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Wilmer Flores

23-Year-Old Shortstop – New York Mets

2014 Stats

AVG

.251

HR

6

RBI

29

R

28

SB

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Maybe you have heard this story before: A New York prospect has not quite matched the hype. Hot take, right? Flores is only 375 plate appearances into his major league career, but he has hit .240/.275...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Foot
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 203   DOB: 8/6/1991
BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Wilmer Flores Contract Information:

Signed as a 16-year-old international free agent for $700k by the Mets on August 8, 2007.

March 25, 2015  –  Wilmer Flores News

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Flores (foot) took ground balls at shortstop Wednesday and is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday's spring training game, Michael Baron of MLB.com reports.

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Wilmer Flores Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 16 R KIN 59 260 245 36 76 24 12 4 8 41 2 1 12 28 1 2 0 .310 .352 .490 .842
2008 16 A BRO 8 32 30 3 8 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 1 0 0 .267 .290 .300 .590
2008 16 A SAV 1 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
2009 17 A SAV 125 519 488 44 129 25 20 2 3 36 3 3 22 72 3 6 0 .264 .305 .332 .637
2010 18 A+ ST. 67 290 277 32 83 23 18 1 4 40 2 4 9 40 0 2 2 .300 .324 .415 .739
2010 18 A SAV 66 307 277 30 77 27 18 2 7 44 2 1 23 37 0 2 5 .278 .342 .433 .775
2011 19 A+ ST. 133 559 516 52 139 37 26 2 9 80 2 2 27 68 2 8 6 .269 .309 .380 .689
2012 20 A+ ST. 64 272 242 31 70 22 12 0 10 42 3 2 18 30 1 8 3 .289 .336 .463 .799
2012 20 AA BIN 66 275 251 37 78 28 18 2 8 33 0 0 20 30 1 2 1 .311 .361 .494 .855
2013 21 AAA LAS 107 463 424 69 136 55 36 4 15 86 1 3 25 63 3 8 3 .321 .357 .531 .888
2013 21 MAJ NYM 27 101 95 8 20 6 5 0 1 13 0 0 5 23 0 1 0 .211 .248 .295 .543
2014 22 AAA LAS 55 241 220 43 71 26 11 2 13 57 0 2 16 39 1 3 1 .323 .367 .568 .935
2014 22 MAJ NYM 78 274 259 28 65 20 13 1 6 29 1 0 12 31 1 1 1 .251 .286 .378 .664
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3-Year Averages     52 186 177 18 42 12 9 0 3 21 0 0 8 27 0 1 0 .237 .269 .339 .608

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Wilmer Flores Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 Hou 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .282 .375 .657
Sep. 27 Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .283 .373 .656
Sep. 26 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .282 .373 .655
Sep. 25 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .282 .378 .660
Sep. 25 @Was 4 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .286 .382 .668
Sep. 24 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Was 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .276 .376 .652
Sep. 21 @Atl 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .272 .370 .642
Sep. 20 @Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .278 .378 .656
Sep. 19 @Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .279 .382 .661
Sep. 17 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .280 .384 .664
Sep. 16 Mia 4 3 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .280 .386 .666
Sep. 15 Mia 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .272 .347 .619
Sep. 14 Was 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .230 .263 .338 .601
Sep. 13 Was 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 .259 .325 .584
Sep. 12 Was Did not play.
Sep. 11 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .259 .312 .571
Sep. 10 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .264 .318 .582
Sep. 9 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .264 .323 .587
Sep. 8 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .236 .268 .328 .596
Sep. 7 @Cin 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .274 .333 .607
Sep. 6 @Cin 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .281 .342 .623
Sep. 5 @Cin 6 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .276 .337 .613
Sep. 3 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Mia 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .274 .315 .589
Sep. 1 @Mia 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .271 .312 .583
Aug. 31 Phi 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .237 .271 .314 .585
Aug. 30 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .260 .303 .563
Aug. 29 Phi 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .224 .260 .304 .564
Aug. 28 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .253 .296 .549
Last 7 Days 21 5 8 2 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .381 .435 .476 .911
Last 14 Days 50 9 18 4 1 2 9 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 .360 .389 .600 .989
Last 30 Days 103 17 30 7 1 4 14 5 7 1 0 1 1 2 .291 .327 .495 .822

Wilmer Flores: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 19 1 51
2013 2 26

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Wilmer Flores Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014592030.119.169.382
2013321010.188.219.447

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014200266261.290.440.749
20136371120.222.333.591

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014135104181.252.400.701
2013532060.189.226.459

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014124182110.250.355.623
2013426170.238.381.648
Wilmer Flores Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 16 R KIN 260 245 4.6% 10.8% 0.43 89% .325 .180
2008 16 A BRO 32 30 3.1% 21.9% 0.14 77% .348 .033
2008 16 A SAV 5 5 0% 40% 0.00 60% .667 .000
2009 17 A SAV 519 488 4.2% 13.9% 0.31 85% .305 .068
2010 18 A+ ST. 290 277 3.1% 13.8% 0.23 86% .339 .115
2010 18 A SAV 307 277 7.5% 12.1% 0.62 87% .300 .155
2011 19 A+ ST. 559 516 4.8% 12.2% 0.40 87% .296 .111
2012 20 A+ ST. 272 242 6.6% 11% 0.60 88% .297 .174
2012 20 AA BIN 275 251 7.3% 10.9% 0.67 88% .329 .183
2013 21 AAA LAS 463 424 5.4% 13.6% 0.40 85% .350 .210
2013 21 MAJ NYM 101 95 5% 22.8% 0.22 76% .268 .084
2014 22 AAA LAS 241 220 6.6% 16.2% 0.41 82% .345 .245
2014 22 MAJ NYM 274 259 4.4% 11.3% 0.39 88% .266 .127
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3-Year Averages     186 177 4.3% 14.5% 0.30 85% .265 .102

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2014 Stat Review for Wilmer Flores    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.251 AVG
WEAK
88% Contact Rate
GREAT
.266 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.378 SLG
WEAK
.127 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.39 BB/K
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4.4% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
11.3% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.664 OPS
POOR
.286 OBP
POOR

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Wilmer Flores

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Wilmer Flores: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Flores (bruised foot) shed his boot Tuesday, Newsday's Anthony Rieber reports.

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Flores (foot) is not currently in jeopardy of missing Opening Day, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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X-rays on Flores' left foot came back negative, but he is still expected to wear a boot for a day or two, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Flores indicated he was "in a lot of pain" Sunday and will undergo X-rays on his left foot, Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes reports.

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Flores has had a strong start to spring training, both in the field and at the plate, the NY Post reports.

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Flores left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch but is fine.

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Flores has been working on his footwork and range this offseason during winter ball in Venezuela and through a workout program in St. Lucie, SNY.tv reports.

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The Mets could begin 2015 with Flores as their starting shortstop, but that looks to be a fallback option, the NY Daily News reports. "I know there are fans out there that donít want to hear it, but if we had to go into the season with Flores as our shortstop, Iím certainly not in a panic mode at that point,Ē GM Sandy Alderson said.

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2014

Flores showed he could rake in the minors, but his lack of range and foot speed kept him at Triple-A Las Vegas. He finally received a promotion when David Wright was placed on the DL in early August after he batted 322/.358/.532 with 15 home runs and 86 RBI in 106 games with the 51s. Flores got off to a hot start in the majors, but twisted his ankle a week after his promotion and never seemed to regain his prior form. He saw minimal action after the injury, and received just 31 at-bats in September. The jury is out regarding his ability to play defensively in the majors, since Wright blocks him from becoming a regular at third base. Without a position, Flores may open 2014 back in the minors.

2013

Flores is on the Mets' 40-man roster, but despite a solid 2012 campaign, the team opted not to call him up from Double-A Binghamton. He hit .317/.368/.594 with eight home runs and 33 RBI in 65 games for the B-Mets after posting a .289/.336/.459 line with 10 homers and 42 RBI in 64 games for High-A St. Lucie. The St. Lucie campaign was little surprise, as it was his third year at that level but his success at Double-A helped land him a prominent role back towards the top of the Mets' prospect lists. With David Wright locked in at third, look for Flores to be tried at second and left field. If his power continues to develop and he repeats the plate discipline strides he made last year, Flores should end up at Triple-A Las Vegas this season.

2012

Flores spent 2011 at High-A St. Lucie, posting a disappointing .269/.309/.380 batting line with nine homers, 81 RBI and a 68:27 K:BB ratio in 516 at-bats over 133 games. Because of below-average foot speed and a larger frame, many major league scouts have projected that Flores eventually will change positions from shortstop to either third base or a corner outfield spot. Flores projects to add power as he matures, but he will only go as far as his plate discipline and future power take him, which right now are a major work in progress.

2011

After spending all of 2009 at Low-A Savannah, Flores opened 2010 there again. Despite an up-and-down campaign. Flores showed enough to earn a promotion to High-A St. Lucie, where he hit .300 despite a lack of plate discipline. Flores posted just a 9:40 BB:K ratio at St. Lucie, which is not surprising as he was just 19 and the Florida State League is notorious for being tough on hitters. Flores had 11 HR, 84 RBI an 50 XBH between the two levels, showing why he is the Mets' top hitting prospect. He projects to fill-out as he matures, which along with his lack of a quick first step and range likely will move him away from shortstop, possibly to third or an outfield corner. Flores could challenge for a major-league job in 2012, but 2013 seems a more realistic timeframe.

2010

After a solid 2008 season, Flores regressed somewhat in 2009 at Low-A Savannah to start 2009. The Mets might have moved him up the ladder a bit too quickly, as he was overmatched at times as an 18-year-old in A-ball. Flores has a quick bat and is expected to hit for power, including to the opposite field, as he fills out and matures, and is still regarded as a top prospect. He is a below-average runner, a situation that likely will worsen as he does get bigger, which is one reason why most scouts expect him to move from the middle infield to a corner infield or outfield position. Given the struggles that some of their prospects have had when advanced too quickly, the Mets may now choose to move younger players incrementally up the ladder, so look for Flores to either repeat Low-A or start 2010 at High-A St. Lucie.

2009

Flores, who the Mets signed as a 16-year-old international free agent in August 2007, has advanced up the ladder quicker than anyone anticipated. Flores finished 2008 at Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League and could open 2009 at Low-A. He has power potential and makes good contact, though he could use some tightening of the strike zone, but at this point that's nitpicking given his youth and overall production. There are also questions about where he will end up defensively, due to his likelihood of filling out. Expect the Mets to push him considering their hurried philosophy demonstrated with other young players. Flores' fine year and future potential landed him at No. 29 on the end of season RotoWire Top 100 Prospects list.