Martin Prado posted by Yankees Fan
Since July 2014, Martin Prado plays for the New York Yankees. Born in Venezuela on October 27, 1983, Prado played professional baseball in his country. He made his first appearance in major league baseball in 2006, when he played for Atlanta Braves. He scored his first home run in the same season against Philadelphia Phillies. During the season, he played 24 games, scoring 9 RBIs and a home run.
Martin Prado had the longest stint with the Atlanta Braves, playing of them from 2006 to 2012. An interesting incident in 2007 season was Prado hitting the ball, and when he dropped his bat to go to the first base, the bat was standing upright. In 2009, Prado was the starter for the Braves at second base, and he made the maximum from this opportunity, by scoring 49 RBIs, 14 home runs for the season. The 2010 season was one of the best for his career, where he scored a grand slam against the Milwaukee Brewers, and was the top hitter of the major league with 121.
After the end of 2012 season, Prado was traded with other players by the Atlanta Braves to the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the 2013 season, Prado managed 82 RBIs, 36 doubles, and 14 home runs in 155 games. The 2014 season started with Prado scoring for the Diamondbacks 42 RBIs, and 5 home runs; however, by July 2014, he was traded for Peter O'Brien, a catching prospect from New York Yankees. Prado was able to score a center field base hit for his new team, which was crucial in defeating the Chicago White Sox. He has played 37 games for the Yankees, scoring 16 RBIs and 7 home runs. However, by mid September, Prado had to undergo an appendectomy, which ended his season.Continue reading "Martin Prado"