Andy Manuel Marte...Attended Liceo Nueva Esperanza School in the Domincan Republic.
Played the majority of the season with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League, hitting .301
(111-for-369) with 26 doubles, 19 home runs and 74 RBI in 96 games...Signed by Angels as a Minor League free agent on Aug. 6 and appeared in 26 games with Triple-A Salt Lake, hitting .362 (34-for-94) with 2 doubles, 6 homers and 18 RBI.
Did not play.
Hit .202 (58-for-287) with 15 doubles, 7 homers and 37 RBI in 97 games for Triple-A Indianapolis.
Spent fifth and final season in the Indians organization...Made 45 appearances (28 starts) at third base and
32 appearances (15 starts) at first base...Also made first professional pitching appearance with 1.0 scoreless inning (0h/0bb/1so)
of relief on 7/29 vs. the New York Yankees; he was the first non-pitcher to appear in a game for Cleveland since Tim Laker on
4/20/04 and 21st non-pitcher in club history...Went 0-for-9 with five strikeouts as a pinch hitter...Went deep for the first time while
collecting a season-high tying three RBI on 4/22 at Minnesota...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/12 with a non-baseball
medical issue...Appeared in one game on rehab with Single-A Lake County before being recalled from his rehab assignment and
reinstated from the disabled list on 6/7...Was charged with three errors in one inning while playing third base on 6/10 vs. Boston
(according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Indians player to commit three errors in an inning since shortstop Frank
Duffy on 9/24/72)...Went 8-for-24 (.333) from 9/19 thru the remainder of the season...Went 7-for-50 (.140) with a double, two home
runs and five RBI in 17 games while playing for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Resurrected his tenure with the organization after being outrighted off the 40-man roster in spring training (Feb. 25)...Spent the first four months of the season at AAA Columbus where he hit.327 (98-300) with 24 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs and 66 RBI in 82 games (.359 OB%, .593 SLG%., .963 OPS)...At the time of his recall he was leading the International League in OPS (.963) and slugging % (.593), was 2nd in RBI, tied for 2nd in HR and extra base hits (43) and 3rd in batting average (.327)...Over his last 11 games he hit .400 (16-40) w/ 3 2B, 7HR & 15 RBI to go along with a .385 (30-78) July w/ 9 HR & 24 RBI...He hit .406 (52-128) with runners on base and .427 (38-89) with RISP for the Clippers (74G 3B, 6G 1B)...Had three 4-for-4 games with the Clippers and a pair of 2 homer games...Was named to the International League post-season all-star team & Topps Triple-A All-Star Team after the season...Appeared in 74 games at third base and 6 games at first base with Columbus...Contract purchased from Columbus on July 28 and spent remainder of the season with the Indians...Made 43 starts at first base and 1 GS at DH with the Tribe...Hit first HR of the season on August 25 at KC and hit go-ahead 2-run HR on August 27 at Baltimore (2-for-4, 3B, HR, 2R BI)...Enjoyed a career-long 10 game hitting streak from August 20-29 (.417, 3 HR & 12 RBI)...Started slowly in the big leagues, hitting .175 (7-40) in his first 12 games before hitting .252 (29-115) over his last 35 games from August 20th-on...Finished the season going 14-for-79 (.177) from August 30th-on (25G)...STATS: Hit .277 (18-65) with runners on, .313 (10-32) with RISP and .375 (6-16) with RISP-2 outs...Played for the Toros del Este after the season in the Dominican Winter League.
Spent his first full season in the big leagues and was the club's regular third basemen over the final two months
of the season...Average increased throughout the season as his playing time became more consistent...Over
his final 34 games from August 5 thru the end of the season he hit .291 (30-194) with 7 2B, 1 3B & 11 RBI to
raise his average from .167 to its final total of .221...Hit in a career best 9 straight games from August 22-Sept. 2 (.344, 2RBI) and over his last 22 games from
August 22-on he hit .313 (21-67) with 3 2B, 1 3B, 0HR & 7RBI...Hit his first HR on the season on July 13 vs.
Tampa Bay...Collected first RBI in his 57th at bat on July 5 at Minnesota...On July 4 he was hitting .125 (7-56)
in 26 games...Overall made 68 starts at third base (76 games) and collected a fielding % of .971 (204TC, 6E), which would
have ranked 1st in the American League ahead of Alex Rodriguez (.970) with the requisite number of games
at the position...Appeared in first career big league game at first base on August 29 vs. Seattle...Missed the
last 5 games of the season with a left calf strain, suffered at Boston on Sept. 23...Rehabbed in Goodyear
before playing winter ball in the Dominican...Hit .293 (17-58) with 4 2B, HR, 9RBI off LHP (.379OB, .448SLG,
.827OPS) and .297 (11-37) in Sept.
Highly regarded prospect spent the majority of the season at AAA Buffalo before spending the last 2 months
of the season as the Tribe's regular third baseman...From August 17 thru the end of the regular season he hit
.262 (33-126) with 14 2B, 5HR & 21 RBI in 36 games (.508 slg %)...Hit .261 (93-357) w/23 2B, 15HR & 46 RBI in 96 games at AAA Buffalo and was named to AAA All-Star
Team...Did not hit 1st homer until 119th AB of the season and had just 2HR in first 205AB before turning on
the power...Hit 13HR in his final 152 at bats with the Bisons (1HR every 11.7AB)...Homered in 5 consecutive games from June 15-19 to tie the Buffalo club record (7R, 10RBI)...Also homered
in 3 straight games, June 10-12, and had 8HR in a 10-game span from June 10-19...Was Int'l League Batter
of the week, June 12-18 (7G, .346, 9-26, 7R, 2B, 5HR, 21RBI, .962 slug. %) and was named Topps IL Player
of the Month for June (24G, .304, 28-82, 20R, 4 2B, 10HR, 22RBI)...Was in a 1 for 20 skid at the time of his
recall... Had a .935 fielding % at 91 games at 3B (19E, 293TC)...Hit .275 (25-91) with 5HR off LHP and .256
(68-266) off RHP in AAA...Hit .238 (19-80) with RISP and .303 (10-33) with RISP/2 outs...Hit .278 (44-158)
with runners on base (9 of 15 HR came w/runners on)...Recalled from AAA on July 28 and was the regular third baseman for the rest of the season ...Collected first
AL hit/RBI on August 4 @DET...Started slowly, hitting .105 (4-38, 1 2B, 2RBI) over the team's first 14 games
thru 8/15... From August 17 thru the end of the regular season he hit .262 (33-126) with 14 2B, 5HR & 21 RBI
in 36 games (.508 slg %).
Went a career-best 3-4 w/3RS, 2 2B and hit his first Major League HR on August 18 at Tampa Bay (off Casey
Fossum)...Hit his first career grand slam on Sept. 5 at Toronto, giving him a career-high 4RBI after the 8th
inning blast off Jeremy Accardo...Overall appeared in 50 games at third base in Cleveland, making 49 starts
while recording a capable fielding % of .962 (6E, 156TC)...13 of his last 19 hits (8 2B, 1 3B, 4HR) went for
extra bases...Hit .268 (19-71) with runners on and .294 (15-51) from the 7th inning on...Hit .246 (34-138) in
the #9 spot in the order and .364 (8-22) on the first pitch.
Began his professional career with rookie-level Danville, batting .200 with a homer and 12 RBI in 37 games.
Hit 21 home runs and knocked in 105 runs as an 18-year-old with A Macon in his first full professional, earning the Hank
Aaron Award as the best minor league hitter in the Braves organization...Was also honored as a Single-A and South Atlantic
League All-Star and was named the organization's No. 3 prospect...Led the SAL in RBI, finished 2nd in home runs and total
bases (240) and ranked 4th in doubles (32) and slugging percentage (.492)...Was also 2nd in the league in EB hits (57).
Batted a career-best .285 with 35 doubles, 16 homers and 63 RBI in 130 games for A Myrtle Beach...Was
chosen to play in the All-Star Futures Game and, following the season, was tabbed as the Braves' No. 1 prospect
by Baseball America
, Myrtle Beach Player of the Year and a Carolina League All-Star in addition to being named
to SportsTicker's All-Prospect and All-Teen team...Led the league in total bases (217) and extra base hits (52) and
finished 2nd in the Carolina League in slugging % (.469) and doubles (35) and was 4th in the CL in games (130),
Was acquired by Boston in exchange for SS Edgar Renteria and cash considerations...Was named Boston's top
prospect entering the 2006 season and was ranked #1 in the Braves system in 2005 by Baseball America...In fact,
he was ranked BA's 9th best prospect in the entire minor leagues entering the 2005 season and was ranked as the
5th best prospect in the IL in 2005...Has been voted his league's best defensive third baseman by league managers
in each of his last 4 seasons...Spent the majority of the season with AAA Richmond, batting .275 with 26 doubles, 20 homers, 74 RBI and 51
runs scored in 109 games...Posted a .506 slugging percentage and .372 on-base percentage...One of 12 Braves to
make their major league debut in 2005, Marte had 3 stints in Atlanta, going 8-for-57 (.140) with 4 RBI from June
6-25, July 8-15 and September 1 through the end of the season...Filling in for the injured Chipper Jones, the 21-year old Marte started at third base in his major league debut June
7 vs. the Angels and collected his first RBI with a sacrifice fly in the 4th inning...Recorded his first hit June 11 vs.
Oakland, a 5th-inning single off Kirk Saarloos to snap an 0-for-9 drought to begin his big league career...With Richmond, hit .314 (70-for-223) in 62 games on the road, but batted just .223 (37-for-166) in 47 games at
The Diamond...batted .294 (32-for-109) with runners in scoring position, including a .300 (15-for-50) mark with
runners in scoring position and 2 outs... Batted .305 (29-for-95) against lefthanders compared to a .265 (78-for-
294) average vs. righties...He finished 3rd in the International League in walks (64) despite spending three different
stints with the Braves at the big league level at just 21-years of age.
Named the second-best prospect in the Braves organization by Baseball America
...Rated as the top prospect in the Double-A Southern League by Baseball America...Named the best defensive third baseman in the Southern League by league managers...Ranked third in the league with a .525 slugging percentage and fifth with 52 extra-base hits...Finished second in homers (23) among Braves farmhands, despite missing a month with sprains in both
ankles...Played in the MLB All-Star Futures Game for the second consecutive year and went 0-for-2...Had two home runs and five RBI on 5/13 vs. JAX...Had another two-homer game on 7/30 vs. CAR...In 17 games during July, he hit .350 (21-for-60) with seven home runs and 15 RBI while walking 14 times
and fanning just nine times...Went 2-for-3 with a home run in his first appearance in the Major League camp at Spring Training.
Batted .285 (132-for-463) with 35 doubles, 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 130 games with Single-A Myrtle Beach...Selected to start at third base for the World Team in the MLB All-Star Futures Game @ U.S. Cellular Field…also named to the Carolina League midseason All-Star Team...Rated by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Third Baseman and Most Exciting Player in the Carolina League following the season...Entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the third-best prospect in the Braves' system.
Named the Braves' Minor League Hitter of the Year after batting .281 (137-for-488) with 32 doubles, 21 home runs and 105 RBI in 126 games with Single-A Macon...Selected to the South Atlantic League mid- and postseason All-Star Teams…led the SAL in RBI...Rated by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Third
Baseman in the SAL following the season…entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 23 prospect in the Braves' organization entering the season.
In his fi rst professional season, hit .200 (25-for-125) with 1 homer and 12 RBI in 37 games with Advanced Rookie Danville.