Baltimore Orioles: Top 7 Players in the Month of July

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Jul 31, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher

Zach Britton

(53) celebrates with catcher

Matt Wieters

(32) on the field after defeating the Detroit Tigers 8-7 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

This is the second installment of what will be a monthly feature on The Baltimore Wire during the baseball season – a look back at the top seven players on the Baltimore Orioles from the previous month.

The top seven players for the month of June were:

  1. Manny Machado
  2. Jimmy Paredes
  3. Darren O’Day
  4. Zach Britton
  5. Ubaldo Jimenez
  6. Wei-Yin Chen
  7. J.J. Hardy

Yes, it could almost be asked: “Is it possible to find seven players for the Orioles in July that had a good month?”  Indeed, it was not a good July for the Birds. It took winning five of the last six games of the month to recover a record of 11-14. This was after posting 18-10 for the month of June.

It would have been easier to make a bottom seven players list, but this made the selection process actually quite easy. And there is some good encouragement to see who made the top seven this month, in spite of the difficulties.

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For honorable mention, we’ll name three players. Miguel Gonzalez had some good starts, but he also had a couple of clunkers, including a 3.1 inning start on July 31. And Chaz Roe and Brad Brach continue to eat up valuable innings out of the bullpen.

So click down through the next seven slides for a countdown of the top seven players of July for the Orioles.

Next: #7 is probably a surprise