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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CATCHERS: Steve Clevenger -- C( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun / May 10, 2014 )
When Matt Wieters went down with his season-ending elbow injury and the Orioles acquired right-handed-hitting Nick Hundley to shore up the position, it seemed logical that Clevenger would stick as the other catcher because he bats left-handed. But this is Team Counterintuitive, so Buck Showalter chose Caleb Joseph instead and has not had reason to regret that decision. That doesn't mean Clevenger did a bad job. He batted .243 with eight RBIs in 24 games and just came back up from Norfolk over the weekend. Grade: C