Biographical

Portrait of Victor Marte

Victor Marte PCardinals

Cardinals Player Cards | Cardinals Team Audit | Cardinals Depth Chart

2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
54.3 4.36 1.37 41 2 1 0 0.0
Birth Date11-8-1980
Height6' 2"
Weight260 lbs
Age33 years, 11 months, 14 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.82010
2011
-0.12012
-0.02013
0.02014
+proj
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2009 KCA 28 8 0 12.0 0.0 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 58 13 12 11 2 21 12 11 0 7 8.25 7.14 7.06 -1.6 -0.2
2010 KCA 29 22 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 137 38 30 30 8 71 15 14 2 19 9.76 7.28 8.54 -7.4 -0.8
2012 SLN 31 48 0 40.3 0.0 40.3 3 2 0 2 0 0 185 51 22 22 6 82 14 12 2 36 4.91 4.47 4.94 -0.9 -0.1
2013 SLN 32 4 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 4 2 2 0 5 3 2 1 2 6.00 5.69 4.78 -0.2 -0.0
Career82083.00.083.063020039710666651617944395647.055.846.43-10.1-1.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2006 HRO npb 12 0 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .118 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 HRO npb 17 0 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .406 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 HRO npb 1 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .571 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 KCA MLB 8 0 12.0 7.06 60 .299 .263 .331 .416 .257 .297 105 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2009 NWA AA 13 0 22.0 3.08 143 .191 .268 .348 .393 .255 .226 114 6.5 0.7 6.5 0.7
2009 OMA AAA 26 0 42.3 3.31 118 .246 .276 .346 .421 .282 .280 84 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2010 KCA MLB 22 0 27.7 8.54 26 .334 .260 .325 .413 .261 .323 110 -7.4 -0.8 -7.4 -0.8
2010 OMA AAA 25 0 40.7 4.96 104 .250 .280 .345 .432 .265 .289 99 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2010 LIC Wnt 13 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .293 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MEM AAA 55 0 62.3 3.96 127 .205 .286 .357 .442 .268 .243 96 13.3 1.3 13.3 1.3
2011 LIC Wnt 26 0 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .338 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SLN MLB 48 0 40.3 4.94 83 .304 .249 .308 .390 .252 .354 98 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2012 MEM AAA 12 0 12.0 3.63 125 .224 .279 .346 .432 .267 .273 92 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2012 LIC Wnt 13 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MAG Wnt 1 0 0.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SLN MLB 4 0 3.0 4.78 83 .354 .276 .322 .423 .262 .364 101 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2013 MEM AAA 45 0 54.7 3.66 118 .271 .265 .334 .406 .265 .359 90 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2006 HRO npb 0 1 0 12 0 11.3 5 6 5 1 0% .118 4.0 4.8 0.8 4.0 0.97 1.59 0.0 0.0
2007 HRO npb 0 1 0 17 0 17.3 28 10 13 2 0% .406 14.6 5.2 1.0 6.8 2.20 8.32 0.0 0.0
2008 HRO npb 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 4 1 2 0 0% .571 18.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 2.50 13.50 0.0 0.0
2009 NWA AA 2 1 4 13 0 22.0 15 5 17 1 41% .226 6.1 2.0 0.4 7.0 0.91 2.45 6.5 0.7
2009 KCA MLB 0 0 0 8 0 12.0 13 12 7 2 49% .297 9.8 9.0 1.5 5.2 2.08 8.25 -1.6 -0.2
2009 OMA AAA 1 4 4 26 0 42.3 35 20 36 0 50% .280 7.4 4.3 0.0 7.7 1.30 2.13 6.7 0.7
2010 OMA AAA 4 1 3 25 0 40.7 40 15 29 3 43% .289 8.8 3.3 0.7 6.4 1.35 3.32 3.5 0.3
2010 LIC Wnt 0 0 1 13 0 14.3 13 5 11 1 0% .293 8.2 3.1 0.6 6.9 1.26 1.89 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 3 0 0 22 0 27.7 38 15 19 8 44% .323 12.4 4.9 2.6 6.2 1.92 9.76 -7.4 -0.8
2011 LIC Wnt 0 2 14 26 0 23.7 25 7 20 0 0% .338 9.5 2.7 0.0 7.6 1.35 3.42 0.0 0.0
2011 MEM AAA 2 4 31 55 0 62.3 47 20 52 5 56% .243 6.8 2.9 0.7 7.5 1.07 1.44 13.3 1.3
2012 MAG Wnt 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 2 0 0 0 0% .667 54.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.00 54.00 0.0 0.0
2012 MEM AAA 0 2 3 12 0 12.0 9 7 10 0 61% .273 6.8 5.2 0.0 7.5 1.33 3.00 2.2 0.2
2012 SLN MLB 3 2 0 48 0 40.3 51 14 36 6 50% .354 11.4 3.1 1.3 8.0 1.61 4.91 -0.9 -0.1
2012 LIC Wnt 2 1 3 13 0 14.3 12 4 13 1 0% .262 7.5 2.5 0.6 8.2 1.12 4.40 0.0 0.0
2013 SLN MLB 0 1 0 4 0 3.0 4 3 2 0 73% .364 12.0 9.0 0.0 6.0 2.33 6.00 -0.2 -0.0
2013 MEM AAA 2 3 11 45 0 54.7 62 27 55 2 48% .359 10.2 4.4 0.3 9.1 1.63 4.94 8.7 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
2009 198 0.4394 0.3485 0.8261 0.5747 0.1712 0.9400 0.5263 0.1739
2010 497 0.4427 0.4567 0.7930 0.6500 0.3032 0.9021 0.6071 0.2026
2012 628 0.4777 0.4650 0.7500 0.6533 0.2927 0.8622 0.5208 0.2466
2013 60 0.4500 0.4667 0.7857 0.6296 0.3333 0.9412 0.5455 0.2143
Career13830.45840.44540.77790.63980.28080.89110.55370.219

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-24 2013-09-05 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-02-18 2010-04-08 Camp 49 2 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SLN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$0
2 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 71 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13. DFA by St. Louis 10/3/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/8/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by St. Louis (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by St. Louis 4/6/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City (minor-league contract). Acquired by St. Louis in trade from Kansas City 4/13/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/8/10. Sent outright to Triple-A 11/24/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased by Kansas City 9/5/09.
  • 2006-08: Hiroshima of Japan.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 3.5 1.5 0.7 65 0 72.8 59 23 55 6 .269 1.12 3.22 3.5 9.4 1.0
80o 3.1 1.3 0.6 59 0 66.3 57 23 50 6 .283 1.20 3.60 3.91 5.2 0.5
70o 2.8 1.1 0.6 55 0 61.8 56 22 47 6 .294 1.27 3.87 4.21 2.6 0.3
60o 2.6 1 0.5 52 0 58.0 55 22 44 6 .303 1.32 4.12 4.47 0.6 0.1
50o 2.4 0.9 0.5 48 0 54.5 54 21 41 6 .311 1.37 4.34 4.72 -1.0 -0.1
40o 2.2 0.8 0.4 45 0 51.0 52 20 39 6 .320 1.43 4.58 4.97 -2.5 -0.3
30o 2 0.7 0.4 42 0 47.5 51 20 36 5 .329 1.48 4.83 5.25 -3.9 -0.4
20o 1.8 0.6 0.3 39 0 43.4 48 19 33 5 .340 1.55 5.13 5.57 -5.2 -0.5
10o 1.6 0.5 0.3 34 0 37.9 45 18 29 5 .355 1.66 5.55 6.04 -6.6 -0.7
Weighted Mean2.40.90.548053.85321416.3091.364.314.69-0.8-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
13% 17% 9% 16% 27%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153421042047471735546.3101.364.554.949.03.36.71.00.0
20163521036040411529546.3151.394.584.989.13.36.51.1-0.0
20173621032036371426446.3131.424.544.949.23.56.51.00.0
20183711030034351324446.3141.414.605.009.33.46.41.1-0.0
20193811029033341223446.3141.394.615.019.33.36.31.1-0.0
20203911029032341222446.3131.424.615.019.53.36.11.1-0.0
20214011030034351222446.3121.404.584.989.43.25.91.1-0.0
20224111029033341221446.3111.414.615.019.43.35.81.1-0.0
20234210027031321119446.3111.404.645.049.43.25.61.2-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
1.40.11.80.1out of baseballout of baseball3.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 76)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Will Cunnane 2007 0.00 DNP
2 88 Roman Colon 2013 0.00 DNP
3 87 Mark Corey 2008 0.00 DNP
4 85 Kane Davis 2008 0.00 DNP
5 85 Dan Giese 2010 0.00 DNP
6 84 Chris Bootcheck 2012 0.00 DNP
7 84 Hector Mercado 2007 0.00 DNP
8 84 Greg Aquino 2011 0.00 DNP
9 83 Vinnie Chulk 2012 10.00
10 83 Scott Dohmann 2011 0.00 DNP
11 83 Justin Hampson 2013 0.00 DNP
12 82 Franklin Nunez 2010 0.00 DNP
13 82 Tim Hamulack 2010 0.00 DNP
14 82 Lee Gardner 2008 10.80
15 81 Jon Adkins 2011 0.00 DNP
16 80 Bryan Corey 2007 1.93
17 80 Jeremy Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
18 79 Scott Strickland 2009 0.00 DNP
19 79 Tim Corcoran 2011 0.00 DNP
20 79 Doug Slaten 2013 0.00 DNP
21 79 Nate Field 2009 0.00 DNP
22 79 Luther Hackman 2008 0.00 DNP
23 79 Jason Childers 2008 0.00 DNP
24 79 Erasmo Ramirez 2009 0.00 DNP
25 78 Ryan Vogelsong 2011 3.11
26 78 Marty McLeary 2008 0.00 DNP
27 78 Mike Venafro 2007 0.00 DNP
28 78 Brandon Puffer 2009 0.00 DNP
29 78 Willy Lebron 2012 0.00 DNP
30 77 Aquilino Lopez 2008 3.78
31 77 Randy Flores 2009 5.25
32 77 David Cortes 2007 0.00 DNP
33 77 Britt Reames 2007 0.00 DNP
34 77 Brad Thomas 2011 9.82
35 77 Jesus Colome 2011 0.00 DNP
36 77 Brian Gordon 2012 0.00 DNP
37 77 Mark Watson 2007 0.00 DNP
38 77 Micah Bowie 2008 9.00
39 76 Randy Williams 2009 4.58
40 76 Bobby Korecky 2013 0.00 DNP
41 76 Alberto Castillo 2009 3.75
42 76 Nick Bierbrodt 2011 0.00 DNP
43 76 Ken Ray 2008 0.00 DNP
44 76 Randy Choate 2009 3.47
45 76 Brandon Knight 2009 0.00 DNP
46 76 Ryota Igarashi 2012 18.00
47 76 Mark DiFelice 2010 0.00 DNP
48 76 Neal Cotts 2013 1.11
49 76 Jack Taschner 2011 0.00 DNP
50 76 Luis Ayala 2011 2.73
51 75 Tommy Phelps 2007 0.00 DNP
52 75 Horacio Ramirez 2013 0.00 DNP
53 75 Raul Valdes 2011 3.00
54 75 Brian Sanches 2012 9.95
55 75 Damian Moss 2010 0.00 DNP
56 74 Justin Miller 2011 0.00 DNP
57 74 Juan Perez 2012 5.14
58 74 Josh Kinney 2012 3.94
59 74 Dave Borkowski 2010 0.00 DNP
60 74 Cedrick Bowers 2011 0.00 DNP
61 74 Chris Jakubauskas 2012 0.00 DNP
62 73 Tyler Walker 2009 3.06
63 73 Nate Bland 2008 0.00 DNP
64 73 Jeff Harris 2008 0.00 DNP
65 73 Stephen Randolph 2007 12.82
66 73 Brian Sweeney 2007 0.00 DNP
67 73 Jim Crowell 2007 0.00 DNP
68 73 Brandon Duckworth 2009 0.00 DNP
69 72 Chad Durbin 2011 5.93
70 72 Aaron Fultz 2007 2.92
71 72 R.A. Dickey 2008 5.21
72 72 Justin Speier 2007 3.06
73 72 Roberto Giron 2009 0.00 DNP
74 72 Willie Eyre 2012 0.00 DNP
75 72 Eric Stults 2013 4.24
76 71 Mike Koplove 2010 0.00 DNP
77 71 Steve Reed 1998 3.25
78 71 Don Aase 1988 4.44
79 71 Kyle Snyder 2011 0.00 DNP
80 71 Joey Eischen 2003 4.58
81 71 Joe Hoerner 1970 3.28
82 71 Nelson Figueroa 2007 0.00 DNP
83 71 Chris George 2013 0.00 DNP
84 71 Tug McGraw 1978 3.91
85 71 Guillermo Mota 2007 5.92
86 71 Steve Bedrosian 1991 4.89
87 71 Cliff Politte 2007 0.00 DNP
88 71 Chuck McElroy 2001 6.36
89 71 Winston Abreu 2010 0.00 DNP
90 71 Rich Hill 2013 6.98
91 71 Joe Sambito 1985 15.19
92 71 Les Walrond 2010 0.00 DNP
93 71 Clay Condrey 2009 3.64
94 71 Doug Brocail 2000 4.44
95 71 D.J. Carrasco 2010 4.48
96 71 Jerry Spradlin 2000 6.30
97 71 Brian Tallet 2011 10.12
98 70 Grant Jackson 1976 2.42
99 70 Kerry Ligtenberg 2004 6.38
100 70 Ken Dayley 1992 0.00 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .305 .406 .458 .340
11 vs R (Multi) .308 .372 .513 .306
18 Split (Multi) -.004 .034 -.056 .034
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .250 .500 .500 .482
31 vs R (2013) .333 .455 .333 .283
38 Split (2013) -.083 .045 .167 .199
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Marte managed to hold onto a spot in the Cardinals bullpen until late July, a fact that says more about the state of the St. Louis relief corps than it does about any enduring competence Marte may have shown. The institutional-sized reliever can dial fastballs into the mid-90s but can’t command them, frequently leading to line drives that travel even faster. The Cardinals had best hope they can file Marte away in Memphis as a bullpen coupon they don’t have to redeem.
2012 In need of Triple-A relief help in April, the Cardinals purchased Victor Marte from the Royals, who had removed him from their 40-man roster after a disastrous 2010. The change worked wonders as Marte reduced his walks, increased his strikeout rate, and settled in as the Memphis closer, converting 31 of 38 save opportunities.
2011 If you will forgive an obviously tautological statement, it is difficult for a reliever to have a good strand rate if his every baserunner scores. Marte learned that lesson the hard way, posting an ERA in the same region of the stratosphere as some of the balls that were launched off the bats of his opponents. This may be hard to believe, but Marte is another Royals reliever who strikes out a below-average number of hitters and hands out too many walks for his own good. At least Ned Yost knew what he was dealing with in Marte's case, and used this human piñata stuffed with home run-flavored candy in low-leverage scenarios.
2010 A product of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp's Dominican academy, Marte was purchased by the Royals after he spent three seasons in Japan. A non-roster invite to Royals camp, he was initially assigned to Double-A but quickly moved up to Omaha after just two months, and continued to impress with his heavy fastball, which allowed him to keep the ball in the park. Marte has been referred to as “effectively wild," but he was only the latter in the majors, and his fastball isn't the only thing about him that's heavy. Still, he showed enough to figure in the 2010 bullpen mix.

BP Articles

Victor Marte is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-28


BP Chats

No BP chats have mentioned this guy.

BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Victor Marte threw 1,325 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Curve (84mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph).