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Andres Machado
Andres Machado #

HT
6' 0"
WT
220
AGE
25
POS
P
BAT
R
THROW
R
BORN
Apr 22, 1993 
FROM
Carabobo, Venezuela 
DEBUT
Sep 2, 2017  
DRAFTED
 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2017 0 0 22.09 2 0 0 3.2 1 3.55
1 Season 0 0 22.09 2 0 0 3.2 1 3.55
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2017 2 0-0 22.09 3.2 1 3.55
1 Season 2 0-0 22.09 3.2 1 3.55

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2017 KC AL 0 0 22.09 2 0 0 3.2 10 9 9 2 3 1 3.55
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 60 | Slider: 50 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45

Six years after signing for $13,000 out of Venezuela in 2010, Machado still hadn't reached full-season ball. Tommy John surgery that sidelined him for all of 2015 didn't help, but his 5-15, 4.91 record in five seasons in Rookie leagues didn't exactly scream success. His stock changed dramatically in 2017, however, which he began in high Class A and ended with two appearances in Kansas City.

Machado sits at 92-95 mph and tops out at 97 with riding life on his four-seam fastball. His changeup shows flashes of becoming a plus pitch but also can get too firm at times and couldn't prevent left-handers from batting .300/.365/.525 against him last year. His mid-80s slider features more velocity than tilt and got hammered during his brief time in the big leagues, when he surrendered nine runs and got 11 outs.

Machado's walk rate dropped from 4.7 per nine innings before he had his elbow reconstructed to 2.6 in the first two years afterward. While he's providing more strikes, his command lags behind his control and his delivery lacks deception, so he's fairly hittable. Though he fared well as a starter in Double-A last year, his inconsistencies and the fact that he never has pitched more than 77 innings in a season point to a likely future as a reliever.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit %
2017 95 20 2 10.0 87.7 12.1 .313 .511 .572 .395 .371 40.0
ALL 95 20 2 10.0 87.7 12.1 .313 .511 .572 .395 .371 40.0
MLB 31265 6.1 87.3 10.9 .246 .403 .317 .314 .364 34.2

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/11/2018 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Cardenales de Lara.
10/02/2018 Kansas City Royals recalled RHP Andres Machado from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
07/29/2018 Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Andres Machado to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
07/28/2018 Kansas City Royals recalled Andres Machado from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
05/12/2018 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Omaha Storm Chasers.
03/13/2018 Kansas City Royals optioned RHP Andres Machado to Omaha Storm Chasers.
09/01/2017 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Andres Machado from Omaha Storm Chasers.
08/12/2017 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
08/08/2017 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Omaha Storm Chasers.
08/06/2017 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
07/31/2017 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Omaha Storm Chasers.
07/23/2017 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
07/20/2017 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
04/05/2017 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Idaho Falls Chukars.
06/14/2016 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Idaho Falls Chukars.
10/22/2013 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Cardenales de Lara.
06/17/2013 RHP Andres Machado assigned to Burlington Royals.
03/01/2011 RHP Andres Machado assigned to DSL Royals.
11/20/2010 Kansas City Royals signed free agent RHP Andres Machado to a minor league contract.