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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Bud Norris -- B( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / July 9, 2014 )
One of last year's midseason pitching acquisitions, Norris was settling nicely into the rotation when he suffered a groin injury in June that forced him onto the disabled list. He delivered three straight strong starts before getting hurt in his June 21 start against the New York Yankees. Norris returned to make Wednesday night's start against the Washington Nationals, and he enters the All-Star break as one of the club's winningest pitchers in spite of the time lost. Grade: B