8. Manny Machado (22), 11 HR
Well, we knew it would happen eventually, and it turned out we were right.
We, of course, are talking about the eventual breakout for Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado.
This kid oozes talent, not only with the bat, but in the field as well. He can hit for average, power and even swipe a few bases if need be.
His 11 home runs this season is already only three away from his career-high of 14 in 2013 which saw the 20-year old make the All-Star Game.
The only thing that has derailed Machado from breaking out sooner – although he’s still a ridiculous 22 – is health.