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Birth Date7-6-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
Age22 years, 1 months, 27 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
0.62012
6.02013
5.62014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 BAL 19 51 202 191 24 50 8 3 7 85 9 38 0 1 1 26 2 0 .262 .294 .445 .256 4.8 0.9 0.6
2013 BAL 20 156 710 667 88 189 51 3 14 288 29 113 2 3 9 71 6 7 .283 .314 .432 .268 26.4 28.4 6.0
2014 BAL 21 82 354 327 38 91 14 0 12 141 20 68 3 2 2 32 2 0 .278 .324 .431 .269 13.1 5.9 2.1
Career2891266118515033073633514582195612129107.278.313.434.26644.435.18.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 ABE A- 7 32 .335 .229 .311 .333 .261 .370 93 2.5 0.9 0.1 -0.6 0.0 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2010 ORI Rk 2 7 .213 .269 .327 .387 .277 .000 105 -0.3 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2011 DEL A 38 170 .301 .251 .321 .379 .255 .296 99 7.4 4.9 1.7 2.5 0.7 12.9 1.6 12.9 1.6
2011 FRD A+ 63 260 .255 .256 .325 .386 .254 .286 92 -1.6 7.8 3.4 -1.4 1.8 12.7 1.1 12.7 1.1
2012 BAL MLB 51 202 .256 .253 .317 .411 .261 .293 104 -0.8 5.5 0.8 0.9 -0.1 4.8 0.6 4.8 0.6
2012 BOW AA 109 459 .280 .261 .330 .395 .262 .297 100 9.5 12.7 5.3 -7.7 1.0 30.3 2.4 30.3 2.4
2013 BAL MLB 156 710 .268 .259 .321 .413 .269 .322 99 5.5 18.7 2.6 28.4 0.7 26.4 6.0 26.4 6.0
2014 BAL MLB 82 354 .269 .251 .311 .389 .259 .317 102 3.1 9.2 1.3 5.9 -1.1 13.1 2.1 13.1 2.1
2014 FRD A+ 3 13 .593 .240 .335 .358 .259 .727 101 4.7 0.4 0 0.0 0.1 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 ORI Rk 7 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .429 .213 -0.2 0.0 -0.0
2010 ABE A- 32 2 10 1 1 0 3 3 2 0 0 .345 .406 .448 .103 .335 3.5 -0.6 0.3
2011 FRD A+ 260 24 58 12 3 5 26 22 48 8 5 .245 .308 .384 .139 .255 12.7 -1.4 1.1
2011 DEL A 170 24 40 8 2 6 24 23 25 3 1 .276 .376 .483 .207 .301 12.9 2.5 1.6
2012 BOW AA 459 60 107 26 5 11 59 48 70 13 4 .266 .352 .438 .172 .280 30.3 -7.7 2.4
2012 BAL MLB 202 24 50 8 3 7 26 9 38 2 0 .262 .294 .445 .183 .256 4.8 0.9 0.6
2013 BAL MLB 710 88 189 51 3 14 71 29 113 6 7 .283 .314 .432 .148 .268 26.4 28.4 6.0
2014 FRD A+ 13 5 8 4 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 .667 .692 1.167 .500 .593 5.0 0.0 0.5
2014 BAL MLB 354 38 91 14 0 12 32 20 68 2 0 .278 .324 .431 .153 .269 13.1 5.9 2.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2012 714 0.5266 0.4860 0.7637 0.6569 0.2959 0.8502 0.5500 0.2363
2013 2503 0.4878 0.4844 0.8197 0.6642 0.3105 0.8927 0.6709 0.1795
2014 1284 0.4868 0.5093 0.7829 0.6896 0.3384 0.8631 0.6278 0.2141
Career45010.49370.49180.80030.67030.31610.87750.63940.1984

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-12 - 60-DL - - Right Knee Surgery Medial Patellar Femoral Ligament Reconstruction 2014-08-27
2014-07-22 2014-07-26 DTD 4 4 - Low Back Tightness -
2014-05-23 2014-05-25 DTD 2 2 Right Groin Strain - -
2014-03-22 2014-05-01 15-DL 40 24 Left Knee Recovery From Previous Injury Surgery - MPFL Patella Instability 2013-10-14 -
2013-10-14 2013-10-14 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery MPFL Rupture 2013-10-14 -
2013-09-24 2013-09-30 60-DL 6 6 Left Knee Patellar Dislocation MPFL Rupture - -
2013-03-08 2013-03-10 Camp 2 0 - Face Root Canal - -
2011-05-06 2011-06-05 Minors 30 29 Right Knee Subluxation Patella -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BAL $519,000
2013 BAL $495,000
2012 BAL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$495,000
2011Current$519,000
2 yrPvs + Cur$1,014,000
2 yrTotal$1,014,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 56 dDan Lozano1 year/$0.519M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.519M (2014). Renewed by Baltimore 3/11/14. Award bonus: $0.1M for Platinum Glove.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2013). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/8/13. Award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Baltimore 8/9/12.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2010 (1-3) (Brito Miami Private School, Fla.). Signed 8/16/10, $5.25M signing bonus (negotiated by previous agent Scott Boras).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .291 .323 .443 .268
11 vs R (Multi) .276 .306 .429 .256
18 Split (Multi) -.015 -.016 -.014 -.013
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .292 .323 .439 .265
31 vs R (2013) .279 .310 .429 .257
38 Split (2013) -.013 -.013 -.010 -.009
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Manny Machado? Do you see the superstar others do, or do you think the bat comes up short?
(Shawn from Office)
Machado is a superstar, although the knee injuries are hindering his ability to show it.

My history with Machado is long, and I watched him speed through the minors. His defense is otherworldy, but the bat is really underrated. I think some forget how young he is. Barring anything unforeseen, Machado is going to have a few .300 25+ HR seasons in the works. He may never walk as much as some want, but who cares. Adam Jones is doing just fine not walking. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Manny Machado to SS next season?
(MP from KY)
I'm doubtful. Moving to a position you haven't played in two years and coming off a knee injury doesn't sound like a great set up to me. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Has your opinion of Manny Machado long-term changed at all based on this season?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
From a pure baseball standpoint, no. Development is rarely linear and while he's taken an obvious step back here it hasn't changed my long term views on him. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Has the long term outlook on Manny Machado changed? Is there still a future star in there? What's a peak slash line look like?
(Bob from Dallas)
I still believe in Machado. He's not even 22 and has plenty of time to become an above-average force at third base. I'm perhaps not the best at projecting future slash lines, but I see seasons in which he hits .290-.300 with 20+ homers -- especially in that ballpark. It just may not happen for another couple seasons. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Manny Machado's recent antics over the weekend? I've loved Manny, but he came across as an overly sensitive hothead to me.
(DanDaMan from Sea Cliff)
HOT TAKE WARNING!

I think I have a different feeling on this than a lot of people, though maybe not! Watching the clip, it was clear to me Machado threw his bat with the intent of hitting someone with it. His swing didn't start until the ball was in the catcher's glove. Then the launched it. What happens after that shouldn't effect the penalty. I'd throw the book at him (metaphorically). If I could suspend him 50 games for it, I'd do that. You simply can't throw bats at people. You can't. I've heard arguments that it's harder to hurt someone with a bat than a ball, and what about getting hit with a pitch, and those are legitimate arguments, but in the end it comes down to this: I believe someone could have been seriously injured. If Machado had managed to launch his bat directly at the pitcher while he was falling off the mound after delivering a pitch, what would have been the result? I shudder to think about the possibility. MLB needs to ensure that never happens. I'd suspend the heck out of him in the hopes that that never happens again. (Matthew Kory)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Manny Machado returns to SS after JJ Hardy's contract ends at the end of this season? I remember that being the line of thinking in the MLB community a year or two ago, but Machado has played some good defense at 3B since he's been moved there. Does he stick at 3B or is a move to SS still possible? Where does he end up for Opening Day 2015?
(Rob from Oklahoma)
We have multiple Manny Machado to shortstop questions, so let's cover those here.

I'm not convinced Machado will move back to shortstop anymore, in large part because I'm not convinced the Orioles will let J.J. Hardy walk. Now, if they do, then maybe they go after one of the third basemen available this winter and slide Machado to shortstop. I know that's a ticky-tack answer, but I don't have any insight into their plans and I don't think there's a clear best approach here. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Long-term (dynasty): Manny Machado or Javier Baez?
(AJ from Phoenix)
Love this question. Strictly fantasy wise Iíll take Machado here. I think he can develop more power into his game and his learning curve isnít as steep as Javyís will be. Itís a tight debate but Iíll take Manny. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Orioles mix of low .OBP guys and no speed is not a recipe for success right?
(AB from Penn)
just focus on Manny Machado and you'll feel fine. (Harry Pavlidis)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Offensive ceiling for Manny Machado?
(Shawn from Office)
Do you realize that Machado was a below-average offensive player last year? 99 OPS+ That's shocking, given the big deal we made about all of his doubles, but that just goes to show you what an ultra-aggressive approach can do to pure talent. Machado has to get that under control a little, and it's why I would like to have seen him spend some more time in the minors. That ship has sailed now so he'll have to learn on the fly, which is awfully tough. He's still a very good player because of his defense and power potential for his position, but he's got to take a pitch every now and then or he's at risk of becoming a serial out-maker. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was surprised to see Kevin Gausman rated higher than Manny Machado on the O's list. Given Machado's defensive prowess, does this mean you don't see Machado's as a .300 hitter with 30+ bombs anymore? Thanks and great work!
(Frank from Williamsburg)
I love Machado. I didn't produce the individual U25 lists. I believe Chris Mellen ranked Gausman over Machado, a decision he said he wrestled with for a while. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think will be the better player 3 years from today? Manny Machado or Xander Bogaerts?
(Tom from Baltimore)
Machado. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Ben, I'll start you off with a curveball: Let's say every draft eligible prospect from 2010 to 2014 was eligible for this year's draft. Just based on pre-draft scouting reports and without the benefit of hindsight, how would the first 10 picks of the draft unfold?
(baseballjunkie from cali, where it's already Spring)
This is an amazingly difficult question to answer, and also quite fun. Itís probably better suited for an article than for a fantasy chat answer, but since I was able to access this question ahead of time, hereís what I came up with after about 30 min of research. Iíll note that since Iím not familiar enough with 2014 prospects yet, Iíve restricted your search to 2010-2013 draftees. Iíll go with:

1. Bryce Harper 2. Manny Machado 3. Gerrit Cole 4. Dylan Bundy 5. Anthony Rendon 6. Jameson Taillon 7. Bubba Starling
8. Byron Buxton 9. Carlos Correa 10. Archie Bradley

Toughest omissions for me were Francisco Lindor, Trevor Bauer, Kevin Gausman, Kris Bryant and Mark Appel. If Luc Giolito had been healthy for his senior year, heíd probably have made it on this list. Obviously thatís not how weíd rank them now, and itís funny that guys like Chris Sale, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey and Javier Baez are left in the dust. Bubba Starling sticks out like a sore thumb, and Buxton was underrated. This exercise also reinforces how loaded the 2011 draft was. Last yearís pales in comparison. (Ben Carsley)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)First off, great job on the TINO episodes so far. Awesome podcast. My question is how highly do you value Manny Machado in dynasty leagues? What he did last year was extremely impressive given how young he was. Do you think he could be a top ten asset and the #1 3B down the line? I'd like to think he can improve on those HR by quite a bit in a couple years.
(Evan from California)
Once in my dreams Manny Machado gently woke me from an uneasy sleep and cradled me in his arms while cooing me soft pleasantries which generally stated that life will be ok and my hopes will be fulfilled. I think heís going to be fantastic.
Time will be coming soon where he almost has to be the #1 3B. Miggy is going away, mainstays like Zimmerman and Wright will enter decline/secondary phases of their careers. Evan Longoria will challenge Machado but it will be a fun conversation to have. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Will some of Machado's doubles turn into HR this year? If not, is he a viable option at 3b in a 10 team league?
(John from Chicago)
It sometimes takes a while for power to develop so while that could happen I suspect that the power climb will be gradual and not sudden. In a 10-team mixed league I would say that Manny Machado is borderline and if it's a non-keeper you might be able to do better. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Fantasy quandary - 1)(Keep Manny Machado) 2)(Trade Manny for Brett Lawrie and Sonny Gray, who I am really high on) 3)(Trade Manny for Matt Garza and Zach Wheeler, who I am equally high on). Thanks
(Tony from KC)
Dalton's Mercedes speeds recklessly toward Wesley's estate, drawing gunfire from Wesley's henchmen, but they discover the car empty, and the knife that was used to kill Wade stuck in the accelerator. One by one, Dalton dispatches each of Wesley's thugs, and eventually comes face-to-face with Wesley. Dalton gains the upper hand in their fight and prepares to finish Wesley in the same brutal manner as Jimmy, but decides against it. When Dalton releases him, Wesley seizes the opportunity to reach for a gun, but is promptly shot to death by Red, Emmett, Stroudenmire, and Tilghman. They stash the weapons away prior to the arrival of law enforcement and proceed to corroborate each other's innocence, with the implication that what happened in Wesley's house will remain a secret. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)A fantasy question - I am in dire need of quality SP and have been offered Matt Moore for Manny Machado. As much as I love Manny, I also have Nick Castellanos to be my 3B ... yeah, he may not have Manny's upside but Moore could be a long-term ace/co-ace of my staff for years to come. Both are signed for $5 with $3 annual incremental increases. Am I crazy to consider this? Thanks
(Tony from The tundra)
I don't believe in Matt Moore as a future ace, so give me the studliness of Manny Machado. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Will Johnathan Schoop be the Orioles everyday 2B next year? Do you see him as an eventual top-10 fantasy guy at the position?
(Jim from Baltimore)
Hi Jim

I can't predict whether or not Schoop will be the Orioles 2B next year, but I do think that he'll get an opportunity in camp. Brian Roberts is a free agent, and Alexi Casilla and Ryan Flaherty shouldn't be viewed as road blocks. I suspect the Orioles will bring in a cheap veteran as a back-up plan in Spring Training and let them compete.

Will Jonathan Schoop be a Top 10 guy? That all depends on how his power develops. He probably will eventually be Top 10, but given his age and the minor league numbers he has put up to date, I don't see this happening until 2017-2018. These players play different positions, but I think you have to look at players like Brett Lawrie and Eric Hosmer as examples. Everyone got too enthusiastic about Lawrie/Hosmer and got burned the last couple of years. That doesn't mean these players aren't good and won't get better, but it's a long learning curve, particularly if you're not a made-to-order superstar like Mike Trout or Schoop's teammate, Manny Machado. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think OT makes the Cards team out of spring training and what kind of performance do you expect from him in 2014?
(Cal Guy from Cali)
OT = Oscar Tavares. I do think he'll make the team out of spring training, but how will he perform? I think we're all spoiled by Mike Trout and Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. I know I am. But most guys aren't in the big leagues at 20 or 21 let alone performing like an All Star, so I'll clamp down expectations a bit and say he holds his spot, but he'll need a season or two to really get going. (Matthew Kory)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jason, glad to see you doing a chat. About a month ago you said on Twitter that Manny Machado might be the best young star in the game and that over the next decade you would rather have him than even Mike Trout. I was wondering if you could elaborate on that a bit if you could. Thanks a lot!
(Thomas D. from N.C.)
I think he has such tremendous feel for the game that he is likely to improve as he matures. His doubles will start to turn into over the fence power, and he is more than capable of sliding over to man SS in the future. He's a premium talent and I would build any franchise in baseball around him. My only concern with Machado are his ties (and hero-worship) to ARod and some of the training facilities in Miami. I'm not suggesting he will appear on any list, as I don't think he will. I just find the connections and associations to be something worth keeping an eye on. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)I love me some Manny Machado. What about you Sam? think he's gonna be right up there with Trout and Harper in terms of being a superstar?
(John from Toronto)
It is absolutely 100 percent not a knock on Manny Machado to say that he is without question the third most exciting 21-or-under player in the game right now. But you know how it was always Willie and Mickey and the Duke? And you know how you were always like "the Duke? Really? With those two?" That's where Machado is compared to Trout/Harper in my mind right now. I love, love, love me some Manny, though. See:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20524 (Sam Miller)
2013-05-30 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who will be the AL's starting shortstop at the 2015 All-Star Game?
(Frank from Boston)
I'll take Manny Machado. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jason ... thanks for the chat. Which position will Manny Machado be playing in 2014? 2016? The majority of his career?
(dianagram from VORGville)
He could move back to SS for a few years, but I think he ends up at 3B for the majority of his career. Wherever he plays, the bat will be special. He's a special player. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Love your Daily Hit Lists, Matt. Any thoughts on the Fenway sell-out streak ending? In conclusion, Manny Machado. :)
(Matt from Austin)
So nice and then so mean.

The sell-out streak was mostly a marketing thing, but that so many people have come to see the Red Sox through bad weather, small seats, no parking, and ridiculous prices ("One 'beer' please." "$12.") speaks to the support for Red Sox baseball in New England. So to me, that's what the sell-out streak is a proxy for. But the thing is, we don't need a sell-out streak to know that. (Matthew Kory)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Sorry about the Manny Machado jab. I am a diehard Orioles fan, so it has as much to do with my joy as anything. Do you ever find the declines of even the greatest players a reminder of our mortality?
(Matt from Austin, TX)
I suppose I do now. Thanks! (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Manny Machado rank in your Top 101 for 2013 if eligible? Does the potential exist for .300 w/ 30-plus bomb peak years in his bat?
(Martin Kove from Brooklyn)
I think that's possible. He would be in the top 5 for me. I really like Machado. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have for next season: Jesus Montero or Manny Machado
(grandslam28 from Chicago)
Manny Machado and I'm not losing sleep over it. He's a future superstar. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Super-Deep Dynasty league with auction draft... $500 budgets for 25 roster spots. If there's one player you want to build you team around (maybe 3-4 players if you're feeling generous!), who are they/is he?
(Steve from Dallas)
If starting from scratch, I'd absolutely love to build around Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, so will everyone else though. I'd probably try to nab a pair of high upside prospects/youngsters who have yet to breakout in the bigs such as Jurickson Profar, Manny Machado, or Gerrit Cole. Buying in on a young player coming off a disappointing year such as Eric Hosmer would also make a lot of sense. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)In 5 years which SS would you rather have on your team and your fantasty team Manny Machado or Jurickson Profar?
(Joel from Indianapolis)
Hey Joel!! I'd lean Profar ever-so-slightly if only because I'm not sold on the idea that Machado ever goes back to short so the position advantage would go to Profar. Both look like future *superstars*. (Paul Sporer)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the next wave of prospects that are going to be MLB all-stars and upper-echelon players? Trevor Bauer? Billy Hamilton? Wil Myers?
(Steve G. from Athens, OH)
As you know, there is no such thing as a can't miss prospect, but all three are in that conversation (though Hamilton will be a bit more valuable in fantasy than real life). You can add to the list Dylan Bundy, Jurickson Profar, Manny Machado, and Gerrit Cole, among others. Keep an eye on Jason Parks and his prospect teams' Top 10 lists and their eventual Top 100 list. (Derek Carty)
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are your favorite players not yet legal to drink in this country? Which of them might play in the big league without being able to sip the victory champagne due to their youth?
(sitdancer from DC)
I'm a huge Austin Hedges fan, but he won't be up anytime soon. Off the top of my head, and without doing actual research, I'd think Manny Machado is a good bet to be there next year at age 20. (Geoff Young)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see Manny Machado's bat developing next year, assuming he stays healthy and gets a full ~650 PA at the big league level?
(Luke from Baltimore)
His development will take a step forward, but that doesn't mean his offensive production will mirror that progression. Once the book circulates, Machado will have to make secondary adjustments or face the realities of playing at the highest level. He is going to struggle, and it might look bad at times. Patience. Most young hitters take time to develop, and Machado's ceiling is extremely high. Very talented kid, and he knows how to stumble and respond, so I think he has a good chance to survive a tough full-season. (Jason Parks)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Carlos Correa.....Manny Machado ceiling?
(rangerfans2 from Fort Worth)
What is Manny Machado's ceiling? We don't know that yet. (Jason Parks)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)In your eyes, which teams took the best strides towards future success in 2012? Can any make a surprise run at a division or wild card spot in 2013?
(Steve from New York, NY)
The Orioles are the obvious answer in the AL, and even if they don't make it this year, they should hang around in 2013, with Manny Machado benefitting from the experience and Dylan Bundy topping the rotation. Zach Britton's health and effectiveness will be a big factor.

In the NL, I'm probably a year too soon with this, but don't sleep on the Padres. They've shown flashes over the past few weeks, and there's a lot of talent both on the major-league team and coming up through the pipeline, not to mention Cory Luebke and Tim Stauffer, who should help the rotation. It's an increasingly competitive division, but a couple of breakout seasons could pave the way for a second-place finish and a shot at one of the wild-card spots. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)I watch the Orioles every night, waiting for it to all come crushing down. Are there some statistical upsides to grasp on to, or are we relying on luck and a Pythagorean anomaly the rest of the way?
(Jim from Baltimore, MD)
There's no question that it's going to take some luck for the Orioles to stay atop the standings, either in the East or the wild card, for the next month, but there are some encouraging signs. Zach Britton's recent success is one of them, as is Manny Machado holding his own and providing some offense from a position that was previously a black hole. And as I wrote in today's WYNTK, the O's run differential over their past two games is +16; those were wins against the gutted Blue Jays, but run differentials can change quickly.

If you haven't already, read Adam Sobsey's piece on how continuous roster turnover has helped the Orioles to date: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18227 (Daniel Rathman)
2012-08-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Someone is going to have to ask it: what do you think about The Rangers calling up Jurickson Profar?
(captnamerca from Dunedin, FL)
I think my favorite part about this season has been seeing Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and now Manny Machado. In the Lineup Card that is coming out today or tomorrow I advocated (semi-seriously) for the Red Sox to bring up Xander Bogaerts. So I'd love to see Profar up. Why not? Is he worse than Michael Young?

As to how he'll do, I have no idea, but everything I've read on him says he's a shockingly good talent. I can't wait. So yeah, I'm all for it. (Matthew Kory)


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