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Here is how the projection models have performed so far (before the games on 4/21):
Perhaps even more exciting for the club is that Manny Machado is getting closer to being ready to play in a MLB game. His bat was largely uneven and is a rather large question mark, but it is hard to think his performance would be worse than what Ryan Flaherty and Jonathan Schoop have done so far. However, his glove is light years better than either of theirs at the hot corner. With him in the lineup, you should start to see the PWE, Parcells and fWAR models to nudge higher by a few games.