50. Omar Infante (4.3)
Omar Infante was a 5’11”, 195 lb. infielder from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. Born on the day after Christmas in 1981, he signed with the Detroit Tigers through international free agency in 1999.
Infante made his way up through the Tigers system for the next few seasons, making his major league debut with Detroit in 2002. Over the next six seasons, he slashed .253/.298/.386 with 32 homers and 34 stolen bases in 494 contests. He then played three years with the Atlanta Braves, slashing .309/.353/.411 in 300 games and making the National League All Star team in 2010.
After the 2010 season, the Braves traded Infante to the Miami Marlins with Mike Dunn for Dan Uggla. Infante’s first season with the Marlins was the last season they were called the “Florida” Marlins, and Infante’s third-best season as a major leaguer, going by his brWAR of 2.4. In a then-career-high 148 games, he slashed .276/315/.382, with seven round-trippers and 49 RBI.
Infante played in 85 Miami Marlins games in 2012, and slashed .287/.312/.442 with eight home runs, 10 stolen bases, and 33 RBI. As the trade deadline was getting closer, and the Marlins decided they were sellers, Infante was traded with Anibal Sanchez back to the Tigers for Rob Brantly, Brian Flynn, and Jacob Turner.
Infante played another year and a half for Detroit, then three seasons with the Kansas City Royals. He last appeared in the major leagues in 2016.