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Birth Date12-26-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight195 lbs
Age36 years, 9 months, 23 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 DET 20 18 75 72 4 24 3 0 1 30 3 10 0 0 0 6 0 1 .333 .360 .417 .266 3.1 2.5 0.6
2003 DET 21 69 244 221 24 49 6 1 0 57 18 37 0 2 3 8 6 3 .222 .278 .258 .202 -1.4 7.5 0.6
2004 DET 22 142 556 503 69 133 27 9 16 226 40 112 1 5 7 55 13 7 .264 .317 .449 .260 19.2 -1.1 1.8
2005 DET 23 121 434 406 36 90 28 2 9 149 16 73 2 2 8 43 8 0 .222 .254 .367 .213 -5.9 -0.6 -0.7
2006 DET 24 78 245 224 35 62 11 4 4 93 14 45 3 2 2 25 3 2 .277 .325 .415 .248 2.7 -0.0 0.3
2007 DET 25 66 178 166 24 45 6 1 2 59 9 29 0 1 2 17 4 1 .271 .307 .355 .226 0.5 -2.4 -0.2
2008 ATL 26 96 348 317 45 93 24 3 3 132 22 44 2 5 2 40 0 1 .293 .338 .416 .273 12.7 -2.1 1.1
2009 ATL 27 70 229 203 24 62 9 1 2 79 19 28 1 4 2 27 2 0 .305 .361 .389 .272 11.0 -0.6 1.1
2010 ATL 28 134 506 471 65 151 15 3 8 196 29 62 0 2 4 47 7 6 .321 .359 .416 .282 24.6 4.0 3.0
2011 FLO 29 148 640 579 55 160 24 8 7 221 34 67 2 8 17 49 4 2 .276 .315 .382 .267 18.9 22.8 4.4
2012 DET 30 64 241 226 27 58 7 5 4 87 9 23 0 2 4 20 7 2 .257 .283 .385 .238 1.4 -1.0 0.0
2012 MIA 30 85 347 328 42 94 23 2 8 145 12 42 1 2 4 33 10 1 .287 .312 .442 .268 16.8 6.8 2.5
2013 DET 31 118 476 453 54 144 24 3 10 204 20 44 0 3 0 51 5 2 .318 .345 .450 .285 23.3 5.1 3.1
2014 KCA 32 135 575 528 50 133 21 3 6 178 33 68 2 7 66 9 3 .252 .295 .337 .234 2.8 -13.4 -1.2
2015 KCA 33 124 455 440 39 97 23 7 2 140 9 69 0 4 2 44 2 2 .220 .234 .318 .202 -14.8 -6.2 -2.3
2016 KCA 34 39 149 134 16 32 9 1 0 43 9 23 0 4 2 11 0 0 .239 .279 .321 .233 2.4 0.7 0.3
Career1507569852716091427260538220392967761453595428033.271.308.387.250117.222.014.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2000 WMI A 0 55 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LAK A+ 0 280 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ERI AA 132 599 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DET MLB 18 75 .266 .262 .316 .417 .254 .377 100 0.5 2.0 0.9 2.5 -0.3 3.1 0.6 3.1 0.6
2002 TOL AAA 120 474 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 69 244 .202 .263 .328 .417 .262 .263 95 -15.4 6.6 3.1 7.5 4.3 -1.4 0.6 -1.4 0.6
2003 TOL AAA 64 257 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .245 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DET MLB 142 556 .260 .273 .338 .441 .263 .308 103 0 16.5 0.9 -1.1 1.8 19.2 1.8 19.2 1.8
2005 DET MLB 121 434 .213 .268 .329 .427 .264 .248 101 -21.8 12.5 1.9 -0.6 1.5 -5.9 -0.7 -5.9 -0.7
2006 DET MLB 78 245 .248 .268 .331 .428 .254 .328 107 -3.2 7.4 -0.8 -0.0 -0.6 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2007 DET MLB 66 178 .226 .270 .333 .425 .263 .316 102 -6.7 5.3 0.4 -2.4 1.5 0.5 -0.2 0.5 -0.2
2007 TOL AAA 10 43 .321 .249 .329 .364 .247 .389 92 2.9 1.3 0.5 -0.1 -0.1 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.4
2008 ATL MLB 96 348 .273 .259 .326 .408 .258 .327 98 4.7 10.1 0.5 -2.1 -2.5 12.7 1.1 12.7 1.1
2008 RIC AAA 3 12 .000 .271 .334 .433 .279 .400 0.0 0.6 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 ATL MLB 70 229 .272 .264 .334 .415 .266 .339 95 2.8 6.6 0.2 -0.6 1.4 11.0 1.1 11.0 1.1
2009 ROM A 5 20 .306 .268 .326 .372 .280 .333 84 1 0.6 0 -0.0 0.5 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 GWN AAA 1 4 .529 .160 .233 .272 .183 .000 105 0.9 0.1 0 0.2 0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 ATL MLB 134 506 .282 .258 .324 .400 .268 .355 93 11.2 13.9 0.4 4.0 -0.9 24.6 3.0 24.6 3.0
2011 FLO MLB 148 640 .267 .251 .313 .387 .258 .298 94 4.1 17.3 -0.8 22.8 -1.7 18.9 4.4 18.9 4.4
2011 JUP A+ 1 5 .466 .282 .332 .370 .262 .600 82 1.2 0.1 0 0.2 -0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 DET MLB 64 241 .238 .259 .323 .414 .262 .269 106 -5.3 6.6 -0.2 -1.0 0.3 1.4 0.0 1.4 0.0
2012 MIA MLB 85 347 .268 .251 .311 .404 .259 .307 94 2.7 9.5 -0.4 6.8 5.0 16.8 2.5 16.8 2.5
2013 DET MLB 118 476 .285 .256 .319 .399 .266 .333 101 11.6 12.5 -0.6 5.1 -0.2 23.3 3.1 23.3 3.1
2013 WMI A 2 6 .345 .243 .307 .351 .243 .500 96 0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2013 TOL AAA 5 21 .160 .247 .320 .378 .250 .235 97 -2.3 0.6 -0.1 -0.7 0.3 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2013 VEN int 2 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .444 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 135 575 .234 .256 .314 .393 .261 .275 104 -14.2 14.8 -0.7 -13.4 2.9 2.8 -1.2 2.8 -1.2
2014 OMA AAA 3 11 .272 .315 .362 .508 .299 .571 99 0.2 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.2 0.2 -0.0 0.2 -0.0
2015 KCA MLB 124 455 .202 .254 .312 .406 .258 .255 101 -25.7 12.3 -0.6 -6.2 -0.8 -14.8 -2.3 -14.8 -2.3
2016 KCA MLB 39 149 .233 .259 .320 .419 .259 .278 102 -4.1 4.2 -0.2 0.7 2.5 2.4 0.3 2.4 0.3
2016 GWN AAA 27 116 .205 .255 .310 .384 .251 .232 103 -6.6 3.3 -0.2 0.3 -0.1 -3.7 -0.4 -3.7 -0.4
2017 TOL AAA 123 523 .246 .260 .327 .403 .257 .306 96 -8.1 15.5 -0.8 2.5 -0.7 5.9 0.8 5.9 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2000 WMI A 55 7 11 0 0 0 5 5 7 1 0 .229 .327 .229 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 LAK A+ 280 35 71 11 0 2 24 20 29 11 5 .274 .329 .340 .066 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ERI AA 599 86 163 21 4 2 62 46 87 27 12 .302 .356 .367 .065 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TOL AAA 474 49 117 16 8 4 51 28 49 19 15 .268 .309 .369 .101 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DET MLB 75 4 24 3 0 1 6 3 10 0 1 .333 .360 .417 .083 .266 3.1 2.5 0.6
2003 TOL AAA 257 28 50 10 0 2 18 22 32 22 4 .223 .294 .295 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 DET MLB 244 24 49 6 1 0 8 18 37 6 3 .222 .278 .258 .036 .202 -1.4 7.5 0.6
2004 DET MLB 556 69 133 27 9 16 55 40 112 13 7 .264 .317 .449 .185 .260 19.2 -1.1 1.8
2005 DET MLB 434 36 90 28 2 9 43 16 73 8 0 .222 .254 .367 .145 .213 -5.9 -0.6 -0.7
2006 DET MLB 245 35 62 11 4 4 25 14 45 3 2 .277 .325 .415 .138 .248 2.7 -0.0 0.3
2007 DET MLB 178 24 45 6 1 2 17 9 29 4 1 .271 .307 .355 .084 .226 0.5 -2.4 -0.2
2007 TOL AAA 43 3 14 2 0 0 4 4 2 1 0 .368 .429 .421 .053 .321 4.7 -0.1 0.4
2008 RIC AAA 12 3 4 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 .364 .417 .455 .091 .000 0.0 0.6 0.0
2008 ATL MLB 348 45 93 24 3 3 40 22 44 0 1 .293 .338 .416 .123 .273 12.7 -2.1 1.1
2009 ROM A 20 1 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 .294 .400 .294 .000 .306 2.1 -0.0 0.2
2009 GWN AAA 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 1.333 1.000 .529 1.0 0.2 0.1
2009 ATL MLB 229 24 62 9 1 2 27 19 28 2 0 .305 .361 .389 .084 .272 11.0 -0.6 1.1
2010 ATL MLB 506 65 151 15 3 8 47 29 62 7 6 .321 .359 .416 .096 .282 24.6 4.0 3.0
2011 FLO MLB 640 55 160 24 8 7 49 34 67 4 2 .276 .315 .382 .105 .267 18.9 22.8 4.4
2011 JUP A+ 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 .600 .000 .466 1.1 0.2 0.1
2012 MIA MLB 347 42 94 23 2 8 33 12 42 10 1 .287 .312 .442 .155 .268 16.8 6.8 2.5
2012 DET MLB 241 27 58 7 5 4 20 9 23 7 2 .257 .283 .385 .128 .238 1.4 -1.0 0.0
2013 WMI A 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 .345 0.8 -0.0 0.1
2013 DET MLB 476 54 144 24 3 10 51 20 44 5 2 .318 .345 .450 .132 .285 23.3 5.1 3.1
2013 TOL AAA 21 1 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .211 .286 .211 .000 .160 -1.5 -0.7 -0.2
2013 VEN int 9 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .444 .444 .667 .222 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 KCA MLB 575 50 133 21 3 6 66 33 68 9 3 .252 .295 .337 .085 .234 2.8 -13.4 -1.2
2014 OMA AAA 11 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .364 .364 .455 .091 .272 0.2 -0.3 -0.0
2015 KCA MLB 455 39 97 23 7 2 44 9 69 2 2 .220 .234 .318 .098 .202 -14.8 -6.2 -2.3
2016 KCA MLB 149 16 32 9 1 0 11 9 23 0 0 .239 .279 .321 .082 .233 2.4 0.7 0.3
2016 GWN AAA 116 8 23 5 1 1 9 3 16 0 1 .209 .226 .300 .091 .205 -3.7 0.3 -0.4
2017 TOL AAA 523 46 138 31 0 3 37 24 50 3 6 .282 .315 .364 .082 .246 5.9 2.5 0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1208 0.5190 0.4421 0.8558 0.5853 0.2874 0.9346 0.6826 0.1442 551 0.006479
2009 818 0.4927 0.3985 0.8313 0.5360 0.2651 0.9213 0.6545 0.1687 415 0.006887
2010 1790 0.5179 0.4140 0.8623 0.5405 0.2781 0.9401 0.7000 0.1377 877 -0.002500
2011 2226 0.5049 0.4474 0.8785 0.5756 0.3167 0.9645 0.7192 0.1215 1032 -0.003129
2012 1972 0.4980 0.4670 0.8523 0.6120 0.3232 0.9318 0.7031 0.1477 875 0.005087
2013 1567 0.5195 0.4499 0.8326 0.6093 0.2776 0.9194 0.6268 0.1674 727 0.000107
2014 1996 0.5020 0.4158 0.8422 0.5798 0.2505 0.9105 0.6827 0.1578 958 -0.000895
2015 1555 0.4965 0.4688 0.7997 0.6049 0.3346 0.9336 0.5611 0.2003 672 0.007551
2016 523 0.5067 0.4723 0.7611 0.6302 0.3101 0.8922 0.4875 0.2389 0 0.000000
Career136550.50650.44150.84370.58470.29450.9320.66440.1563783.15470.0016

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-26 2014-08-30 DTD 4 4 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2014-07-03 2014-07-05 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Tightness -
2014-05-07 2014-05-26 15-DL 19 17 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Disk Injury - -
2014-04-08 2014-04-11 DTD 3 2 - Sprain and Laceration From HBP - -
2014-03-17 2014-03-31 Camp 14 0 Right Arm Soreness - -
2014-03-01 2014-03-09 Camp 8 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-08-18 2013-08-20 DTD 2 1 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2013-07-04 2013-08-12 15-DL 39 33 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2013-05-01 2013-05-02 DTD 1 1 - Knee Soreness - -
2012-10-29 2012-10-29 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Fracture 5th Metacarpal Non-displaced Fracture - -
2012-10-17 2012-10-18 DTD 1 0 Right Thumb Sprain - -
2012-04-28 2012-04-28 DTD 0 0 - Groin Soreness - -
2012-04-18 2012-04-21 DTD 3 3 - Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2012-04-14 2012-04-15 DTD 1 1 Left Groin Strain - -
2011-09-29 2011-09-29 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Calf - -
2011-08-05 2011-08-20 15-DL 15 14 Right Fingers Fracture Middle Finger - -
2011-05-06 2011-05-06 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2011-04-30 2011-04-30 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2011-03-17 2011-03-17 Camp 0 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2010-12-16 2010-12-16 Off 0 0 Abdomen Surgery Umbilical Hernia and Gall Bladder 2010-12-16
2010-06-11 2010-06-18 DTD 7 6 Left Foot Contusion Foul Ball -
2009-05-21 2009-08-11 15-DL 82 73 Left Hand Surgery 5th Metacarpal HBP 2009-05-22
2008-07-06 2008-07-22 15-DL 16 11 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-06-26 2008-07-01 DTD 5 3 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-03-21 2008-05-08 60-DL 48 32 Left Hand Recovery From Surgery 5th Metacarpal Fracture 2008-01-18
2008-01-18 2008-01-18 Off 0 0 Left Hand Surgery 5th Metacarpal Fracture 2008-01-18
2005-03-09 2005-03-20 Camp 11 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2004-02-29 2004-03-20 Camp 20 0 Low Back Soreness -
2003-05-20 2003-05-23 DTD 3 3 Low Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 KCA $8,000,000
2017 DET $
2016 KCA $7,750,000
2015 KCA $7,500,000
2014 KCA $5,000,000
2013 DET $4,000,000
2012 MIA $4,000,000
2011 FLO $2,500,000
2010 ATL $2,225,000
2009 ATL $1,850,000
2008 ATL $1,400,000
2007 DET $1,300,000
2006 DET $385,000
2005 DET $355,000
2004 DET $305,000
2003 DET $300,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
15 yrPrevious$46,870,000
15 yrTotal$46,870,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 27 dGene Mato1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 12/9/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 4 years/$30.25M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option. Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/16/13. 14:$5M, 15:$7.5M, 16:$7.75M, 17:$8M, 18:$10M club option, $2M buyout. With All-Star selection or Silver Slugger award, subsequent salaries increase $0.25M. DFA by Kansas City 6/15/16 ($14,616,120 remaining on contract). Released 6/21/16. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 6/30/16 (minor-league contract). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 7/6/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 8/16/16.
  • 2 years/$8M (2012-13). Signed extension with Florida 9/27/11. 12:$4M, 13:$4M. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Miami 7/23/12.
  • 2 years/$4.325M (2009-10), plus 2011 club option. Signed extension with Atlanta 1/12/09 (avoided arbitration. 09:$1.85M, 10:$2.225M, 11:$2.5M club option, $0.25M buyout. Performance bonuses for PAs 180-580 ($0.3M in 2009, $0.775M in 2010, $1M in 2011). Atlanta exercised 2011 option 11/2/10. Acquired by Florida in trade from Atlanta 11/16/10 (Dan Uggla deal).
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008). Signed by Atlanta 1/17/08 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2007). Re-signed by Detroit 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Detroit 11/12/07 (as part of deal, Cubs pay $2M of Jacque Jones' $5M 2008 salary). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Cubs 12/4/07.
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2006). Re-signed by Detroit 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.355M (2005). Re-signed by Detroit 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2004). Re-signed by Detroit 2/04.
  • 1 year/$0.3M (2003). Re-signed by Detroit 3/03.
  • 1 year (2002). Contract purchased by Detroit 9/7/02.
  • Signed by Detroit 1999 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .245 .275 .357 .237
11 vs R (Multi) .248 .277 .340 .228
18 Split (Multi) .003 .002 -.017 -.010
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .241 .294 .310 .264
31 vs R (2016) .238 .274 .324 .223
38 Split (2016) -.003 -.020 .013 -.042
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Christian Colon? He had a nice 2014 and seems like a solid 2b. What do you see his future as and will he get a chance to start for the Royals? Want to know more about him. Thx.
(Cristobal Colon from Pasadena, CA)
A certain segment of Royals fans will always link Colon with Chris Sale, which is a fair standard for the organization, but somewhat unfair for Colon. He impressed team officials by embracing his utility role this season. When the club traded Danny Valencia in July, they said the imperative was getting Colon to the majors. It would make some sense for Colon to get 250-300 at-bats next season as a backup for Omar Infante and a right-handed complement to Mike Moustakas at third base.

But, who knows. (Andy McCullough)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)The Royals come to you and say "bruh, this walk-up music we're using sucks. You like music, don't you? Choose the walk-up music for this whole lineup..." Nine players, nine songs. GO!
(Bruh from Club)
I did this in a mailbag bag in August. Forgive the jumbled up lineup:

1. Nori Aoki: "The Downfall of Us All" by A Day To Remember. This would just be an amusing way to start the first inning.

2. Omar Infante: "Mojo So Dope" by Kid Cudi. Omar is a laid-back fellow.

3. Salvador Perez: "Simon Says" by Pharoah Monche. The Godzilla introduction would be excellent.

4. Billy Butler: "Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart. A classic for the perpetually put-upon DH.

5. Alex Gordon: "Put On" by Young Jeezy. Either this, or "My Hero" by Foo Fighters. Or "The Best" by Tina Turner. I doubt Gordon would like the latter choices.

6. Josh Willingham: "Top Notch" by Manchester Orchestra. Non-descript rock music.

7. Lorenzo Cain: "Hold On, We're Going Home" by Drake. Smoother than LoCain flagging down a line drive in center.

8. Mike Moustakas: "You Wanted More" by Tonic. What? It's a good guitar riff.

9. Alcides Escobar: "Bowtie" by Outkast. I don't know. Feels like it fits. (Andy McCullough)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Dustin Pedroia and good comp for Rougned Odor or is that more on the optimistic side? Both play with a lot of intensity, power in the 15-20 HR range, 35-40 doubles, hit between 280 - .300? Pedroia may strikeout less, but, to me, those seem like reasonable numbers for Odor.
(Lorenzo from Jacksonville)
Giving anyone that comp would be VERY optimistic. Probably more Omar Infante, but perfect world stuff would be the Pedroia stuff (Paul Sporer)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Hernan Perez do a good job replacing Omar Infante at 2B? Or do they go to FA to find a replacement
(Bob from LA)
If the Tigers are serious about making another run at a World Series, I think they need to do one of two things -- assuming the number one thing is a healthy Miguel Cabrera -- and that's either find an offense upgrade at second base or left field. If they do something big in left field, then they can probably survive with Perez at second base. If they need some offense out of the position, that's not going to end well. He's not ready in that respect, and I'm not sure he's ever going to have the bat to be more than utility guy. (Mark Anderson)
2013-11-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)I understand no qualifying offer for Jhonny Peralta, but Omar Infante and Joaquin Benoit? They need both guys and now if they don't sign they don't get a draft pick either.
(DetroitDale from Tallahassee (eternal spring training))
What relievers have ever made qualifying offer money? Rivera, and...Rivera. Papelbon, almost. Benoit is good, but he's not going to get that on the open market. I agree that there was a more compelling case to make for extending the QO to Infante. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just wondering if there's any hope for Ryan Raburn or Sean Rodriguez now. I thought they were great MI sleepers in April.
(Francisco from Toronto)
Raburn's BABIP is only .225 where's he's been comfortably over .300 in previous seasons. He appears to be walking and striking out at about the same rate as last season, but he wasn't really that valuable last season. I'd want to check out his approach a little bit more closely to see what's changed, but unless his bat speed is totally gone, he'll probably be better in the second half. But he won't be so much better that the Tigers will regret getting Omar Infante.

Sean Rodirguez just isn't that good a hitter. The problem this year is he's walking less than last season (and his BABIP in 2010 hasn't been repeated), but he could still be useful as super-sub reserve in real life. In fantasy, I don't see it. (Dan Turkenkopf)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give me a good reason why Omar Infante should not be the Braves' starting shortstop next year? He can field, and he's proved he can hit at least as well as your garden-variety Jeter.
(John from Atlanta)
Because the Braves have plenty of experience with Infante breaking down, the ability to notice that A-Gonz has had his own failings health-wise, and there aren't a lot of great options to pick from on the open market. I think it's great that the Braves have a nice stack at shortstop already set aside, because look at how many clubs are short at short. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-07-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)NL All-Stars: Omar Infante vs. Joey Votto - discuss.
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
The internet has already expressed its displeasure at the pick, so I don't have much to add. However, if we're going to blame someone, we should blame Bud Selig instead of Charlie Manuel, since MLB apparently decreed that a utility player must be present for each side.

Chinese food is here--I'll tip well. It's hot out there. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, how do the Braves fix their absolute mess of an outfield, now and down the road?
(steveomd from Ohio)
Start by pulling the ol' switcheroo the next time the traveling secretary hands out plane tickets to Jeff Francoeur and Garret Anderson, maybe something along the lines of a flight to Tijuana via Nova Scotia.

I'd start with the assumption that McLouth should be playing a corner position (does he have the arm for right?), platoon Gregor Blanco and Omar Infante in center, at least until you're satisfied Schafer is ready, and try to find a lefty bat that can match with Matt Diaz in left. And look forward to the day when Jason Heyward is ready (two years?). (Jay Jaffe)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameSeriously, look at the NL's bullpen - can someone explain to me how Omar Infante is one of the five least-deserving All-Stars? (Colin Wyers)
 

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