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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Brian Matusz -- C-( Jeff Hanisch, USA Today Sports / May 29, 2014 )
If Matusz could just erase his final performance of May and his final performance of June from the stat sheet, the Orioles' left-handed specialist would be entering the break with a respectable 3.33 ERA. His five-run blowup against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 29 raised his ERA more than one full run, so that number is not really representative of his overall performance. Unfortunately, every appearance counts. Grade: C-