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Wilmer Flores

26-Year-Old Third Baseman – New York Mets

2017 Stats

AVG

.271

HR

18

RBI

52

R

42

SB

1

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A gruesome HBP to the face in early September resulted in a broken nose and an early end to Flores' 2017 season. While that type of injury is obviously fluky, Flores also missed time with knee and rib...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Nose     EST. RETURN:  2/23/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 203   DOB: 8/6/1991
BORN: Valencia, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By NYM In 2007   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.

September 7, 2017  –  Wilmer Flores News

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Flores will not play the rest of the season due to a broken nose, Mike Puma of the New York Post 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 SAV 66 307 277 30 77 27 18 2 7 44 2 1 23 37 0 2 5 .278 .342 .433 .775
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
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
2015 23 MAJ NYM 137 510 483 55 127 38 22 0 16 59 0 1 19 63 2 2 4 .263 .295 .408 .703
2016 24 AA BIN 5 19 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 .235 .263 .235 .498
2016 24 MAJ NYM 103 335 307 38 82 30 14 0 16 49 1 1 23 48 0 3 2 .267 .319 .469 .788
2017 25 A+ ST. 2 9 8 4 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .375 .444 .875 1.319
2017 25 AAA LAS 1 4 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
2017 25 MAJ NYM 110 362 336 42 91 36 17 1 18 52 1 1 17 54 0 6 3 .271 .307 .488 .795
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3-Year Averages     116 400 375 45 100 33 17 0 16 53 0 1 19 55 0 3 3 .267 .305 .440 .745
Career  (View All)     455 1,582 1,480 171 385 130 71 2 57 202 3 3 76 219 3 13 10 .260 .298 .426 .725

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

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Wilmer Flores Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 27 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 26 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 25 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 25 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 24 Was Did not play.
Sep. 23 Was Did not play.
Sep. 22 Was Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 18 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 17 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 16 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 15 @Atl Did not play.
Sep. 14 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 13 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 12 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 10 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 9 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 8 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 7 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 6 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 5 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 4 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Hou 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .307 .488 .795
Sep. 2 @Hou 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .305 .487 .792
Aug. 31 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .306 .482 .788
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 7 1 2 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000

Wilmer Flores: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 29 12 55 1
2016 27 18 51 8
2015 37 103
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
2017103157131.291.553.862
20161001711281.340.7101.093
2015100187160.310.600.955

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172332711390.262.459.765
2016207215210.232.353.642
2015383379430.251.358.637

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017162219251.259.463.754
20161722512290.238.483.780
2015227248270.238.388.665

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017174219270.282.511.833
2016135134201.304.452.799
2015256318320.285.426.738
Wilmer Flores vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .322 .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% .301 .068
2010 18 A SAV 307 277 7.5% 12.1% 0.62 87% .298 .155
2010 18 A+ ST. 290 277 3.1% 13.8% 0.23 86% .336 .115
2011 19 A+ ST. 559 516 4.8% 12.2% 0.40 87% .291 .111
2012 20 A+ ST. 272 242 6.6% 11% 0.60 88% .286 .174
2012 20 AA BIN 275 251 7.3% 10.9% 0.67 88% .326 .183
2013 21 AAA LAS 463 424 5.4% 13.6% 0.40 85% .342 .210
2013 21 MAJ NYM 101 95 5% 22.8% 0.22 76% .264 .084
2014 22 AAA LAS 241 220 6.6% 16.2% 0.41 82% .339 .245
2014 22 MAJ NYM 274 259 4.4% 11.3% 0.39 88% .265 .127
2015 23 MAJ NYM 510 483 3.7% 12.4% 0.30 87% .273 .145
2016 24 AA BIN 19 17 5.3% 10.5% 0.50 88% .250 .000
2016 24 MAJ NYM 335 307 6.9% 14.3% 0.48 84% .268 .202
2017 25 A+ ST. 9 8 0% 22.2% 0.00 75% .400 .500
2017 25 AAA LAS 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .250
2017 25 MAJ NYM 362 336 4.7% 14.9% 0.31 84% .270 .217
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3-Year Averages     400 375 4.8% 13.8% 0.35 85% .274 .173
Career     1,582 1,480 4.8% 13.8% 0.35 85% .270 .166

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Wilmer Flores Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 2B 292.3 -2 73 -1 -1 0 137 0 85 0 -6 2 3
2015 SS 835.7 -10 222 -8 -2 0 429 -6 151 -8 -3 1 -6
2016 1B 163.3 3 15 3 0 3 89 2 34 -1 1 1 1
2016 2B 118.7 -4 32 -3 -1 0 59 1 28 -2 -2 1 -1
2016 3B 385 -11 54 -8 -2 -9 240 -4 90 -4 -2 -8 2
2016 SS 34.7 -3 10 -3 0 0 25 0 12 -2 0 -1 -1
2017 1B 178.3 -2 25 -2 0 -2 64 -1 42 -1 0 -3 1
2017 2B 91 -1 18 0 -1 0 29 0 18 -1 0 1 -1
2017 3B 425.7 -8 84 -10 0 -8 258 -7 88 -3 -3 -3 -3
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 2B 0 1 0 -2 0 -1
2015 SS 0 -1 -2 -7 0 -10
2016 1B 0 0 0 2 0 2
2016 2B 0 0 0 -3 0 -3
2016 3B 0 0 0 -9 0 -9
2016 SS 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2017 1B 0 0 -2 -1 0 -3
2017 2B 0 0 -1 0 0 -1
2017 3B -2 0 0 -6 0 -8

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2017 Stat Review for Wilmer Flores    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
4.7% BB Rate
POOR
14.9% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.795 OPS
GOOD
.307 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.271 AVG
AVERAGE
.270 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.488 SLG
GOOD
.217 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Wilmer Flores

Overall Ratings

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

Flores (nose) is still experiencing swelling and will be re-examined Thursday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

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Flores (broken nose), who is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, could return to action as early as this week, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Flores suffered a broken nose during Saturday's game, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Flores left Saturday's game after fouling a pitch off his face, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Flores went 1-for-4 with a grand slam during Saturday's loss to Houston.

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Flores went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Saturday's win over Miami.

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Flores (ribs) is back in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

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Flores (ribs) will remain on the active roster and avoid the disabled list at the present time, Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports.

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Flores (ribs) is not in Thursday's lineup for the series finale against the Yankees, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Flores went to the hospital to have his sore ribcage further evaluated, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Flores always seems to be without a regular job on Opening Day, but he always works his way into the lineup. It helps he plays all four infield positions, qualifying at each by June 10 last season, and mashes lefties. He'll enter 2017 only eligible at the corners and Flores has to contend with Jose Reyes for playing time, but keep in mind that all four of the Mets' projected infield starters have injury concerns. His skills are mixed-league worthy. Flores gets consistent loft on the ball -- his 45.0 percent flyball rate would have ranked 13th among qualifiers -- while maintaining a good contact rate, though all the flyballs have kept his BABIP down (ranging from .264 to .273 in his four seasons). Flores underwent surgery in October to remove part of the hamate bone in his wrist, but he is expected to be ready for spring training.

2016

The image of a teary-eyed Flores prior to the non-waiver trade deadline in July may forever be the way he's remembered in the minds of Mets fans, but that otherwise forgettable July 29 game also served as a turning point in Flores' 2015 season. He hit .296/.329/.479 with six homers and 19 RBI over his final 44 games, after a four-month run in which he hit .249/.281/.378 through 93 contests. Flores has always shown good pop for a middle infielder, but the 16 home runs he hit in the big leagues a year ago were backed by a very modest .408 slugging percentage. With the offseason acquisitions of Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera, Flores will likely see his playing time fall in 2016 barring injuries around the infield, but he's a virtual lock to play regularly against lefties after crushing them at a .310/.355/.600 clip last season.

2015

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/.356 in that time while swinging at just about anything in the five-borough area. In the minors, the 23-year-old routinely hit for average, but he is still trying to do that at the major league level. He qualifies at shortstop in all leagues and also second base and third base, depending on your league eligibility rules. The thing is, we’re still talking about a zero-category player who does not hit for power, does not run, and hits in the bottom of the order. His only upside is that the BABIP Gods could bless him with a good run and enable him to pull a .280 average out of the air.

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.