First-half grades for all 30 MLB teams: Handing out everything from an A-plus to an F

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In the blink of an eye, we are more than halfway through the 162-game MLB season. So, what happened in the first half? Let’s see … The Yankees are on pace for 113 wins. The Dodgers and Astros aren’t far behind. Jacob deGrom hasn’t pitched, but the Mets are still in first place. We’ve had 14-game winning streaks from the Braves and Mariners (the latter one is still active). The Reds started the season 3-22 and the Blue Jays fired their manager despite being in a playoff position.

Aaron Judge has a shot at 60 home runs and we’ve seen eight-RBI games from Rowdy Tellez, Josh Naylor, Joc Pederson and the indomitable Shohei Ohtani. Dodgers pitchers Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson are a combined 21-1 and Matt Carpenter and his mustache have produced an astonishing 13 home runs and 34 RBIs in just 79 at-bats for the Yankees — a .354/.469/.911 line from a player who hit under .200 the past two seasons for the Cardinals.

As we come out of the All-Star break, let’s take one last look back at the first half of the 2022 season and grade all 30 teams on their performances.

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