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Manny Machado

#8 | SS
Los Angeles Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Manny Machado
Name: Manuel Arturo Machado
Born: Jul 6, 1992 in Hialeah, Fla. USA
High School: Brito Miami Private HS
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018592.296.366.53535
Career3,680.282.335.486173
Drafted in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2010 (signed for $5,250,000)
Machado committed early to Florida International, but the Golden Panthers have long since determined he's not headed for campus. Instead he could be headed for the first five picks. He leapt into first-round consideration at the start of the 2009 summer showcase season and never stopped hitting or fielding, helping lead USA Baseball's 18U team to a gold medal in Venezuela in the Pan American Junior Championship. He's of Dominican descent and is a tall, lanky shortstop in South Florida, attracting inevitable Alex Rodriguez comparisons. Machado is skinny at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds but surprisingly strong and has a swing that produces hard contact. He's familiar with wood bats and has shown a knack for centering the ball on the barrel. Scouts project him to hit for average future power, with a chance to be a .300 hitter. Defensively, Machado will remain at shortstop as a pro and has a chance to be an above-average defender. He's smooth, makes all the routine plays and has a plus arm that allows him to make the play in the hole. Machado's weakest tool might be his speed, though he's an average runner. There are few chinks in his armor, and the Boras Corp. client is in play with single-digit picks.
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