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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Chris Davis( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun / September 6, 2012 )
Delivered a breakout season that turned the 2011 Koji Uehara trade into a one-sided deal. Came up big when it mattered most, driving home a ton of runs in the final weeks to help nail down a playoff berth. Batted just .208 with two RBIs in postseason.