61 115 15 5 0 29 15 39 16 8 .304 .330 .370 .066 .263 15.0 1.0 1.7
2013 HDS A+ 92 18 22 0 2 1 8 4 11 4 3 .256 .289 .337 .081 .244 3.5 -0.8 0.3
2014 WTN AA 472 63 134 27 6 2 46 19 65 23 10 .302 .329 .404 .102 .265 21.0 -2.5 2.0
2014 TAC AAA 90 16 25 5 0 2 9 8 13 6 0 .312 .367 .450 .138 .297 8.9 3.3 1.2
2015 SEA MLB 247 25 62 14 3 2 17 24 43 8 4 .283 .351 .402 .119 .289 15.9 4.9 2.2
2015 WTN AA 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .429 .500 .571 .143 .411 1.3 0.2 0.2
2015 TAC AAA 287 41 82 12 2 3 29 20 32 20 3 .314 .359 .410 .096 .279 19.5 1.0 2.1
2015 GIG Wnt 20 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .211 .250 .211 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 MRN Rk 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 .667 .000 .461 0.6 -0.1 0.0
2016 TAC AAA 23 4 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 .200 .261 .250 .050 .233 0.4 -0.5 -0.0
2016 SEA MLB 300 36 77 17 2 1 19 11 49 8 5 .273 .299 .358 .085 .242 8.0 0.2 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 950 0.4611 0.4179 0.8060 0.5799 0.2793 0.8543 0.7203 0.1940 454 -0.003833
2016 1135 0.4934 0.4767 0.8152 0.5929 0.3635 0.8645 0.7368 0.1848 0 0.000000
Career20850.47870.44990.8110.5870.32510.85990.72930.189206.8585-0.0017

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
2016 SEA $515,400
2015 SEA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$515,400
1 yrTotal$515,400

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 66 d1 year/$0.5154M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5154M (2016). Re-signed by Seattle 3/3/16.
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .255 .321 .392 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .308 .376 .410 .295
18 Split (Multi) .053 .055 .018 .014
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.004 -.003 -.001
30 vs L (2015) .255 .321 .392 .281
31 vs R (2015) .308 .376 .410 .295
38 Split (2015) .053 .055 .018 .014
39 LgAvg (2015) -.019 -.010 -.007 -.004

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BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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'the'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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