Peter Schmuck's final grades for the 2012 Orioles
Baltimore Sun columnist Peter Schmuck offers his final grades for the Orioles' 2012 season. Schmuck's grades are based on each player's performance in relation to his role on the team, his total playing time and his talent level. So, a utilityman who gets a "B" after playing a limited number of games is being graded essentially against himself, not against his teammates or in relation to similar players on other teams.
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Matt Wieters( Al Bello, Getty Images / October 10, 2012 )
Took the next step in his progression as a top-flight defensive catcher and solid run-producer. Matched or equaled last year's numbers in all areas. Took big jump in RBI department with 83, but struggled at the plate in the postseason, managing just three hits in 24 at-bats with no homers or RBIs.