Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 5 days ago

Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, three runs and a walk Friday at the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Machado's 12th homer of the season came in the first inning, and he later scored the run that would put the Orioles ahead for good in the seventh. His multi-hit effort broke a 2-for-24 slump, though he's still slashing .323/.383/1.024.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 2 weeks ago

Machado went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 11-3 rout of the A's with both hits leaving the yard, as he hit a two-run shot in the first inning and a grand slam in the eighth.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The two homers were part of a six-HR barrage by the O's. So far Machado's been more than worth the first round pick he cost in most leagues, and he's slashing .350/.403/.691 on the season with nine homers, 22 RBI and 24 runs scored. He's still looking for his first steal after swiping 20 in 2015, however, so incredibly enough there is room for improvement in his performance from a fantasy perspective.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 3 weeks ago

Machado went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the A's during the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 23-year-old slugger continues to knock the cover off the ball, and is slashing .348/.400/.652 after Saturday afternoon's effort. Machado already has three multi-hit efforts in the first five games of May, including four doubles. While he hasn't homered since April 28 against the White Sox, his seven dingers rank behind only Mark Trumbo's eight on the team.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 3 weeks ago

Machado started at shortstop Tuesday and the Orioles are taking it one day at a time at the position while J.J. Hardy is on the DL, MASN Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Machado is already one of the best players in the game no matter where he plays on the field. His normal third base position is rather deep, with Josh Donaldson, Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant at the fantasy position. If Machado earns the shortstop designation, the flexibility could be very nice for his owners. Machado has logged five games at shortstop so far and his owners figure to be keeping their fingers crossed for more. Ryan Flaherty started at third base and Machado figures to have a green light unless at shortstop unless he starts to make errors.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 4 weeks ago

Machado will bat leadoff against the White Sox on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Joey Rickard on the bench, Machado will move up for his third start atop the order this season. Machado had two more hits out of the two-hole Friday, his 10th multi-hit game already this year. He currently ranks third in the American League in home runs with seven.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 4 weeks ago

Machado went 2-for-5 with a walk, grand slam, career-high five RBI and three runs in Thursday's 10-2 shellacking of the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After starting the season on a 16-game hitting streak, Machado went hitless (0-for-17) in his next four games. He got back on track Thursday by blasting his team-leading seventh homer of the year and raising his batting average to .333. His slash line of .333/.389/.678 is well above the 23-year-old's career averages, but growth is to be expected from the young superstar who has been held back by injuries early in his career.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 1 month ago

Machado went 2-for-4 with a double and home run in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Machado's hitting .392/.436/.784 through his first 51 at-bats. This is particularly encouraging because of the slow start he got off to last April when the third baseman hit .254/.325/.479. The 23-year-old is already among the game's elite, and Machado is only going to continue improving.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 1 month ago

Machado went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer, a run and a double Sunday against the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His perfect afternoon, including his third homer, ended an amazing week that ended with him posting an OPS of 1.360. He's now homered in three straight games while hitting safely in each of his first five contests.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 2 months ago

Machado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over Minnesota.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The sixth-inning shot was the first for Machado htis season, but it surely won't be the last for the young star, who busted out with 35 long balls last season. It's worth noting that Machado's struck out five times in the first three games of the year, including twice Thursday, but he's also hit safely in each game.

Manny Machado SS/3B BAL 2 months ago

Machado went 1-for-4 with his fifth home run of the spring Tuesday against the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Machado enjoyed a breakout season in 2015 and it is scary to think he has a 35 home run, 20 steal season under his belt at 23-years-old. With five home runs this spring, Machado seems apt for a repeat performance. The Orioles shuttled him around the order this spring, but he led off Tuesday and that seems to be his most likely landing spot in the order. If he is eventually lowered to third, Machado becomes a strong candidate for 100 RBIs.