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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Matt Wieters -- A( Joy R. Absalon, USA Today Sports / April 13, 2014 )
Fans voted Wieters into the AL starting lineup for the All-Star Game even though he barely played a month of the first half. Wieters was off to the best offensive start of his career when elbow soreness forced him to give up on this season and undergo Tommy John ligament reconstruction surgery. So it's fair that he be honored in Minneapolis even if he can't take the field. In 26 games, he batted .308 with five homers and 18 RBIs. Multiply that by six and see what you get for a whole season. Grade: A