Andres Machado

Position: RHP
Born: 04/22/93
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on November 17, 2010 (KCR).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
8-9 with a 4.54 ERA in 29 games, 16 of them starts, between Wilmington (High A), Northwest Arkansas (Double-A) and Omaha (Triple-A), with all seven games at Omaha being starts. He struck out 111 and walking 33 in 111 innings, allowing 120 hits for a .272 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Omaha on September 1 when rosters expanded.
MLB Debut Date: 09/02/17

Debut Details
September 2, in a 17-0 loss to the Twins. The second of six pitchers on the night, he allowed six runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning, walking three without striking out a batter. Of 47 pitches thrown, 25 were for strikes. Coming on for left-handed starter Onelki Garcia with one out and one on in the first inning, he stranded his inherited runner by getting Eddie Rosario to fly out to left and Chris Gimenez to fly out to center. In the second, though, he faced seven batters without retiring one. After walking Ehire Adrianza and Brian Dozier, he surrendered an RBI single to left to Joe Mauer, scoring Adrianza, while Dozier advanced to third on the throw. Byron Buxton followed with a soft single back to the mound, allowing Dozier to score, after which Jorge Polanco singled to left to drive in Mauer. Eduardo Escobar's two-run triple to center plated Buxton and Polanco, and Mitch Garver followed by drawing a walk, signaling the end of Machado's debut. Left-handed reliever Eric Skoglund came on and surrendered a sacrifice fly to Melky Cabrera, scoring Escobar and accounting for the final run.

Player Notes
Despite a rough debut, one cannot help but cheer for Machado and root for him to get back out there and show what he can do. Now in his seventh pro season, this marked his first year playing in a full-season league. No, not a typo. Blessed with a fastball in the mid-high 90s, a two-seam fastball, a hard slider and a curveball, the way-off-the-radar Machado posted a 14-strikeout game (in seven innings) with Wilmington earlier this summer and moved through Double-A and Triple-A to become one of the most surprising debutantes of the year. After spending his first two pro summers in the Dominican Summer League, he struggled in his stateside debut at Burlington (Rookie), going 0-8 with an 8.34 ERA in 12 starts in that Appalachian League outpost, and lasted just seven games back there in 2014 before struggling with injuries. Tommy John surgery wiped out all of 2015 for Machado, and he came back at Idaho Falls (Rookie) in the Pioneer League in 2016 going 2-4 with a 3.99 ERA in 13 starts, striking out 72 and walking just 14 in 73 1/3 innings, earning the Royals' Idaho Falls Player of the Year honors. He's got the stuff and now there is probably not a person in that organization who is not rooting for him to succeed.