Manny Machado is a Dominican-American professional baseball player, a third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball.
Machado is one of the most electrifying young players in all of baseball, only 25-years-old he has already made three All-Star game appearances and has won two Gold Glove Awards (2013 & 2015). He has helped lead the Orioles to three playoff appearances in his six years with the team. Machado is in the last year of his current contract and expects to get paid very well when he becomes a free agent, which has led the Orioles to hear out other MLB teams willing to trade for the third-baseman.
Manny Machado’s Net Worth 2019: $17,000,000
Macahdo has one year left under his contract which he earns $11,500,00, all of which is guaranteed. Probably the best defensive third-basemen in the league Macahdo can also provide some great power. Through his first six years in the majors he has hit 138 home runs, 176 doubles, 406 runs batter in, and has an overall batting average of .279. You can see why he is coveted by many teams and is expected to be one of highest paid players in MLB history if he reaches free agency in 2018.
Machado was born in Miami Florida, which is where he attended and played baseball at Brito Miami Private School. In 2010 Machado ranked third in the Class of 2010 High School Top 500 National Rankings, he also received Florida – All Region 1st team honors and 2010 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All American honors. That same year Machado was the third pick of the Baltimore Orioles in the 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He would get called up to the Majors on August 8th, 2012.
As great of a baseball player Macahdo is he has had moments where he has lost his temper leading to a few ejections and a couple of bench-clearing brawls. Machado was involved in a bench-clearing brawl in a game against the Oakland A’s. After an earlier incident with A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson, Machado threw his bat in the direction of A’s pitcher Fernando Abad who had to throw a few pitches to close for comfort. He would go on to receive a five-game suspension. In 2016 in a game against the Kansas City Royals Macahdo was hit in the back with a 99 mph fastball, which led to him charging the mound and punching Royal’s pitcher Yordano Ventura in the face. Both players were suspended for four games.
During a heated rivalry game against the Boston Red Sox, Machado slid into second-baseman Dustin Pedroia which would eventually keep him out of three games. Although Machado insisted that there were no ill intentions with the slide, Many Red Sox pitchers took aim at Machado clearly attempting to hit him on multiple occasions one of which nearly hit Machado in the head. He expressed his displeasure with the MLB and Red Sox in a profanity-laced tirade. Machado dealt with some early offensive struggles but was able to end the season with 33 home runs 95 runs batted in. With winter meetings in full effect in will be interesting to see who will be the front-runners in the Machado trade sweepstakes or if the Orioles will hold on to him until the trade deadline.
Manny Machado has said he wants to shift back to his original position of shortstop in 2018.
Chicago White Sox is interested Manny Machado and some of the team’s players were happy to take up the recruiting pitch at the team’s fanfest.