brandnew wrote:He's been hurt this ST. He was a rookie last year...
Check out Michael Young's Rookie stats: .249/.298/.402
Most hitters struggle their rookie year.
He wasn't a rookie, it was his 3rd season in the majors, and he lost his rookie eligibility in 2003. But anyway, check out Damion Easley's rookie stats, they're probably similar. All rookies are usually bad. Infante's never actually been good, he's just had youth going for him. Just because Michael Young used to suck doesn't mean all 2B's that put up bad numbers will one day be good hitters.
If Infante had been a prospect, or had been good in the minors, or had done anything whatsoever I could see him being touted as a breakout candidate. The only reason he even played at advanced levels at such a young age was because his father was dying and he wanted to make the big leagues before he died. Not because he was highly touted. They tossed him into AAA only to see him have a .253 BA and .306 OBA in 2 seasons there.
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