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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Nick Markakis -- A-( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun / July 2, 2014 )
The Orioles' longest-tenured player is healthy again, and it shows. Both he and Jones entered the final weekend before the break among the top five in the majors in hits, but Markakis' full-time presence at the top of the batting order probably kept him from amassing enough run-production numbers to earn a place on the All-Star team. He'd probably settle for a chance to appear in the postseason, which is a distinct possibility. And he's still playing the heck out of right field and always leading by example. Grade: A-