The Diamondbacks have placed second baseman Ketel Marte on the 10-day injured list with wrist inflammation, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic tweets. They also recalled infielder/outfielder Josh VanMeter and right-hander Joel Payamps, and optioned lefty Joe Mantiply.
The Diamondbacks are arguably the majors’ most disappointing team at an NL-worst 15-28, and with their playoff hopes all but dead, it’s possible we have seen the last of Marte in 2020. His presence was among the reasons Arizona was a popular pick as a contender entering this year. After all, just a season ago, Marte posted an MVP-level 7.1 fWAR with a .329/.389/.592 line and 32 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 628 plate appearances.
On the heels of last season’s tremendous performance, there wasn’t much reason to believe Marte would fall off dramatically this year. But he, like his team, has. Thanks in part to a significant decrease in walk percentage (8.4 to 2.9) and a massive drop in power (.264 ISO versus .117), he has hit a relatively underwhelming .290/.342/.407 with two homers and a single steal over 173 PA. Marte has also endured a roughly 6 percent decrease in hard-hit rate, per FanGraphs, and has seen his expected weighted on-base average fall from .379 to .327.
This season just gets better and better.
Wtf is with that last paragraph: “But he, like his team, has.”
Captain Proper Grammar using modernized “wtf”? Real rich, Mac. Give it a rest. No one is impressed by your opinion. Learn proper punctuation before you spout off about another’s grammar. Kind of makes you look like, …well, an idiot.
I’m trying really hard to see things from your perspective, clepto, but I just can’t seem to get my head that far up my own ass.
I guess you’ve never heard that extremely common abbreviation. Maybe you’ll learn it during your second day on the internet, buddy.
Connor Byrne ostensibly gets paid to write. He should do it better. I just critique bad writing to piss off asshats like you, clepto.
Enjoy your night!
Well, little one, chalk up another fail. I am sure you are quite used to it by now. Its a free site, loser. If you paid for something, just maybe would your opinion matter, but in reality, as in all other things, it doesnt.
Clear enough for you?
Spelled out enough for you Captain Grammar? Do you want me to put it in an abbreviated form for you?
Oh, and you STILL look like a grammar idiot.
Looks like my criticism on Mr. Byrne seems to have touched a sensitive area for you, clepto. He must be your dad from the way you try (and fail) to stand up and fight his battles.
Don’t worry, son, it’s not your fault. I’m sorry I hurt your fragile feelings. Now run off and play with your action figures while the adults are talking.
Haha what a scamp!
Wouldn’t say Marte has been bad this year… just seems like this is his realistic output. I think the power last year was either a product of the juiced ball or a fluke.
Or maybe his production this year has been worse because of the lingering wrist injury.
The Dbacks should have sold high on Marte after last year. He likely won’t match that production again
The reason for this team’s poor performance is quite evident; they need that new stadium.
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Agree with Ronk325