San Francisco Giants: 10 waiver wire trade candidates in August
Jun 3, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
#10. 2B/3B/1B Martin Prado
Third baseman Martin Prado could be on the move somewhere after a disappointing Miami Marlin season. After an active off-season, Miami had playoff hopes for the 2015 season, but inconsistent hitting and injuries have sent the Fighting Fish to 4th place in the NL East.
Nonetheless, Martin Prado is signed through the 2016 season, and the Marlins like Prado and want him in South Beach next season. However, the Marlins are in need of unloading their veterans and allowing their young talent to get play time on the big league club. As a result, they have already traded away first baseman Michael Morse, RHP Matt Latos, RHP Dan Haren, and others.
Although they have three All Stars in their starting infield, San Francisco does not have a solid backup utility infielder. With the recent release of Joaquin Arias, the only bench player for the Giants that can play infield is the inexperienced Ehire Adrianza. If Duffy, Crawford, Panik, or Belt go down to injury, to be blunt, they are basically screwed. Martin Prado can play all infield positions and could solidify their bench depth.
Next: #9. Emilio Bonifacio