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Omar Infante

32-Year-Old Second Baseman – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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.283

HR

1

RBI

9

R

5

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 caree...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   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.

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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 FLA 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 MAJ KC 15 65 60 5 17 2 0 1 1 9 1 0 4 6 0 0 1 .283 .338 .367 .705
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Omar Infante
3-Year Averages MAJ   138 567 528 59 152 41 26 6 9 51 8 2 25 58 8 5 1 .288 .318 .411 .729
Career  (View All) MAJ   1224 4584 4229 509 1182 325 207 43 75 430 70 28 249 622 55 38 13 .279 .319 .402 .721

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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
Apr. 20 Min 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .338 .367 .705
Apr. 19 Min 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .291 .350 .382 .732
Apr. 18 Min 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .339 .333 .672
Apr. 17 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .327 .319 .646
Apr. 16 @Hou 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .354 .349 .703
Apr. 15 @Hou 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .381 .378 .759
Apr. 13 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .294 .662
Apr. 12 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .382 .300 .682
Apr. 11 @Min 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .433 .346 .779
Apr. 9 TB Did not play.
Apr. 8 TB Did not play.
Apr. 7 TB 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .348 .423 .348 .771
Apr. 6 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .364 .333 .697
Apr. 5 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .389 .353 .742
Apr. 4 CWS 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .429 .385 .814
Apr. 3 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Det 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
Mar. 31 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
Last 7 Days 30 2 8 0 1 1 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .267 .290 .433 .723
Last 14 Days 47 4 12 0 1 1 7 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 .255 .314 .362 .676
Last 30 Days 60 5 17 0 1 1 9 4 6 1 0 1 0 0 .283 .338 .367 .705

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Omar Infante: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15
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
2013146196201.301.500.831
2012161248243.317.540.872
2011150203100.273.427.729

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013307354314.326.427.778
20123934542914.257.369.656
2011429354394.277.366.685

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013227317323.322.498.854
2012279375268.265.409.696
2011264302254.265.352.667

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013226233192.314.403.735
2012275327279.284.429.742
2011315255240.286.406.721
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 FLA 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 MAJ KC 65 60 6.2% 9.2% 0.67 90% .302 .084
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Omar Infante
3-Year Averages MAJ   567 528 4.4% 10.2% 0.43 89% .310 .123
Career MAJ   4584 4229 5.4% 13.6% 0.40 85% .313 .123

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2014 Stat Review for Omar Infante    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.283 AVG
GOOD
90% Contact Rate
ELITE
.302 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.367 SLG
POOR
.084 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
6.2% BB Rate
WEAK
9.2% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.705 OPS
WEAK
.338 OBP
GOOD

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Best Matchups for Omar Infante (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
R.A. Dickey TOR 31 16 2 5 1 2 0 .516 .774 1.289
Chris Capuano BOS 18 7 2 3 0 3 1 .389 .889 1.278
Ryan Vogelsong SF 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 .636 .636 1.273
Dan Haren LA 18 10 0 0 0 4 0 .556 .611 1.167
Wade Davis KC 12 7 0 1 0 0 0 .583 .583 1.167
Ian Kennedy SD 12 6 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .667 1.167
Jeremy Affeldt SF 11 4 0 1 0 2 0 .364 .727 1.091
Scott Diamond MIN 15 5 2 3 0 0 0 .333 .733 1.067
Mike Minor ATL 15 6 1 1 0 3 0 .400 .667 1.067
Bobby Parnell NY-N 16 7 0 4 0 3 0 .438 .625 1.063

Worst Matchups for Omar Infante (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Johan Santana BAL 45 10 0 4 1 10 0 .222 .222 .472
Paul Maholm LA 14 2 0 0 1 2 0 .143 .214 .414
Anibal Sanchez DET 18 3 0 2 1 3 2 .167 .167 .377
Chris Sale CHI-A 17 3 0 0 0 1 0 .176 .176 .353
Mark Buehrle TOR 17 2 0 1 0 2 0 .118 .118 .235
Joe Nathan DET 10 1 0 0 0 3 1 .100 .100 .200
Francisco Liriano PIT 12 1 0 1 0 4 0 .083 .083 .167
Tyler Clippard WAS 10 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Felix Hernandez SEA 11 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .154
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 11 0 0 1 1 3 0 .000 .000 .077

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

Infante (mouth) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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After undergoing tests overnight, Infante was diagnosed with a non-concussive head injury, a laceration on the left side of his face, and a sprained right jaw. While Infante's injuries are numerous, the Royals do not expect him to miss significant time. Danny Valencia will start at second base until Infante returns, the KC Star reports.

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Royals manager Ned Yost said after Monday's game that he is worried Infante (mouth) suffered either a concussion or broken jaw, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

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Infante left Monday's game after a pitch hit him in the lower part of his face, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Infante went 3-for-5 with one RBI and a run scored against the White Sox on Friday.

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Infante (elbow) worked out with the team Sunday and will be in the lineup for Opening Day, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Infante (elbow) said he's good to go for Opening Day, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.