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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Steve Pearce( Greg Fiume, Getty Images / June 24, 2012 )
Came through in some clutch situations as one of the long-roster guys who helped the Orioles stay in contention in spite of some key position injuries. Selected off waivers by the Astros, then played for the Yankees, then returned for the last few games with Orioles.