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Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 8th, 2012, 10:25 pm

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The Orioles announced after tonight’s game that they plan to select the contract of INF MANNY MACHADO from Double-A Bowie before tomorrow night’s game against Kansas City. He will be making his major league debut.

Machado, 20, has batted .266/.352/.438 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 109 games with the Baysox this season, including a .275/.365/.505 line in 91 at-bats since the All-Star break.

The Orioles’ first round selection (#3 overall) in the 2010 First Year Player Draft out of Brito Private School in Miami, FL, Machado came into 2012 rated as the #2 prospect in the Orioles organization and the #11 prospect overall by Baseball America. He played in the MLB Futures Game in Kansas City in July, going 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. Machado was a 2011 South Atlantic League All-Star.

Machado entered play on Wednesday a career .263/.343/.428 hitter in 218 minor league games over three seasons (2010-2012).
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #2 by ofahn » August 8th, 2012, 10:27 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Press email:



HOLY SH*T!!!!
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #3 by osforlife » August 8th, 2012, 10:30 pm

What the heck...I did not see this one coming. Who are they sending down? Socolovich? And why are they doing this? I hope it is just temporary. ???????????????????????????
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #4 by David » August 8th, 2012, 10:34 pm

WOW. THIS WAS NOT EXPECTED!
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #5 by Matt P » August 8th, 2012, 10:36 pm

I guess this means a Betemit/Reynolds platoon at 1B?
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #6 by ofahn » August 8th, 2012, 10:38 pm

Matt P wrote:I guess this means a Betemit/Reynolds platoon at 1B?


You would have to believe the team is not bringing him to Baltimore to sit on the bench. I can't see them moving Hardy so you would think he would play 3B. Your suggestion certainly makes sense.
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #7 by Matt P » August 8th, 2012, 10:40 pm

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You would have to believe the team is not bringing him to Baltimore to sit on the bench. I can't see them moving Hardy so you would think he would play 3B. Your suggestion certainly makes sense.

Or it could be Reynolds/Davis with Betemit at DH vs RHP. Haha, no clue. Either way it will be interesting. Machado's been red hot in AA but he's only 20 and has only played 2 games in his career at 3B.
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #8 by osforlife » August 8th, 2012, 10:41 pm

ofahn wrote:
You would have to believe the team is not bringing him to Baltimore to sit on the bench. I can't see them moving Hardy so you would think he would play 3B. Your suggestion certainly makes sense.

I'am sctratching my head right now. Why bring him up when he hasn't even touched AAA yet? I know he is raking but we have Hardy/Betemit/Andino/ to play short and third. ???????????
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PostPost #9 by David » August 8th, 2012, 10:41 pm

He also has 23 errors at AA....
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #10 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 8th, 2012, 10:41 pm

osforlife wrote:I'am sctratching my head right now. Why bring him up when he hasn't even touched AAA yet? I know he is raking but we have Hardy/Betemit/Andino/ to play short and third. ???????????

Scout on Machado: "He is ready."

He's shown enough. As long as he gets regular playing time I have no problem with it.
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PostPost #11 by Matt P » August 8th, 2012, 10:42 pm

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"If we can do something that makes us 2 inches better to have a chance to win the last 49 games, we’re going to do it." -Showalter postgame

Gotta love the comment from Buck.
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PostPost #12 by Tucker Blair » August 8th, 2012, 10:43 pm

I'll say it again, Machado is closer than some people would think. Still a shocking development, but he's been on fire recently.
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Re: Manny Machado to debut tomorrow!

PostPost #13 by ofahn » August 8th, 2012, 10:44 pm

osforlife wrote:Why bring him up when he hasn't even touched AAA yet?


Many evaluators will tell you that once a player shows dominance at AA they are ready for the ML. Over the last month he has been dominant.

This may not be a permanent thing but it will allow Machado an opportunity to see if he's as good as he thinks he is. If he's not ready yet then he'll know what he needs to work on.
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PostPost #14 by Matt P » August 8th, 2012, 10:45 pm

I guess this also means that Schoop and Bundy could both be on the team in September too.
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PostPost #15 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 8th, 2012, 10:46 pm

Matt P wrote:I guess this also means that Schoop and Bundy could both be on the team in September too.

Maybe Bundy. But Schoop is not nearly ready in my eyes.
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