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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Tommy Hunter -- C+( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun / May 10, 2014 )
It has been a strange first half for Hunter, who started out as the club's closer before struggling with command issues while reeling off a string of suspenseful saves. He then ceded the job to Britton. Hunter is still a force to be reckoned with in a setup role, and no one is ruling out more save opportunities now that he's healthy after spending time on the DL with a groin strain. You have to think that 3.98 ERA will be back in more rarified territory soon. Grade: C+