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Martin Prado | Third Baseman | #14

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Marlins signed 3B Martin Prado to a three-year, $40 million extension.
The agreement was reported last week, but it's now official. Prado was due to hit free agency this winter, but now he's signed through 2019. Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Prado will make $11.5 million in 2017, $13.5 million in 2018, and $15 million in 2019. The 32-year-old batted .305/.359/.417 with eighth homers and 75 RBI over 153 games this season and has emerged as a clubhouse leader in Miami. Wed, Oct 5, 2016 11:18:00 AM

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Martin Prado went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

His first-inning blast gave the Marlins an early lead but they couldn't hang on. He has a stellar .305 batting average although his counting stats lag behind. He has hit just eight home runs to go with 75 RBI and 69 runs scored. The batting average is nice but he doesn't do enough of the other things to make himself a quality fantasy player.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins and Martin Prado have agreed to a three-year, $40 million extension.

Prado was previously due to hit a weak free agent market this winter, but he's now locked up through his age-35 season in 2019. Acquired from the Yankees in December of 2014, Prado has hit .297/.350/.405 over two seasons with Miami and has emerged as a clubhouse leader. The Marlins made it a top priority to keep him in the fold and they were successful.
Source: Miami Herald
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Martin Prado delivered a two-run double in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

His first-inning double gave the Marlins an early 2-0 lead, but they were held off the board the rest of the way. With seven homers, Prado hasn’t shown much punch this year, but he has driven in 73 runs to go along with a .308/.363/.418 batting line.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Martin Prado was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Phillies for arguing balls and strikes.

Prado tossed his bat after he didn't like a called third strike by home plate umpire Dale Scott in the top of the third inning. Derek Dietrich moved from left field to third base to replace Prado and Ichiro Suzuki entered the game in left.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:46:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins "want to keep" impending free agent Martin Prado and "a two-year deal is a growing possibility."

It's unclear at this point if the two sides have had formal contract extension negotiations, but it appears there's a mutual interest in keeping Prado in Miami. Prado will turn 33 next month, but he's had an excellent season with a .309/.361/.418 batting line and seven homers. If they can retain him on a two-year deal it could certainly be worth exploring.
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Martin Prado had a nice night at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Padres, going 4-for-4 with a double.

The Marlins were shut out in the ballgame, only mustering nine total hits as a team, so Prado was certainly the driving force of the offense. He's quietly having a very nice season for the Marlins, slashing .323/.376/.436 with seven homers and 61 RBI.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:37:00 PM

Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Prado had a two-run single in the seventh inning to pull the Marlins to within a run, but it wasn't enough in the end. Still, it was a good night for the 32-year-old, who now has four multi-hit games in his last six contests. It's no surprise, then, that Prado and his .327 average rank third in the National League in hitting. He's also sporting a .380 on-base percentage and .446 slugging percentage through 115 games.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Martin Prado went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run against the White Sox on Saturday.

Prado displayed some rare power in the third inning, blasting a three-run shot off James Shields to knot the game at 4-4. The homer was Prado's seventh in 110 games this year. The 32-year-old is having another good offensive year and has settled in near the top of the Marlins lineup, batting .322/.375/.439 overall.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Martin Prado (toe) is in Monday's lineup against the Giants.

Prado left Sunday's game after he fouled a pitch off his foot, but fortunately it's nothing serious. He's batting second against right-hander Johnny Cueto.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a loss to the Cardinals on Friday.

After hitting three homers through his first 95 games this season, Prado has now gone deep in back-to-back games. He has six multi-hit games in his last nine, raising his batting average from .313 to .327 overall. He’s third in the NL in batting average behind Wilson Ramos and Daniel Murphy from the Nationals.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:57:00 PM

Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.

Prado connected with a Michael Wacha pitch for the two-run shot, his fourth of the season. Prado has been on quite the heater of late, going 14-for-29 in his last eight games, with five multi-hit contests in that span. The good stretch has his season line up to .325/.376/.428.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 10:16:00 PM

Martin Prado went 3-for-4 with a trio of singles in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Only two other Marlins (Christian Yelich, Adeiny Hechavarria) secured hits on the afternoon. And only Prado managed a multi-hit effort. In total, the team collected five singles. It was that kind of a game for the Marlins. For his part, Prado is slashing .322/.373/.415 with 21 doubles, 35 RBI and 41 runs scored over 367 at-bats. While the veteran infielder isn't a particularly sexy fantasy option, he at least offers a very dependable average.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Martin Prado went 2-for-5 with two RBI in Saturday's win over the Mets.

Prado had a pair of RBI singles in the win, the first in the fifth and another in the seventh inning. He's now got 35 RBI on the year. The 32-year-old doesn't produce many counting stats, but he's hitting .317/.366/.410 with 41 runs scored through 91 games.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Martin Prado delivered a go-ahead solo homer in the 11th inning of Monday's comeback win over the Phillies.

Prado led off the top of the 11th with a shot off of Brett Oberholtzer for his lone hit of the night. While he has only three home runs on the year, Prado has his season line up to .320/.370/.419. The average ranks fourth in the National League.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 11:26:00 PM