Baltimore Orioles: August 2015 Top Seven Players

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Aug 23, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter

Steve Clevenger

(45) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

A feature here on The Baltimore Wire is to look back at the previous month and give a top seven countdown list of the Baltimore Orioles players who had the very best month.

I can hear it now … “You mean to say that there are up to seven players on the Orioles who actually had anything resembling a good month?”  What is sadly funny about this is that I noticed I wrote essentially the same question a month ago. It has been a rough summer in Baltimore. And yes, it was difficult to come up with even seven names.

August 2015 may indeed be a month we will long regret — perhaps even the end of the era of a team that did accomplish a great deal, yet fell apart at the ultimate moment and season of hoped-for triumph. After going 9-6 through the 17th of the month, they finished with an August record of 11-18. Ugh!

If this collapse is the final story of 2015, as it appears sadly it might be, we will have time to moan and groan about that in the offseason. But right now, step down through the next seven slides as we talk about what did go well.

In review, here are the top 7 players for the month of July:

  1. Chris Tillman, 2. Chris Davis, 3. Zach Britton, 4. Brian Matusz, 5. Adam Jones, 6. Jonathan Schoop, 7. Wei-Yin Chen.

The top 7 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.

Next: #7 is a catcher, but which one?