Starling Marte has never been one to shy away from collecting his fair share of hardware throughout the years. It started early in his career in 2008 when he earned the MVP of the Dominican Summer League DSL Pirates.

Marte was the Eastern League Rookie of the Year in 2011 and continued grabbing honors at the highest level in the minors when he was named a Triple-A post season All-Star along with being a mid-season All Star in 2012. The list of honors Marte has won is long and we grabbed it off the Pirates website and attached it below.

Yesterday, the Pirates tweeted that Marte was named MVP as Escogido swept the Manny Ramirez led Aguilas in the Dominican Republic Series Final. Marte was a beast in the post-season and throughout the winter season continued to display power–perhaps his left hamate bone, which was fractured in 2010 is completley healed.