With the third pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, the Baltimore Orioles have selected Manny Machado, SS, Brito Private HS (FL).
Vitals & School:
- Miami Brito HS
- 6′ 3″
- 190 lbs
- Born: 7/6/1992
- hits with authority, potential for good power
- will lose speed as he matures and may move to 3B, questionable range
- plus arm strength
- big, strong, athletic, smooth swing
GIFs (thanks to Baseball America for the video):
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Andy Seiler had this to say about the O’s pick:
It’s hard to go wrong when you pick the best available player on almost everyone’s board, and that’s what they did when they got Manny Machado.
The Orioles did exactly what they were expected to do, which was take whoever the Pittsburgh Pirates did not take between Machado and Jameson Taillon. They got the best player available and got themselves what looks like a future all-star shortstop.
Scouting information from MLB.com’s draft report.