Bits: Marte, Harvey dazzle in debuts
July, 27, 2012
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte homered on the first big league pitch he saw Thursday night in Houston, then later singled and was caught attempting to steal home. Fantasy owners will likely flock to the 23-year-old, who had 12 home runs and 21 steals at Triple-A Indianapolis, but plate discipline is an issue, and he's not likely to hit for average. He should run, though.