Peter Schmuck's Orioles midseason report card
Yes, we know that the 2014 season is well past its mathematical halfway point.
The Orioles have played 94 games, but the All-Star break still is considered the traditional midpoint in the season, so if you want to project anyone's midseason stats over a full 162-game season, you'll just have to multiply that player's quantitative stats by a factor of 1.72.
While you try to do that in your head, here's The Baltimore Sun's 2014 Orioles midseason report card. Keep in mind that players are judged in the context of their own talent level and role on the team.
(players arranged alphabetically within each position group)
-- Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun
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Zach Britton -- A( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun / July 10, 2014 )
Not even a lock to make the major league team when spring training started, Britton handled the pressure of being an out-of-options guy to win a place in the bullpen. Now, he's the full-time closer with a 1.30 ERA. Imagine that. He has converted 15 of 17 save opportunities and entered the weekend having allowed runs in just two of his last 31 relief appearances. In other words, Wow! Grade: A