Baltimore Orioles: Buck Showalter All-Time Team
Third Base: Matt Williams
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You’d love to throw Manny Machado in here, however I would submit that we haven’t seen enough of him to say for sure. However Showalter managed Williams in Arizona, and he still holds the franchise record for the most RBI in a season at 142 in 1999. Obviously Williams is also another player-turned-manager as well, and I’ll throw in the fact that I was a huge Matt Williams fans as a kid when he played in San Francisco. For both franchises he was what today we call a “baller,” and he wan’t afraid to go all out in the field, at the plate, or on the base paths. Those are the types of qualities that Orioles fans have come to know and expect from Buck Showalter-coached teams, and that all comes from the top down. Again, by the time Showalter’s done coaching we might well say that Manny Machado is his best third baseman, however for now I would submit Matt Williams.