Friday, November 13, 2009

Greeneville Astros: Wilton Infante

Wilton Infante
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2006 season
Stats: 6'1", 175 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22

Season line: 42 games, 150 PAs. 24x143 - .168/.207/.308 - 11XBH-10RBI. 38K:6BB

Note: Infante played for a week, 7 games worth, in the GCL. We're not taking those into account in the splits, but they have been included in the Season Line.

Splits:
vs. LHP (24ABs): .125/.192/.125, 5K:2BB, 0XBH-0RBI
vs. RHP (94ABs): .138/.173/.319, 27K:3BB, 9XBH-7RBI

Home (71ABs): .169/.203/.338, 21K:3BB, 6XBH-5RBI
Away (47ABs): .085/.140/.191, 11K:2BB, 3XBH-2RBI

Bases Empty (51ABs): .196/.255/.431, 13K:4BB, 6XBH-2RBI
Runners on (67ABs): .090/.116/.164, 19K:1BB, 3XBH-5RBI
w/RISP (43ABs): .070/.070/.116, 11K:0BB, 2XBH-3RBI

July (22ABs): .045/.045/.045, 8K:0BB, 0XBH-0RBI
August (96ABs): .156/.206/.333, 24K:5BB, 9XBH-7RBI

K/PA rate: 25.8%
XBH/H rate: 56.3%
K:BB ratio: 6.33

Infante spend 35 of his 36 games in the field in the outfield: 24 in RF, 6 in LF, and 5 in RF. He made four errors in 64 chances for a .938 Fld%.

He didn't hit the ball often, but when he did, he hit it hard. It's quite amazing. After working this up for all of the GCL Astros and half of the Greeneville Astros, I haven't seen anyone with as high a XBH/H rate as Infante.

Citizen Steve, what say you on Wilton Infante?
Last chance. Look for him to be released before or during Spring Training.

That's not exactly encouraging, but this is his second go-around in the App League, and last year he hit .185/.265/.196. So his OPS improved from .460 to .514. But...his highest OPS in his four-year career in the Astros organization was in 2007, when it was .768 in his second tour of the Dominican Summer League.

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