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Wilmer Flores | Shortstop

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters that Wilmer Flores (wrist, hand) is "fine."
Flores was lifted from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves after taking a pitch off his lower left arm.'s Anthony DiComo says there appeared to be "nothing lingering" from the HBP. Mar 4 - 4:24 PM

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Wilmer Flores left Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves after he was hit in the wrist area by a pitch.

The severity of the injury isn't yet known, but Mets manager Terry Collins clearly didn't want to take any chances. The Mets should pass along an update soon. Ruben Tejada and Matt Reynolds are the backup options at shortstop if Flores needs to miss significant time.
Mar 4 - 2:28 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Sunday that Wilmer Flores is the frontrunner to be the team's starting shortstop on Opening Day.

That's assuming that the Mets are unable to fill their large vacancy at the position through free agency or a trade this winter. The 23-year-old has potential offensively and hit .251/.286/.378 with six homers and 29 RBI in his 259 at-bats with the club in 2014. Given the full-time job for the season, he could carve out some value as a middle infield option in mixed leagues.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:40:00 PM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored as the Mets beat the Nationals 7-4 in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Flores is giving the Mets extra incentive to trade David Murphy this winter while hitting .286 with four homers, 13 RBI and just three strikeouts in 77 at-bats this month. It'd be nice if he walked more (just 11 times in 266 at-bats), but with his emerging power, he should be one of the Mets' regulars next year.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:56:00 PM

Wilmer Flores had a career night, going 3-for-4 with a double, a pair of home runs, and six runs batted in as the Mets trounced the Marlins on Tuesday.

Flores tied the game at 1-1 with a fourth-inning double, then kept adding on with a three-run home run in the fifth and a two-run blast in the seventh, both off of Brad Penny. Flores entered the night with four home runs in 229 plate appearances, so it was certainly an uncharacteristically powerful performance. Along with six homers, Flores has knocked in 28 runs and posted a .245/.280/.386 slash line.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:05:00 PM

Wilmer Flores finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run, but the Mets were handed a 3-2 loss by the Braves on Wednesday.

Flores tied the game up at 1-1 when he belted a Julio Teheran offering to left-center in the second inning. The 23-year-old has otherwise had little to write home about offensively this season, slashing .224/.258/.301 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 164 plate appearances.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Wilmer Flores went 0-for-2 with a walk Friday against the Cubs.

Flores has started nine straight games at shortstop and is batting just .235 (8-for-34) with no extra-base hits and two walks during that span. He's not off to an impressive start during his audition, but the Mets know what they have with Ruben Tejada, so Flores will continue to be the focus.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:04:00 PM

Wilmer Flores is expected to get a chance at regular playing time at shortstop.

The consensus is that Flores can't hack it defensively at short, but the Mets are apparently willing to give him a shot there because he has some upside with the bat. While he's just a career .219/.252/.301 hitter over his first 206 plate appearances, Flores could have some deep mixed league value with regular playing time. Ruben Tejada will shift to a backup role.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 04:14:00 PM

Mets recalled SS Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Flores has batted just .225/.253/.300 in 83 plate appearances this season at the major league level, but the 22-year-old infielder has been a force in the Pacific Coast League. He was rated a Top 75 prospect this winter by Baseball Prospectus and may carry mixed-league fantasy value if he finds consistent playing time in New York.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Mets infield prospect Wilmer Flores went 3-for-7 with two home runs in a doubleheader for Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.

Flores has five home runs in his last four games, and is hitting .362/.367/.766 over 11 games since he was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas. He has shown that he is too good of a hitter for Triple-A pitching, but he has yet to hit well in the major leagues. Flores is just 22-years old, but without an opening to give him consistent at bats, no defensive home, and poor performance at the major league level, his time may be running out to be an everyday player.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 09:52:00 AM

Mets optioned INF Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The Mets needed to make room for Juan Lagares to return on Thursday, and instead of optioning an outfielder they chose to demote Flores. The infielder hit .225/.253/.300 in 25 games with the club, and he'll be back at some point later this year.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Wilmer Flores smacked a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs Monday in an 11-2 victory over the Phillies.

It wasn't easy, but the Mets won four out of five games in the series. Flores did the heavy lifting for the offense on this night, delivering a two-run double in a four-run sixth inning and a grand slam in the ninth to put the game out of reach. Flores' playing time has suffered recently as Ruben Tejada has begun to play better, but that could change after a big performance like this one.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said after Sunday's game that Wilmer Flores and Gonzalez Germen were unavailable due to a severe illness.

Collins said that Flores didn't even put on a uniform for the game, which explains why Zack Wheeler was called upon to pinch-hit in the 11th inning instead of him. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Sun, May 11, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Mets recalled INF Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Flores is getting the start at shortstop Friday and should see regular playing time there going forward in front of the disappointing Ruben Tejada. The Mets will suffer from his poor defense, but he'll certainly provide more with the bat than Tejada.
Fri, May 9, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has confirmed that the Mets are calling up infield prospect Wilmer Flores.

The Mets have grown frustrated with Ruben Tejada and his .183/.302/.207 batting line, so they'll try something different at shortstop. Flores is not a good defender, but he owns a .307 batting average with an .860 OPS, five home runs, and 25 RBI in 29 games this season at the Triple-A level. Grab the 22-year-old in all NL-only fantasy formats and some deeper mixed leagues.
Thu, May 8, 2014 08:59:00 AM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Zack Wheeler
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Dillon Gee
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez
12Jack Leathersich
13Akeel Morris