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Wilmer Flores | Shortstop

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Wilmer Flores rejoined the Mets on Friday after returning home to Venezuela for a family emergency on Wednesday.
He walked in his lone plate appearance in Friday's loss to the Marlins. He should take his regular place in the starting lineup on Saturday. Sep 5 - 8:30 AM

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Wilmer Flores has been excused from the Mets until Friday due to a family emergency.

Flores' grandfather had a heart attack so he's rushing home to Venezuela. New York won't put him on the family medical emergency list because major league rosters have already expanded. He should be in Miami on Friday.
Sep 2 - 4:29 PM

Wilmer Flores is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

It appears to be a simple day of rest. The Mets are going with Ruben Tejada at shortstop and Juan Uribe at second base (yes, you read that correctly).
Aug 30 - 10:30 AM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-6 with a double, two home runs, and five RBI as the Mets demolished the Phillies on Monday.

The Mets set a franchise record with eight home runs. Flores hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning off of Adam Morgan, and followed up with a three-run blast in the fifth against Hector Neris, helping the Mets reclaim the lead. Flores is on a six-game hitting streak and a five-game RBI streak. Overall, he's slashing .265/.298/.418 with 14 home runs and 54 RBI.
Aug 24 - 11:25 PM

Wilmer Flores clubbed a walk-off homer in the 12th inning to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the Nationals on Friday.

You couldn't write it up any better. Flores, who cried on the field Wednesday night after believing that he had been traded to the Brewers, drove in both runs for the Mets on Friday night and was the most popular person at Citi Field. After hitting an RBI single in the fourth inning, he took Felipe Rivero deep to lead off the bottom of the 12th to end it. It was a feel-good moment for Flores and for the Mets, who are two games back of the Nationals in the NL East.
Aug 1 - 12:05 AM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Wilmer Flores will head to the Brewers with Zack Wheeler in exchange for outfielder Carlos Gomez.

It's unclear if he'll be utilized at shortstop for the Mets, or if he'll take over their vacancy at third base. The 23-year-old was hitting .249/.281/.379 with 10 homers and 40 RBI in 92 games with the Mets this season. It's a nice haul for the Brewers in exchange for a year-plus of Gomez.
Jul 29 - 9:17 PM

Wilmer Flores is out of the Mets' lineup again Tuesday.

Flores has now been on the bench for three straight games following the additions of Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. With Ruben Tejada as the regular shortstop, he will have to make the best of his opportunities as a bench player. Uribe is starting at third base Tuesday and Daniel Murphy will play second base.
Jul 28 - 3:32 PM

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBI as the Mets beat the Nationals 7-2 on Tuesday.

Flores gave the Mets an early 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with a single, and added the final run in their four-run ninth inning with a ground out to make it 7-2. The infielder, playing second base for the better part of three-plus weeks, has a meager .252/.285/.387 triple-slash line with 10 home runs and 40 RBI.
Jul 21 - 10:20 PM

Wilmer Flores posted his third straight game with three-plus hits in Sunday's 8-0 win over the Dodgers, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI.

The way he's going, Flores is probably dreading the All-Star Break. He hit an RBI single in the first inning against Mets starter Mike Bolsinger, then followed it up with a run-scoring infield single in the fourth and an RBI double in the eighth. Flores is 11 for his last 16 and has recorded three or more hits in each of his last three games. Overall, he's hitting .258/.289/.412 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 31 runs scored.
Jul 5 - 7:28 PM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Flores knocked in a run with a single in the eighth inning. He's been absolutely sizzling this holiday weekend, with seven hits in his last 11 at-bats and back-to-back three-hit games. His recent hot stretch is not indicative of how he's been hitting all season, as he's slashing .248/.280/.398 with 10 homers and 35 RBI. The power and run-production are swell enough, but the average could use some work.
Jul 4 - 10:51 PM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Mets beat the Dodgers 2-1 on Friday.

Flores singled in the Mets' first run in the fourth and collected an infield single during the ninth-inning rally that decided the game. The three hits match his total from his previous six starts combined. He does have 10 homers this season, but getting on base just hasn't been a strength for him.
Jul 4 - 1:52 AM

The Mets plan to use Wilmer Flores at second base when Daniel Murphy returns from the disabled list.

Flores had been splitting time with Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Now he'll move to second with Murphy taking over at third base. Murphy could even see time at first when Lucas Duda needs a day off. Light-hitting second baseman Dilson Herrera appears to be the odd man out.
Jun 29 - 11:29 AM

Sources tell Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that the Mets are discussing moving Wilmer Flores to second base.

The move would shore up the keystone, where Dilson Herrera has looked largely overmatched at the plate, while also getting Ruben Tejada's bat in the lineup on a regular basis. In that scenario, Daniel Murphy -- close to returning from a strained left quad -- would play third base and possibly first at times. If and when David Wright returns, the Mets would have a decision to make. Flores is hitting .243/.277/.406 with 10 home runs and 32 RBI on the year.
Jun 24 - 11:39 PM

Wilmer Flores saved the Mets' bacon on Monday, delivering a walk-off single in the 11th inning against the Blue Jays.

The Mets threw away a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning, then fell behind 3-2 in the top of the 11th before rallying in the bottom half of the inning. Flores finished 1-for-5 on the night, saving the best for last. His single to center field off of Liam Hendriks plated Lucas Duda, allowing the Mets to push their NL East lead to 1.5 games over the Nationals. Flores is batting .248/.283/.425 this season with 10 home runs and 31 RBI.
Jun 15 - 10:56 PM

Wilmer Flores clubbed his 10th home run of the season in Friday's win over the Braves.

It was a solo shot. Flores also walked and scored two runs. The 23-year-old has been an adventure in the field at times and is batting just .249 with a .283 on-base percentage, but his pop has been useful from the shortstop position.
Jun 12 - 10:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia