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Does Omar Infante have the emptiest BA ever?

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I got curious after looking at Infante's stat card the other day when I saw his interesting combination of insane BA and mediocre OPS, so I did a little playing around with baseball-reference.com's Play Index and searched for players in baseball history to have a similar combination. When the numbers are crunched, there have been only 26 players in baseball history to have had a .330+ BA and a sub-800 OPS with at least 200 PAs (Omar's on track for nearly 250), the most recent being Luis Polonia in 1990 for the Yankees and Angels. When the criteria is moved to a .335 BA, it's only ten times in baseball history. At Infante's current .344/.784 pace, he'd be just the second ever to have a BA so high with an OPS so low.

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