Martin Prado, Third Base, Miami Marlins, #14


Date of Birth: 10/27/1983
Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Current Salary: $11,500,000

Martin Prado, third baseman for the Miami Marlins, played in the minor leagues from 2003 through most of 2006 and 2007. In 2006, he played in 24 games in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves. The following year, he played in 28 games. He spent half of 2008 in the minors as well as playing in 78 games with the Braves that season.

In 2009, his first full season in the major leagues, Prado batted an impressive .307 with 138 hits, 38 doubles, and 11 home runs in 128 games with the Braves. He stayed with the Braves through 2012. Although he had a strong season with the Braves that year, they traded him to the Diamondbacks after the season ended. In 2012, he batted .301 with career highs in hits with 186, doubles with 42, and stolen bases with 17.

Prado had a good first year with the Diamondbacks. In 2013, he batted .282 with 172 hits, 36 doubles, 14 home runs, and a career high 82 RBIs in 155 games.

On July 31, 2014, Prado was traded to the New York Yankees. He finished the 2014 season with 151 hits, 26 doubles, 58 RBIs, and a .282 batting average in 106 games with the Diamondbacks and 37 games with the Yankees.

Prado was traded to the Marlins on December 19, 2014. He finished the 2015 season with 144 hits, 22 doubles, 63 RBIs, and a .288 batting average in 129 games. Defensively, at third base in 124 games, he made 218 assists, 28 double plays, 72 putouts, and 7 errors.

Prado had a strong 2016 season, finishing with a .305 batting average. He had 183 hits, 37 doubles, and 75 RBIs. Defensively, as the Marlins third baseman in 150 games, he made 240 assists, 30 double plays, 73 putouts, and 9 errors.

Statistics for Prado in eight full seasons (2009-2016) in the major leagues include:

  • 5 seasons with over 150 hits, with a high of 186 in 2012
  • 5 seasons with over 30 doubles, with a high of 42 in 2012
  • 4 seasons with a batting average over .300, with a high of .307 in 2009 and 2010

Career batting statistics for Prado through 2016 include:

  • 1,263 games played
  • 1,402 hits
  • 289 doubles
  • 564 RBIs
  • 578 strikeouts to 356 walks
  • .293 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Prado at third base through 2016 include:

  • 688 games played
  • 1,188 assists
  • 134 double plays
  • 362 putouts
  • 50 errors

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Martin Prado
ESPN - Martin Prado