Keith Law with ESPN put out his updated Top 50 prospects list following half the season and the Futures Game and two Orioles made the list. Machado was number 5 behind Bryce Harper (WAS), Matt Moore (TB), Shelby Miller (StL), and Carlos Martinez (StL). He wrote:
It wasn’t clear how advanced (or raw) his approach was when he was drafted No. 3 in 2010, but it’s clear now. He has an .816 OPS across two levels, and it’s looking more likely that he’ll stay at short than it did last year.
Coming in at number 38 was Jonathan Schoop who is playing third base at high A ball and Law wrote:
He’s looking a little overmatched at age 19 in high A but has all the elements to be an above-average regular at third base with power and defense.