ESPN.com’s Keith Law recently released an update to his top 100 prospects in Major League Baseball. Prior to the season’s start, Law had Orioles prospect Manny Machado listed at 26, now he has jumped to number ten.
10. Manny Machado, SS, Baltimore: The first major jump here as Machado, currently out with a knee injury, looked better than expected at shortstop and far more comfortable at the plate than expected, adjusting to better off-speed stuff and taking great at-bats in low-A. He won’t turn 19 until July, and is just three months older than Harper.
Law also gave a tip of the hat to Machado’s teammate Jonathan Schoop.