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#1 goulik

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:15 AM

Dixon Machado was recently removed from the Tigers 40 man roster to make room for FA and Trade acquisitions.

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He was one of their top 25 prospects at high A. Here is a scouting report:
http://www.blessyoub...s-dixon-machado

The question I have is who could we release to pick him up and would it be worth putting him on the 40 man and optioning him to New Britain?

#2 Lonestar

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:01 AM

He sounds like James Bereford (except Bereford can hit for average, at least relatively). My point is that Beresford is not on the 40-man roster.

#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:04 AM

I saw Dixon Machado play for West Michigan (in Beloit) a couple of years ago. Probably the best defensive shortstop I've ever seen, but he's so skinny and just can't hit much. He'd be a younger version of Florimon, without the power.

#4 jorgenswest

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:12 AM

No reason for Collabello to be on the 40. Kubel signing makes it even less likely he would get playing time. A younger defensive shortstop is a greater need in the organization.