CubsFan7724 wrote:Cornbread will probably cream his pants when he sees this.
This isnt new news to me - he was tagged the leadoff hitter when they dropped Sanchez.
Obviously Im biased, but from reading scouting reports on Infante and watching him play these last 2 years, I fully believe he will bring his OBP up as he continues to mature and get more confident at the plate.
Ive said it before and I'll say it again - Infante will be an All Star in the not so distant future. Maybe not this yr, but his defense already places him among the leaders in the AL and as long as he continues to get better and more patient at the plate there is no reason to think he cant develop into a solid leadoff hitter. I do agree with LBJ somewhat in that I dont think he is ready now though.
As for fantasy, I cant see how this would not increase his value. More ABs = more opportunities to get the counting stats.