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Birth Date10-27-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age34 years, 8 months, 21 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 ATL 22 24 49 42 3 11 1 1 1 17 5 7 0 0 2 9 0 0 .262 .340 .405 .245 0.4 0.2 0.1
2007 ATL 23 28 62 59 5 17 3 0 0 20 3 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 .288 .323 .339 .229 0.4 0.6 0.1
2008 ATL 24 78 254 228 36 73 18 4 2 105 21 29 1 2 2 33 3 1 .320 .377 .461 .297 16.2 1.7 1.8
2009 ATL 25 128 503 450 64 138 38 0 11 209 36 59 2 4 11 49 1 3 .307 .358 .464 .284 24.9 -4.9 2.0
2010 ATL 26 140 651 599 100 184 40 3 15 275 40 86 3 6 3 66 5 3 .307 .350 .459 .296 47.1 -0.2 4.9
2011 ATL 27 129 590 551 66 143 26 2 13 212 34 52 1 3 1 57 4 8 .260 .302 .385 .252 7.7 3.2 1.2
2012 ATL 28 156 690 617 81 186 42 6 10 270 58 69 2 9 4 70 17 4 .301 .359 .438 .286 35.1 -3.0 3.4
2013 ARI 29 155 664 609 70 172 36 2 14 254 47 53 2 6 0 82 3 5 .282 .333 .417 .264 14.7 -3.3 1.2
2014 ARI 30 106 436 403 44 109 17 4 5 149 23 57 6 4 42 2 1 .270 .317 .370 .246 7.5 -7.2 0.0
2014 NYA 30 37 137 133 18 42 9 0 7 72 3 23 1 0 16 1 0 .316 .336 .541 .327 12.1 1.4 1.5
2015 MIA 31 129 551 500 52 144 22 2 9 197 37 68 5 8 1 63 1 0 .288 .338 .394 .283 29.2 -0.8 3.0
2016 MIA 32 153 658 600 70 183 37 3 8 250 49 69 4 5 0 75 2 2 .305 .359 .417 .288 39.9 -3.1 3.8
2017 MIA 33 37 147 140 13 35 9 0 2 50 6 22 0 1 0 12 0 0 .250 .279 .357 .221 -2.2 -1.2 -0.3
2018 MIA 34 33 132 123 13 28 4 0 1 35 9 20 0 0 0 9 0 1 .228 .280 .285 .219 -0.1 -3.4 -0.4
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 ROM A 107 467 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MYR A+ 75 326 .389 .255 .358 .368 .271 .355 96 2.4 0.5 0 0.3 0.2 3.1 0.4 3.1 0.4
2005 MIS AA 39 162 .267 .259 .335 .377 .260 .310 98 0.3 1.2 -0.1 -0.6 -1.6 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2006 ATL MLB 24 49 .245 .270 .334 .437 .265 .294 96 -0.8 1.5 0 0.2 -0.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2006 MIS AA 43 191 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .343 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RIC AAA 60 257 .235 .256 .323 .389 .256 .310 96 -3.4 3.7 0 -0.8 1.4 1.7 0.1 1.7 0.1
2007 ATL MLB 28 62 .229 .268 .339 .438 .265 .321 102 -2.1 1.8 0 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.1
2007 RIC AAA 103 443 .274 .265 .335 .397 .260 .339 94 3.2 6.2 0 2.3 2.1 11.4 1.3 11.4 1.3
2008 ATL MLB 78 254 .297 .259 .329 .413 .264 .357 95 10.2 7.3 -1 1.7 -0.4 16.2 1.8 16.2 1.8
2008 MIS AA 5 22 .269 .254 .334 .374 .244 .294 104 0.2 0.7 0 0.3 0.6 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2009 ATL MLB 128 503 .284 .259 .330 .409 .262 .331 95 13.1 14.5 -1.6 -4.9 -1.1 24.9 2.0 24.9 2.0
2010 ATL MLB 140 651 .296 .260 .324 .404 .268 .335 93 23.5 17.9 0.1 -0.2 5.6 47.1 4.9 47.1 4.9
2010 GWN AAA 1 4 .189 .333 .384 .517 .302 .250 103 -0.3 0.1 0 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2011 ATL MLB 129 590 .252 .252 .314 .388 .259 .266 96 -4.9 15.9 -2.3 3.2 -1.0 7.7 1.2 7.7 1.2
2011 MIS AA 2 10 .255 .246 .339 .389 .250 .250 97 0 0.3 0 -0.2 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.6 0.0
2011 GWN AAA 6 20 .189 .245 .335 .397 .256 .250 94 -1.7 0.6 -0.1 0.7 -0.0 -1.2 -0.0 -1.2 -0.0
2012 ATL MLB 156 690 .286 .255 .316 .404 .261 .322 99 17.4 18.9 -2.6 -3.0 1.4 35.1 3.4 35.1 3.4
2013 ARI MLB 155 664 .264 .254 .315 .394 .258 .288 103 2.2 17.5 0.6 -3.3 -5.6 14.7 1.2 14.7 1.2
2013 VEN int 3 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ARI MLB 106 436 .246 .248 .309 .385 .259 .301 104 -5.9 11.2 1.4 -7.2 0.7 7.5 0.0 7.5 0.0
2014 NYA MLB 37 137 .327 .247 .309 .375 .253 .340 100 8.6 3.5 -0.3 1.4 0.3 12.1 1.5 12.1 1.5
2015 MIA MLB 129 551 .283 .259 .318 .409 .268 .313 91 12.3 14.9 1.9 -0.8 0.2 29.2 3.0 29.2 3.0
2015 JUP A+ 3 10 .241 .242 .290 .326 .241 .333 82 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.0 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2016 MIA MLB 153 658 .288 .254 .316 .412 .264 .331 90 18.6 18.6 2.4 -3.1 0.2 39.9 3.8 39.9 3.8
2017 MIA MLB 37 147 .221 .257 .324 .432 .271 .282 90 -6 4.3 0.5 -1.2 -1.0 -2.2 -0.3 -2.2 -0.3
2017 JUP A+ 8 25 .278 .256 .334 .391 .266 .353 77 0.5 0.7 0.1 -0.1 0.2 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2017 JAX AA 2 5 .334 .167 .227 .271 .179 .400 101 0.4 0.1 0 -0.0 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2018 MIA MLB 33 132 .219 .239 .310 .390 .255 .265 92 -5.4 3.7 0.5 -3.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4
2018 JUP A+ 10 31 .241 .234 .307 .348 .251 .269 87 -0.6 0.9 0.1 1.2 -0.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 ROM A 467 68 135 25 6 3 38 30 47 14 10 .315 .361 .422 .107 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MYR A+ 326 44 91 13 3 4 34 24 48 9 6 .306 .358 .411 .104 .389 3.1 0.3 0.4
2005 MIS AA 162 17 40 7 1 1 11 17 17 3 3 .280 .354 .364 .084 .267 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1
2006 MIS AA 191 17 49 6 2 1 15 14 35 2 2 .278 .332 .352 .074 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RIC AAA 257 30 68 12 1 2 23 12 28 2 2 .282 .314 .365 .083 .235 1.7 -0.8 0.1
2006 ATL MLB 49 3 11 1 1 1 9 5 7 0 0 .262 .340 .405 .143 .245 0.4 0.2 0.1
2007 RIC AAA 443 61 125 23 3 4 41 34 41 5 4 .316 .370 .420 .104 .274 11.4 2.3 1.3
2007 ATL MLB 62 5 17 3 0 0 2 3 6 0 0 .288 .323 .339 .051 .229 0.4 0.6 0.1
2008 MIS AA 22 2 5 2 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 .263 .364 .368 .105 .269 1.5 0.3 0.2
2008 ATL MLB 254 36 73 18 4 2 33 21 29 3 1 .320 .377 .461 .140 .297 16.2 1.7 1.8
2009 ATL MLB 503 64 138 38 0 11 49 36 59 1 3 .307 .358 .464 .158 .284 24.9 -4.9 2.0
2010 GWN AAA 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .189 -0.2 -0.3 -0.0
2010 ATL MLB 651 100 184 40 3 15 66 40 86 5 3 .307 .350 .459 .152 .296 47.1 -0.2 4.9
2011 MIS AA 10 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .222 .300 .222 .000 .255 0.6 -0.2 0.0
2011 GWN AAA 20 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 .176 .300 .176 .000 .189 -1.2 0.7 -0.0
2011 ATL MLB 590 66 143 26 2 13 57 34 52 4 8 .260 .302 .385 .125 .252 7.7 3.2 1.2
2012 ATL MLB 690 81 186 42 6 10 70 58 69 17 4 .301 .359 .438 .136 .286 35.1 -3.0 3.4
2013 VEN int 13 2 5 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .455 .538 .727 .273 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ARI MLB 664 70 172 36 2 14 82 47 53 3 5 .282 .333 .417 .135 .264 14.7 -3.3 1.2
2014 ARI MLB 436 44 109 17 4 5 42 23 57 2 1 .270 .317 .370 .099 .246 7.5 -7.2 0.0
2014 NYA MLB 137 18 42 9 0 7 16 3 23 1 0 .316 .336 .541 .226 .327 12.1 1.4 1.5
2015 MIA MLB 551 52 144 22 2 9 63 37 68 1 0 .288 .338 .394 .106 .283 29.2 -0.8 3.0
2015 JUP A+ 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300 .300 .300 .000 .241 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2016 MIA MLB 658 70 183 37 3 8 75 49 69 2 2 .305 .359 .417 .112 .288 39.9 -3.1 3.8
2017 JAX AA 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 .200 .334 0.9 -0.0 0.1
2017 MIA MLB 147 13 35 9 0 2 12 6 22 0 0 .250 .279 .357 .107 .221 -2.2 -1.2 -0.3
2017 JUP A+ 25 0 6 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 .273 .360 .318 .045 .278 1.5 -0.1 0.1
2018 JUP A+ 31 3 7 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .250 .323 .286 .036 .241 0.3 1.2 0.2
2018 MIA MLB 132 13 28 4 0 1 9 9 20 0 1 .228 .280 .285 .057 .219 -0.1 -3.4 -0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 950 0.5095 0.3947 0.8720 0.5475 0.2361 0.9208 0.7545 0.1280 483 0.002331
2009 1917 0.5149 0.4011 0.8830 0.5218 0.2731 0.9320 0.7835 0.1170 946 0.011689
2010 2535 0.5105 0.4012 0.8899 0.5240 0.2732 0.9469 0.7758 0.1101 1293 0.011192
2011 2199 0.4975 0.4129 0.8965 0.5302 0.2968 0.9586 0.7866 0.1035 1065 0.006071
2012 2695 0.4631 0.3718 0.8962 0.4816 0.2771 0.9551 0.8080 0.1038 1433 0.012291
2013 2448 0.4992 0.3926 0.9084 0.5327 0.2529 0.9631 0.7935 0.0916 1297 0.000286
2014 2174 0.4894 0.4006 0.8749 0.5197 0.2865 0.9439 0.7547 0.1251 1112 0.006280
2015 2133 0.5068 0.3966 0.8842 0.5254 0.2643 0.9366 0.7770 0.1158 1091 0.002024
2016 2539 0.5002 0.3982 0.8952 0.5189 0.2774 0.9484 0.7955 0.1048 0 0.000000
2017 622 0.5241 0.3730 0.8621 0.4877 0.2466 0.9245 0.7260 0.1379 0 0.000000
2018 511 0.5049 0.3659 0.8556 0.4884 0.2411 0.9524 0.6557 0.1444 0 0.000000
Career207230.49840.39470.8890.51810.27150.94680.77880.111949.36080.0057

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-16 2014-09-29 60-DL 13 13 - General Medical Surgery Appendectomy 2014-09-16
2014-09-08 2014-09-11 DTD 3 2 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring -
2014-09-03 2014-09-06 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-04-05 2014-04-05 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Laceration Index Finger - -
2013-09-07 2013-09-08 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-08-25 2013-08-26 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Tightness - -
2012-06-21 2012-06-22 DTD 1 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring Bothered for Weeks - -
2012-05-04 2012-05-05 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2012-03-31 2012-04-01 Camp 1 0 - Soreness - -
2011-06-08 2011-07-15 15-DL 37 31 Right Lower Leg Surgery Staph Infection In Calf 2011-06-17
2011-06-07 2011-06-07 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Contusion From Throw -
2010-09-28 2010-10-12 DTD 14 5 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-07-31 2010-08-17 15-DL 17 16 Right Fingers Fracture Stable Avulsion Fracture In Pinkie -
2009-09-23 2009-09-25 DTD 2 1 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball -
2009-08-19 2009-08-25 DTD 6 5 General Medical Illness Exertional Headache -
2009-08-15 2009-08-18 DTD 3 3 General Medical Illness Dizziness -
2009-07-31 2009-07-31 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Contusion -
2008-05-05 2008-07-03 15-DL 59 55 Left Thumb Sprain -
2006-06-05 2006-06-18 Minors 13 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2004-04-30 2004-05-18 Minors 18 0 Left Wrist Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 MIA $15,000,000
2018 MIA $13,500,000
2017 MIA $11,500,000
2016 MIA $8,000,000
2016 NYA $3,000,000
2015 MIA $8,000,000
2015 NYA $3,000,000
2014 ARI $11,000,000
2013 ARI $7,000,000
2012 ATL $4,750,000
2011 ATL $3,100,000
2010 ATL $440,000
2009 ATL $415,000
2008 ATL $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$60,595,000
2018Current$13,500,000
11 yrPvs + Cur$74,095,000
1 yrFuture$15,000,000
12 yrTotal$89,095,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 105 dLegacy Agency3 years/$40M (2017-19)

Details
  • 3 years/$40M (2017-19). Signed extension with Miami 10/5/16. 17:$11.5M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$15M.
  • 4 years/$40M (2013-16). Signed extension with Arizona 1/31/13 (avoided arbitration, $7.05M-$6.65M). 13:$7M, 14:$11M, 15:$11M, 16:$11M. Acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Arizona 7/31/14. Acquired by Miami in trade from NY Yankees 12/19/14, with Yankees paying $6M of remaining salaries ($3M each in 2015, 2016).
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/13/12 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Arizona in trade from Atlanta 1/24/13.
  • 1 year/$3.1M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.44M (2010). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/3/10.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed by Atlanta 2/06.
  • Signed 2001 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .374 .444 .528 .357
11 vs R (Multi) .274 .318 .379 .259
18 Split (Multi) -.100 -.126 -.150 -.099
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .424 .500 .568 .395
31 vs R (2016) .274 .318 .377 .257
38 Split (2016) -.150 -.182 -.191 -.138
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)How do you weigh older veterans like Adrian Beltre? Roster with confidence, hedge with a younger breakout potential player at the same position or pay up for someone you are less worried is a hot potato?
(steinergk from Chattanooga)
I use a scale...HA HA HA HA HA HA

Thanks for coming out tonight, folks. Don't forget to tip your servers!

The serious answer is somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. Roster him, but if you can find a stash in a deeper mixed league who can fill in capably for 150-200 plate appearances if Beltre does get hurt, do that. In a 15-team mixer, the 2017 verison of Martin Prado is what you're looking at. (Mike Gianella)
2016-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)So this TJ Rivera guy had a fair amount of hit-tool hype before reaching the majors (seemingly only from people who specifically follow the Mets farm system). Since then, he has looked nothing short of Martin Prado (except speed maybe). What do you make of this guy? Classic older prospect who was widely undervalued?
(Rick from Tenafly, NJ)
I don't see Martin Prado in him, sorry. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Meadows and Newman? How good can they be in real life and in fantasy?
(Jim from Chicago)
Austin Meadows is a potential stud, offering double-digit homers and 20-plus stolen bases with a good batting average. He's probably better in real life, too, given his defensive value. Kevin Newman, on the other hand, isn't really my jam. He's a good hitter, but doesn't offer much in terms of power or speed. Those kinda guys -- in the Martin Prado mold -- are much more valuable in real life than in fantasy. Newman is a guy I'd absolutely be trying to sell high on in dynasty leagues. (J.P. Breen)
2016-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for putting in the time for these chats Adam. I went to HS with TJ Rivera and have been following him since his days at Troy and now to the MLB. Guy hit A TON in the minors and his hit tool looked great in the majors. Assuming he finally gets a real chance to get regular playing time eventually, can you see him as a Martin Prado type?
(Pete B from Ocean City, NJ)
He and a guy like Matt Reynolds are two young, team-controllable infielders who can slot in all over the infield. Good players to have. (Adam McInturff)
2016-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)TJ Rivera looks great. I think he can be a quasi-Martin Prado. Thoughts?
(Mo from Wash DC)
Nope.

I mean, I'd love it if he turned out great, but there's nothing behind his stat lines that make him appear to be a productive MLB regular. Sure, his minor-league numbers are solid, but he hasn't done anything yet in his cup of coffee that changes what smarter people than me have been saying for years: he's not likely a serious MLB contributor. I'd love if he could Matt Carpenter, but he's not Matt Carpenter (or Martin Prado). (Bryan Grosnick)
2015-04-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)what do you see coming from Martin Prado this season?
(childgrambino from Richmond, VA)
Prado feels like a player whose performance has been all over the place, but his triple-slash line for the past two seasons has been very similar once the smoke cleared. I don't expect a return to the days of a .460 SLG, but I think that another .280/.330/.425 line is within reason. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What players on the D-backs will have the most improvement thanks to the front office changes?
(Silverback38 from VA)
Martin Prado will have the most improvement because there's the biggest difference in his actual talent and what he's played up to so far this year. It will probably be a huge mistake to attribute that to anything done in the front office, but his pre-TLR and post-TLR numbers will look a lot different.

For anyone to get a bump from a new front office, I think it would have to be in several steps. New FO hires a new manager, new manager brings in a new coaching staff, new pitching or hitting coach helps out a player. But that would be so long from now and such a small change that I don't really buy the premise. (Zachary Levine)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi again, RJ. If you're Alex Anthopoulos and you want the Jays to make the playoffs in 2014 - what's your first player personnel move? Who do you add, who does the addition replace, and how do you pay for the addition (i.e. pay an unsigned free agent? trade from 25 man roster? trade from farm system?)
(Drifter from Long Branch)
Hmmm ... I guess the obvious answers are signing Drew and/or Morales, and promoting Stroman. Trading for Nick Franklin is probably in the same boat, too. I don't think this is likely, and you could argue it doesn't make sense for Arizona, but how about calling Kevin Towers and seeing what he'd want for Martin Prado? Obviously he hasn't started the season well, and he's under contract through 2016, yet he'd give Toronto a legitimate second baseman. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did we see the real Martin Prado in the 2nd half or the 1st half of 2013?
(chopper from indy)
I think we saw the real Martin Prado throughout the entirety of the 2013 season. Prado had an insane second half last year that made up for his struggles over the first half. Over his career his splits aren't as extreme as they were in 2013, so I would suggest that the reliable Prado will post his usual steady diet of numbers in 2014. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)NL only keeper. 3rd base will be scarce at auction time. Who do you target: Zimmerman, Sandoval, or A-ram. After that I'm looking at Chavez, Valbuena... it only gets worse. Do I put my $21 Prado at 3rd and invest at deeper positions instead?
(higgsboson from Guelph)
Hi higgsboson.

Of the three, I'd go after Ryan Zimmerman. He is the most reliable of the three and probably should be a solid core player or close enough. You could certainly put Martin Prado at third as well. A lot obviously depends on your auction and what the player pool looks like. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)When, say, Sam chats, he gets all sorts of fantasy questions, even though he says he's not the one to ask about fantasy baseball. You're actually on the fantasy staff, and get mostly wallet and pie chat. What gives? So as not to counter my own question too much: thoughts on Martin Prado and Victor Martinez for 2014 now that they have lesser positional eligibility?
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
People love to troll. It obviously affects them, but at some point their production determines their value more than their versatility. I think versatility can get overrated in fantasy environments. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Odor's future with Andrus, Profar,and Kinsler all seemingly blocking his path to the big leagues?
(psul34 from Boston)
I still think we may see Kinsler make a move to LF over the offseason and open up a spot for Profar at second base. The Rangers may have to get creative with Odor. My personal idea (and I think he could handle it) is a Martin Prado type of role. He has got a little more athleticism than Prado. But it'll be interesting to see how it's handled. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Can I expect Martin Prado to continue hitting well for the rest of the season?
(Christopher from TN)
I think Prado should be fine the rest of the way. I was pro-Prado for most of the 2013 campaign - even when he was struggling - and am not going to shy from that stance now. His batting average is (predictably) BABIP dependent and the power is what it was last year. He's a solid - not great - option who is a $20ish player in only formats, and obviously worth less than that in mixed. But he should hit, even if the BA fluctuates. So much of BA with hitters like Prado is luck. It's a cliche at this point, but 40 points in BA over 500 AB is a 20 hit difference. There's some luck in that equation. (Mike Gianella)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Martin Prado turning it around this season?
(turbo7773 from DC)
I wanna believe so, yes. He started coming around in May before June Swooning. if you're in a mixer with a deep waiver wire, I can understand rotating him out, but otherwise I'd hang tight. (Paul Sporer)
2013-03-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)For head to head points league that have Martin Prado eligible at shortstop, where would you rank him at the position?
(Wayne from Atlanta)
Wayne, I'm afraid I haven't played any kind of Roto in years. Maybe a reader can help? (Geoff Young)
2012-05-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you sit on this trade Adam Dunn, Mark Trumbo, and Brandon McCarthy for Michael Cuddyer and Martin Prado?
(Jerome from T Hills)
I'll take the first side. (Paul Sporer)
2012-01-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Surprised by the Braves off season? What do we do if Tyler Pastornicky can't hit ?
(William from Pensacola. FL)
On one hand, a little bit, as I felt like there were some real moves they could make, including getting an ill-fitting Martin Prado off the team or perhaps trading out of their surplus of starting pitching. On the other, the Braves have been run very conservatively in recent years, so I wasn't expecting much. And I suspect, as has been true in recent years, that if Pastornicky doesn't hit they won't do much--or they'll default to Jack Wilson, who can't hit either. (Steven Goldman)
2011-08-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Chipper's apparently coming back in 2012, which is good news. Who do you see in the farm that could step into the 3B role in 2013?
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
There are definitely options on the farm with guys like Edward Salcedo and Joe Leonard. More likely would be Martin Prado, who has played 3B this year every time Chipper has not, as the answer -- at least in the short term. (John Coppolella)
2011-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the deal with the Braves lately? 7 of their last 10 games have been one run affairs. The offense sucks, and the pitching's been good. Is this kind of high-wire act what we should expect going forward until one of those two things changes?
(Matt A from Raleigh)
They weren't set up to be a great offense in the first place, and with the injury to Jason Heyward and that utter catastrophe we call Dan Uggla, that's two pieces of the offense that were expected to contribute that haven't been able to. No wonder Chipper Jones is pushing Heyward to return. In an ideal world, they could get Martin Prado (also dinged up) back to the infield to sit Uggla, but they just don't have the depth of outfielders to do that. ...Not sure if it's so good that three Braves are among the leaders in games pitched, including Kimbrel at #3. (Steven Goldman)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jason Heyward deserving of a spot somewhere on an NL MVP ballot?
(David from CT)
Certainly somewhere, though not anywhere near the point of actually contending for the award. Though I've thrown tantrums in the past when certain players don't show up second or third on an award ballot, with Heyward we are talking about maybe the seventh or eighth spot, over which I just cannot get worked up. I flip-flop between Heyward and Posey for Rookie of the Year everyday, but I don't think Heyward is a serious MVP candidate. Hitting .275/.405/.480 is phenomenal, especially for a rookie, but as I think of the candidates, my list goes: Votto, Pujols, CarGo, A-Gonz, Halladay, and then pick a name out of the hat for the rest, as they aren't potential winners. Add in that Martin Prado and Brian McCann have been incredibly valuable to the Braves and I have a hard time really suggesting that Heyward is the main reason the Braves are where they are right now. So, to sum this up, sure, he is probably deserving of a spot somewhere, but not deserving of serious consideration for the award. (Eric Seidman)
2010-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben Is Omar Infante a starter next year? Also, who starts for the Brewers, Lorenzo Cain or Carlos Gomez? Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Marc Normandin informs me that he totally knew Infante would be a productive full-time player before the Braves did. Infante has an affordable club option for next season that will almost certainly be picked up, but he'd have to beat out another capable player in Martin Prado to start at second. Shedding Alex Gonzalez and starting Infante at short might be the best possible alignment with the Braves' current assets.

As for the Brewers situation--sounds like a spring training battle to me! I'll give you the Brewers fan perspective if I get a chance to ask one before the chat is over.

As for thr B (Ben Lindbergh)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameMartin Prado, 15 home runs in roughly 400 minor league games, 10 this year alone, 11 last year. (Steven Goldman)
 

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