Originally Posted by Skywalker
Machado is sucking ass at AA. BUST????
He's really not sucking though. He's only 19, remember. And you should never judge prospects solely on their minor league stats, in fact, you should pretty much put very little no basis on their stats. All the reports have been that he's been very impressive with his approach and defense, and has shown great plate discipline. He's really starting to hit there lately as well.
The bat is very real, and I don't think there's any concern over his stats, he's very, very young to be at AA and he is more than holding his own there.
Bryce Harper put up numbers very similar to Machado when he was in AA/AAA, though he didn't have as many AB's.