Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Avg.
Career Avg.
Name  Marlon Byrd
Born  8/30/1977
Height  6-0
Weight  245
Number  3
Position  RF
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/10/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Phillies right fielder Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Byrd has two homers, 11 Ks and a .263 average in 38 at-bats. He hit .291 with a career-high 24 round-trippers last season, but we're skeptical that he'll duplicate those numbers at age 36 after hitting more than 12 HRs in a season just once before last year.
3/31/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Marlon Byrd made a good first impression Monday by hitting a solo homer in his Phillies debut.
Insight: Byrd had a career-high 24 home runs with 88 RBI, 75 runs, a .291 average and an .847 OPS last season as a 35-year-old. He won't repeat the batting average -- it was the result of a .353 BABIP -- but should launch at least 20 homers due to the Phillies' favorable home park.
11/12/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: Marlon Byrd is headed to Philadelphia. The outfielder agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract on Tuesday. SOURCE: Adam Rubin, ESPN New York
Insight: Byrd split last season between Pittsburgh and New York, hitting .291 with 24 HR and 88 RBI in 147 appearances. He has a good chance to be the Phillies' Opening Day right fielder.
Hot10/1/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Marlon Byrd is batting a .583 hitter (7-for-12) against Reds starter Johnny Cueto with a home run and a 1.560 OPS.
Insight: Byrd is batting .375 against Reds pitching this season while playing for both the Mets and Pirates. He put together the best season of his career in 2013, batting .291 with 24 HR and 88 RBI.
9/22/2013 10:21:00 AM
Description: Marlon Byrd is batting .302 in 24 games since joining the Pirates, but he has just two homers in that timeframe.
Insight: Byrd set a new career high of 21 homers in 117 games with the Mets, but his power has regressed with Pittsburgh. If you still own him, he has a good matchup Sunday against Reds starter Bronson Arroyo. Byrd is 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles and a homer against Arroyo.
Hot8/29/2013 9:47:00 AM
Description: Marlon Byrd homered to dead center fielder in his first game with the Pirates.
Insight: Byrd hit a career-high 21 homers in 117 games with the Mets this season, and he added to that total Wednesday. He's hitting .284 with 74 RBI and an .852 OPS.
Hot8/27/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: Marlon Byrd is now a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Insight: The Mets traded him along with John Buck to the Pirates Tuesday for a minor leaguer and a player to be named later. The 35-year-old Byrd is having a career year, hitting .285 with a career-high 21 homers and 71 RBI. He'll take over as Pittsburgh's starting right fielder.
Hot8/26/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd a career .357 hitter against Philles left-hander Cliff Lee.
Insight: Byrd set a new career home run high with 21 as he continues to swing a hot bat. He's batting .283 with 71 RBI and an .844 OPS.
Hot8/20/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd started out 6-for-31 (.194) with zero RBI in August, but he is 15-for-39 (.385) with four doubles, four homers and 10 RBI over his last nine games.
Insight: With a home run Tuesday against Atlanta, Byrd set a new career high for a single season with 21. He leads the Mets in homers and RBI.
8/15/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer and three RBI Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Byrd entered play Wednesday hitting .231 with zero RBI over 12 games in August. He leads the Mets with 18 HR and 63 RBI.
Cold8/11/2013 2:14:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd was not in the lineup Sunday for a regular day of rest.
Insight: Byrd is hitting just .194 with zero homers in nine games this month after blasting 16 home runs combined in May, June and July. He hit .336 in July.
Hot7/27/2013 9:32:00 AM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd has surprised this season with a .281 average, 17 homers, 58 RBI and an .841 OPS, and he's in a good position to succeed Saturday with Dan Haren on the mound for Washington.
Insight: Byrd, who leads the Mets in RBI, is 10-for-18 (.556) with two doubles, a triple and two longballs against Haren. He's unlikely to keep this up for the rest of the season, but he needs to be owned in most leagues while he's hot.
Hot7/25/2013 7:36:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd went 3-for-5 with one RBI Thursday against Atlanta.
Insight: Here's a shock: Byrd leads the Mets in RBI with 57. He's also hitting .282 with 17 homers and should be owned in all leagues while he's playing this well, even if it is unlikely to last the rest of the season.
Hot7/21/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd homered Sunday for the second time in his last three games and for the fifth time in his last 11.
Insight: At age 35, Byrd has a career-high 21.5 percent HR/FB. His career rate is 9.2 percent, and prior to this season he hadn't posted one higher than 10.7 percent.
7/19/2013 10:55:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd hit his 16th homer of the season and drove in three runs Friday against the Phillies.
Insight: Even in his prime, Byrd never displayed this much power. His career high in home runs for a season is 20. He should easily top that this year.
7/10/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck are a combined zero for 18 against Giants right-hander Matt Cain.
Insight: Byrd has been hot since the start of June, batting .299 with eight homers, but it looks like third baseman David Wright will have to do all the heavy lifting against Cain.
6/18/2013 10:56:00 AM
Description: Surprising Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd is 3-for-20 (.150) against Braves starter Paul Maholm.
Insight: Byrd has hit five homers in June and 11 on the year to revive his career, but Tuesday is a poor matchup for him.
6/16/2013 11:07:00 AM
Description: Two of Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd's four hits against Cubs starter Matt Garza have left the yard.
Insight: Byrd is 4-for-11 (.364) with seven RBI against the Cubs hurler. He has a surprising 10 homers and 31 RBI in 162 at-bats this season.
6/5/2013 10:29:00 PM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd came into Wednesday's game 8-for-16 against Nationals starter Dan Haren and went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBI.
Insight: Both homers were off Haren. Byrd has slugged four homers over his last seven games and now has eight on the year. The veteran is a decent option in deep NL-only leagues.
6/5/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd is 8-for-16 against Nationals starter Dan Haren with a 1.306 OPS.
Insight: Byrd was brutal last season for the Cubs and Red Sox (.210, 1 HR, 9 RBI), and at best is a mediocre option, but this matchup might be worth taking a shot. He's batting .248 this season with six home runs and 25 RBI in 137 at-bats.