Manny Machado, who was the No. 3 overall pick of the Orioles in the 2010 MLB Draft, has been somewhat slow to develop. But the Orioles are pleased with the development of their young shortstop. "He's right on track," Orioles farm director John Stockstill said. "He's making above-average plays defensively. With his bat, he just needs to make adjustments. That will come with more plate appearances." Machado did earn a promotion to the Carolina League (High-A) 38 games in his first full season. He played in the Futures Game in 2011 and he finished the year with double digits in home runs and steals. His defense, which Stockstill praised, stood out. His 4.56 range factor per game would have ranked him fifth in the big leagues in 2011.
Machado Slowly Meeting Expectations For Orioles