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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INFIELDERS: Chris Davis -- D+( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun / July 12, 2014 )
What a frustrating first half it has been for the guy who produced one of the greatest offensive performances in Orioles history last year. Davis struggled to adjust early, when opposing teams devised new ways to pitch to him. Then, he suffered an oblique injury that put him on the disabled list, and he still may not be fully healed. Give Davis credit for keeping his head about him and -- in spite of a batting average that has dipped below .200 -- delivering some huge hits, including game-deciding homers against the Nationals and Yankees just this past week. Though he shouldn't be judged against last year's tour de force, the contrast is impossible to ignore. Grade: D+