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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Kevin Gausman( Patrick McDermott, Getty Images / May 28, 2013 )
The Orioles gave their top healthy pitching prospect a chance to pop like Machado, but he wasn't able to stick. He had a couple of solid starts and got lit up a few times before Showalter experimented with him as a reliever. Nothing happened that changed the club's high opinion of him, but he clearly needed a little more time to work on things in the minors.