Married to Yainee, who is the sister of former Padres 1st baseman and recently retired, Yonder Alonso. The couple married on in the offseason in 2014 in Angers, France, right outside of Paris. ...Yonder, whom Manny considers one of his best friends, introduced Manny to Yainee in 2009, when the three of them went to lunch one day after classes at the University of Miami. Yonder had taken Manny under his wing, and while they were training for the season together, Manny and Yainee became friends. In 2011, Yonder invited Manny to join them on a family vacation in Spain, and it was at that time when Yainee and Manny started dating. ...When he was 17, ate empanadas with then-teammate Bryce Harper while in Barquisimeto, Venezuela with the 2009 under-18 U.S. National Team for the Pan Am junior world championships. “Crushed them,” Machado said. ...Graduated from Brito Miami Private High School and was drafted 3rd overall by the Orioles in 2010. ...Manny’s grandfather, Francisco Nuñez, had the largest impact on his passion for baseball. He passed away during his senior year of high school and Machado writes his initials (FN) in the infield dirt as he takes the field every game. ...Manny and Yainee have a dog named “Kobe” (named after Kobe Bryant).
In his 3rd season with San Diego, logged 106 RBI, one short of his career high (had 107 in 2018 between the Orioles and the Dodgers)...his 92 runs scored were the most in a single season since his career-high 105 in 2016 with BAL, and his 157 hits were his most since his 188 between BAL and LAD in 2018. ...Named to the NL All-Star team in place of Ronald Acuña Jr. on July 10...it marked his 5th career All-Star selection, his 1st in the NL, and his 1st since 2018 (BAL)...along with Jake Cronenworth and Fernando Tatis Jr., Machado's selection marked the 1st time SD had three All-Star infielders since 1992 and also in 1985. ...His .407 slugging percentage with two strikes against him ranked 3rd highest in the NL behind just Bryce Harper's .424 SLG and Brandon Belt's .467 SLG. ...Prior to the All-Star game, hit .267 with a .354 OBP, .479 SLG, and .833 OPS...in the second half, hit .291 with a .338 OBP, .502 SLG, and a .840 OPS. ...Hit 122 line drives in 2021, and his 25.8 line drive percentage was the highest in a season in his career. ...His 247 hard-hit balls (those hit 95+ mph) led the NL, and his 52.2 hard-hit percentage ranked 4th in the NL behind Tatis Jr. (55.6%), Joey Votto (53.2%), and Juan Soto (52.7%)...his 93.1 mph average exit velocity ranked 2nd in the NL behind teammate Fernando Tatis Jr.'s 93.4 mph. ...His 63 barrelled balls ranked 5th in the NL and 2nd on SD behind Fernando Tatis Jr.'s NL-leading 70 barrelled balls. ...His 61 extra-base hits ranked T-2nd on the team with Cronenworth, trailing just Tatis Jr.'s 73 XBH...had a six-game stretch in which he had at least one extra-base hit from July 17-23 (5 doubles and 1 HR for a .708 SLG). ...Had a season-long 11-game hitting streak from August 26-September 8, during which he hit .333 (15-for-45) with 4 2B and 2 HR...had a season-long 16-game on-base streak from April 2-18, where he had 18 hits, 13 walks and a .437 OBP. ...Hit .344 (44-for-128) with runners in scoring position, which ranked 6th highest in the NL...his 1.307 OPS with RISP/ 2 out ranked 4th in the NL. ...Led the team in sacrifice flies (11), intentional walks (10), go-ahead RBI (25) and fly balls hit (164). ...From the beginning of September through the end of the season, posted a .859 OPS with a 505 slugging percentage (6 doubles, 5 home runs). ...Finished the season hitting safely in 12 of his last 16 games, batting .317 (19-for-60) with three doubles and four home runs with 16 RBI. ...Commissioned the Padres "Swagg Chain"...places said chain on the necks of each Padre in the dugout after they homer and for postgame interviews...is made of real silver and semi-precious stones that weighed 6.5 lbs.
Earned his 1st-career Silver Slugger award and was an All-MLB First team selection along with teammate Fernando Tatis Jr...was a NL MVP finalist, finishing 3rd in the the race behind LAD's Mookie Betts and ATL's Freddie Freeman (the winner)was also a NL Gold Glove Award finalist (3B)... Finished the 2020 season ranking T-3rd in the National League in multi-hit games (21), 5th in RBI (47), 6th in total bases (130), T-7th in hits (68), 8th in SLG (.606), and 9th in runs scored (44)...his .950 OPS was 11th best of any Padre in a season... Posted career highs in AVG (.304), OBP (.379), SLG (.580), OPS (.950), AB/HR (14.00), AB/RBI (4.77), and runs created per 27 outs (7.22)...he stole 6 bases in 60 games in 2020 after stealing just 5 in 156 games in 2019... His 7 defensive runs saved (FanGraphs) ranked T-3rd among National League infielders with CHC's Javy Baez, trailing only Dansby Swanson's 10 and Nolan Arenado's 15... His 12-game hit streak from August 18-30 was the longest by a Padre this season (hit .510 during the stretch)...Hit 2 of the Padres 7 grand slams in 2020, including a walk off grand slam in the 10th inning on Aug. 19 vs. Texas Rangers...it was the Padres franchise-record 3rd grand slam in 3 games (Eric Hosmer would hit the Major League record 4th GS in 4 games the next day)...the walk off slam made Machado the youngest player in MLB history to have a walk off GS in both leagues, 1 of 22 players in MLB history with multiple walk-off grand slams and just 1 of 3 active players (also: Giancarlo Stanton, and Ryan Zimmerman), the 2nd player in Padres history to hit a walk-off slam in extra innings, joining Adrian Gonzalez (June 2, 2010 vs. NYM) and the 1st Padre to hit a walk-off slam in extra innings while trailing in the game... Was named National League Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks on August 24 and August 31 (his 5th and 6th such awards of his career). Was the 1st Padres player to win NL Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks since Tony Gwynn in July 1988, and it marked the 1st time that the Padres have had consecutive awards since Andy Benes and Gwynn in August 1993... Machado was the 1st player to be honored in 2 straight weeks since CLE's Francisco Lindor in May 2018...along with teammate Fernando Tatis Jr.’s award earlier in August (Aug. 9th), the Padres claimed 3 of the 1st 5 NL Player of the Week awards... In his last 21 games of the season (from Sept. 4 on), he reached base safely in 19 of them (.315 AVG and .373 OBP)... Batted .381 with RISP (24-for-63) and hit .625 with the bases loaded (5-for-8) with 2 grand slams and 13 RBI... Posted a 1.190 OPS @ Petco Park, the 3rd best OPS at home in MLB behind Brandon Belt (1.246) and DJ LeMahieu (1.265)...his 42 hits at home led all of baseball in 2020, and his 13 home runs at home ranked 2nd (Luke Voit's 16 @ Yankee Stadium)...His 1.222 OPS in Interleague games ranked 5th in MLB.
POSTSEASON: In his 4th-career Postseason run, he played in all 6 games and went 4-for-26 (.154) with 2 home runs, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored... Homered on October 1 vs. STL (Game 1 of the Wild Card series) in the 6th inning, following Fernando Tatis Jr.'s homer...it was the 2nd time in SD Postseason history in which the Padres hit back-to-back HRs (Tony Gwynn and Greg Vaughn on Oct. 17, 1998 @ NYY).
In his first season with SD, led the Padres in runs (81), XBH (55) and BB (65), ranked T-1st in runs created (86), 2nd in HR (32), RBI (85), total hits (150), games played (156), atbats (587) and PA (661) and 3rd in 2B (21)...Among all qualifying NL hitters against LHP, he ranked T-1st in SLG (.685), T-6th in HR (13), 8th in OBP (.404) and T-9th in AVG (.315)...Among all qualifying NL hitters against RHP, his .239 AVG was 8th-lowest, his .400 SLG was 9th-lowest and his .315 OBP was 10th-lowest…but 19 of his 32 HR came against righties...Hit safely in a career-high 13 consecutive road games from April 30-May 28, slashing .333/.386/.549 with 5 2B, 2 HR and 7 RBI in that time...it tied with Eric Hosmer's 13-game road hitting streak from May 14-June 15 for the longest on the club...Recorded his 1st multi-HR game as a Padre on May 4 vs. LAD, with both HR coming off Rich Hill…it marked the 1st of 4 multi-HR games for Machado in 2019 (also: June 13 at COL, June 29 vs. STL and July 13 vs. ATL) and he finished the campaign with 50 career multi-HR games...Homered the day before on May 3 vs. LAD off Clayton Kershaw, the 1st of 7 times in 2019 he would homer in back-to-back games...Hit safely in a season-high 13 consecutive games from June 12-26, batting .456 (26-for-57) with 6 2B, 7 HR and 16 RBI…it was the 3rd-longest hitting streak of his career and the 2nd-longest by a Padre in 2019, trailing only Fernando Tatis Jr.'s 14 game streak from July-26-August 10...In the 4-game set at COL from June 13-16, Machado posted a 1.655 OPS, going 10-for-19 (.526) with 2 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI and 1 BB…his 1.655 mark was the 2nd-highest OPS of any player in a 4-game series in 2019 (min. 19 at-bats), behind COL Charlie Blackmon's 1.917 OPS in that same series...Recorded an RBI in 8-straight games from June 16-25, 1 game shy of the Padres franchise record (3x: Jason Bartlett in 2011, Steve Finley in 1996 and Sixto Lezcano in 1982)...In his return to Baltimore on June 25, homered in his 2nd at-bat, which was his 100th-career HR at Camden Yards...In his 4 games vs. BAL in 2019, he slashed .471/.526/.941 and hit 2 HR, 3 RBI and 6 runs scored...Hit his 200th career HR on July 20 at Wrigley Field, a 2-run HR off Jose Quintana…he became the 2nd-youngest 3B (27 years, 14 days old) to hit 200 HR in ML history, behind Eddie Matthews (25 years, 242 days)...Made his 1st-career PH plate appearance in the 9th inning on September 12 vs. CHC...went 4,678 career PA before logging his 1st-career PH appearance, shattering the longest start-of-career streak of PA without pinch-hitting (among players to debut since 1961), ahead of Deivi Cruz's streak of 2,479 PA from 1997-2001…made his 2nd-career PH appearance 10 days later on Sept. 22 vs. ARI...Appeared in 156 games and made 154 starts, including 119 at 3B and 35 at SS...Grounded into 24 2B plays, the most in the NL and tied with Jose Abreu for the most in the majors...Hit .219 (62-for-283) in 78 games at Petco Park as opposed to a .289 mark (88-for-304) in 78 games on the road...when in opposing NL West ballparks, hit .306 (45-for-147) with 10 HR and 24 RBI…at Petco Park against the NL West, he hit .186 (22-for-118) with 5 HR and 15 RBI.
Acquired by LAD from BAL on 7/18, a day after the All-Star Game for their postseason run...appeared in the playoffs for the third time and first since 2016 with BAL...In 162 combined games between BAL and LAD, recorded his first career 100+ RBI season (107) and matched his career high with 37 HR (also: 2016)...hit .297 (188-for-632) with 35 doubles, three triples and 84 runs scored along with 14 SB, .905 OPS and a 6.2 WAR (FanGraphs)...One of only seven players to play in all 162 games in 2018 while also ranking among the Top 10 in several categories, including intentional walks (18, 3rd), hits (188, T-3rd), total bases (340, 4th), multi-hit games (54, T-6th), game-winning RBI (14, T-7th), RBI (T-8th), home runs (T-9th), and runs created (116, 10th)...Held the longest on-base streak in the majors in 2018 with a careerhigh 33-game mark from 6/27-8/2…during the run, he posted a .328/.427/.566 slash line with six doubles, one triple, seven HR, 15 RBI, 17 runs and five SB...Selected to his fourth All-Star Game (also: 2013 and '15-16) and named the starting shortstop (second All-Star start) after batting .315 with 21 doubles, 24 HR and 65 RBI in 96 games for BAL before the All-Star break...In the first half of the season, he ranked among AL leaders in RBI (T-4th), SLG (.575, 5th) OPS (.963, 5th), hits (115, T-5th), AVG (6th), HR (6th) and OBP (.387, 9th)... according to ESPN Stats and Info, Machado joined Alex Rodriguez, Arky Vaughan, and Cal Ripken, Jr. as the only players to start an All-Star Game at third base and shortstop...Acquired by LAD from BAL on 7/18 in a six-player trade...led LAD in the second half of the regular season in hits (73), RBI (42) and at-bats (267) while ranking tied for the club lead in HR (13), second in runs (36) and games (66) and tied for second in doubles (14)...LAD went 40-28 in the second half after acquiring Machado and he finished the regular season with a 10-game hitting streak, going 13-for-40 (.325) with two doubles, one triple, two HR, 11 RBI, five runs and a .947 OPS...Hit a two-run HR in the first inning in Game 2 of the NLDS against ATL for his second-career postseason longball and his first since 10/10/12 in Game 3 of the ALDS at NYY with BAL...Recorded his first-career multi-hit postseason game in Game 4 of the NLDS, including a three-run HR to seal the victory in the seventh inning...Hit his third HR of the postseason to give LAD a 1-0 lead in the second inning in Game 1 of the NLCS at MIL, making him the fourth player in Dodgers' history to homer in three of the team's first five postseason games, joining Manny Ramirez (2008), Davey Lopes (1978), Steve Garvey (1978), and Duke Snider (1955)...Drove in three of the four Dodger runs in Game 1 of the World Series…reached base safely in 13 out of 16 postseason games...Put up similar numbers versus right and left-handed pitchers, posting a .297/.386/.535 slash line against southpaws and a .298/.358/.593 slash line against righties…his batting average and .921 OPS against lefties both ranked the seventh best in the majors (min. 200 PA)...Hit .331 with RISP, which ranked seventh in the majors (min. 150 PA in that situation)…also batted .303 with runners on base…in close and late situations, he hit .309 (30-for-97), while posting a .333 AVG in the seventh inning or later.
His 95 RBI ranked 13th-most in the AL...Led the Orioles with 33 RBI in the seventh inning-or-later for fifth-most in the AL...Appeared in all six of Team Dominican Republic's World Baseball Classic games…Batted .321 (7-for-26) with one home run, two doubles, two RBI, and four runs scored...Named AL Player of the Month for August, his second career AL Player of the Month award (also April 2016)...In 29 games in August, he hit .341 (43-for-126) with six doubles, one triple, 12 home runs, and 35 RBI...He ranked first in RBI, extra-base hits (19), and total bases (87), and tied for first in home runs in the AL during this span... One of three infielders in baseball (excluding first baseman) who has hit 30-or-more home runs in three-straight seasons (Donaldson and Arenado)...Named AL Player of the Week for the week of 8/14-20 as he hit .385/.370/.885 (10-for-26) with four home runs and 12 RBI...He led the AL in RBI and tied for first in home runs... Matched his single-game career-high with three home runs and seven RBI on 8/18 vs. LAA (also 8/7/16 at CWS)...Homered five times in the six-game homestand (8/18-23), including two walk-off home runs (8/18 and 8/23)...His 12 home runs in August were a career-high for a single month...Hit a walk-off grand slam on 8/18 vs. LAA, his third homer of the game...He became the 13th player in Major League history with three home runs in a game with the last one being a walk-off...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, prior to Machado, only one player in Orioles history has produced multiple walk-off home runs in a span of six-or-fewer days (Fred Lynn, 5/10-11/85)...Hit three grand slams in 2017...His six grand slams from 2016-17 are the most in the majors...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became just the 10th player in Major Leauge history (first in Orioles history) to hit three grand slams in one calendar month... Recorded five doubles in three games (7/30-8/1), his most in a three-game span in his career...Hit a Major League-leading three walk-off home runs (9/5 vs. NYY, 8/23 vs. OAK, and 8/18 vs LAA)...In 26 games in July, he hit .327 (34-for-104) with eight doubles, three home runs, 16 runs, and 15 RBI... Left 6/7 vs. PIT in the top of the fourth inning with left wrist soreness...Hit four home runs over the 4/28-5/4 road trip (seven games) matching his career-high for a single road trip...His home run on 6/2 vs. BOS (Porcello) reached the second deck in left field of Oriole Park ...It was the first home run by an Oriole that reached the second deck in left field since Mark Reynolds did so on 8/7/11 vs. TOR (Romero).
Selected to the 2016 All-Star Game, his third career All-Star selection (also 2013 and 2015)...Elected the starting third baseman by fan balloting (0-for-3)...Finished ffth in AL MVP voting...Voted the winner of the Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media...Became the first Orioles player to log four games with five or more RBI in a season since Miguel Tejada (2004), matching the club record also held by Jim Gentile (1960)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his three grand slams were the second-most by an Oriole in a season...Four other Orioles have hit at least three grand slams in a season. Jim Gentile (five in 1961), Reggie Jackson (three in 1976), Eddie Murray (three in 1985), and Chris Hoiles (three in 1998)...Hit his 100th career HR on 8/30 vs. TOR, becoming the fastest Oriole (in terms of age) to reach the 100 career home run plateau at 24.055...Eddie Murray (1980) did so at age 24.177...Became the third-fastest Oriole in terms of games played to reach the 100 career home run plateau (578 career games), behind only Boog Powell (564) and Chris Hoiles (577)...Posted his ninth career multi-home run game on 8/26 at NYY (2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI)... Was one of four Orioles to homer in the first inning on 8.19 vs. HOU before the Astros recorded an out (first time in Major League history since 1900, according to STATS, LLC.)...Went 3-for-6 with three home runs and seven RBI on 8.7 at CWS, homering in the first, second, and third innings - the 19th game in club history an Oriole recorded seven or more RBI (14th different Oriole)...According to STATS, LLC., became the second player in Major League history to homer in each of the first three innings of a game (Carl Reynolds, CWS on 7.2.30 at NYY...Became the ninth player in Major League history to homer in three consecutive innings and first since Kevin Mench (TE;) on 6/30/05 vs. LAA (STATS, LLC.)...His three-homer game on 8/7 at CWS was the 21st game in club history an Oriole has hit three or more home runs (16th different Oriole to accomplish the feat)...Served a four-game suspension after charging the mound following being hit by a pitch on 6/7 vs. KC by Yordano Ventura...Appeared in 45 games (43 starts) at shortstop, mostly from 5/1-6/17, due to an injury to J.J. Hardy...Hit 11 home runs as a shortstop and 26 home runs as a third baseman, the first Orioles player to homer at least 10 times from each position in the same season...Became the second player in Major League history to homer at least 10 times as a shortstop and 20 times as a third baseman in the same season (also Howard Johnson, NYM in 1989; 26 HR as 3B, 10 HR as SS)...Posted a career-high 16-game hitting streak from 4.4-23 (.397..446..779), becoming the first Oriole to hit safely in the club's first 16 games of a season...Named AL Player of the Month for April, batting .344 (33-96) with 10 doubles, seven home runs, 16 RBI, and 20 runs scored over 23 games...Played his 500th career game on 5.30 vs. BOS...Logged 211 extra-base hits within his first 500 games, passing Cal Ripken, Jr. (208) for the Orioles record (STATS, LLC.)...Started at third base in the 2016 AL Wild Card Game at Toronto (1-for-4).
Earned his second career Rawlings Gold Glove Award for defensive excellence at third base • Led all American League third basemen in total chances (488), double plays (38), Range Factor per 9.0 innings (3.09), and Range Factor per game (3.01) in 2015...Ranked second in assists (337) and putouts (132), as well as fourth in zone rating (.810) • According to FanGraphs, he finished second among American League third basemen with 14 defensive runs saved, and third in defensive runs above average (10.8) and ultimate zone rating (8.4) • Was the only player in Major League Baseball to play in all 162 regular season games and was the first Oriole to accomplish the feat since Adam Jones in 2012 • Notched the seventh 20/20 season (HR/SB) in Orioles history, 10/1 vs. TOR...Posted the second 30/20 season (HR/SB) in Orioles history (B. Anderson, 1996, 50/21) • Ranked 10th among AL hitters in home runs (35), 11th in slugging percentage (.502), 19th in on-base percentage (.359), and 20th in batting average (.286) • Led AL third basemen in total chances per 9.0 inn. (3.21), Range Factor per 9.0 inn. (3.09), and Range Factor per game (3.01) • Finished second among AL third basemen in assists (337), putouts (132), putouts per 9.0 inn. (0.87) and assists per 9.0 inn. (2.22), and fourth in Zone Rating (.810) • Homered in a career-high four consecutive games, 9/30 (GM2)-10/3 (five homers in that span)...It was the longest such stretch by an Oriole since Caleb Joseph hit home runs in five straight games, 8/2-9/14 • Became the second-youngest (23.079) Oriole to hit 30 homers in a season (behind only Boog Powell (22.360) in 1964) after slugging his 30th homer on 9/23 at WAS • Logged his 500th career hit with a single in the fifth inning on 9/22 at WAS • Became the youngest Oriole to reach 100 career doubles (23.057), surpassing Cal Ripken, Jr. (23.332)...He accomplished the feat in the second-fewest games played (421) • Made his first Major League start at shortstop on 8/31 vs. TB (his first professional start at shortstop since 8/8/12 with Double-A Bowie) • Made his first Major League appearance at shortstop in the top of the 12th inning on 8/23 vs. MIN • Hit his second career walk-off home run on 8/14 vs. OAK (also, 7/29/14 vs. LAA)...It marked his third career walk-off hit • His longest hitting streak of 2015 was 12 games from 6/18-30 (.412, 21-for-51, six doubles, three home runs, and 11 RBI) • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Oriole to hit multiple walk-off homers in the 12th inning or later after homering in the 13th inn. on 8/14 (also, 7/29/14 vs. LAA, B12) • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the second Oriole in the last 30 years to hit at least 20 home runs at age 23 or younger (also Nick Markakis, 23 home runs at 23 years old in 2007) • Named a player selection to the 2015 All-Star Game, his second career All-Star Game selection (also, 2013) • Competed in the Home Run Derby (No. 5 seed) and was defeated by Joc Pederson (No. 4 seed) in the first round of the bracket format, 13-12 • Went 1-for-2 with an RBI-double and a run scored in the All-Star Game, driving in B. Holt in the seventh inning to give the AL a 4-2 lead...Played 4.0 innings at third base • Led AL qualifying hitters with 42 hits in June, finished second in batting average (.365), fourth in RBI (22), tied for fifth in OBP (.411), and fifth in SLG (.635) • Named AL Player of the Week for the period ending 6/14 after batting .458 (11-for-24) with one double, two home runs, and five RBI (second career AL POW honor, also 8/12/12).
Began the season on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 21, recovering from left knee surgery...Reinstated from the DL, May 1, and made his season debut that night in game two of a doubleheader vs. PIT...Batted .210/.263/.276 in his first 26 games (May 1-30), before finishing the season batting .311/.353/.505 with 10 HR and 27 RBI in his final 56 games (May 31-August 11)...Hit 1st career grand slam, June 1 vs. HOU (Feldman)...Had a career-high 19-game streak of reaching base safely, June 22-July 20, during which he batted .389/.436/.694...Suspended five games, June 30-July 5 (G1) for "intentionally throwing his bat on the field" in the 8th inning on June 8 vs. OAK...Collected a career-high five hits on July 7 after turning 22 years old the day before, becoming the youngest Oriole (22.001) with a five-hit game since Cal Ripken, Jr. (21.363), August 22, 1982...Hit his 1st career walk-off HR, July 29 vs. LAA, giving the O's a 7-6 win in 12 innings...Suffered a right knee injury on August 11 vs. NYY and was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 12, with a right knee sprain...Had surgery on August 27...Transferred to the 60-day DL on September 2.
Led the AL and became the 2nd player in ML history to record 50+ doubles (51) in a season during which he was 20 years old, joining Alex Rodriguez (54 in 1996)... Named to 1st career All-Star Team as reserve 3B (went 0-for-1), collecting the 9th most votes in the AL (4,101,089)... Won his 1st career Gold Glove Award, the first O's third baseman to win the award since Brooks Robinson in 1975, after leading all AL 3B in fielding % (.973), assists (355), double plays turned (42) and range factor per game (3.02)…Also finished 2nd in putouts (116)... Also won the Platinum Glove, given to the best individual defensive player in each league... His 32 Total Zone Runs (the number of runs above or below average the player was worth based on the number of plays made) was the highest total for any defender in the majors in 2013 and tied for the 12th best season of all-time…It was also the highest number of TZR by an AL infielder since Mark Belanger's 35 in 1975... Posted 4.4 Defensive Wins Above Replacement, pacing all AL defenders (3rd-highest total in the majors)…The 4.4 DWAR tied for the 8th-highest single-season total of all-time for any position (tied for 3rd in club history: Belanger 4.9 in 1975, Robinson 4.5 in 1968, and Belanger 4.4 in 1968)... Finished the season leading the AL in 2B (51) and AB (667), 6th in H (189), 7th in multi-hit games (55), T-7th in XBH (68), 10th in TB (288) and T-16th in R (88)... Made 1st O's Opening Day roster…Became the 4th Oriole to start on Opening Day at 20 or younger (Powell '62, B. Robinson '57 & '58, Hansen '58)... On April 10, became 2nd Oriole under 21 to HR in Fenway Park (also Jim Palmer, 4/13/66)... Had career-high 14-game hit streak, June 2-16, during which he batted .328 (20-61) with a walk, seven doubles, eight runs and seven RBIs... Snapped 1,206 consecutive innings played streak, June 27 vs. CLE (1st career ejection)... Was 1st big leaguer with three straight three-hit games, May 10-12, since Rennie Stennett (PIT, 9/3-5/71)... On June 30, hit 1st HR since May 5, snapping 219 AB HR-less streak…That HR passed Boog Powell for 1st on O's all-time list for HR before age 21... Had 38 doubles before July 1, the 2nd most in ML since 1921 (Edgar Martinez, 39 in 1996)... Recorded an RBI in a career-high 5 straight games, August 25-30... Collected 50th double, September 14 @TOR... Suffered a torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his left leg, September 23 @TB... Placed on 60-day DL, September 24, and reinstated November 1... On October 14 in California, Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed an arthroscopy and open reconstruction of the medial patellar femoral ligament…A hamstring tendon was used to graft a replacement for the ruptured ligament
Had contract selected August 9 from Double-A Bowie and made his debut that night against Kansas City
... At 20 years, 34 days old, became the 31st player to make his Orioles debut before the age of 21
... Became the 20th-youngest player to make his debut in Orioles history, and the first to debut before 21 since RHP Hayden
Penn on May 28, 2005...The last Oriole position player to debut before age 21 was OF Eugene Kingsale on September 3, 1996
... Became 16th Oriole to have two hits in his MLB debut
... Became the fourth Oriole to triple in his major league debut, joining Bernie Castro (September 1, 2005), Marv Breeding (April 19,
1960, was also his first hit) and Barry Shetrone (July 27, 1959)...The last Oriole to triple for his first major league hit was Blake
Davis on June 24, 2011 vs. Cincinnati
... In his second major league game, at 20 years, 35 days old, became the first player in modern major-league history (since 1900)
to hit two homers and a triple in his first two career games in the majors
... Became the first AL player with two multi-homer games at the age of 20 or younger since Ken Griffey Jr. in 1989
... Is the second Oriole in history to hit two homers in a game within his first two career games, joining Curt Blefary on April 17, 1965
in his second game against Boston (21 years, 286 days old)
... At 20 years, 35 days old, became the youngest player in major-league history to have a multiple home run game in either his
first or second career game...The previous youngest was Manny Ramirez on September 3, 1993, when Ramirez (21 years, 96
days old) hit two homers in his second career game, at Yankee Stadium on September 3, 1993 off Melido Perez and Paul Gibson
... Batted .375 (6-16) with a double, a triple, three homers, five runs scored, seven RBI and a 1.500 OPS in his first four MLB games
... Posted extra-base hits in each of his first four major league games, becoming the fifth player since 1918 to accomplish that
feat...Was the 3rd player in the AL to do it in 2012, joining Yoenis Cespedes (March 28-April 7) and Will Middlebrooks (May 2-7)...
In the 94 seasons prior to 2012, only Enos Slaughter (April 19-23, 1938) and Coco Laboy (April 8-11, 1969) had recorded extrabase
hits in their first four major league games
... Became the fourth Oriole to begin his Orioles career with at least one extra-base hit in each of his first four games, joining Ray
Knight (4/6-10/87), Lee May (4/10-13/75) and Frank Robinson (4/12-16/66)...No Oriole had ever had an extra-base hit in his first
five major league games
... Became the youngest player in Orioles franchise history, which includes the St. Louis Browns from 1902 to 1953, to hit two or
more homers in a game
... Is youngest Oriole to homer since Jim Palmer (19 years, 213 days) on May 16, 1965 vs. New York
... Became youngest Oriole to hit two homers in a game on August 10 at 20 years, 35 days old (previous youngest was Boog
Powell at 20 years, 258 days on May 2, 1962 vs. Kansas City)
... Was named American League Co-Player of the Week with Boston's Adrian Gonzalez for the week ending August 12
... Became the youngest POW winner in either league and in the 10-year history of MLB's Player of the Week Award...Became the
first position player to be honored in his first week of eligibility and the youngest player ever to win the award (Stephen Strasburg
is the only pitcher to win the award in his first week of eligibility)
... Became the 12th youngest player since 1918 to have a multi-homer game, with the most recent player to do it being Mike Trout,
who homered twice on August 30, 2011 at the age of 20 years, 23 days
... Had second two-homer game September 26 against Toronto
Ranked the #2 prospect in the O's system and the #11 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America following the season...Split the season between Single-A Delmarva and Frederick...In the second half with the Keys, was 58-for-237 (.245)
with three triples, five home runs, 22 walks and eight stolen bases in 63 games...Machado was named the MVP of the Mills Cup with a home run and seven RBI...Overall in the playoffs, he went 11-for-32 (team-high .344) with 9 RBI, 11 hits, four doubles, a home run, five extra-base hits, a .447 on-base percentage, .563 slugging percentage and eight runs scored.
Was named the best prospect in the Orioles organization by Baseball America following the 2010 season...Homered for his first professional hit in his second career game August 28 against the DSL Rays...Was promoted to Aberdeen on August 29...Hit safely in all seven games with the IronBirds, including three multi-hit contests.