Zach wrote:During his chat he also said that Schoop would be a solid regular at the major league level. He doesn't think Machado sticks at SS though.
Jon V. (Cleveland, OH)
How do Profar, Machado and Lindor compare? How would you rank the three in each of the 5 major scouting categories?
Klaw (1:30 PM)
Profar and Lindor are no-doubt shortstops, both better runners than Machado. Machado is much bigger and I think he'll produce a lot more offense, but there's a non-negligible probability he moves to third base.
He still has more offensive upside than Profar given his power potential, but it's not a lock that Machado stays at short (I like his chances to do so), whereas Profar is a no-doubt shortstop. And Machado has been gradually heating up as the season has gone on, if we slice the small sample into tiny ones.
He's a 20-year-old in AA who's shown enough athleticism that it looks like there's a good chance he'll be able to stay at shortstop once he gets to the big leagues.
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