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2013: Grade the Player Exercise

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Like last year, here is your chance to grade out and discuss each player on the roster for 2012. The grades should be given in consideration to the player's role, and not necessarily the players worth. In other words, Troy Patton could grade out higher than Wei-Yin Chen even though Chen was a more valuable pitcher but Patton may have more effective in his role.

This is a great place to posts stats, highlights and anything and will give us a good record to look back on in the future. Due to the late start, I will post three players a day and give each player two weeks to be voted on. (2012 Grades)

Graded Players: (Grades as of October 10th)

Wei-Yin-Chen - C

Chris Davis - A

Ryan Flaherty - C

Miguel-Gonzalez - B

Jason Hammel - D

JJ Hardy -B

Tommy Hunter - B

Jim Johnson - C

Adam Jones - A

Manny Machado - A

Nick Markakis -

Brian Matusz - C

T.J. McFarland - C

Nate McLouth - C

Darren O'Day - B

Bud Norris - C

Troy Patton - C

Nolan Reimold - F

Brian Roberts - C

Chris Tillman - A

Danny Valencia - B

Matt Wieters - C


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He is no threat to walk, therefore, an A grade is impossible.

And yet, he was good enough to get the grade. Amazing.


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He is no threat to walk, therefore, an A grade is impossible.

So the four extra walks Machado got are the cutoff for an A?


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