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Detroit Tigers: Dixon Machado produced at a level which got him demoted

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 4: Second baseman Dixon Machado #49 of the Detroit Tigers throws out Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees at first base during the eighth inning of game one of a doubleheader at Comerica Park on June 4, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 4: Second baseman Dixon Machado #49 of the Detroit Tigers throws out Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees at first base during the eighth inning of game one of a doubleheader at Comerica Park on June 4, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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With the 2018 season coming to a close, we are providing year-end grades to each Detroit Tigers player who donned the Old English D in 2018.

The Detroit Tigers completed the first year of what looks to be a multi-year rebuilding process. While the team was hard to watch at times, there is still plenty to evaluate from this season as we look ahead to the next few years.

As with any team, there were a lot of excellent performances, surprise performances, and of course disappointing performances. Here at Motor City Bengals, we are going to be evaluating each player who suited up for the Detroit Tigers this season. We will analyze how they performed, what their future holds in the Motor City, and we will provide them a grade.

Note: the grade will https://motorcitybengals.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=75909&action=editbe relative to what was expected of them. So a player who performed well above expectations may earn a B or an A, even if their actual season numbers are not that elite. If you disagree, feel free to drop us a comment. We would love to have discussions about these!

The rebuild is in full swing, which means that the Tigers prospects will make their way to the Motor City. As well there will be plenty of veterans to fill gaps. Our next review is of a prospect who’s only been with the Tigers-Dixon Machado.

Dixon Machado

In 67 games Machado batted .206 and thirteen doubles. With the lack of production and Niko Goodrum producing well Machado lost his spot and was demoted to the Mud Hens. According to Evan Woodbery Machado understood that his lack of producing led to his demotion.

Hopefully, Machado can have a bounce-back season but this year was disappointing, to say the least.

Grade: C

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