Kansas City Royals Rewind: Omar Infante Looks Like an All-Star
By David Hill
Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
1. Omar Infante
Through no fault of his own, Omar Infante has become the poster child for everything that is considered to be wrong with the All-Star vote. The Kansas City Royals second baseman, who has been one of the worst players in baseball this season, leads his position in votes and is slated to start the game as of this point. Naturally, this has led to quite the uproar.
However, last week, Infante may have had his best stretch as a member of the Royals. he produced a .407/.407/.519 batting line with three doubles. Even more impressively, Infante, who had looked lost at the plate at tines, struck out only twice.
This may be a sign that Infante’s offense, which had been dormant all season, is finally starting to come to life. The Royals certainly hope so, as they need a spark from that position. While it is just one spot in the lineup, Infante had been an almost automatic out for much of the season.
Maybe it will not quiet the outrage over Omar Infante being the starting second baseman in the All-Star Game, at least until the new results are announced later today. However, Infante’s production was certainly a great sign for the Kansas City Royals.