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Omar Infante

33-Year-Old Second Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

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.254

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0

RBI

17

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10

SB

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

In his first season with the Royals, Infante dealt with nagging shoulder issues that limited him to 135 games, and may have adversely affected his numbers at the plate, as he admitted after the season...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 12/26/1981   BORN: Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Omar Infante Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $28.25 million contract with the Royals in December of 2013.

May 9, 2015  –  Omar Infante News

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Omar Infante Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 23 MAJ DET 121 434 406 36 90 39 28 2 9 43 8 0 16 73 8 2 2 .222 .254 .367 .621
2006 24 MAJ DET 78 245 224 35 62 19 11 4 4 25 3 2 14 45 2 2 3 .277 .325 .415 .740
2007 25 AAA TOL 10 43 38 3 14 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 .368 .419 .421 .840
2007 25 MAJ DET 66 178 166 24 45 9 6 1 2 17 4 1 9 29 2 1 0 .271 .307 .355 .662
2008 26 AAA RIC 3 12 11 3 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .364 .417 .455 .872
2008 26 MAJ ATL 96 348 317 45 93 30 24 3 3 40 0 1 22 44 2 5 2 .293 .338 .416 .755
2009 27 A ROM 5 20 17 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .294 .400 .294 .694
2009 27 AAA GWI 1 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 1.333 1.833
2009 27 MAJ ATL 70 229 203 24 62 12 9 1 2 27 2 0 19 28 2 4 1 .305 .361 .389 .750
2010 28 MAJ ATL 134 506 471 65 151 26 15 3 8 47 7 6 29 62 4 2 0 .321 .359 .416 .775
2011 29 A+ JUP 1 5 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 1.200
2011 29 MAJ MIA 148 640 579 55 160 39 24 8 7 49 4 2 34 67 17 8 2 .276 .315 .382 .697
2012 30 MAJ MIA 85 347 328 42 94 33 23 2 8 33 10 1 12 42 4 2 1 .287 .312 .442 .754
2012 30 MAJ DET 64 241 226 27 58 16 7 5 4 20 7 2 9 23 4 2 0 .257 .283 .385 .668
2012  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIA/DET 149 588 554 69 152 49 30 7 12 53 17 3 21 65 8 4 1 .274 .300 .419 .719
2013 31 A WES 2 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .400 .500 .400 .900
2013 31 AAA TOL 5 21 19 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .211 .286 .211 .497
2013 31 MAJ DET 118 476 453 54 144 37 24 3 10 51 5 2 20 44 0 3 0 .318 .345 .450 .795
2014 32 AAA OMA 3 11 11 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .364 .364 .455 .819
2014 32 MAJ KC 135 575 528 50 133 30 21 3 6 66 9 3 33 68 5 7 2 .252 .295 .337 .632
2015 33 MAJ KC 37 140 134 10 34 13 11 2 0 17 0 0 3 18 0 3 0 .254 .264 .366 .630
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3-Year Averages     134 544 511 57 143 38 25 4 9 56 10 2 24 59 4 4 1 .280 .311 .397 .708
Career  (View All)     1381 5,234 4,831 564 1,332 366 239 47 80 504 78 31 281 702 60 48 14 .276 .314 .394 .709

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Omar Infante Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 23 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .264 .366 .630
May. 22 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .261 .368 .629
May. 20 Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .269 .380 .649
May. 19 Cin 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .269 .384 .653
May. 17 NYY 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .260 .377 .637
May. 16 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254 .260 .373 .633
May. 15 NYY 5 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .258 .374 .632
May. 14 @Tex 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .243 .345 .588
May. 13 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .236 .333 .569
May. 12 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .235 .243 .343 .586
May. 11 @Tex 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .255 .357 .612
May. 10 @Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 .242 .253 .358 .611
May. 9 @Det 5 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .263 .370 .633
May. 8 @Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .244 .322 .566
May. 7 Cle 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .244 .313 .557
May. 6 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .244 .304 .548
May. 5 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .253 .316 .569
May. 3 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .263 .329 .592
May. 2 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .264 .333 .597
May. 1 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .275 .348 .623
Apr. 30 Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .262 .359 .621
Apr. 29 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .262 .367 .629
Apr. 28 @Cle 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .263 .375 .638
Apr. 27 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .231 .333 .564
Apr. 26 @CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .229 .340 .569
Apr. 25 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 24 @CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .227 .326 .553
Apr. 23 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 22 Min Did not play.
Apr. 21 Min Did not play.
Last 7 Days 24 4 8 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .360 .458 .818
Last 14 Days 51 7 15 4 2 0 6 1 4 0 0 0 2 2 .294 .296 .451 .747
Last 30 Days 94 9 24 7 2 0 12 3 12 0 0 0 2 2 .255 .273 .372 .645

Omar Infante: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 37
2014 134
2013 118
2012 144 6
2011 146
2010 65 29 19 21 15 6
2009 30 10 10 16 7 8 3

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Omar Infante Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015385020.263.421.703
201413813282.217.319.584
2013146196201.301.500.831

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20159650150.250.344.601
2014390374587.264.344.649
2013307354314.326.427.778

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015664080.242.333.605
2014240202255.246.313.606
2013227317323.322.498.854

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015686090.265.397.654
2014288304414.257.358.653
2013226233192.314.403.735
Omar Infante Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 23 MAJ DET 434 406 3.7% 16.8% 0.22 82% .250 .145
2006 24 MAJ DET 245 224 5.7% 18.4% 0.31 80% .331 .138
2007 25 AAA TOL 43 38 9.3% 4.7% 2.00 95% .389 .053
2007 25 MAJ DET 178 166 5.1% 16.3% 0.31 83% .319 .084
2008 26 AAA RIC 12 11 8.3% 8.3% 1.00 91% .400 .091
2008 26 MAJ ATL 348 317 6.3% 12.6% 0.50 86% .333 .123
2009 27 A ROM 20 17 15% 10% 1.50 88% .333 .000
2009 27 AAA GWI 4 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 1.000
2009 27 MAJ ATL 229 203 8.3% 12.2% 0.68 86% .347 .084
2010 28 MAJ ATL 506 471 5.7% 12.3% 0.47 87% .357 .095
2011 29 A+ JUP 5 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .600 .000
2011 29 MAJ MIA 640 579 5.3% 10.5% 0.51 88% .303 .106
2012 30 MAJ MIA 347 328 3.5% 12.1% 0.29 87% .309 .155
2012 30 MAJ DET 241 226 3.7% 9.5% 0.39 90% .271 .128
2012  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIA/DET 588 554 3.6% 11.1% 0.32 88% .294 .145
2013 31 A WES 6 5 0% 16.7% 0.00 80% .500 .000
2013 31 AAA TOL 21 19 9.5% 9.5% 1.00 89% .235 .000
2013 31 MAJ DET 476 453 4.2% 9.2% 0.45 90% .336 .132
2014 32 AAA OMA 11 11 0% 36.4% 0.00 64% .571 .091
2014 32 MAJ KC 575 528 5.7% 11.8% 0.49 87% .280 .085
2015 33 MAJ KC 140 134 2.1% 12.9% 0.17 87% .293 .112
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3-Year Averages     544 511 4.4% 10.8% 0.41 88% .302 .117
Career     5,234 4,831 5.4% 13.4% 0.40 85% .309 .118

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2015 Stat Review for Omar Infante    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.254 AVG
WEAK
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.293 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.366 SLG
WEAK
.112 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
12.9% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.630 OPS
TERRIBLE
.264 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Omar Infante: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Infante (groin) will return to the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Infante (groin) remains out of the lineup Thursday, Fox Sports Kansas City's Matthew DeFranks reports.

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Infante (groin) was able to run Wednesday and reported feeling at about 60 percent, Matthew DeFranks of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

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Infante (groin) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Infante (groin) is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

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Infante (groin) reported everything came back clean after undergoing an MRI and expects to be back later in the week, Matthew DeFranks of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

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Infante (groin) will not be placed on the DL and could be available Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Infante (groin) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Despite being limited to 118 games due to a midseason ankle injury, Infante managed to put together one of the best seasons of his career. The 32-year-old second baseman hit .318 while posting a career-high .795 OPS. He reached double-digits in home runs for the third time in his career while improving his HR/FB ratio to 6.5 percent. While Infante rarely takes a free pass (4.3 percent walk rate), he also does a great job limiting strikeouts (9.2 percent strikeout rate) and making contact (90 percent contact rate). The lone area he took a step back was on the basepaths, as Infante dropped from a career-high 17 steals in 2012 to just five steals last season. As a career .279 hitter, Infante should remain a decent contributor in batting average while offering modest production in the power and speed categories and warranting a roster spot in most formats. He'll handle the starting job at second base in Kansas City after signing a four-year deal with the Royals in December.

2013

While Infante was unable to return to his All-Star form of 2010, he managed to post one of his better offensive seasons last year. The veteran infielder split time between the Marlins and Tigers, finishing the year with a .274 average, 12 homers, 53 RBI and 17 steals. His 17 steals marked a personal best while his home run and RBI totals were the second highest totals of his career. He'll be deployed as Detroit's primary second baseman in 2013 while likely hitting in the bottom third of the lineup. He suffered a broken hand during the World Series, but all signs point to Infante being ready for the start of spring training. Entering his age-31 season, we know what to expect from Infante, but he could provide some unexpected value if he can sustain the bump in the power and speed categories he flashed last season.

2012

Infante struggled out of the gate offensively in his first season in south Florida and wound up posting numbers that look more like his Detroit utility player days than the starter he developed into with the Braves. His line drive rate was actually higher than in 2010, however, and his glove work at second base was as good as advertised, so his job is not in jeopardy. There's a better than decent chance he'll be able to bounce back with a .300-plus batting average and some nominal fantasy value this season despite limited output in the power and speed categories.

2011

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel took a lot of heat for naming Infante to the NL All-Star team, but he looked prophetic as the former utility player hit .321 and finished third in the NL batting race. Infante hit .313/.359/.424 with six home runs after the break when pressed into everyday duty after Chipper Jones was lost for the season with a knee injury. He'll begin 2011 as an everyday player as he'll take over second base for Florida after being traded from Atlanta. Infante hit at least .290 in his three seasons in the NL thanks to a good contact rate, but he doesn't draw walks and offers little power or speed. While qualifying at multiple positions (second base, third base, outfield and even shortstop in some leagues) will boost his fantasy value, don't overpay for last year's batting average.

2010

Infante will be the primary utility infielder for the Braves this season. He missed nearly three months after breaking a bone in his hand when he was hit by a pitch (he had the same injury in 2008). He'll qualify at three infield positions and in the outfield in many leagues. He's had a decent batting average the past two years and has some power and could have upside if he's the clear backup to an aging Chipper Jones at third base.

2009

Infante will be the primary utility infielder for the Braves after a decent season with the bat in 2008. Infante didn't play until early May after breaking his left hand before spring training. He got time at three infield positions and left field. He has some power for an infielder, so there's some upside playing behind the oft-injured Chipper Jones at third base.

2008

Infante was never able to work his way back into a starting role with the Tigers after his rough 2003 season, and the Tigers finally cut ties with him in a November deal for Jacque Jones. Three weeks later, he was traded again, this time to fill Atlanta's need for a utilityman. Infante has a little pop, so he's someone to keep in mind if Yunel Escobar or Kelly Johnson struggle.

2007

Infante managed to collect 224 at-bats last season in a utility role with the Tigers. He has a little pop but doesn't do much else offensively to make him a fantasy target. Hes slated for a utility role again in 2007 but he could step in and play regularly if one of Detroit's starting infielders gets injured.

2006

Infante entered last season as Detroit's starting second baseman but his early season struggles gave the Tigers ample reason to trade for Placido Polanco. Infante will have to settle for a utility role this season but still could accumulate significant at-bats. He showed solid power last season but his poor eye at the plate led to a career-low batting average. At only 24, Infante still has time to develop and could be an interesting $1 pick in deep leagues.

2005

After Fernando Vina went down early in the 2004 season with a knee injury, Infante was thrust into the role of starting second baseman and he exceeded all expectations. In fact, he'll enter 2005 as Detroit's everyday second baseman regardless of Vina's health status. Infante also saw significant time at shortstop last year after Carlos Guillen got injured, giving him invaluable positional flexibility. He's still not a household name, so you may be able to steal him in the later rounds on draft day.

2004

Infante is a light-hitting shortstop in a pitcher's ballpark. He is extremely unlikely to put up good offensive numbers. With the acquisition of Carlos Guillen and Fernando Vina, Infante's opportunity for regular playing time has passed.

2003

Don't get too excited about the 19 steals at Triple-A -- Infante was caught 15 times. He's just 21, so the birth certificate says, so maybe he'll be intriguing us in a year or two. Ramon Santiago passed him on the organizational depth chart last year, but there should be room for both of them in Detroit -- it's just a matter of who gets moved to second base.