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Wilmer Flores | First Baseman | #4

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Wilmer Flores is not in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.
Flores has seen an uptick in playing time with Todd Frazier (hamstring) sidelined, but he'll take a seat against right-hander Elieser Hernandez. Recent call-up Luis Guillorme will start at third base and bat seventh. May 21 - 3:15 PM

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Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 with a homer off the bench Tuesday in the loss to the Reds.

The Mets gave Jose Reyes the start at third tonight for no good reason. Hopefully, Flores will get more playing time there in the coming days with Todd Frazier on the disabled list. Flores is batting just .234, but he has three homers, four doubles and just six strikeouts in 64 at-bats.
May 8 - 10:14 PM

Wilmer Flores is hitting sixth and playing second base for the Mets on Wednesday for their game against the Cardinals.

It's the first start of the season at second base for Flores, as his other 10 starts have come at first. Asdrubal Cabrera gets the night off, as he's dealing with what's being called a "minor" hamstring injury. The 26-year-old infielder owns an .843 OPS so far to begin the 2018 campaign, and you should expect New York to find more ways to get Flores' bat in the lineup as the season progresses.
Apr 25 - 4:57 PM

Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off homer to give the Mets a 3-2 victory over the Brewers on Sunday.

It was the only hit of the game for Flores, but it was a big one. It came with two outs in the bottom of the ninth off of Matt Albers to continue the Mets red-hot start to the season. Flores is hitting just .200 on the season, but he's slugging .520, and more hits should start dropping in for the 26-year-old as the season progresses.
Apr 15 - 4:42 PM

Wilmer Flores homered and doubled against the Marlins on Tuesday.

The Mets were facing just their second lefty in 10 games, so it was only the third start for Flores this season. We believe he'd outhit Adrian Gonzalez at first base given the chance, but that's not part of the plan right now.
Apr 10 - 10:37 PM

Wilmer Flores could spend time in the outfield for the Mets in 2018.

Flores played left field for the Mets on Saturday; a game he went 3-for-4 with a homer in against the Nationals. It's a way to get the 26-year-old's bat into the lineup, as he's coming off a career best 2017 season where he hit 18 homers and .795 OPS. His lack of patience makes him less valuable in on-base percentage leagues, but his power from the right-side could make him fantasy relevant in 2018.
Mar 18 - 9:26 AM

Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 and belted a two-run homer in Saturday's 9-7 win over the Nationals in Grapefruit League play.

He went yard off veteran hurler Edwin Jackson in the fifth inning. Flores has a nice .317/.370/.537 slash line with two homers and five RBI so far this spring. He will serve as a backup infielder again this season but has the talent to be a valuable fantasy asset if he ever gets everyday playing time.
Mar 17 - 7:07 PM

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 and homered as the Mets and Tigers played to a 4-4 tie on Friday.

We'd like to see what Flores would do with regular at-bats after solid seasons in part-time roles the last two years, but his glove is a big enough problem that he really only makes much sense at first base. The Mets will likely pencil him into the lineup against most lefties, but he's not going to see enough action against righties initially to be of much use for fantasy purposes.
Mar 9 - 5:05 PM

Wilmer Flores laced two singles in four at-bats against the Marlins on Saturday.

The Mets couldn't get much going in this one and Flores got two of the team's five knocks. He served as the designated hitter today. The 26-year-old will once again be a utility infielder this season, although he should get more playing time than most utility players do. The team plans to get him some time in the outfield during camp. He hit .271/.307/.488 with 18 homers and 52 RBI in 362 plate appearances last year.
Mar 3 - 6:51 PM

Wilmer Flores will get outfield reps this spring in Mets camp.

Jose Reyes is also going to play some outfield, though that's less news-worthy given that he saw a bit of action there last season. Flores hasn't played a single inning in the outfield in his major league career, but the Mets want to find creative ways to get the 26-year-old in the lineup after watching him put up a .795 OPS with 18 home runs in 110 games last season.
Feb 13 - 4:26 PM

Mets and INF Wilmer Flores avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.4 million contract.

It's the infielder's second year of arbitration eligibility. Flores is currently lined up to start at second base for the Mets, but they're seeking an upgrade outside the organization.
Jan 12 - 12:21 PM

Wilmer Flores (nose) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Flores suffered a bad broken nose last Saturday when he fouled a ball off his face. The 26-year-old infielder finishes the 2017 season with a .271/.307/.488 batting line, 18 home runs, and 52 RBI in 110 games. He'll be arbitration-eligible this winter for the second time.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Wilmer Flores (nose) is still experiencing swelling and will be re-examined on Thursday.

Flores suffered a broken nose when he fouled a ball off his face Saturday. The hope was that he could return by the end of the week, but obviously the Mets have no reason to push things at this point.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Wilmer Flores (nose) could play later this week.

Flores suffered a broken nose when he fouled a ball off his face Saturday. He'll visit an otorhinolaryngologist in New York before hopefully being cleared to return to action.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Wilmer Flores has a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during Saturday's game.

No surprise, given all of the bleeding. If that's the only problem, Flores might not miss too much time. We don't yet know if that's the extent of the damage, though.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 11:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Travis d'Arnaud
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Phillip Evans
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2Wilmer Flores
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Steven Matz
4Jason Vargas
5Zack Wheeler
6Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Hansel Robles
9Jacob Rhame
10Chris Flexen