- Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles)
From this point on, every single player on this list has their own argument as a top 50 position player in the MLB. Manny Machado, however, will have the toughest case.
I see Manny Machado as a future perennial All-Star. When healthy, he may be the best defensive 3rd baseman in the MLB. His base running will take a hit due to his knee injuries, but knack for doubles should take away the need for stolen bases. Machado is a talented hitter with a bad eye. He swings early on the slow stuff and swings too much on the bad stuff. Developing a good eye will come with age.
Machado will only be 22 at the start of this upcoming season. He does have some developing to do, but should get back to the top soon enough.