Five Stat Friday: Week Six

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4. Manny Machado – along with the Baltimore Orioles – are off to a red-hot start. Machado is currently sporting a 1.119 OPS, which leads all of baseball. That is impressive in itself, but it is even more impressive that he is playing at this level at the age of twenty-three. If the season ended today, Manny Machado would have the second highest OPS in a season for a player twenty-three or younger. Only Ted Williams would have had a higher OPS at that age. Machado would also join Ted Williams, Albert Pujols and Bryce Harper as the only four players to record an OPS above 1.100 at the age of twenty-three or younger. The kid is a star and is only getting better.

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