Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 1 day ago

Prado had a big game Thursday in Philadelphia, going 3-for-5 with a double, four RBI and a run, keying a 9-1 win.

Prado's been racking up multi-hit games lately -- five in his last seven games -- and as a result, he's now pulled his batting average up to .300. Unfortunately, even if Prado can keep his average up, Prado offers minimal contributions in the power and speed departments, and thus his fantasy value will rely heavily on how effective the Marlins' offense can be (outside of Giancarlo Stanton) over the course of the season. He is hitting second right now, though, and owners won't complain about those extra at-bats.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 3 days ago

Prado will bat second Tuesday against the Phillies, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

Prado has fared well batting cleanup to this point (.826 OPS), but manager Mike Redmond will shake things up Tuesday and go with a more prototypical power bat in Mike Morse in the No. 4 spot. Christian Yelich will move from second to fifth, but it's uncertain if this is a permanent switch or an experimental move.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 1 week ago

Prado went 2-for-4 and smacked his first home run of the season during Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Prado's solo shot in the top of the fourth gave Miami a three run cushion, but the team ultimately squandered the lead. The veteran infielder has spent the past couple of games batting out of the cleanup spot for the Marlins and registered five hits in his last 15 at-bats. Though he doesn't fit the mold of a typical cleanup hitter, Prado could easily top his career-best 82 RBI if he sticks near the heart of the lineup over the course of the season.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 2 weeks ago

Prado was moved up to the cleanup spot for Monday's game against the Braves and responded with a 2-for-4 effort with a run scored during the loss.

Prado has been hitting fifth behind Mike Morse for much of the season, but Manager Mike Redmond flipped the pair with right-hander Shelby Miller on the mound in opposition. Prado's outlook would not change significantly if the move became permanent but a slight bump in volume could help pad his run production. The veteran has collected six hits in his first 24 at-bats this season.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 3 weeks ago

Prado went 2-for-4 while batting fifth in the lineup for the Marlins in their Opening Day loss to Atlanta.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond elected to use Christian Yelich in the No. 2 spot, while Prado followed Giancarlo Stanton and Mike Morse in the heart of the order against Braves right-hander Julio Teheran. If that arrangement holds up, Prado should have a steady supply of RBI chances this season.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 1 month ago

Prado went 1-for-3 with a single batting out of the cleanup spot in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

Though Prado does not provide the pop typical of a cleanup hitter, the Marlins proved last season with Casey McGehee that they are not overly committed to having a slugger in that role. Manager Mike Redmond continues to tinker with his lineup, giving Michael Morse some time in the fourth position as well, so it remains to be seen how things will shake out long term. Prado was phenomenal down the stretch for the Yankees before his season was ended due to injury and will look to carry that hot finish into 2015.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 2 months ago

Prado (abdomen) will see some time batting out of the two-spot in the spring, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Manger Mike Redmond noted Thursday that he plans to mix and match with the middle of his batting order during spring training, shuffling Christian Yelich in the second and third spots. Prado, who has spent nearly half of his career plate appearances batting out of the two-hole, projects as a nice option there if Redmond decides to bat Yelich third and Giancarlo Stanton cleanup. Prado will likely see time batting lower in the order as well, behind sluggers Stanton, Marcel Ozuna and Mike Morse, which should provide ample opportunity to drive in runs. Regardless of where he bats, Prado is a nice addition to the Marlins lineup so long as he can carry his hot finish to 2014 into the coming season.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 4 months ago

Prado (abdomen) was traded to the Marlins on Friday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Prado was traded to the Yankees in July last season, and is now on the move again. He finished the season on the disabled list after undergoing an emergency appendectomy in September. He finished the season with a .282/.321/.412 battling line with 12 home runs and 58 RBI. Prado will likely battle Casey McGehee for playing time at third base, and could see starts at different spots around the infield.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 7 months ago

Prado (abdomen) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

The move simply confirms that Prado, who underwent an appendectomy early Tuesday, will not return to the field in 2014. As a corresponding move, the Yankees purchased the contract of infielder Jose Pirela and added him to the active roster.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 7 months ago

Prado is likely done for the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Losing Prado, who is hitting .433 in 30 August at-bats, is a tough blow, but as of Tuesday morning the Yankees are 6.0 games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card spot and stand little chance of making up that ground with only 13 games remaining. With Prado likely on the shelf for the next two weeks, Stephen Drew, Zelous Wheeler and Brendan Ryan could each see additional playing time.