Baltimore Orioles phenom Manny Machado’s success has flown somewhat under the radar. Already with what may be the play of the year defensively at the hot corner, Machado turned in another beauty in his very first All-Star Game appearance.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks hit a high chopper along the third baseline. Machado was able to range to his right, backhand the ball on the hop, and throw all the way across the diamond to get Goldshmidt at first.
A natural shortstop, it is no secret where the Orioles star’s range and arm come from.
Regardless, Machado turned many heads and dropped jaws of his own peers in his first All-Star Game of what will likely be many.