3B,SS - SD
The Athletic reports Padres 3B Manny Machado underwent laser eye surgery this offseason.
It comes on the heels of a career-best 304/.370/.580 triple-slash line during the shortened 2020 campaign. Machado was ultimately named a finalist for National League MVP honors before undergoing the procedure in December. He's currently going as the 20th player off draft boards in the latest FantasyPros consensus ADP.
Manny Machado, along with Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts was named as a finalist for the 2020 NL MVP award.
Machado along with Fernando Tatis formed quite the dynamic duo for the Padres in 2020. He had a great all-around season and played a key role in helping the Padres make it all the way to the National League Divisional Series. Machado slashed .304/.370/.580 with 16 home runs, 47 RBI, 44 runs scored and six stolen bases over 254 plate appearances in 2020.
Manny Machado went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in the Padres 6-5 loss to the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday.
Machado took Clayton Kershaw deep in the top of the sixth inning to pull the Padres within two runs. Eric Hosmer followed him with a solo blast of his own in the next at-bat but the one run deficit was as close as San Diego would get. The third baseman is having a slow postseason by batting kust .136/.174/.409 with two home runs across 22 at-bats.
Manny Machado went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in the Padres 11-9 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2 of their Wild Card series on Thursday.
Machado went back-to-back with Fernando Tatis Jr. in the sixth inning as he took Giovanny Gallegos deep to even the score up at six apiece. It was Machado's only hit of the game but it helped ensure that Slam Diego will play in a pivotal Game 3 on Friday.
Manny Machado hit two more homers in Friday's win over the Mariners.
Machado has been on an absolute tear the past month, hitting .417 with 11 homers, 32 RBI, and a 1.242 OPS. Still playing sensational defense, the $300 million man is worthy of MVP consideration. He has wildly out-produced his fantasy ADP this year.