CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

Premium and Super Premium Subscribers Get a 20% Discount at MLB.tv!

Articles Tagged Omar Infante 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

03-13

comment icon

5

Five to Watch: American League Hitters
by
Wilson Karaman

01-27

comment icon

13

Fantasy Players to Target: Second Basemen
by
Baseball Prospectus

12-16

comment icon

18

Transaction Analysis: Omar Comin'
by
Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

10-27

comment icon

2

Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Preview: Giants at Tigers
by
Daniel Rathman

07-24

comment icon

0

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 5: Foghorn
by
Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

07-24

comment icon

23

Transaction Analysis: Tigers Shore Up Problem Spots UPDATED
by
R.J. Anderson and Kevin Goldstein

04-10

comment icon

0

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 9
by
Larry Granillo

09-10

comment icon

1

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for September 9
by
Larry Granillo

08-03

comment icon

0

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 2
by
Larry Granillo

06-16

comment icon

0

Resident Fantasy Genius: Players to Think About
by
Derek Carty

03-10

comment icon

11

Team Injury Projection: Florida Marlins
by
Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

11-30

comment icon

6

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

11-17

comment icon

7

Prospectus Perspective: The NL CYA and the Uggla Trade
by
Christina Kahrl

10-12

comment icon

16

Prospectus Perspective: LDS Day Six Wrapup
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-06

comment icon

8

Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Giants vs. Braves
by
Tommy Bennett

09-28

comment icon

4

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop
by
Michael Jong

09-15

comment icon

6

Checking the Numbers: Say Goodbye to the Triple Crown
by
Eric Seidman

09-08

comment icon

11

Checking the Numbers: Triple Crown Update
by
Eric Seidman

08-18

comment icon

9

Prospectus Perspective: Feeling Less Chipper?
by
Christina Kahrl

04-02

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
by
Christina Kahrl

12-09

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Big Moves in the NL
by
Christina Kahrl

11-13

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: NL Pickups and Discards
by
Christina Kahrl

08-24

comment icon

0

Transaction of the Day: Micro Deals
by
Christina Kahrl

10-21

comment icon

0

World Series Prospectus: Detroit Tigers versus St. Louis Cardinals
by
Nate Silver

03-15

comment icon

0

Fantasy Focus: Endgame Players
by
Joe Oberkrieser

02-25

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
by
Caleb Peiffer

06-02

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals
by
Baseball Prospectus

03-18

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
by
Baseball Prospectus

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

March 13, 2014 6:00 am

Five to Watch: American League Hitters

5

Wilson Karaman

Junior-circuit bats to keep an eye on during the second half of spring training.

Ah, spring training. That glorious time of year when we do things like get excited about Lonnie Chisenhall’s on-base percentage (he’s going to break out this year, I thought last year). But while paying attention to storylines related to health and position battles is important, it’s also important to use this time to start looking toward April.

The first couple of months of the regular season are an important time for building your second-half strategy. By now, most fantasy teams are being drafted, and once you’ve had a chance to evaluate how your draft went and determine what you expect the strengths and weaknesses of your squad will be, the next step in the dance is figuring out ways you might be able to leverage those strengths to address your weaknesses during the season. I like to use April and May as an open audition to figure out which players will make the most sense to try to acquire come summertime, and to that end, spring training can be a good time to start building a list of players to monitor. Here are five hitters that I’d just as soon hold off on drafting for the time being, but who may be worth a closer look out of the gate for targeted help as the season rolls on.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

January 27, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Target: Second Basemen

13

Baseball Prospectus

A look at the value picks at the keystone for your drafts and auctions this spring.

Once viewed as one of fantasy’s most shallow positions, second base has enjoyed a multi-year run as a fantasy-friendlier position thanks to a mix of established stars and new young talent creeping into the game. That’s reflected in the staff choices below, as a nice mix of players young and old comprise this collection of second baseman we think you should target in 2014.

Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
Matt Carptenter is an interesting case in that he's likely to regress some next year but I doubt that his numbers will fall off drastically enough to drop him below guys like Ben Zobrist and Ian Kinsler in 2B rankings. I doubt he scores 126 runs again but Carpenter holds a very solid 10 percent walk rate and he did put up 73 extra-base hits in 2013. The lineup behind him is very solid as well, and he has the opportunity to tease 100 runs scored again. He's not above Cano, Pedroia, or Kipnis, but he should be a very valuable 2B again this year. —Mauricio Rubio


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Omar Infante fixes the Royals' biggest flaw, bringing Kansas City one step closer to contention.



Read the full article...

Down 2-0 but back at home, the Tigers need a win to avoid an elimination game.

The Giants held serve at AT&T Park, winning the first two games of the series by thrashing Justin Verlander behind Barry Zito in the opener and riding Madison Bumgarner in a duel with Doug Fister on Thursday night. Now, it’s up to the Tigers to take at least two of three in Detroit to send the series back to San Francisco. Step one is winning tonight’s Game Three, which may hinge on one offering by each starter that is crucial to his success.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

Ben and Sam discuss Ichiro's trade to the Yankees and the Tigers-Marlins swap.

Effectively Wild Episode 5: "Foghorn"

Download Here (13 MB; 14:30)
RSS Feed
iTunes Feed



Read the full article...

The Tigers and Marlins complete the first-ever draft pick trade in a prospect-laden deal.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

The tater trots for April 9: Pablo dances, LaHair blasts one to Sheffield, St. Louis' trio of shots, and De Aza's leadoff beauty.

The allure of Opening Week is finally gone. While some teams are still celebrating (or awaiting) their home openers, others are already back to midseason form. In Houston, 17,095 paid to see the hometown boys beat the Braves. In Oakland, the stellar Royals/A's matchup only brought out 10,054 paid attendees. One of those is bound to change on Tuesday, as the Astros plan to hold their first throwback game of the year. In honor of their 50th anniversary, the team will be wearing old Houston Colt .45s jerseys, smoking gun and all.

Read the full article...

The tater trots for September 9: nothing beats Omar Infante's second HR, courtesy of Alex Presley's mitt.

There were 18 home runs hit on Thursday, and now only 21 home runs hit on Friday. What is this, the deadball era?

Read the full article...

The tater trots for August 2: five multi-home run games and a couple of notable shots in the Cubs game. The home run call for Jose Reyes' shot is something special.

Yesterday, I made a special note of the four multiple home run days hit across the league on Monday. Well, if four was special on Monday, then the five on Tuesday must be even more special. Of course, there were forty-two home runs hit in total on Tuesday as opposed to the twenty-six on Monday, so maybe that dilutes it somehow. I doubt Ryan Howard, Alfonso Soriano, Garrett Jones, Mark Teixeira, and Omar Infante would care, though.

Read the full article...

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

June 16, 2011 9:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Players to Think About

0

Derek Carty

Though some players look like absolute busts at the beginning of the season, could they hold value at the end of the year?

Jose Lopez | FLA | 2B/3B: Lopez was considered a sleeper pick by many coming into 2011, but has been a complete bust thus far; he had a terrible stint with the Rockies, who released him a couple weeks ago. He recently signed on with the Marlins, though, and after spending just four days in the minors, he was called back to the Show yesterday.

While there’s no denying he has been a drain on fantasy teams this year, this is a guy who had posted double-digit homers five years running coming into 2011, and really the only truly out-of-line marks from his stint in Colorado were his BABIP (which is highly unstable) and, to a smaller extent, his power.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 10, 2011 9:30 am

Team Injury Projection: Florida Marlins

11

Corey Dawkins and Marc Normandin

Could this be the season that Hanley goes down for an extended period, taking the Marlins' hopes of contending with him?

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Fantasy article. To read it, sign up today!

November 30, 2010 9:00 am

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Catcher, Second Base, and Shortstop

6

Michael Jong

Hot Spots begins its offseason moves coverage with three Marlins-related names.

As fellow Hot Spotter Rob McQuown alluded to yesterday, Hot Spots is back in the offseason to cover some of the various moving parts of Hot Stove season and how they might affect your fantasy teams. Moving parts means more to fantasy players than just a new team name in front of their favorite stars. It also can bring more (or less) playing time, increased opportunities for success, and all sorts of other considerations that fantasy players should keep in mind. We hope that we can provide that for you this offseason.

It is fitting that the first three names discussed here are related to the Florida Marlins, as this author happens to spend a lot of time thinking about that team. But while each of these moves has a definite effect on the future of the Marlins, what will they mean for your fantasy teams?

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries