Machado Madness in Frederick

In his Carolina League Debut, the Orioles’ #1 prospect, SS Manny Machado, went 1-for-4. His lone hit was a towering blast to left field in the 3rd inning. The Machado homer was the lone scored by the Keys on Thursday night as they fell to the Winston-Salem Dash, 2-1. The story of the night, however, was the impressive debut of the 18-year-old shortstop.

Check out the links below on Machado’s debut:

FrederickKeys.com Recap

Audio of Machado’s Home Run

Adam Pohl’s Interview with Manny prior to his debut last night

The Frederick News Post (Adam Vencill)

MiLB.com (Danny Wild)

Carroll County Times (Pat Stoetzer)

WNST 1570 – Baltimore (Luke Jones)

MASNsports.com (Steve Melewski)

WHAG’s Kevin Reitmeyer chats with Machado before his Frederick debut

Did you Know? Manny Machado (3rd overall in 2010) became the highest drafted position to play for the Keys in franchise history. The highest drafted player ever to play for the Keys was RHP Ben McDonald (1st overall in 1989). McDonald pitched for Frederick in 1989.

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