The 20-year-old Machado is batting .309 with five homers and 21 RBIs. At third base, he's scooping up slow-rolling dribblers with his bare hand and throwing quickly and accurately to first base despite having less than a year of experience at the position.
Machado worked hard last winter to build upon his debut of last year, when the former No. 1 draft pick arrived in August and helped the Orioles reach the postseason for the first time since 1997.
Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones says of Machado: "He's where he should be. You can see his poise."
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