- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/1992 (27)
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado went 2-for-4 to finish his 2019 campaign on Sunday. The 27-year-old former All-Star finishes his first year in San Diego with a .256/.334/.462 slash, 32 homers, 166 runs-plus-RBI and five steals. While Machado acknowledged his poor performance, he appeared in 156 games and was a symbol of durability for an oft-tinkered Friars lineup. As expected, Machado struggled at Petco Park this season, posting just a .703 OPS at home but should continue leading a young upcoming squad next year. While he was a fantasy disappointment, Machado will likely still garner third-round interest with an ADP within the top-40 ADP heading into the 2020 fantasy season.
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado (rest) is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is the second time in three games that Machado has sat out due to rest. He's been awful with the bat this month, so it's not too surprising to see him sitting out. Ty France will cover third base and bat seventh versus righty Ross Stripling. Franco has been decent with the bat, but probably not the best DFS option for Wednesday.
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado takes a seat for Thursday's matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers. Despite 30 home runs, this season has been a major disappointment for Machado, who is hitting just .253/.332/.456 with 79 runs scored, 82 driven in, and a 5-for-8 record stealing bases. This is his second day off in the last eight and it would not be surprising if the Padres were to lighten his workload in the final week-plus with nothing to play for. Managers in shallower leagues should seriously consider taking a chance on the wire at this late point in the season, and if he's officially shut down at some point then he would of course be a drop everywhere.