Check this out from a 12-28-04 article:
Paul Wezner wrote:One success story this offseason has been Omar Infante – who continues to hit well for Oriente in the Venezuelan League. Infante’s average is up to .310, including 4 Home Runs and 19 RBI. Infante has also sent 17 balls to the gaps (12 doubles, 5 triples) in an effort to become a complete player. Infante continues to impress and build on the promise he carries as a future cornerstone at Second Base.
Infante really began to put it all together after the AS break last yr, and he apparantly is one of the most impressive figures in the winter league right now. Ive never seen a ranking that has him listed as a top 10 2B, but dont let the noodleheads fool you. He WILL challenge for a place in the top 10 this yr - watch.
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Paul Wezner wrote:Carlos Pena, much like Omar Infante, continues to work towards the beginnings of a strong 2005, as he’s now raised his average to .329 in 85 at bats. Pena now also has more walks (25) than strikeouts (22), and has 5 Home Runs. A good sign for a player the Tigers will need a big year out of, considering the lack of improvements elsewhere on the diamond.
Pena is another bigtime breakout candidate this yr - and you can get him extremely cheap too.