by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (6/16/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had another multiple-hit game Saturday night against Boston. It was his fourth straight multi-hit contest and it extended his current hitting streak to 13 games.
Machado has gone 18 for 57 (.316) over that stretch with six doubles, six RBI and seven runs scored. The doubles are what are setting Machado apart this season. Machado is leading the majors by a wide margin in doubles with 31.
His 30 doubles over his first 68 games played this season put him in some very rare company. Machado's 30 doubles over his first 68 games are the most by any player under the age of 22 since 1920. That tops Ted Williams' 25 in 1939 and Joe DiMaggio's 24 in 1936. Machado is currently on pace to shatter the major league record for doubles in a season.
Machado leads the major leagues in hits with 97 as Miguel Cabrera's 92 are second. He has 36 RBI and a .324 batting average to go with it.
Manny Machado leading league in doubles
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/14/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado picked up two doubles as part of a 3-for-4 game against the Red Sox Friday, giving him 30 doubles on the season. He has nine more doubles than the six players tied for second in the category.
Machado has hit .322/.355/.488 with five home runs and 35 RBI this season.
Manny Machado's hitting streak reaches 10 games
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/12/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to 10 games Wednesday against the Angels, and he did so with his first multi-hit game of the streak.
Machado went 2 for 5 for his 25th multi-hit game of the season. He scored once and struck out once, while hitting his 28th double of the season.
Machado is hitting .317 on the season, but he has just a .244 average in June despite having at least one hit in all but the first game.
Manny Machado making history as May ends
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/31/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been on a tear in the month of May, and it has reached historic levels on the final day of the month. According to the MLB Network, Machado's 44 hits in the month are the most for a player under the age of 21 since Mickey Mantle had 46 in July 1952.
Machado is also tied with Tigers' third baseman Miguel Cabrera for the major-league lead in hits with 79, while leading the majors with 25 doubles.
Manny Machado tied for most hits in baseball
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/27/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had another three hits Monday in Washington. Machado doubled and singled twice and is currently tied with Miguel Cabrera for the major-league lead in hits.
Machado has 75 hits this season and is among the best hitters in baseball on the road. He went 3 for 5 and is now batting .335 on the year. He added a walk and stole his fifth base Monday.
The 20-year-old third baseman has gone 59 for 157 (.376) over his last 35 games with 19 doubles, two triples, four homers and 21 RBI. He also has all five steals over that span and has scored 25 runs.
Machado is among the American League's best in average and runs scored and is also leading the majors in doubles with 23.
Manny Machado has three doubles
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado enjoyed his 10th multi-hit game of May during Thursday's 12-6 loss to the Blue Jays.
Machado had three doubles, including a two-run hit in the third. He finished 3 for 4 with two RBI and became the only player since 1916 to have multiple three-double games before his 21st birthday.
Machado has a .345/.368/.560 line with three home runs and 12 RBI in 20 May games. He is hitting .330 in 203 at-bats.
Manny Machado showing vast potential
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Comparisons to Alex Rodriguez and a .343 batting average through 172 at-bats have most Fantasy owners expecting big things from Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. But is he on the same level as Mike Trout and Bryce Harper?
Special guest Brian Kenny of MLB Network said on Thursday’s Fantasy Baseball Today that he sees Machado on a tier just below that of Trout and Harper, which he considers a future perennial All Star.
Manny Machado picks up four more hits
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado had another monster performance Wednesday afternoon during a home loss to San Diego. Machado doubled three times among four hits in the loss to the Padres.
He went 4 for 5 in the game and scored two of the four Baltimore runs. Machado has hit in nine of his last 10 games. He's gone 14 for 25 (.560) over his last five games with five doubles and two RBI over that stretch.
Machado is currently batting .343, which is fourth in the American League. He's second in the AL in runs with 30 and 10th in slugging percentage at .541. He's homered five times with 24 RBI and four stolen bases and has played Gold Glove defense at third base.
Manny Machado ahead of A-Rod pace early
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) When Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was a standout high school player in Miami, he elicited comparisons to another phenom who hailed from South Florida: Alex Rodriguez. The parallels continued when Machado was selected as the third overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft; Rodriguez had been chosen first by the Mariners in 1993.
Naturally, the two paths of their major-league careers will be analyzed and it appears Machado, who was roughly 13 months older than A-Rod at the time of his debut, holds a slight edge approaching his 100th game. According to the Baltimore Sun, through the first 89 games of their careers, Machado has more runs scored (52 to 38), doubles (22-18), homers (12-11), RBI (50-44) and a higher batting average (.294-.253).
Manny Machado has third-straight three-hit game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado singled in the first, doubled in the fifth and singled in the seventh in Sunday's series finale against the Twins. He finished 3 for 5 and improved his batting average to .331 after Sunday's 6-0 victory.
Machado, 20, became the first player under 21 years old to have three-consecutive three-hit games since Rennie Stennett of the Pirates in September 1971. He is hitting .563 with two doubles and two RBI in his last three games -- all against Minnesota.
Manny Machado best young hitter in baseball?
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been better than fellow phenoms Mike Trout and Bryce Harper over the first 84 games of their respective big-league careers, MASNSports.com reports Saturday.
Former Baltimore executive Jim Duquette pointed out that Machado tops Harper and Trout in batting average, homers, RBI and doubles over that span.
Machado has a .284 average with 12 homers, 47 RBI and 20 doubles in his first 84 games. Harper has gone .258 with nine HRs, 29 RBI and 16 doubles. Trout is at .282 with 11 HRs, 42 RBI and 16 doubles.
Machado's RBI single to right Friday in the 10th inning in Minnesota helped the Orioles rally for the win. He's batting .314 with five homers and 23 RBI over 153 at-bats.
Manny Machado rising up rankings
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/10/2013) I don't know if Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's hot start this season is the breakout that vaults him to elite status in Fantasy, but judging by his pedigree as a former No. 3 overall pick and all the Alex Rodriguez comparisons that accompanied him coming out of high school, I'm confident the breakout is coming someday,. And I wouldn't want to miss out on it because of pure stubborness.
In theory, 20-year-olds who walk as infrequently as he does are destined to disappoint, but he's striking out once every five at-bats -- not bad, all things considered -- and hasn't fallen into the trap of trying to yank everything out of the ballpark. And again, his pedigree is as good as it gets.
I'll take the middle ground with him, ranking him 11th at third base but understanding he has the potential to finish in the top seven. In the strictest sense, he's a sell-high candidate, but if I owned him, I doubt I'd find a deal to my liking.
Manny Machado feasting with runners on
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) If not for being blocked by a couple of pretty solid hitters in their own right, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado would be forcing his way into the middle of the team's order in just his second season in the big leagues.
Despite batting second for the entire season, Machado drove in his 22nd run of the season Wednesday.
Machado has been able to drive so many runners in thanks to his abilities with runners on base. Machado is solid with the bases empty, posting a .300 batting average and .831 on-base plus slugging percentage, but he dwarfs those numbers when the guys in front of him get on base. Machado is hitting .333 with a .938 OPS with runners on base.
As he matures, the Orioles will almost certainly feel more comfortable getting Machado in the heart of the order. Once that happens, his RBI numbers are going to go through the roof. As it is, he is taking full advantage of every opportunity he gets to make an impact. Given his sky-high upside, Fantasy owners have to be in love with what Machado is doing right now.
Machado has seven multi-hit games in his last 11, while batting .404 in that span. At this point, it is hard to justify keeping the 20-year-old out of the lineup in any Fantasy league.
Manny Machado stays hot
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) After having his 11-game hitting streak snapped the day before, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado began working on a new one Saturday against the Angels. He went 2 for 5 with a homer and a pair of runs scored. The 20-year-old also stole his third base in a 5-4 win.
Machado launched a solo shot off starter Tommy Hanson in his first at-bat before leading off the fifth inning with a single.
He is batting .393 (22 for 56) in his last 13 contests with two home runs and eight RBI.
Manny Machado ends homerless streak
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been hot over the last few weeks, riding a nine-game hitting streak into Wednesday's action. The only thing missing from his game was a bit of over-the-fence power, which he provided as he extended that streak to 10 games in an 8-2 loss to the Mariners.
Machado hit his third home run of the season -- and first since April 20 -- as part of a 2-for-4 game. His home run was of the solo variety, as he ended the game with one RBI as well as two runs scored. He added a double, his sixth in the last six games.
Machado is now batting .311 on the season, with three home runs and 17 RBI. He has a .349 on-base percentage and .504 slugging percentage.
Manny Machado finishes April on offensive surge
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado pushed his hitting streak to nine games Tuesday with two doubles against the Mariners. Machado is batting .410 (16 for 39) with one triple, five RBI, six doubles and six runs during the streak.
After batting .241 through his first 14 games, Machado hit .368 (21 for 57) in his final 13 April games, raising his batting average to .304.
Manny Machado hits way into Orioles lore
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado joined Brooks Robinson as the only two players 20 years old or younger in Baltimore club history to record four hits in a game when he did it Sunday in a loss to Oakland, MASNSports.com reports.
Machado went 4 for 5 and Robinson went 4 for 4 on Sept. 25, 1957.
The 20-year-old is batting .433 (13 for 30) during a seven-game hit streak with five RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases. He's batting .302 with two homers and 16 RBI over 25 games.
Manny Machado extends streak with four hits
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to seven games with a big performance on Sunday against the A's. He went 4 for 5 with two RBI and a run scored.
Machado singled twice before plating Nate McLouth with another base hit in the seventh inning. In the ninth, he doubled home another run.
The 20-year-old is batting .433 (13 for 30) during his streak with five RBI, five runs scored and two stolen bases.
Machado has been up and down in his second season, but is batting .327 over the last 13 games and has some decent matchups this week. The Orioles do not seem likely to face much in the way of high-end starting pitcher during matchups with the Angels and Mariners. Machado could remain hot and worth starting for the scoring period.
The depth at the position should be improving in the next few weeks with a handful of high-end options set to return. Until that happens, Machado is a decent low-end Fantasy option.
Manny Machado ties game with triple
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado continued to produce big hits on Wednesday during an extra-inning loss against Toronto. Machado hit an RBI triple, his first of the year, in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score at five runs apiece.
Machado finished 2 for 5 in the game and now has 14 RBI on the season for the Orioles. He's batting .276 after going 5 for 11 in the three-game series with the Blue Jays with a double, triple and three RBI.
Manny Machado blossoming as third baseman
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) After committing five errors in 51 games as a rookie in 2012, Orioles starting third baseman Manny Machado has managed a clean sheet through 20 games this season. He's converted all 55 of his chances, which includes six double plays.
"I don’t want to lessen it any, but I think people make too much of the experience at third base," manager Buck Showalter said, per The Baltimore Sun. "There’s a lot of things about infield being infield, OK? It wasn’t like all the sudden we took him from Bowie and put him at third base. We had been doing it for two months, just nobody knew about it. So it wasn’t foreign to him when he got here. Your clock is the biggest thing you’ve got to get going. Manny’s done a good job over there. It’s impressive."
Manny Machado ready for breakout run?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) I'm not quite convinced Fantasy owners need to rush Orioles third baseman Manny Machado into their lineups for Week 4 (April 22-28).
Machado has been on a good run the last few weeks, batting .302 (16 for 53) with two home runs, four doubles, 10 runs and 10 RBI in 13 games. But basically that surge takes him back to where his numbers were last season. His slash line through 17 games (.268/.307/.423/.729) is pretty similar to what he produced last year (.262/.294/.445/.739). It's also pretty close to what he did in the minors (.263/.344/.432/.776).
I have no doubt Machado has a bright future in the majors, but don't forget he's only 20 years old. Not every elite prospect is in the mold of Bryce Harper or Mike Trout. Many of them have ups and downs before hitting their stride.
I just don't think Machado is ready for his breakout run, so I would continue to temper expectations.
Manny Machado wakes up in nightcap
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) After going 0 for 4 in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado made up for it in the nightcap. He went 3 for 4 with a homer, four RBI and a pair of runs scored in the 6-1 win.
The 20-year-old singled in the third inning before driving in Nate McLouth with a double in the fifth. Then in the sixth, he launched a three-run bomb off starter Josh Beckett.
"He just left it a little up and I just took advantage of that," Machado told MASNSports.com. "It's been awhile since I had a good game, had a couple of games with an 0-fer. We had two good games today and now we try to come out tomorrow and get another one."
Machado is batting .311 (14 for 45) in the last 10 contests with two home runs and 10 RBI.
"You know I just think the more at-bats I get the more comfortable I feel at the plate," he said. "It comes with experience, this game is all about experience."
Manny Machado begins to hit stride offensively
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado produced an RBI double Tuesday against the Rays. It was his third double and sixth RBI.
Machado has hit safely in six of his last seven games, batting .310 (9 for 29) with one home run, two doubles and five RBI. He hit just .192 (5 for 26) with one double and one RBI in his first six games.
Manny Machado bouncing back
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado enjoyed his third multi-hit game of the season during Friday's series opener against the Yankees.
Machado singled in a run in the third inning and reached on an infield single in the sixth. He finished 2 for 4 with an RBI in a 5-2 defeat.
Machado, who started the season 5 for 26, is now 7 for 17 with a double, three runs scored, a home run and four RBI in his last four games. He is hitting .279/.326/.395 through his first 10 games.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado broke out of some early-season struggles with one powerful swing on Wednesday night in Boston.
Machado, who started the game 0 for 4 with a strikeout, mashed a go-ahead, three-run homer in the top of the ninth off closer Joel Hanrahan to help the O's complete a come-from-behind victory.
The 20-year-old has started slowly for the Orioles after coming up late in the season last year. The starting third baseman turned on the Hanrahan offering and sent it deep into the Green Monster seats.
He finished 1 for 5 with the three RBI Wednesday and is now batting .200. He entered the game with only one RBI.
Manny Machado showing second life
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Despite heading into the season with just 51 games of experience at the major-league level, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was still lauded enough for his baseball acumen that he was installed as the No. 2 hitter in the lineup.
After starting the year with at least one strikeout in his first three games, Machado has sliced down on his whiffs and tallied just one strikeout in his past three outings while producing his first multihit performance in that span.
"You know, I'm a big leaguer and everyone here knows what they have to do in each position where you hit in the order," Machado told MASNsports.com about hitting second. "It's baseball mentality and everyone here has it. ... These are things you already should know."
Manny Machado halts strikeout run
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 1 for 4 with his first RBI of the season during Baltimore's 9-5 victory over Minnesota on Friday. Machado continues to serve as the second hitter in the Orioles' lumbering batting order and has collected a hit in three of his first four games.
Friday's outing also represented the first time the 20-year-old did not strike out during a game as he is carrying a .167 batting average.
Manny Machado embraces new role
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who has never hit higher than sixth in his young MLB career, is embracing manager Buck Showalter's decision to bat him second in Tuesday's season opener at Tampa Bay.
"Buck does everything for a reason," Machado said. "He's trusting me and he has faith. He's going to put the best nine guys out there, nine guys who are going to help this team win, so that definitely boosts my confidence going into opening day, knowing that your manager and your teammates have faith in you. It's going to be great. I'm excited for it and I'm excited to get the season going."
Manny Machado to hit second in opener
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) The Orioles announced Monday third baseman Manny Machado will hit second during Tuesday's season opener at Tampa Bay. Machado never hit second as a rookie in 2012. He hit sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth.
Machado hit .268 (15 for 56) with one triple, three doubles, one RBI and seven walks in 21 spring games.
Manny Machado not showing much power
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado collected his first RBI of the spring in Tuesday's Grapefruit League contest against the Twins. He singled in his first at-bat before driving in a run on an error in the fourth inning. Machado finished 1 for 3 in the 9-5 loss.
The 20-year-old is batting .261 (12 for 46) through 18 spring games with a .326 slugging percentage.
Machado gets clean bill of health
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/19/2013) Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was back in camp Tuesday after missing Monday's workout because he needed an additional procedure as part of his physical, reports MASNsports.com. Machado said he is full-go after he sat out Monday because of acid reflux, which he said runs in his family. "Everything's fine. Everything came out good. Nothing too bad there," he said. "It was quick. The doctor was waiting for me, so I got in and got out. I'm ready to go, ready to get back out there. I was kind of bored yesterday. I'm ready to come back out there today and participate with the team."
Machado 'thinking like a 3B'
(2/15/2013)Manny Machado enters his first major-league camp projected to be the starting third baseman for the Orioles in 2013. Manager Buck Showalter has not named him the starter yet, however, so the 20-year-old has been working on his defense at the hot corner. "It's still tough," said Machado, who made the move from shortstop to third base when he was promoted on Aug 9. "I'm not really used to it, comfortable with it, but it definitely does help that I played it before going into [this season]. I still feel like a shortstop, but it's kind of a good thing sometimes instead of just thinking like a third baseman."
Machado has to make team?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/14/2013) MASNsports.com reports Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it would be a huge surprise if Manny Machado didn't make the opening day roster, but he added the second-year infielder still has to earn his job in spring training. Manny's got some things to prove. He doesn't know it yet, but he hasn't made our club yet," Showalter said.