Martin Manuel Prado was born on October 27, 1983 in Maracay, Venezuela.
Prado is 6’1”, weighs 190 pounds, and bats and throws right.
Martin played for the AAA Richmond Braves. He was brought up to the Bigs for one game – April 23, 2006 – but was sent back down immediately afterward.
Prado was re-called to the Majors later in the 2006 season. He bounced up and down in the 2007 season as well, but is now a fixture on the team.
Martin Manuel Prado hit his first career home run on September 14, 2006, against Jamie Moyer of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Claim to Fame
In the 9th inning of the September 12, 2007 game against the New York Mets, Prdo hit a ball in play and, when he dropped his bat on the way to first base, the bat stood perfectly upright. SportsNet New York commentator Keith Hernandez described the incident as one “that would never happen in a hundred years.”