Dixon Machado

Dixon Machado

32-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Out
Injury Quadriceps
Est. Return 3/30/2024
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dixon Machado in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Astros in December of 2023.
Set to miss several weeks
SSHouston Astros  NRI
Quadriceps
March 2, 2024
Manager Joe Espada said Saturday that Machado has a Grade 2 quadriceps strain and could miss the remainder of camp, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Machado sustained the quadriceps injury in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins. He received a non-roster invitation to spring training and this setback likely derails any slim chances he had of making the Opening Day roster. Machado played 74 games with Triple-A Sugar Land in 2023 and slashed .230/.369/.356 with seven home runs and 33 RBI over 293 plate appearances.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2023
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+15%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .522 10 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222
Since 2021vs Right .452 7 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left .522 10 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .222
2022vs Right .452 7 1 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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-100%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .494 17 1 0 0 0 .200 .294 .200
Since 2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home .494 17 1 0 0 0 .200 .294 .200
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Machado opened the 2018 season as Detroit's starting second baseman, but a lack of production -- he hit just .206/.263/.290 across 67 games with the big club -- prompted the Tigers to DFA him at the beginning of July. The 26-year-old cleared waivers and finished the season with Triple-A Toledo, hitting .224/.321/.279 across 43 games with the Mud Hens before electing free agency in October. His struggles at the plate forced Machado to settle for a minor-league deal with the Marlins at the end of November. Even on a thin Miami depth chart, it's hard to imagine Machado carving out a significant role in 2019, as he's never been anywhere close to league average at the plate in his four years in the majors (career 57 wRC+). He could find work as a utility man thanks to his defensive versatility, although that role wouldn't provide him with even deep-league fantasy utility.
After two years spent at Triple-A, Machado finally got the chance to spend an entire season in the majors. However, with Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler still in Detroit, the 25-year-old infielder was stuck filling a utility role. He managed to hold his own at the dish when he did hit the field. Machado struggled in April and September, but hit at an excellent clip from May through August, compiling a .327/.358/.406 slash line despite sporadic playing time during the middle four months of the campaign. It was an empty average, with Machado offering virtually no power, and his defense graded out poorly, but Machado has a little speed and could run more in 2018. Kinsler was traded to the Angels in December, so Machado now appears to be first in line for reps at second base.
Machado will be disappointed he was not given an opportunity for an extended run in the big leagues in 2016, following a 2015 season where he started 20 games. Aside from eight games in the majors following an injury at shortstop, he spent most of the year in Triple-A, where he slashed .266/.349/.356, while adding 17 steals. While his contact and speed are decent, his glove is probably his biggest asset, as he posted a .973 fielding percentage in over 1000 Triple-A innings. Unfortunately, that probably won't earn him any additional run in the majors, as the Tigers' current starting shortstop, Jose Iglesias, led all major league shortstops with a .991 fielding percentage. He has also said he is willing to move to second base if needed, but there's a log jam there too, with Ian Kinsler producing at a high level and showing no signs of slowing down. Barring an injury or trade, 2017 probably won't be the year where Machado will have an opportunity to post relevant fantasy numbers.
Machado would be the leading candidate to be the Tigers' starting shortstop in 2016, but only if Jose Iglesias is shipped out of D-Town. Machado's been in the Tigers system since he was just 17 years old and finally debuted at Comerica Park this past season at 23. He became a regular in the lineup in September after Jose Iglesias broke his finger and Machado acquitted himself well in the field, registering a .979 fielding percentage and turning 14 double plays. His offense is still a work in progress; his slash line was an unimpressive .235/.307/.279 and he struck out 14 times in 68 at-bats. Right now, Machado is the epitome of that classic glove-first stereotype at what is arguably the most demanding position on the field. His metrics just don't stack up in most fantasy formats.
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Dealing with quad injury
SSHouston Astros  NRI
Quadriceps
February 28, 2024
Astros manager Joe Espada said that Machado suffered a right quadricep injury in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Marlins in Grapefruit League play, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.
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Exits with knee injury
SSHouston Astros  NRI
Knee
February 28, 2024
Machado departed Wednesday's game versus the Marlins with an apparent knee injury, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.
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Back with Astros
SSHouston Astros  NRI
December 1, 2023
Machado signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Friday, Kenny Van Doren of Astros Future reports.
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Reassigned to minors camp
SSHouston Astros  NRI
March 28, 2023
The Astros reassigned Machado to minor-league camp Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Signs minors deal with Houston
SSHouston Astros  NRI
November 22, 2022
Machado signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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