BALTIMORE (WJZ) — CBS Sports rolled out their list of the Top 100 Players of 2017 in MLB and Baltimore Orioles’ third baseman Manny Machado landed at No. 2.
It’s no wonder the two-time Gold Glove winner is still being heralded as one of the best in the entire league.
In the first game of this season Machado made a diving stop and threw from his knees all the way to first for an out. According to the Orioles’ broadcast team, the transfer of the ball from glove to hand was 0.07 seconds, and single-knee throw was clocked at 70 mph.
Who is keeping the Orioles’ All-Star player out of the number one spot? Two-time American League MVP Mike Trout.