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MLB: Ranking The Potential AL MVP Candidates

4. Manny Machado

Current 2016 stats: .314, 20 HR, 55 RBI

Projected: .314, 34 HR, 94 RBI

The emergence of the 24-year-old ever since he burst upon the scene in 2012 has been incredible to watch. However, while his entire body of work is impressive, his last two years have separated him as one of the best third basemen in baseball.

Put it this way: the Baltimore Orioles are nowhere near first place if it is not for his contributions. A flat-out star, he continues to wow the league with his exceptional glove and easy power at the plate.

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