Manny Machado

#133B,
AVG
.259
HR
33
RBI
95
R
81
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 185
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born:
College: None
Birth Place: Miami, Florida
Draft: 2010 1st round (3rd pick) by the
  • Orioles and INF Manny Machado avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $16 million contract.<p><b>Advice</b>: MLB.com's Mark Feinsand says the deal also includes awards bonuses. Machado, who was arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter, has seen his name pop up in plenty of trade rumors. He's set to strike it rich as part of the monster free agent class next offseason.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://twitter.com/Feinsand/status/951925915885494272">Mark Feinsand on Twitter</a></p>
    Advice: MLB.com's Mark Feinsand says the deal also includes awards bonuses. Machado, who was arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter, has seen his name pop up in plenty of trade rumors. He's set to strike it rich as part of the monster free agent class next offseason.
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  • Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Diamondbacks "remain engaged" with the Orioles on Manny Machado and have been the "most persistent" of the teams interested.<p><b>Advice</b>: Rosenthal cautions that a trade isn't close and he expresses doubt that the Orioles will wind up dealing their star infielder to anyone. However, it sounds like the D'Backs might be the most likely landing spot if a trade does ultimately go down. Machado would take over as the Diamondbacks' shortstop, likely shifting Ketel Marte to second base and Chris Owings to a super utility role.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="https://theathletic.com/210055/2018/01/11/rosenthal-d-backs-persistently-pursuing-machado-where-will-kipnis-play-mets-next-move-more-notes/">The Athletic</a></p>
    Advice: Rosenthal cautions that a trade isn't close and he expresses doubt that the Orioles will wind up dealing their star infielder to anyone. However, it sounds like the D'Backs might be the most likely landing spot if a trade does ultimately go down. Machado would take over as the Diamondbacks' shortstop, likely shifting Ketel Marte to second base and Chris Owings to a super utility role.
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  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter told Roch Kubatko of MASN that there has been progress made on what the left side of the infield will look like in 2018.<p><b>Advice</b>: Kubatko says that it's a "delicate situation" as to who will play third base and who will play shortstop. Manny Machado has reportedly asked to move from third to short, but short is the current position of Tim Beckham, who had a breakout second half after being acquired from Tampa Bay in 2017. There's a chance this delicateness could be avoided altogether if the Orioles trade Machado, but reports indicate that Baltimore hasn't received desirable trade offers. Machado's fantasy value is set no matter what position he's playing. A move to the hot corner or possibly a utility role for Beckham could see his value drop precipitously.</p><p><b>More</b>: <a href="http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2018/01/showalter-on-machado-beckham-the-roster-and-more.html">MASN</a></p>
    Advice: Kubatko says that it's a "delicate situation" as to who will play third base and who will play shortstop. Manny Machado has reportedly asked to move from third to short, but short is the current position of Tim Beckham, who had a breakout second half after being acquired from Tampa Bay in 2017. There's a chance this delicateness could be avoided altogether if the Orioles trade Machado, but reports indicate that Baltimore hasn't received desirable trade offers. Machado's fantasy value is set no matter what position he's playing. A move to the hot corner or possibly a utility role for Beckham could see his value drop precipitously.
    Rotoworld