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    Noelvi Marte

    Reds third baseman Noelvi Marte's vision for the style of player he wants to become
    Last year, Cincinnati Reds third baseman Noelvi Marte arrived at spring training looking like a slugger. He had a big frame, big muscles and the look of a hitter who’d crush 30 home runs a season.

    Then when he got called up in August, Marte looked completely different. He had slimmed down, his sprint speed was elite and his biggest strengths as a hitter were his polish and approach.

    In 35 big league games last year, Marte hit .316 with a .822 OPS, and he was arguably the Reds’ most consistent hitter down the stretch.

    Marte’s transformation over the course of the season was a reminder of his youth and his potential.
    He’s still only 22 years old, and he can be whatever style of player that he wants to be.

    During his six weeks in the big leagues last year, Marte did a little bit of everything. He took a few swings that showed his raw power and exit velocities could be as good as anyone’s.

    Unlike a lot of rookies, Marte showed patience at the plate and didn’t chase many pitches and he made impressive plays in the infield during his entire stretch in MLB.
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    Poised for big things, Marte sees silver lining in offseason injury
    Reds third baseman and top prospect, Noelvi Marte, tried to turn the lemon of an offseason injury into a lemonade of better preparation going forward.

    Marte was doing what many young players from the Dominican Republic often do by playing winter ball in his home country.

    But he lasted only four games for the Cibao Gigantes before a strained right hamstring forced him to shut down from playing.

    Reds manager David Bell has targeted Marte's debut in Cactus League games for March 2 vs. the Rockies, and the club expects him to be ready for Opening Day.

    “I feel really good," Marte said. "I’m really happy with the work we’ve been able to do the past couple of weeks. We have a couple of days of treatment left to do, but we’ll be ready when the time comes to get out there.”

    Marte, who started 31 of the Reds' final 39 games of the season, impressed quickly, batting .316 with an .822 OPS in 35 games. Despite having good power, he hit only three home runs.

    “My mentality when I came up to the plate last year was, ‘I’m not here just to hit home runs or show off my power. I’m trying to get guys in that are in scoring position,’" Marte said. "I was trying to find ways to get the guys home and just help the team win any way possible.”

    Marte finished the season with a 22-game on-base streak that started Aug. 30. Beginning Sept. 5, he also enjoyed a 16-game hitting streak through the end of the season. It was the longest rookie hitting streak for Cincinnati since Benny Zientara hit in 16 straight games from Sept. 10-22, 1946.
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    Re: Noelvi Marte

    Reds Top Prospect Scheduled to Make Spring Debut
    One of the top Reds prospects is set to return to action on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies.

    Noelvi Marte has been battling a hamstring injury that has kept him from competing, but he's scheduled to play on Saturday against the Rockies.

    Marte is currently the No. 1 Reds prospect according to MLB Pipeline and is the expected opening-day starter at third base.
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    Top prospect Marte 'comfortable' in Cactus League debut
    As far as third baseman Noelvi Marte was concerned, a slightly delayed spring debut isn't going to stop him from being ready for the Reds on Opening Day.

    Marte hit the ball hard in his two at-bats during his first game of the spring.

    "Very comfortable out there. I’ve been looking forward to this day for a couple months now. I’m glad to be out there," Marte said via translator Jorge Merlos. "That’ll give me enough time to get out there and be ready by Opening Day."

    In the top of the first inning, Marte smoked a ball to the left side that was caught by third baseman Ryan McMahon. In the fourth inning, Marte hit a hard single into center field.

    "I went out there trying to make hard contact," Marte said. "I had a lot of passion with it too."

    Reds manager David Bell lifted Marte before the bottom of the fourth.

    “It was good to have Marte back, he looked good," Bell said. "We didn’t want to do anything crazy on the bases, but he was 100 percent. He’s completely freed up to play his normal game next time out.”
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    Marte and CES are two guys I'm most optimistic about. Hope they don't get benched too much.
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    Re: Noelvi Marte

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Marte and CES are two guys I'm most optimistic about. Hope they don't get benched too much.
    Is being part of a rotation that ensures everyone gets regular days off "get[ting] benched?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Is being part of a rotation that ensures everyone gets regular days off "get[ting] benched?"
    Yes. They should get 150 starts each (which is still 2 days off per month in addition to scheduled off days and rest they will get rotating through the DH spot with Candelario) if they are healthy. I'm guessing they'll be closer to around 125 so lesser players can get some PAs. Same will be true of EDLC and McLain though they'll need a few more off days since they probably won't "rest" in the DH spot.

    This isn't T-Ball. Play the best players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Yes. They should get 150 starts each (which is still 2 days off per month in addition to scheduled off days and rest they will get rotating through the DH spot with Candelario) if they are healthy. I'm guessing they'll be closer to around 125 so lesser players can get some PAs. Same will be true of EDLC and McLain though they'll need a few more off days since they probably won't "rest" in the DH spot.

    This isn't T-Ball. Play the best players.
    Who is in the best position to understand who and who not to play? Know-nothings like you and me, or Reds management like Bell and Krall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Yes. They should get 150 starts each (which is still 2 days off per month in addition to scheduled off days and rest they will get rotating through the DH spot with Candelario) if they are healthy. I'm guessing they'll be closer to around 125 so lesser players can get some PAs. Same will be true of EDLC and McLain though they'll need a few more off days since they probably won't "rest" in the DH spot.

    This isn't T-Ball. Play the best players.
    There are no T-Ball players on a major league roster. Pretending these are 'scrubs' is just Facebooky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Who is in the best position to understand who and who not to play? Know-nothings like you and me, or Reds management like Bell and Krall?
    Judging from Bell's comments, you and me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrongVerb View Post
    Who is in the best position to understand who and who not to play? Know-nothings like you and me, or Reds management like Bell and Krall?
    I guess we should probably just shut down the message board since the Reds clearly know best in all things, and that's why they've been so successful the last 30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.u.FAIRFIIELD View Post
    There are no T-Ball players on a major league roster. Pretending these are 'scrubs' is just Facebooky.
    Never said they were scrubs. But there is clearly a differentiation between players. The ones who are better should get the most playing time, not some cockamamie rotation system like they have in little league.
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    Re: Noelvi Marte

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Never said they were scrubs. But there is clearly a differentiation between players. The ones who are better should get the most playing time, not some cockamamie rotation system like they have in little league.
    No Red player has shown the consistent excellence that would require slotting him into the starting lineup 150+ times per season. They're apparently going to play McLain that much, in the hopes that he can indeed be That Guy, but he's done it for less than 100 games.

    Everyone else will have to earn it.

    Candelario, CES, Marte, India, Steer, Fraley, and Benson are all within a couple points of offensive projection of each other. We know that playing everyday costs players about two to three percentage points of offensive production, on average. Keeping everyone fresh allows the Reds to maximize their offensive production and keep everyone sharp.

    That's their thought process.

    Dismissing it because you think you know better is also definitely a take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Never said they were scrubs. But there is clearly a differentiation between players. The ones who are better should get the most playing time, not some cockamamie rotation system like they have in little league.
    You keep inventing a narrative around your opinion that some of these guys are just there for the participation trophy. The fact that you don't use the word "scrubs" is a matter of interpretation. T-Ball, "cockamamie rotation ... little league" ... only grouchy old people use "cockamamie" any more. You have zero evidence of anything other than, "these kids today" or "back when real men played the game ..."

    Just stop, OK? This entire roster is made up of big league players. How do you know who should be getting time on the field? You ever try to swing a bat with a sore wrist?
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    Re: Noelvi Marte

    I suppose the hope for me is that the rotation strategy isn’t too rigid. If Marte is playing well and getting some nice rhythm, I’d hate to see him sit 2 out of 4 days because it’s Steer’s “turn” (or vice versa).

    Personally, I like David Bell and I think he does a decent job of distributing playing time. I just hope if couple of the young guys really emerge, they’re able to leave the rotation and play every day.


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