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Peter Schmuck's midseason Orioles report card
Baltimore Sun columnist offers his first-half grades for the O's. 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.
Note: Several grades were updated after this was originally published.
July 10, 2012