If you’ve been watching MLB Network lately, you’ve noticed the comparisons between Machado, Trout and Harper. When looking at those numbers (I broke it down with FantasyPros.com–is there a better comparison tool?), keep in mind that Trout is the elder statesman at 21 years old. In a season that Jeter, Hamilton and Pujols are showing their wrinkles, the post-Steroid era might have found its torchbearers. And the future is well-lit.
An interesting switch from Wilson to Rawlings by Machado this season. We’ve seen very few converters since we started doing profiles on WPW, especially between these two leather heavyweights.
Machado’s custom Wilson A2000 1786 from 2012 was pretty, but Machado made the switch to an all-black Rawlings I-Web in 2013, the longer (12″) version of Jose Reyes‘ gamer. Why change allegiances? Machado might have gotten the idea from the best all-around 3B in the game for the last three seasons, Adrian Beltre (yes he needs a profile).
Watching some of these highlights, you get the feeling that there will be some gold in Machado’s glove before long, too.
Machado has been wearing the Kaenon with America’s colors, with a red Kaenon graphic logo on the left side and blue “Kaenon” letters on the right. He’s also worn Oakley Radarlock Straight Stems (below) this season in white and black. That’s the first we’ve seen this, and we like.