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FanGraphs: Manny Machado: Superstar in the Making

FanGraphs: Manny Machado: Superstar in the Making

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » May 2nd, 2013, 12:09 pm

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/manny-ma ... he-making/

Last year, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper had two of the best seasons for age-19/age-20 players in baseball history. We might not ever see anything like Trout’s 2012 season from a 20-year-old again. Those two ruined our expectations for what underaged position players are supposed to do in the big leagues. Everyone else pales in comparison to what we just saw.

That shouldn’t cause us to overlook the fact that there’s another 20-year-old putting his mark on Major League Baseball right now. In Baltimore, Manny Machado is showing the early signs of being a superstar.
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Re: FanGraphs: Manny Machado: Superstar in the Making

PostPost #2 by Seafordeagles » May 2nd, 2013, 1:47 pm

He was viewed as a can't miss prospect before he was drafted. I am not surprised. I am surprised with his defense at 3rd base.
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Re: FanGraphs: Manny Machado: Superstar in the Making

PostPost #3 by Jordan Tuwiner » May 2nd, 2013, 3:59 pm

Seafordeagles wrote:I am surprised with his defense at 3rd base.

Why?
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PostPost #4 by Seafordeagles » May 2nd, 2013, 7:02 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Why?


Having never played there before what he is doing is just amazing. I think his defense has got to be the most PLEASANT surprise I've seen in recent years with the orioles.
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Re: FanGraphs: Manny Machado: Superstar in the Making

PostPost #5 by Jordan Tuwiner » May 2nd, 2013, 9:22 pm

Seafordeagles wrote:
Having never played there before what he is doing is just amazing. I think his defense has got to be the most PLEASANT surprise I've seen in recent years with the orioles.

I don't see how it's surprising that a shortstop who scouts believe plays plus defense at SS is playing plus defense at 3B.
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Re: FanGraphs: Manny Machado: Superstar in the Making

PostPost #6 by ofahn » May 3rd, 2013, 7:59 am

What I find amazing is that he's on a pace for well beyond 60 doubles this year AND more than 100 RBIs in the TWO hole.

At some point some of those doubles will turn into HRs and the OBP should go up as he develops better plate discipline.
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PostPost #7 by birdwatcher55 » May 3rd, 2013, 12:30 pm

Give this man a lifetime contract Mr. Duquette!!!! 8-)
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