Monday, July 11, 2011

Cubs Midterm Report Cards 2011

Every year, I release report cards grading the performance of the Cubs players at the middle and end of the season. Today, it's time for the players midterm grades!

Carlos Zambrano: B-
Ryan Dempster: C-
Matt Garza: C
Randy Wells: D
Doug Davis: C-
Rodrigo Lopez: C+
Ramon Ortiz: C
James Russell: C (F for starts, A for relief appearances)
Carlos Marmol: D
Sean Marshall: B-
Jeff Samardzija: B
Kerry Wood: B
Chris Carpenter: B
John Grabow: D-

Alfonso Soriano: C
Aramis Ramirez: C+
Starlin Castro: A
Darwin Barney: B+
Carlos Pena: C-
Geovany Soto: C-
Kosuke Fukudome: C
Tony Campana: B
Reed Johnson: A
Marlon Byrd: C-
Jeff Baker: B-
Blake DeWitt: C+
Koyie Hill: D-
DJ LeMahieu: B

Coaches/Front Office
Mike Quade: D+
Jim Hendry: C- (click here for more, also vote on the right sidebar)
Ivan DeJesus: D
Mark Riggins: D
Rudy Jaramillo: C-
Tom Ricketts: C (this season is not his fault, but his recent meeting with the media was confusing)

Len Kasper: B+
Bob Brenly: A-
Pat Hughes: A+
Keith Moreland: C-
Judd Sirott: C-

I did not intentionally avoid giving an F, but I don't think any one player has been so bad that he deserves an F. Who do you think should have gotten a lower grade? Anyone that should have gotten a higher grade? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section!

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