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Wilmer Flores | Third Baseman | #4

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / NYM
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Wilmer Flores was out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, but the slumping infielder was held out for rest.
Flores hit .412 in the first nine games in the month of June, but he is hitting .071 over the past eight outings. "You can kind of see he's dragging a little bit. So we're going to let him get off his feet for a while," manager Terry Collins said. With Flores resting it was T.J. Rivera moving over to third base with Gavin Cecchini slotting in at second. Jun 21 - 3:24 AM

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Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

With another lefty on the mound for the opposing team, Flores batted near the top of the lineup for the third consecutive day. He was on his way to another disappointing performance from that choice lineup spot before connecting for the solo jack in the eighth inning off, ironically, right-hander Joe Blanton. Flores has six homers and 19 RBI overall, batting .311/.333/.497 over 48 games.
Jun 16 - 12:16 AM

Wilmer Flores tagged two hits Saturday in the Mets’ 6-1 victory over the Braves.

He scored the game’s first run in the second inning, coming home on a sac fly by T.J. Rivera. Flores later chipped in with a sac fly of his own, staking New York to a 2-0 lead by plating Michael Conforto in the eighth inning. The 25-year-old has impressed when called upon this year, batting .315 with five homers and 17 RBI over 130 at-bats.
Jun 10 - 4:58 PM

Wilmer Flores homered for the Mets' lone run Thursday against the Brewers.

The Mets need to turn Jose Reyes into a backup and give Flores a look as a starting third baseman. He has about 230 points of OPS on Reyes (.804 to .576), and he's at least as good as Reyes defensively, even if that's not saying much.
Jun 1 - 4:19 PM

Wilmer Flores finished 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Brewers on Monday.

Flores has an impressive .313/.340/.458 batting line in 33 games (96 at-bats) this season for New York. He probably deserves more playing time.
May 29 - 7:18 PM

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

He stroked a base-loaded double to plate three runs in the third inning, then came around to score on a Curtis Granderson single. He also worked a walk in the ballgame. The 25-year-old Flores now has a .307 batting average with three home runs and 14 RBI in 91 plate appearances.
May 25 - 12:21 AM

Wilmer Flores hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the Mets' loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Flores went deep off Diamondbacks reliever Silvino Bracho in the top of the ninth inning, but Arizona held on to win the game 7-3. Flores has three home runs and nine RBI in 23 games this season for New York.
May 16 - 12:49 AM

Mets activated INF Wilmer Flores from the 10-day disabled list.

Flores will join back up with the Mets on Wednesday night in Atlanta after missing two weeks with a knee infection. He was batting just .171/.194/.343 through 36 plate appearances this season for New York.
May 3 - 3:03 PM

Wilmer Flores (joint infection) went 0-for-3 with a run scored in his first rehab game Saturday.

Flores played for Class-A St. Lucie, the first game action he's seen since hitting the disabled list April 21. He's first eligible to return Sunday, April 30, and since there's been radio silence on his condition since he first hit the shelf, it's fair to assume he'll be activated sometime in the next few days.
Apr 29 - 8:38 PM

Mets placed INF Wilmer Flores on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 20, with a joint infection.

It seemed like a day-to-day thing, but evidently the Mets decided it was bad enough to shut Flores down for a while. It's possible he'll be back later this month.
Apr 21 - 4:07 PM

Wilmer Flores (infection) is unavailable for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

Flores is dealing with a joint infection. With Flores down for the count and Lucas Duda battling an elbow injury. Jay Bruce will draw a rare start at first base. Juan Lagares will serve as a backup infielder for the short-handed Mets. For what it's worth, manager Terry Collins expects Flores back in "a day or two."
Apr 20 - 4:08 PM

Wilmer Flores hit a two-run home run, his first of the year, in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Flores took Braves starter Jaime Garcia deep in the sixth inning to extend the Mets' lead. The homer was his first of 2017, and also his first hit in three games. He started at first base, a position at which he appeared 27 times in 2016, and given the Mets' issues there he could be in line for more time there this year.
Apr 6 - 11:53 PM

Wilmer Flores had a grand slam, a double, a walk and six RBI as the Mets steamrolled the Cardinals 16-2 on Friday.

Flores had been in the midst of a quiet spring, hitting .194/.265/.400 in 31 at-bats, but that changed today. He's been getting plenty of playing time at third with David Wright out and Jose Reyes in the WBC, but he's going to take a backseat to Reyes once the season starts. He might see more playing time at first base against lefties than at third initially.
Mar 17 - 6:12 PM

Wilmer Flores won his arbitration case against the Mets and will earn $2.2 million in 2017.

The Mets had filed at $1.8 million and MLBTradeRumors.com had projected that he'd earn $1.9 million through the arbitration process so it looks like a nice win for the player. Flores will enter the 2017 season in a utility role for the Mets but should find full-time at-bats at some point once injury inevitably strikes.
Feb 4 - 1:37 PM

Wilmer Flores requested $2.2 million and was offered $1.8 million by the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The two sides aren't that far apart, and a union in the $2 million range isn't out of the question. MLBTradeRumors.com projected that the 25-year-old would earn $1.9 million in arbitration, which is also in the range between the figures that were filed. Flores is set to enter the 2017 season as a utility infielder for the Mets, but given the lengthy injury history of some of their veterans, there are paths available to full-time at-bats.
Jan 13 - 9:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Jose Reyes
3David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Curtis Granderson
3Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Josh Smoker
6Josh Edgin
7Paul Sewald
8Neil Ramirez
9Rafael Montero
10Erik Goeddel
11Chase Bradford