Peter Schmuck's Orioles midseason report card
The 2013 season is well past its mathematical halfway point, but that can't be helped. The All-Star break still is considered the traditional midpoint in the season, so you'll just have to multiply everybody's quantitative stats by a factor of 1.69 to project them over a full 162-game season. While you try to do that in your head, here's our Orioles midseason report card.
-- Peter Schmuck
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Matt Wieters( Doug Kapustin, Reuters / July 12, 2013 )
Here's the conundrum when you try to evaluate the performance of Matt Wieters. Do you grade him on the expectations that followed him into the league? Or do you grade him based on where he ranks at his position? He hasn't set the world on fire at the plate, (.231, 12 HR, 44 RBIs), but he's on pace to hit 20 homers and drive in 74 runs. When you're one of the best defensive catchers in either league, that should be enough.