|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||48.00||0.00||.188||6.00||4.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Washington||35||8||1|| .250|| .371|| .229|
|vs Roark (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||183||50||6|| .291|| .426|| .273|
|Last 10 Games|
|Dilson Herrera still out on Sunday |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/21/14) Dilson Herrera was out of the Mets' lineup for Sunday's game at the Braves. He exited Saturday's contest with a leg injury. Wilmer Flores got the start at second base in place of Herrera.
|Wilmer Flores upping his stock for 2015 |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/17/14) Granted, if the Mets make a play for Starlin Castro or some other high-profile shortstop this offseason, all bets are off, but Wilmer Flores' two-homer performance Tuesday against the Marlins was just the latest indication that the 23-year-old is on the verge of turning the corner.
And that's an exciting prospect for Fantasy owners now that he's proven at least competent at the weakest position in the game.
In his last 18 games, he's batting .303 with five home runs and a .984 OPS. He has struck out just twice in 66 at-bats during that stretch. In 43 games since the All-Star break (or since his return from the minors, more accurately), he has struck out just nine times in 140 at-bats.
That was his calling card in the minors, where he never struck out even 80 times in a season and was typically between 60 and 70. The high contact rate often resulted in a .300 batting average -- particularly in the upper levels, when he began to develop the power to hit 15-plus homers and 30-plus doubles.
It's a skill set similar to the one Edgardo Alfonzo brought with him to the majors in the late 90s. If you were playing Fantasy then, you'll probably remember he had a few years when he was a pretty stellar option even at the height of the steroids era. And he wasn't even a shortstop during that time.
|Wilmer Flores blasts off twice in Tuesday win |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/17/14) Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores has been tearing it up at the plate recently, but went downright hog-wild Tuesday night.
Flores achieved the first two-homer game of his career in a rout of Miami. He began his big night with an RBI double in the fourth inning, socked a three-run blast in the fifth and added a two-run shot in the seventh for six RBI. He is 8 for 15 with two homers and 10 RBI in the last four games combined.
|Wilmer Flores smacks second home run Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/27/14) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores went 1 for 2 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Braves Wednesday.
Flores was just 1 for 10 over his last four games before going yard Wednesday. He has hit .224/.258/.301 with two home runs and 15 RBI in 156 at-bats.
|Wilmer Flores to get good look from Mets as starting shortstop |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(8/8/14) It comes as no surprise that Wilmer Flores is starting ahead of Ruben Tejada on Friday night. The former has apparently supplanted the latter as the top shortstop with the Mets, per ESPN, following a conference between Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson.
Flores has earned consistent playing time since late July, though he has not exactly sizzled at the plate. He has five hits in 21 at-bats without a multi-hit game during his recent stretch.
|After fumbling through a transition to second base at Triple-A Las Vegas, Wilmer Flores ended up playing third down the stretch for the Mets, filling in for the injured David Wright. He held his own defensively, which has been the biggest impediment to his development so far, but like so many 22-year-olds getting their first taste of the majors, he was overmatched at the plate. With a high-contact bat and steadily improving power stroke, Flores is just as intriguing as when he signed as a 16-year-old shortstop in 2007, but unfortunately, he's not any less mysterious. Third base is off the table with Wright signed long-term, and for all the strides Flores has made at the plate, his bat wouldn't hold up at first base. With the emergence of Daniel Murphy, he doesn't have a clear path to second base either, not that he showed much potential there defensively. So where does that leave him? In the minors for now. At 22, he could use the extra time to refine his stroke. An injury at any of those positions would clear the way for Flores, but even in NL-only leagues, you can't count on him making a significant contribution in 2014.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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|9/23/14||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Tanner Roark|
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