Jul 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Martin Prado (14) throws to first to record an out against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Martin Prado trade rumors: D-Backs more likely to trade Aaron Hill

The MLB Trade Deadline is just around the corner which means that we’re going to start hearing more and more names mentioned as the clock ticks harder and louder on the trade season in baseball.

One team that has already made a trade are the Arizona Diamondbacks, but they don’t look to be finished making moves before the deadline passes. According to CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Diamondbacks are looking at more assets to sell off but seem far more inclined to trade second baseman Aaron Hill than they do utility man Martin Prado.

The Diamondbacks are looking to trade Aaron Hill but are barely listening on Martin Prado, according to league sources.

Hill has slipped from two years ago, when he had a career year, and is batting .251 with eight homers and 49 RBI. Prado’s numbers are comparable (four homers, 37 RBI, .274), but Arizona views him as a key asset because of his leadership abilities and versatility.

Prado and Hill have similar contracts as well as stats this year but it appears that Prado has more upside than Hill does. That’s what will help be a determining factor in who gets traded and it’s partially why we can expect Prado to be retained over Hill has the deadline approaches — assuming one of them is traded.

Be sure to stay glued to FanSided’s MLB Rumors page to stay up to date with the latest action and rumbling from the baseball hot stove this trade season.

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