Atlanta Braves: Can Martin Prado Handle the Starting Gig?

Posted: 28th February 2010 by Ben Duronio in MLB
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Through Martin PradoÆs first 779 major league at bats he has been extremely productive, especially for a middle infielder. He has a career .360 OBP, .451 SLG, and a .353 wOBA (similar to OPS, but weighs OBP more than SLG, mean is around .330 just like OBP). Prado also performed extremely well after being promoted to full-time status last season after Kelly Johnson and Omar Infante were injured. Despite all things going well for Prado, I am still skeptic about him starting the season at second base. Prado has never come into a season with the big club as a starter. He was used sparingly and was a replacement player for most of his four seasons with major league at bats. Matt Diaz was in a similar situation in 2008. Diaz played so well in the previous two seasons that he forced the Brave ...

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