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4 Wilmer Flores SS
Height/Weight: 6-3/190 | Birthdate: 8/6/1991 | Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: No College | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 16/11 | Average Draft Position: 330.54
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Wilmer Flores upping his stock for 2015


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/17/2014) 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.

Sleeper alert?


Wilmer Flores blasts off twice in Tuesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) 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
(8/27/2014) 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
(8/8/2014) 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.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis demoted as Wilmer Flores recalled


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday. To clear a roster spot, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Las Vegas.

Wilmer Flores getting the call Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Mets have recalled Wilmer Flores, who will join the team in Milwaukee Thursday, the team announced. A corresponding move has not yet been announced.

Earlier in the week, manager Terry Collins told reporters he did not expect Flores to be called up soon, despite hitting .323/.367/.568 in 55 games at Triple-A Las Vegas. His expected role is not yet known. 


Wilmer Flores expected to remain at Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, who has been rotating between second base, third base and shortstop at Triple-A Las Vegas, is on a 20-game hitting streak. Despite very good numbers (.325/.580/.950) at Las Vegas, manager Terry Collins hinted Sunday it doesn't appear a recall is imminent.

"I don’t want to bring young guys up here and have them sit on the bench," Collins said, per ESPN. "I just don’t think it’s good for their development. If Wilmer Flores comes, I think he’s going to have to play someplace, because I don’t think he gets anything out of sitting on the bench playing once a week. 

"If he was going to be the future utility player down the road, OK, maybe. But this guy’s bat potential is so good, there’s nothing wrong with going and having a big year in Triple-A."


Wilmer Flores sent down for Juan Lagares activation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) The Mets optioned infielder Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas Wednesday, to make room on the active roster for the return of Juan Lagares from the disabled list Thursday.  

Mets not ready to move Wilmer Flores into starting lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores drew a start Thursday against the Cardinals for just the seventh time in the last 22 games. However, manager Terry Collins said don't expect Flores to see an increase in starts any time soon.

"We've got to start winning," Collins said in explanation of Flores' sparse playing time, per MLB.com. "We don't have time to develop players right at the moment. You'd like to, for sure. But you can't just say, 'Hey, look, I'm going to sacrifice three or four games as we try and get some of these young guys in the lineup, try to get them going offensively.'

"I understand how it's tough for them to play once every three or four days -- I certainly understand it, I certainly get it. But unless the time comes where all of the sudden we're going to go with our young players and get them better, right now we've got to try to win some games. Not that he can't help us win games -- don't get me wrong. But it's about going with the guys that are really getting it done at the moment."


Wilmer Flores blasts grand slam Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores drove in six runs during a 2-for-5 performance Monday, smacking a two-run double in the sixth inning and slugging a ninth-inning grand slam in his team's 11-2 win over the Phillies.

Flores hadn't recorded an extra-base hit in 45 at-bats coming into Monday's game, and the grand slam was just the second home run of his career. Flores has hit .240/.283/.320 with seven RBI in 50 at-bats.


Wilmer Flores goes for three hits


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores got his batting average over .300 for the first time Wednesday, in a 4-3 win over the Dodgers.

Flores strung together three singles to finish the game 3 for 4, though he did not make an impact otherwise. He is hitting .318/.400/.318 in 22 at-bats for the season. 


Wilmer Flores recovers from stomach virus


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores said Tuesday he's available off the bench after missing Monday's game due to a stomach virus, per MLB.com. However, he was left out of the starting lineup after Mets manager Terry Collins chose to start Ruben Tejada.

Wilmer Flores battling stomach virus


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores was out of the starting lineup Monday while dealing with the aftereffects of a stomach virus, MLB.com reports.

Flores revealed Monday that he was feeling "much better" Monday after coming out of Sunday's game with the issue. He could be used in Monday's game against the Yankees off the bench.


Wilmer Flores set to start at shortstop Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Struggling to score runs, the Mets have inserted infielder Wilmer Flores in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies. He will take over for Ruben Tejada at shortstop.

Mets shortstops have posted a .517 OPS, which ranks second-to-last among the 30 teams in baseball. Flores, who was called up Thursday, hit .307 in 114 at-bats while at Triple-A Las Vegas.

Question remain about Wilmer Flores' defense


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores was called up Thursday, but questions remain about his final position, according to Newsday.

"He's not a shortstop," a rival scout told the paper. "He will struggle to handle the speed of the position, doesn't have the footwork or body control to handle plays around the bag." Despite that, the team is going to give Flores a shot at short. There's a sense that he'll have to hit well enough in order to make up for his defensive flaws.

The team has used Flores at second and third in the past, but there's no clear opening at those spots on the big league roster. Flores hit .307 in 114 at-bats in Triple-A.


Wilmer Flores could be a sneaky pickup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/8/2014) The Mets promoted Wilmer Flores to the big-league roster Thursday, which may not seem like a big deal to most Fantasy owners. After all, he hit .211 (20 for 95) in limited action last year and is taking the roster spot of Omar Quintanilla, who barely played.

But just because he's underwhelmed you to this point doesn't mean Flores is a lost cause. And just because he hasn't gotten real opportunities in the past doesn't mean he won't this time.

Flores, as you may or may not have heard, has played almost exclusively shortstop at Triple-A Las Vegas this season, and the biggest hole in the Mets lineup happens to be shortstop, where the punchless Ruben Tejada is hovering around the Mendoza line for the second straight year.

Granted, Flores offers little in the way of defense, which is why hasn't already secured a job in the majors. Even at age 22, he can hit, having batted .321 with 15 home runs at Las Vegas last season. The way he makes contact, having never struck out more than 77 times over seven minor-league seasons, gives him some hope of becoming a Martin Prado-like hitter (the good version) in the majors.

We'll have to monitor their starting lineups in the days ahead to know for sure, but the Mets may have finally decided they can overlook the defense to add some thump to the lineup, which would be a significant development at the weakest position in Fantasy.


Wilmer Flores gets the call Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores was called up Thursday, the team announced. 

The move was expected late Wednesday, as the team designated Omar Quintanilla for assignment. Flores hit .307 in 114 at-bats in Triple-A. 


Wilmer Flores expected to get the call


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) The Mets are expected to promote infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday, according to ESPN.com. Flores will likely take the roster spot left vacant after Omar Quintanilla was designated for assignment.

Flores will likely see some playing time at shortstop, though how he will split time with Ruben Tejada remains to be seen. He appeared in 27 games with the Mets a year ago, posting a .211/.248/.295 line in 95 at-bats, but is hitting .296 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 28 games for Triple-A Las Vegas. 


Mets not optimistic Wilmer Flores can play shortstop regularly


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Mets are not optimistic about infielder Wilmer Flores' chances of becoming an everyday shortstop at the major-league level, a source told the New York Post

Wilmer Flores day-to-day with finger issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Mets Triple-A infielder Wilmer Flores is day-to-day due to a finger injury, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Flores was able to avoid a fracture after leaving Sunday's game with Las Vegas due to a jammed finger. He has hit .250/.319/.333 with one home run and 11 RBI in 84 at-bats.


Wilmer Flores sent down to Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores has been sent back to Triple-A Saturday.

Flores was called up April 2, and only spent a few days in the majors. He'll likely be up again at the first sign of injury. The team activated Jonathon Niese from the disabled list, which is likely why Flores was demoted. 


Mets make a few roster moves Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) The Mets made a few roster moves Wednesday. They recalled infielder Wilmer Flores and pitcher Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Las Vegas, while taking pitcher Ryan Reid off the 40-man roster.

Mets could recall two players Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) The Mets announced Tuesday infielder Wilmer Flores and reliever Kyle Farnsworth will be in New York Wednesday. Both players could be recalled from the minors with second baseman Daniel Murphy on a paternity leave and closer Bobby Parnell sidelined due to an elbow injury.

Wilmer Flores will play at shortstop in Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Mets optioned infielder Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas, where he will work at shortstop.

"I felt like I played good at short," Flores said of his spring experience, per the New York Daily News. "It took me a game to get comfortable. I was thinking about the position more than just reacting at first. I feel like I got better and I will the more I play there. I will go to Vegas and play some short."


Report: Wilmer Flores will continue to work at shortstop


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Mets infielder Wilmer Flores made his third spring appearance at shortstop Tuesday, and the experiment is expected to continue, a team source told ESPN. Flores will see ample time at short the remainder of the spring and will also get playing time there in April for Triple-A Las Vegas, as the team searches for viable options at the position.

Barring a roster move, Ruben Tejada is expected to open the season as the Mets' starting shortstop, with Omar Quintanilla expected to be the backup shortstop.