Martin Prado was moved to the cleanup spot before Thursday's bout with the Mets after outplaying Michael Morse, and finished the game going 2-for-4 with a home run.
Fantasy Impact: Michael Morse is more of a power hitter than Prado, so the move by manager Mike Redmond was both to jump start the offense by moving slumping Morse down on the order, and possibly make himself look like a genius if things panned out. It's not a long term solution and will hurt the Fish in the long run. The homer was Prado's first of the season and he now has a couple RBI in 35 at-bats.
Category: Game Recaps
Sun, Apr 5th 4:09pm EDT
By Jonathan Ebanks
Martin Prado drove in two runs on two singles against Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday.
Fantasy Impact: We're sure Prado didn't quite have the spring he'd hoped for, at just .268/.305/.321 coming into Saturday's game. Expect him to have a reasonably good batting average throughout the season and a decent amount of power, but he's almost off the fantasy radar in mixed leagues.
Category: , Game Recaps
Sat, Dec 20th 5:30pm EST
By Jonathan Ebanks
On Friday, the Miami Marlins traded RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 1B Garret Jones, and RHP Domingo German to the New York Yankees for RHP David Phelps and UT Martin Prado. (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Prado gives the Marlins great flexibility and with 3B Casey McGehee traded to the San Francisco Giants, Prado fits right in at 3B for Miami and should come off the draft boards in the middle-rounds during 2015 fantasy drafts.
The Miami Marlins and New York Yankees have completed a trade that sees 2B/3B/OF Martin Prado and RHP David Phelps move to Miami. The Yankees acquired SP Nathan Eovaldi, 1B/OF Garrett Jones and RHP Domingo German, while also chipping in $6M to the Marlins towards Prado’s $22M remaining salary. (Source: ESPNNewYork.com)
Fantasy Impact: The move makes a lot more sense for the Marlins in reality than it does for you and I in fantasy. Prado is a veteran player who played his first seven MLB seasons with the Atlanta Braves in the NL East, appearing on the NL All-Star Team in 2010. He’ll find himself somewhere in the middle of this new-look Miami order amongst Giancarlo Stanton, Michael Morse and Marcell Ozuna, and could even see time batting second against lefties. Prado’s ending 2014 line was .282/.321/.412, which overall represented a down year for the nine year MLB vet. Prado’s fantasy value comes in the form of his position versatility, as he’ll be 2B, 3B and OF eligible this year. He projects as a late round flier with limited upside to fill a hole at second or third, or as a warm body off the bench in standard leagues. A return to his career average of a .340 OBP is likely, but so is a regression to .429 slugging, compared to the .541 he slugged in 37 games in the Bronx. Prado should find himself around his career average .291/.340/.429 with 13 home runs and 70 RBI. His career average of 80 runs doesn’t seem attainable unless Christian Yelich secedes the two-spot in the order.