KC Royals: Predicting All-Star Selections – Infielders

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Apr 20, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; A baseball sits on the field before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Omar Infante, Second Base

Apr 1, 2015; Surprise, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante (14) warms up against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Stats

GP: 35

AB: 129

H: 34

AVG: .264

HR: 0

RBI: 17

R: 10

SB: 0

Slash: .264/.269/.380


Obviously Infante’s numbers don’t jump off the page like some of his teammates, but he has improved, raising his average .35 points since May 7. However, he isn’t near the top in any offensive category, and has yet to hit a home run this season.

Will he or won’t he?

The odds aren’t good for Infante, in fact they are nearly impossible. There are just too many other second basemen having great seasons — Devon Travis, .271, 7 HR, 26 RBI; Jose Altuve, .306, 5, 24, 14 SB; and Brian Dozier, .255, 7, 20, to name a few — that Infante should be able to travel during All-Star weekend. His .986 fielding percentage (8th in AL), doesn’t bode well either. He is a solid veteran who is heady and brings leadership to KC, but he won’t be in Cincinnati this year.

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