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Wilmer Flores | Shortstop

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jul 24 - 12:42 PM

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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.
Jul 6 - 9:52 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.
Jun 25 - 10:59 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.
Jun 2 - 11:43 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.
May 11 - 5:47 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.
May 9 - 3:17 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.
May 8 - 8:59 AM

Mets infield prospect Wilmer Flores went 4-for-5 with two home runs for Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.

Flores was hitting .261/.324/.348 prior to the game and is now up to .289/.346/.433 for the season. The Mets have been playing him at shortstop to see if he can handle it, but he lacks the range to be a shortstop at the major league level, and the Mets are set at second base and third base. He could see time at first base if Josh Satin continues to struggle. His first home run came of Mariners prospect Erasmo Ramirez.
May 3 - 10:27 AM

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

Flores was up in the majors for only a couple of days. He'll probably be back-and-forth all year.
Apr 5 - 4:15 PM

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

He's taking the roster spot of Daniel Murphy, who went on paternity leave. Flores could see a start or two at second base while he's up.
Apr 2 - 2:35 PM

Wilmer Flores will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

No official word yet on the corresponding roster move, but it's expected that Daniel Murphy will be placed on the paternity leave list. Flores could be an option to play second base in the short-term.
Apr 1 - 1:36 PM

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

So the starting shortstop job goes to Ruben Tejada. Flores had a real shot at unseating him, but wasn't able to hit well enough in the Grapefruit League to force the issue. He'll get regular at-bats in the minors.
Mar 24 - 8:41 AM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI as the Mets' shortstop on Saturday.

With Ruben Tejada picking up his game of late, Flores's chances of making the Mets are probably just about gone. At least he'll be exiting on a high note if he's sent down within the next couple of days; he entered today at .194/.286/.306 in 36 at-bats this spring.
Mar 22 - 4:19 PM

Wilmer Flores is expected to see playing time at shortstop with Triple-A Las Vegas at the start of the season.

Flores is starting at shortstop in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game and the Mets plan to continue the experiment. The 22-year-old was moved off the position after the 2011 due to a lack of range and quickness, so it's probably a long shot, but the Mets could consider him if Ruben Tejada gets off to a slow start.
Mar 18 - 12:45 PM

Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop Tuesday.

Flores was moved off shortstop in the minors due to a lack of range and quickness at the position, but the Mets are considering alternatives given Ruben Tejada's underwhelming spring. It's still probably a long shot, but Flores offers enough upside with the bat to at least be in the conversation.
Mar 17 - 4:38 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Daisuke Matsuzaka
8Bobby Parnell