With Single-A Delmarva shortstop Manny Machado absolutely tearing up the South Atlantic League, the questions have already started about when he'll be bumped up to Single-A Frederick. A .337 average, five homers (all over the last seven games), 20 RBIs and 17 walks will obviously spur some conversation. However, it's important to note that the Orioles are working with the 18-year-old on a variety of things – offensive approach, baserunning, defensive footwork – so while they're thrilled that the top prospect is performing so well, they're looking at more than just his statistics. Also, don't completely discount the jump from low-A to high-A. Outfielder Steven Bumbry hit .111 (4-for-36) with zero homers, two RBIs and 16 strikeouts in 14 games for Frederick. He was demoted to Delmarva, where he's batted .357 (10-for-28) with one homer, five RBIs and six strikeouts in seven games. Machado will move up to Frederick at some point this season, probably in the not too distant future. And I'm guessing that he'll hit pretty well there, too. He's that kind of talent. But there is no reason to rush him through levels this early in the game.