Manny Machado, Third Base, Baltimore Orioles, #13


Date of Birth: 7/6/1992
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
Nicknames: Hakuna Machado, Baby Face Assassin

Manny Machado, the young third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, was drafted by the Orioles in 2010 at the age of 17. He played in the minor leagues until 2012, when he was called up to the Orioles to play in 51 games with them.

In 2013, Machado had a strong season in the major leagues, batting .283 with 189 hits, 51 doubles, 14 home runs, and 71 RBIs in 156 games. His outstanding defensive skills earned him a Gold Glove. In 156 games at third base, Machado made 355 assists, 116 putouts, 42 double plays, and 13 errors and he had a fielding percentage of .973.

Machado spent half of the 2014 season, including the postseason, on the DL. He finished the season with 91 hits, 14 doubles, 12 home runs, and a .278 batting average in 82 games.

In 2015, Machado was the only major leaguer to play in all 162 games. He finished the season with 181 hits, 30 doubles, 35 home runs, 20 stolen bases, 86 RBIs, and a .286 batting average. He won his second Gold Glove for his defensive play at third base. In 156 games, he made 337 assists, 38 double plays, 132 putouts, and 19 errors and he had a .961 fielding percentage.

Machado had another strong season in 2016, with career highs in home runs (37), RBIs (96), and batting average (.294). He had 188 hits and 40 doubles in 157 games. Defensively, as the Orioles' third baseman in 114 games, he made 236 assists, 26 double plays, 86 putouts, and 7 errors. In the postseason, he batted .250 with 1 hit in 4 at-bats in 1 game.

In 2017, Machado had a career low ERA of .259. He finished the season with 163 hits, 33 doubles, 33 home runs, 95 RBIs, and 115 strikeouts to 50 walks in 156 games. Defensively, as the Orioles' third baseman, he made 297 assists, 37 double plays, 114 putouts, and 14 errors.

Career batting statistics for Machado through 2017 include:

  • 764 games played
  • 862 hits
  • 176 doubles
  • 138 home runs
  • 406 RBIs
  • .279 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Machado at third base through 2017 include:

  • 715 games played
  • 1,495 assists
  • 164 double plays
  • 553 putouts
  • 67 errors
  • .968 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Manny Machado
ESPN - Manny Machado