AL Central Rankings: Who stands tall as best 2nd baseman?

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No. 4: Omar Infante (Kansas City Royals)

Jul 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante (14) dives to field a ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Stats
Batting Average: .252
HR: 6
RBI: 66
SB: 9
DWar: .7
Fielding Percentage: .978

Infante is here because we know who he is and what to expect from him year in and year out.  He is a beacon of steadiness at second base.

While his batting average dropped to a career low at .252, he did post a career-high in RBIs. His offensive game has never been spectacular but has always been consistent.

In the field he may have the weakest glove of all the second baseman in the division. One thing to note though is that Infante did post a positive wins above replacement in 2014.

Infante is getting older and the Royals are the defending AL Champions, but they appear to have taken a step back this offseason.

In terms of threats to playing time there is nothing in the pipeline and their top middle infield prospect is a year or two away from contributing. His role is pretty secure and should be the second baseman for Kansas City all season long barring trade or injury.

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