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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado picked third in ESPN's 'franchise player draft'
While his star doesn’t yet shine as brightly as Mike Trout or Bryce Harper, the profile of Manny Machado has steadily risen since he arrived in Baltimore last August. His accomplishments before his 21st birthday have gotten him in the same sentences as Hall of Famers like Mickey Mantle and in magazine articles contrasting him with Trout and Harper. His play has fans stuffing the virtual ballot boxes for next month’s All-Star Game.
By Matt Vensel
June 4, 2013