Thursday, February 19, 2009

NRI report: Victor Marte

Royals Non-Roster Invitee
#71 (#93 while in Japan)
Right Handed pitcher
Victor Marte
6'2" listed 190 lbs actual 265 lbs
Born November 8th 1980 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

The 28 year old Marte spent the last three years pitching in Japan for the Hiroshima Carp.

Marte came up through the Carp’s Dominican Academy and the Royals are only his second pro team.
While playing for the Carp over the last three year Marte appeared in 30 games posting an 0-2 record, an ERA of 6.16, a K/BB of 20/17 in 30 2/3 innings. Once again this is over the last 3 years. His stats here.

According to a translated wikipedia:
has heavy straight and the slider whoose,(sic) the knucle (sic) pitch style of the sale.
Ok so that doesn't make a whole lot of sense at all.
Greg Schaum host of the radio program "BBTW" had this report:

He pitched very well in the Dominican Winter Leagues and has a very live arm with heavy action on his fastball.

Hitters don't like getting in the box with him as he is "effectively" wild

this is what he throws....fastball, slider, curve, change and getting a splitt down...he told me he throws 95-96

He has gained some weight and should start the season at AA or AAA and could be a dark horse for the Royals around mid-season should an injury occur.

By the way he is NOT the Victor Marte for guilty of possession in 130 pound cocaine seizure

Top photo courtesy of GNU Free Documentation License

Bottom photo courtesy of Greg Schaum


  1. hello my name is miguel benitez from dominican republic Im one of the closed friend of victor marte I saw him picht here for the last two year I think he ready for platy in mayor league also I think is good Idea that he start in minor cuz he can get more experience to make I hope can be up before all star game

  2. Miguel,

    Thanks for your sharing your comment,
    I liked what I saw from Victor in ST with a little more experience I think he could be a fine reliever at least better then what we've had last year.(Fulchino and company).

    Maybe if Victor makes the club at some point you could tell us some more having seen him more then us.

    Thanks again,
    Ray W