Manny Machado brought his hot corner defensive prowess to shortstop with a ridiculous throw
Gold Glove-caliber defense from
In 2018, though, the Orioles are offering a new perspective on Machado, as he has officially taken over the shortstop position from the departed
If anyone had any doubts about Machado's ability to handle shortstop, a play he made on a
That third base range didn't go anywhere.
The position switch makes sense. After all, Machado was a shortstop when the Orioles selected him third overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, and he stayed there throughout his time in the Minor Leagues until he was called up to help the O's make a run to the postseason in 2012. He only moved to third because Hardy was entrenched at shortstop.
Now, Machado is a shortstop again, and he's clearly more than ready for the challenge. Buck Showalter should be happy about that.