Buck unsure about Markakis tomorrow. Has 2 lineups ready #Orioles
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) March 30, 2014
|Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons|
A career .292 hitter, Markakis' offense dropped off significantly in 2013 to .271/.329/.356, making him below average for his position (OPS+ of 86, 100 is average). As discussed in this article by Stacey Folkemer, a critical issue for Baltimore is whether he can bounce back to his norm.
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