Infante's value combines a little of everything

Updated: July 8, 2010, 1:34 AM ET
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

It was shocking when it was announced Sunday that Braves utility man Omar Infante, who was tied for 167th in the National League in OPS, had made the All-Star team ahead of, among others, Joey Votto, who was leading the NL in OPS. Even Infante thought it was a joke. How can you make the All-Star team without starting for your team?

To place all the blame on Infante is preposterous. To ridicule him is unfair. He has done nothing wrong. He is who he is: a 28-year-old utility ...

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