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Ketel Marte's No. 1 fan was even more excited about his All-Star selection than his teammates

The 2019 season has been a true breakout year for D-backs second baseman Ketel Marte. He had never hit .300 or belted more than 14 homers in any previous season, but he's already reached 20 roundtrippers in just 78 games while maintaining a .316/.364/.585 batting line.

Those statistics, paired with a strong push from the D-backs fanbase, helped to propel him to his first career All-Star Game. When the news was announced on Thursday prior to the D-backs' game against the Giants, their clubhouse went nuts:

It's always nice to be loved by your teammates, and the D-backs really let Marte know how they felt.

However, even that rousing reaction seemed to pale in comparison to this young D-backs fan, who was watching live as well.

The little guy was so floored by the good news that he looked to be on the verge of tears (much like Marte himself). If that's not a true fan, then who is?

Congratulations to Ketel Marte ... and especially his No. 1 fan.