Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado owns a .419 career average (13-for-31) with one homer and zero strikeouts against Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez.
Insight: The two were frequent opponents when both played in the NL East. With a .272 average, four homers, 36 RBI, 40 runs and two steals in 375 at-bats, Prado hasn't been a good fantasy option this season, but he's a decent option Wednesday.
6/15/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado has batted .333 with 11 extra-base hits (3 HR), 19 RBI, 17 runs and an .861 OPS over his last 33 games.
Insight: Prado has struck out in 11.6 percent of his plate appearances during that span after fanning in 17 percent of his plate appearances and hitting .236 with zero home runs in his first 37 games. Prado has eligibility at second, third and in the outfield, but he's really only useful at second base because of his lack of power.
5/28/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado hit his first homer of the season Tuesday against the Padres.
Insight: Prado is batting .264 with 21 RBI this season and the lack of any power or speed has made things worse. He's struck out in a career-high 15.7 percent of his plate appearances, up from 8.0 percent last year.
5/19/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado's vision checked out fine on Monday, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Prado left Sunday's game with blurred vision. He should be in the lineup Tuesday. He's been a terrible fantasy option this season, hitting .256 with no homers or steals and 16 RBI. He has a career-high 16 percent strikeout rate, up from eight percent last year.
5/18/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Martin Prado left Sunday's game in the fourth inning because of blurred vision. SOURCE: Diamondbacks.com
Insight: He was hitless in two at bats. Prado's availability is up in the air for Tuesday night's series opener against St. Louis.
5/14/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks infielder Martin Prado's average dropped to .247 after he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Wednesday afternoon against the Nationals. He has zero homers and zero steals this year.
Insight: Prado also got off to a slow start last year, hitting .238 in his first 286 at-bats, but he still was putting the ball in play (10.3 K%). This year, Prado has a career-worst 16.5 percent K rate.
5/12/2014 11:56:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks infielder Martin Prado is a career .500 hitter (7-for-14) against Washington right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
Insight: Prado is struggling this season batting just .248 with a .596 OPS and may not be able to take advantage of the favorable matchup.
5/6/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks infielder Martin Prado has gone 5-for-13 (.385) with a double against Brewers starter Marco Estrada.
Insight: Prado has a strikeout rate of 17 percent, up from eight percent last season, and is hitting .250 with zero home runs. He has a good chance to do some damage Tuesday against Estrada, however.
4/24/2014 8:39:00 PM
Description: Arizona infielder Martin Prado went 0-for-4 Thursday and is batting .234 with zero homers this season.
Insight: Prado has struck out in 17.2 percent of his plate appearances, up from just 8.0 percent a year ago. When Prado started off with a .238 average in his first 73 games last year, he had a 10.3 percent K rate and the low average was more the result of a .250 BABIP.
4/23/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Arizona infielder Martin Prado is not a preferred fantasy option Wednesday against Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Samardzija has limited Prado to just two hits in 13 career at bats (.157 AVG). Prado has been pretty useless this season (.247 AVG, zero homers in 22 games) and shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
4/20/2014 2:07:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado is getting a day off Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Prado hasn't hit a homer or stolen a base and is batting .260 in 77 at-bats this year.
4/16/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado is 4-for-23 against Mets starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Prado is off to a cold start for the second straight season. He'll take a .231 batting average, zero homers and a .552 OPS into Wednesday's game versus Gee and the Mets.
4/13/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado (rest) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Prado got off to a 3-for-25 (.120) start, but he has gone 12-for-31 (.387) with two doubles over his last eight games.
4/5/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado left Friday's game with a lacerated left index finger but he's in the lineup Saturday, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: Prado is off to a 4-for-28 (.143) start. The utilityman hit just .238 with five home runs and a .623 OPS in his first 73 games last season, but he batted .322 with nine homers and an .862 OPS over his last 82 games.
4/4/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado is just 1-for-11 (.091) versus Rockies starter Juan Nicasio.
Insight: Prado is a fantasy favorite because of his versatility. He's eligible at 2B, 3B and outfield. At some point, however, he'll be dropped as the team's cleanup hitter for someone who can provide more protection for 1B Paul Goldschmidt. For now he's in a great spot, but should not be started on Friday in this unfavorable matchup.
3/22/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado batted cleanup in the season opener between Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo.
Insight: He went 0-for-4. I would not expect that to continue. Trumbo or Miguel Montero would be better options and provide more protection for fantasy MVP candidate Goldschmidt.
9/7/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado was out of Saturday's lineup due to an illness.
Insight: Prado should be back in the lineup in one or two days. He has hit .346 with a .922 OPS since the All-Star break.
9/1/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado had a phenomenal month of August, batting .374 with 10 doubles, four homers, 30 RBI and a .990 OPS in 26 games.
Insight: Prado is batting .365 with a .978 OPS going back to the All-Star break after putting up a .253 average and a .661 OP8 OPS before.
8/26/2013 11:18:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado is questionable for Monday's game against San Diego with tightness in his back.
Insight: Prado is hitting .282 with 13 home runs and a .756 OPS, but has been very good since the break - .357 with a .977 OPS.
8/25/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado will get the day off Sunday against the Phillies due to a tight back.
Insight: Prado went 3-for-9 with a homer during Saturday's 18-inning game and is hitting .357 with five home runs and a .977 OPS since the All-Star break.
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