Defense remains Machado’s ticket to Detroit

2016 Top Prospects: Dixon Machado has improved offensively and has shown at the Major Leagues he can handle the shortstop position Machado, ranked No. 12 among the team’s Top 30 prospects , was still making his way up the Tigers’ farm system when stress fractures in both shins cost Iglesias the 2014 season. The result was a procession of replacements, from aging Alex Gonzalez to utility infielders Andrew Romine and Danny Worth to then-prospect Eugenio Suarez . When a bruised left knee knocked Iglesias out of a three-game series at Oakland last May, the Tigers called up Machado […]

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