The Baltimore Orioles offense was a force to be reckoned with in the first half the season. The club posted an .800 OPS as a team, ranking second in all of baseball before the All-Star break.
Five of their everyday players had OPS’s of over .800. Manny Machado‘s was .944.
After the break, the Birds bats cooled off a bit.
Their .632 OPS ranks 29th in the Majors ahead of only the Kansas City Royals. The Birds are hitting .217 collectively in the second half, the lowest average among all 30 major league clubs.
Much to my surprise, it’s been Pedro Alvarez who has proven to be the most consistent Orioles slugger. He’s leading the way with an OPS of .978, has the most homers in the second half (7) and extra base-hits (9).