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Prado makes quick and successful adjustment to LF.

29 Mar

Omar Infante and Martin Prado (2008 - Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

With Dan Uggla, former 2B for the Marlins, joining the team, Prado has had to adjust to his new roll in left field. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been very impressed with the transition.

“[Prado] might be the best left fielder in the National League,” Gonzalez said. “From what we’ve seen in Spring Training, he’s in the top five. … That’s how impressed I was with him picking up left field.”

Not only is Prado doing a great job getting to and catching the ball, he’s picking up other OF responsibilities quickly as well. 

“It was the little things, not just catching the ball and throwing the ball,” Gonzalez said. “When you see a ball hit off the wall, he’s backing up the guy where he’s supposed to be. When you see a ball going to right field, he backs up where he’s supposed to be.”

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