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Wilmer Flores | Second Baseman

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

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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

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that Wilmer Flores will continue getting playing time at shortstop.

"For sure, he’s not done playing out there," Collins said. "We gotta have somebody ready. Wilmer is dangerous with the bat...We’re probably going to leave him in the middle of the infield." The Mets desperately want someone, anyone, to challenge Ruben Tejada at shortstop, but they simply don't have other viable internal candidates. Flores would be intriguing there because of his offensive upside, but he just doesn't have the tools defensively to stick there.
Mar 17 - 10:05 AM

Wilmer Flores played all nine innings at shortstop on Tuesday and went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored in a 9-8 win over the Cardinals.

If the Mets play Flores at shortstop during the regular season, then they'll probably play more 9-8 games than 2-1 games. He got through this one without an error, but he did have a miscue on a routine double-play ball in the first. While he got the one out after his bobble, his delay and slow relay to second could have gotten Omar Quintanilla injured had Mark Ellis been more enthusiastic with his takeout slide.
Mar 11 - 5:17 PM

Wilmer Flores will make his first start at shortstop this spring on Tuesday against the Cardinals.

It is, in fact, Flores' first start at shortstop since the 2011 season with Class-A St. Lucie. New York moved the promising prospect off short due to his less-than-ideal quickness and range, but they may be changing their tune in an effort to finally, once and for all, displace maligned incumbent Ruben Tejada. "I know they want to see me at shortstop," Flores said. "I'm just going to try to play like I've been playing and show that I can play."
Mar 11 - 10:10 AM

Wilmer Flores went 0-for-3 against the Tigers on Saturday, leaving him 1-for-16 this spring.

Flores would have really had to force the issue to become a serious candidate to make the Mets this spring, and it's showing no sign of happening. The play should be for him to play second base in Triple-A in case Daniel Murphy gets hurt or is traded.
Mar 8 - 5:47 PM

Wilmer Flores will get his first look at shortstop of the spring on Monday against the Braves.

Omar Quintanilla will start at short and then Flores will take over for the second half of the game. Ruben Tejada and Wilfredo Tovar are both dealing with hamstring injuries. Of all the shortstop options that the Mets have in camp, Flores offers the most offensive upside. But he has to prove he can handle the position defensively.
Mar 2 - 5:33 PM

Wilmer Flores is expected to get a legitimate look at shortstop this spring.

Ruben Tejada is penciled in at shortstop at the moment, but the Mets want to see if Flores can at least play passable defense at shortstop since he offers more upside on offense. The 22-year-old was moved off shortstop in 2011 due to a lack of quickness and range, so the odds are against it. The situation could be rendered moot if the Mets end up signing Stephen Drew or acquiring Nick Franklin, but they will focus on internal options for now.
Feb 26 - 3:18 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson told that Wilmer Flores could get a look at shortstop this spring.

Flores was moved from shortstop to second base in 2011 due to poor lateral mobility, but the Mets are not confident in Ruben Tejada and will explore all options at short this spring. "I don’t think we’d rule it out," Alderson said of Flores being tried at his old position. "Why should we? I think we have to see how spring training plays out for him -- is there going to be a spot for him in the lineup? Is there not? Is he going to be a bench player for us? Is he going to go to Las Vegas?"
Source: MLBlogs
Jan 30 - 11:37 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Wilmer Flores' ankles are still too sore to allow him to play second base.

The club was considering giving him a start at second Sunday, but he'll play third instead with David Wright getting a day off. Flores has batted .211/.250/.289 over 26 games for the Mets.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2Josh Satin
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Andrew Brown
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jenrry Mejia
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
R1Jose Valverde
2Kyle Farnsworth
3Scott Rice
4Gonzalez Germen
5Jeurys Familia
6Carlos Torres
7Daisuke Matsuzaka
8Bobby Parnell