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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 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. Sep 25 - 4:56 PM

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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.
Sep 16 - 10:05 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.
Aug 27 - 10:21 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.
Aug 15 - 11:04 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.
Aug 8 - 4:14 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.
Jul 24 - 12:42 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Eric Young Jr.
4Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Jack Leathersich
9Noah Syndergaard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Gonzalez Germen
10Akeel Morris