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Dixon Machado

Born: 02/22/1992 (Age: 22)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Primary Position: SS
Tall and thin; has added weight in recent years but still very thin; noticeably stronger with added muscle definition; well proportioned; good athlete.
Evaluator Mark Anderson
Report Date 07/24/2014
Dates Seen 6/6/2014-6/8/2014
Affiliate Erie SeaWolves (AA, Tigers)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2015 Low 45 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 35 Excellent approach; knows the zone and recognizes pitches right out of the hand; decides what he wants to do quickly; barrel control is average; contact lacks punch and results in lots of weak ground balls and soft liners; won't hit much but can hit enough for bench role; will walk more than he strikes out thanks to approach and willingness to get deep in counts; .235-.245 hitter with some OBP if he can keep pitchers from blowing him away.
Power 20 Ball is sluggish off the bat; lacks strength; below-average bat speed; doesn't impact the ball; will find rare juice and drive one to the gaps; power is non-factor in game.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Good athlete with quality running technique; gets out of the box quickly and hustles down the line; 4.25-4.30 times; frequently at lower end of that range; speed really plays when he looks for extra bases; potential for 8-10 steals per year; not an aggressive base runner.
Glove 60 True SS defender; easy actions; makes everything looks simple; instincts are off the charts; reads the ball extremely well and always takes the correct first step; positions himself like a veteran; plus range to both sides; gets to everything up the middle; extra soft hands; quick transfer; aggressive with double-play turns; loves to make a play; knows his capabilities; simple plays look mind-numbingly boring for him; makes impossible plays look easy; glove could play beyond plus.
Arm 70 Never really let it fly during series; shown better in the past; easy velocity with quick release; lasers across the field; ball carries and has excellent accuracy; velocity is evident on the move as well; can near-elite arm strength on plant and throw from the hole.

Excellent left side glove that can carry him to MLB; arm is near elite at times and plus-plus at all times; defensive profile is beyond impressive; speed plays above-average consistently; well below-average hitter; approach is good; bottom of the scale power; minimal offensive profile; quality makeup; highly instinctual player.

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