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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Delmon Young -- A-( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun / June 28, 2014 )
It has been very hard for Young to get any kind of regular playing time, what with Nelson Cruz having an MVP-caliber season and Steve Pearce on a major roll, but that hasn't stopped him from making a solid contribution as a pinch-hitter, designated hitter and occasional outfielder. He's batting over .300 and has been deadly in the pinch-hit role. I don't know if that's totally satisfying for Young, who wants to play as much as possible, but he has been a very important addition to this year's team. Grade: A-