Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 5 days ago

Prado knocked a walk-off single Saturday evening against the Orioles to snap the Marlins' eight-game skid.

It was his only hit in five trips to the plate, but Prado's single snapped 0-0 tie in the bottom of the 13th to send the home team off with a win. The veteran has been occupying the cleanup spot for the past week, and was able to make the Baltimore bullpen pay after they walked Giancarlo Stanton with runners on the corners with two outs in the inning. Overall, Prado has put together a bland .273/.310/.341 line over 176 at-bats this season and while he's hit in six straight games and 10 of his last 12 contests, the veteran has not collected an extra-base hit since May 9. The Marlins struggling offense could benefit from a more potent bat in the cleanup spot.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 1 week ago

Prado went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Prado played for Arizona for much of the last two seasons, and he clearly enjoyed seeing the Diamondbacks again, as he hit safely in all four games of the series. He's batting cleanup now, which seems to be an arrangement the Marlins are going to roll with for a while. That should help Prado's RBI totals, but with his nonexistent power, he's obviously far from your prototypical cleanup hitter.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 4 weeks ago

Prado is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

Prado wasn't reported to be dealing with any sort of injury following his four-RBI game Saturday, so his absence from Sunday's lineup is presumably for rest-related reasons. In his stead, Reid Brignac will cover third base.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 4 weeks ago

Prado went 2-for-3 Saturday with a walk, a double, a run scored, four RBI and his second home run of the season.

His .285/.327/.407 slash line is consistent with what Prado has produced over the last couple of seasons, but his 14 RBI in 24 games has him on pace to eclipse his previous career best of 82. As long as he keeps hitting between Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton at the top of the Marlins' order, Prado will maintain solid value.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 1 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 months 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.