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#41 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:36 PM

To be expected. I am sure he didn't see many plus changeups in AA.

He appears to be handling the learning curve just fine.


Lots of impressive things about him. He is clearly not intimidated by the moment. His reactions, and instincts at 3rd, make it hard to believe he has never played there. His arm has to be one of the strongest in the game at 3rd.

You can just see how he is going to post major numbers in the near future. He is going to crush pitchers who go outside to the RCF gap. When they come in, he is going to blast balls into the left field seats.


He's done a good job of making adjustments so far in the bigs. He figures to get a steady diet of off-speed stuff on the upcoming trip. Will be another opportunity to see what adjustments he makes.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

161 ab's, .267 baa, 4 hr's, 20 rbi, 4 bb's, 31 k's, 7 doubles, 3 triples, .705 OPS, UZR/150 10.9

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:15 AM

Other than the last atbat on Sunday, he had a very nice series in Boston.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:19 AM

http://baltimore.ori... ... 5&c_id=bal

Incredible play by him yesterday. His arm is unreal.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_09_23_balmlb_bosmlb_1&highlight_content_id=25025015&c_id=bal

Incredible play by him yesterday. His arm is unreal.

As I said elsewhere, Brooks would've caught it, but no way Brooks could've thrown that guy out...

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

Machado hit the go-ahead home run tonight to put the O's up 3-2. Later on in the game, he crushed another home run to left field. Prior to this game, he had only one hit this series.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:32 AM

16 xbh's in his first 174 MLB ab's. 4 walks in his last 5 games.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Ranked #1 in Baseball America Top 20 Eastern League Prospects (Not too shocking)
http://www.baseballa... ... 14157.html

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

CSN Baltimore: Machado means a solid foundation

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:06 PM

http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2012_09_23_balmlb_bosmlb_1&highlight_content_id=25025015&c_id=bal

Incredible play by him yesterday. His arm is unreal.


He makes everything look so easy. Reminds me of how Andruw Jones looked in CF for the Braves in the 90's.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

Machado 2012: 191 ab's, .262 baa, 7 hr's, 26 rbi, 9 bb's, 38 k's, .739 OPS, .294 OBP, .445 SLG, .317 wOBA, 13.2 UZR/150

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

What do you think the ceiling and floors are for Machado's first full year in the Majors?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

.250/.315/.430 would be my guess as to what he realistically hits. (just spitballing off the top of my head)
Still very young with plenty of growth and wisdom to gain.

Depending on how quickly he adjusts to MLB pitching, I could see him hitting 20+ HRs and being a formidable bat in the lineup next season. At the very least, I think he provides the Orioles with a decent stick near the bottom of the lineup.

I'm not worried about the defense at all. He should be fine there once he works out a few more things.
Important for everyone to remember his age. I wouldn't expect him to be super-star next season.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

.250/.315/.430 would be my guess as to what he realistically hits. (just spitballing off the top of my head)
Still very young with plenty of growth and wisdom to gain.

Depending on how quickly he adjusts to MLB pitching, I could see him hitting 20+ HRs and being a formidable bat in the lineup next season. At the very least, I think he provides the Orioles with a decent stick near the bottom of the lineup.

I'm not worried about the defense at all. He should be fine there once he works out a few more things.
Important for everyone to remember his age. I wouldn't expect him to be super-star next season.


I think that's closer to his floor. I see it as:

Floor: .240/.300/.410
Ceiling: .310/.380/.540
Likely: .265/.330/.440
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

I think that's closer to his floor. I see it as:

Floor: .240/.300/.410
Ceiling: .310/.380/.540
Likely: .265/.330/.440


I'm guessing you see the % chance of him reaching that ceiling as very low, but I think that is optimistic - even for his ceiling.

I'm pretty close to you, on what you see as 'likely.'

#57 Tucker Blair

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

I'm guessing you see the % chance of him reaching that ceiling as very low, but I think that is optimistic - even for his ceiling.

I'm pretty close to you, on what you see as 'likely.'



Yea I agree that the Likely scenario is certainly reachable. Anything over that range and I would have to call you a homer :D .
I fully expect him to become a very talented player, but I just want people to realize he still has a ton of growth left (not saying you guys do not realize this)

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

ESPN The Magazine Manny Machado's big night

http://espn.go.com/m...2-espn-magazine

WHEN LEGENDARY PLAYERS trot off the diamond for the last time, the stadium plays its farewell music, and fans give their final ovations. The world knows it is saying goodbye.

Hellos aren't usually as obvious. But on Sept. 12, Manny Machado made a play at Camden Yards that emphatically announced an arrival like no other.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:05 PM

Yea I agree that the Likely scenario is certainly reachable. Anything over that range and I would have to call you a homer :D .
I fully expect him to become a very talented player, but I just want people to realize he still has a ton of growth left (not saying you guys do not realize this)

Of course. Even though he played in Baltimore at 20 last season, technically this is his age-20 season coming up.

I got his jersey for Christmas :D

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

Of course. Even though he played in Baltimore at 20 last season, technically this is his age-20 season coming up.

I got his jersey for Christmas :D


I may or may not have picked up a shirsey myself ;)




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