Martin Prado
Martin Prado

Martin Prado (3B)

Miami Marlins

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Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado signed a 3 year, $40 million extension with the Marlins on Tuesday, as reported by Clark Spencer. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the loss of Jose Fernandez not even three days old, the Marlins front office knew they could not risk going into next season without Prado's leadership. He's hitting .305/.360/.415 this season and has put up back-to-back 3+ WAR seasons.

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Martin Prado went 0-for-5 in the Marlins' 5-2 loss to the Royals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado is having a solid season with an overall slash line of .316/.369/.428 to go along with seven home runs, 27 doubles, 59 RBI, 59 runs scored, 40 walks and one steal. Prado has been consistent all year for the Marlins and you know what you're going to get out of Prado at third base.

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Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored in the Marlins 5-4 loss to the Marlins on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado raised his slash line to .327/.380/.446 to go along with seven home runs, 57 RBI and 58 runs scored on the season. He ranks third in the National League with the .327 batting average and has been on a hot streak over the past week with a seven game hitting streak dating back to August 12. Prado has been consistent all year for the Marlins and provides fantasy value in the batting average and runs scored department.

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Martin Prado went 2-for-5 with one run scored in the Marlins' 9-3 victory over the Phillies on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: On the season, Prado sports a solid slash line of .314/.364/.409 to go along with three home runs, 21 doubles, 32 RBI, and 41 runs scored. He's been a consistent hitter for the Marlins at third base but for fantasy purposes doesn't add much value beyond batting average.

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Martin Prado went 0-for-6 with one run scored and three strikeouts in the Marlins extra-innings win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: On the season Prado owns a slash line of .313/.352/.374 to go along with 10 doubles, 15 RBI and 18 runs scored. He's doesn't provide much in the power and speed department, as he's still at zero in each category. Prado is a steady bating average wise at third base, but has limited upside in other categories for fantasy purposes.

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Martin Prado went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and one walk in the Marlins 4-3 loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado's batting average has begun it's descent back down to earth, but he still sports an impressive .340 average. For the month of May, Prado's slash line is .292/.326/.348 with five doubles, six runs scored, seven RBI and four walks. For fantasy purposes Prado isn't providing much much in standard categories besides batting average, he's off the radar.

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Martin Prado went 2-for-3 with one walk and one RBI in the Marlins' 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado raised his batting average to a ridiculous .381 on the season and recorded his 12th RBI. The batting average is outstanding, but it's the only fantasy category where Prado currently has value as he lacks production in power and speed categories.

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Martin Prado went 4-for-8 with one run, one walk and one run scored in the Marlins doubleheader split with the Nationals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado is batting .381 through the first 32 games of the season, second only to the Nationals Daniel Murphy in the NL who sports a ridiculous .403 average. The problem with Prado for fantasy purposes is that he's primarily a singles hitter, lacking in the power categories with zero home runs, seven doubles, one triple and 11 RBI. He's a strong fill in at third base if you have an injury and are in need of a batting average boost, but won't provide much in the other standard fantasy categories.

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Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was reinstated from the paternity list on Tuesday. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Prado missed a few games to attend the birth of his first child. He should be back in the starting lineup tonight at Dodger Stadium.

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Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was placed on the paternity list on Saturday morning. (Source: Miami Marlins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Prado had missed a pair of games recently, and this explains the reason. He'll likely only be gone for a few days. Derek Dietrich and Miguel Rojas will take his spot at third base.

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Martin Prado filled up the stat sheet on Monday going 1-for-3 with one run, one RBI and one walk in the Marlins' 6-1 victory over the Nationals. Prado's batting .341 on the season with five RBI and five runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: For the second straight game, Prado batted second in the Marlins lineup with the struggling Marcell Ozuna moving down to the sixth spot in the batting order. Prado did a little bit of everything on Monday and his value certainly increases if he maintains this spot towards the top of the Marlins lineup. With the speedy Gordon leading off and a solid duo of Yelich and Staton behind him in the lineup, good things could be in store for the steady Prado.

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Martin Prado continued his hot start to the season going 2-for-4 before being lifted for a pinch runner in the 8th inning of the Marlins loss to the Mets on Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Prado upped his batting average to .417 and already has four multi-hit games on the season. The career .291 hitter is steady at third base for the Marlins average wise but won't provide much else in other categories. Prado can be a solid fill in for your team in case of injury, but his lack of power and speed keep him off the fantasy radar currently in mixed leagues.

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Martin Prado went 2-for-5 with two RBI in the Marlins' first victory of the season over the Nationals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado, the steady veteran knocked in his first two runs of the season in the first inning off Nationals Tanner Roark. You know what you're getting with Prado: you can expect him to hover around .280, near double-digit home runs and 60+ RBI as he bats seventh in the Marlins lineup.

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Martin Prado went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, and a run scored against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Prado started off the season nicely, especially for owners in leagues that count walks in some way, adding a run in what was a high scoring affair. Prado remains a fringe play in standard leagues, but could have a nice day against the unimpressive Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez on Wednesday.

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Martin Prado went 1-for-3 with a single against Washington on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: There are names on draft day that will make your league mates gasp, applaud, or shake their head; and then there are ones that elicit no reaction at all. The latter of these will come with selecting Martin Prado, as there is nothing exciting about taking him late in deep mixed leagues, but that does not mean you should not. Prado is an extremely safe bet for .290, double digit homers, and 65+ R and RBI, making for a nice, quiet pick at the end of your draft.

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Martin Prado has a .370 batting average to open September, smashing four doubles and driving in 10 runs for the Marlins. Prado has hits in seven of his last 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Prado's batting average is up to .284 for the season and he has a .299 batting average since the All-Star break. He has also seen his run production boost in the second half, driving in 29 runs in the second half after driving in only 24 runs in the first half. Not the a huge power threat, only 30 extra-base hits for the season, but his boosting run creation and always solid batting average makes him a good target for the middle infield.

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Martin Prado went 1-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored Tuesday for the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Prado has largely been a disappointment this season, before and after his injury. His OPS hasn't been over .700 since early May, limiting him to DFS-only relevance.

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The Miami Marlins are expected to activate Martin Prado from the disabled list following this week's All-Star Break. (Source: Marlins)

Fantasy Impact: Prado nearly rejoined the team Sunday, but Miami decided to wait until after the break. Prado was hitting .272/.311/.370 prior to his injury, and he holds relatively little fantasy relevance. It could be worth monitoring whether or not he is traded this summer, as a change could increase his value.

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Marin Prado has landed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 15, due to a right shoulder sprain. (Source: Miami Marlins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jhonatan Solano was called up by the Marlins from Triple-A New Orleans to take Prado's roster spot.

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The Miami Marlins are expected to place Martin Prado on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder sprain. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jordany Valdespin should join the Marlins' roster Thursday. Derek Dietrich will continue to start at third base.

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Martin Prado's chances to play against the Yankees from Monday through Thursday are in doubt after suffering a right shoulder sprain during Sunday's game. (Source: Joe Frisaro on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After the game, Prado said he was in a lot of pain. His status for Monday is questionable. He should be able to avoid the DL, but don't rely on him this week in fantasy.

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Martin Prado left the game in the bottom of the first after injuring his shoulder upon arriving at first base after hitting a single.

Fantasy Impact: Donovan Solano came in to pinch run. Stay tuned.

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Martin Prado's lone hit went yard as a solo shot off Kyle Kendrick to give the Marlins a 2-0 lead in the sixth during Friday's 5-1 win against the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: That dinger was Prado's fourth of the year and counts as the 10th game he's recorded a hit in through 11 June appearances.

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A 1-of-5 performance pushed Martin Prado's hit streak to 11. He's now recorded a hit in 20 of his last 21 games.

Fantasy Impact: In the 10 games before this effort, Prado was batting .341 with a triple, two doubles, three RBI, six runs, three walks and four strikeouts. In his last 20 games before Tuesday, Prado had a slash line of .306/.337/.400.

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According to's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins have no plans to trade Martin Prado because the team doesn't want to trade away core players since they haven't quit on the season yet. (Source: The Fish Pond)

Fantasy Impact: Prado is under contract through 2016 and the Yankees are also paying $3 million of his contract for both this year and next year. The Marlins see him as a clubhouse leader and since they are paying him just $8 million both this season and next for a guy who's so important to their club, they might as well just keep him.

In Thursday's 7-6 loss to Arizona, Martin Prado finished with three singles, an RBI and a strikeout in five at-bats. The two-out RBI single occurred in the sixth inning and tied the ball game 6-6.

Fantasy Impact: Prado has shown decent contact in May, recording 16 hits in 19 games. His May statline is a .277 batting average with two doubles, a homer and seven RBI.

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New Marlins manager Dan Jennings moved Martin Prado to the cleanup spot, while Marcell Ozuna was moved to second in the batting order before Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Prado only managed one hit in four at-bats, though.

Fantasy Impact: It's a puzzling move since Prado is the better contact hitter, but Ozuna has more power. Regardless, neither of them have played up to standard recently. Ozuna has a .210 average with three home runs and six RBI in his last 16 games, while Prado has a .248 average with just one homer and eight RBI in his last 24 outings. Look for Jennings to shake up the order soon if this continues even just a little longer.

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Martin Prado got three hits to drive in four runs in five at-bats during Thursday's bludgeoning of Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Prado drove in a couple runs in the fourth, then drove in another couple runs in the sixth. Prado is having a nice start to the season, with a good slash line of .300/.328/.400 with a homer and seven RBI now.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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.