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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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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

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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

Wilmer Flores is back in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Flores didn't play Saturday due to "general soreness," but it appears that he'll be fine. The young infielder is batting .249/.275/.411 with eight homers this season.
Jun 7 - 1:39 PM

Wilmer Flores is sitting out Saturday because of general soreness.

With so many Mets on the disabled list, they really can't afford to lose Flores for an extended period. That's why it's better to give him a breather now instead of letting the soreness linger. The 23-year-old had started 26 games in a row prior to Saturday.
Jun 6 - 7:18 PM

Wilmer Flores is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.

It's just a day of rest for Flores. Ruben Tejada is playing shortstop, Danny Muno is starting at second base, and Eric Campbell is at third Saturday in Arizona.
Jun 6 - 6:02 PM

Wilmer Flores had one hit in four at-bats, a solo home run, as the Mets topped the Marlins on Sunday to avoid a sweep.

Flores extended the Mets' lead to 3-1 with his third-inning blast off of David Phelps, his eighth of the season. He is tied with Jhonny Peralta for the most home runs hit by a shortstop to this point in the season with eight. Flores is hitting .244/.273/.421 with 22 RBI.
May 31 - 4:01 PM

Wilmer Flores knocked in the tying and game-winning runs as the Mets walked off winners in 10 innings versus the Phillies on Tuesday.

Flores, who went 1-for-4 on the night, tied the game at 4-4 with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly against Ken Giles. In the 10th inning, he came to the plate with runners on the corners and two out. He lifted an Elvis Araujo offering into left field to bring in the winning run. Flores has hit for decent power but otherwise has been lackluster, batting .252/.284/.429 with seven home runs and 21 RBI.
May 26 - 10:37 PM

Wilmer Flores cranked his seventh home run of the season Monday in the Mets' defeat of the Phillies.

And just like that, he is leading all major league shortstops in home runs. Flores was retired in his other three at-bats Monday and is batting just .252 with a .287 on-base percentage for the season, but his pop gives him value at a position where production is scarce.
May 25 - 4:25 PM

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Flores can proudly tell his grandchildren that he did not strike out against Francisco Liriano in a game that saw 12 strikeouts by the former Twin. Not only did Flores not strike out, he managed the only run for the Mets (on an RBI single in the fifth inning) and was the only Met to record more than one hit. He's hitting .252/.288/.417 with six homers and 16 RBI this season.
May 24 - 4:32 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Logan Verrett
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin
13Buddy Carlyle