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Birth Date8-6-1991
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 14 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2013 NYN 21 27 101 20 5 0 1 5 23 0 0 0 .211 .248 .295 68 -3.5 -0.3 1.0 0.0
2014 NYN 22 78 274 65 13 1 6 12 31 1 1 0 .251 .286 .378 96 -1.1 -0.2 0.9 1.0
2015 NYN 23 137 510 127 22 0 16 19 63 4 0 1 .263 .295 .408 99 1.5 -0.1 1.2 2.2
2016 NYN 24 103 335 82 14 0 16 23 48 2 1 1 .267 .319 .469 117 7.7 -2.4 -2.9 1.2
2017 NYN 25 110 362 91 17 1 18 17 54 3 1 1 .271 .307 .488 112 6.5 -0.6 -0.7 1.5
2018 NYN 26 126 429 103 25 0 11 29 42 5 0 0 .267 .319 .417 106 4.2 -3.2 -3.6 0.4
2019 ARI 27 89 285 84 18 0 9 15 31 4 0 0 .317 .361 .487 117 7.8 -0.2 -5.3 1.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2008 SAV A SAL 1 5 .278 .334 .355 .667 92 0.3 0.1 0.1 82 0 0.0 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2008 BRO A- NYP 8 32 .248 .318 .371 .333 92 -0.7 0.9 0.4 81 0 0.3 0.2 -1.4 0.1
2008 KNG Rk APL 59 265 .265 .336 .397 .324 97 7.8 8.4 3.7 113 0 4.8 -1.2 -3.2 1.2
2009 SAV A SAL 125 528 .253 .320 .364 .303 88 -4.8 14.8 6.8 93 0 -2.4 -3.1 -2.8 1.4
2010 SAV A SAL 66 307 .252 .321 .361 .300 83 14.4 9.0 4 138 0 0.5 -0.5 12.6 2.6
2010 SLU A+ FSL 67 290 .260 .326 .367 .339 96 -1.7 8.2 3.6 111 0 -4.4 0.4 3.1 1.1
2011 SLU A+ FSL 133 559 .258 .325 .378 .291 106 -6.4 16.8 7.1 92 0 9.8 -3.0 -4.0 2.6
2011 MAR Wnt VWL 41 152 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 SLU A+ FSL 64 272 .250 .323 .367 .286 112 3.7 8.1 1 126 0 -3.6 -2.9 6.5 0.9
2012 BIN AA EAS 66 275 .266 .332 .397 .326 102 8.4 7.6 -0.8 145 0 -1.7 -1.4 12.6 1.7
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 52 218 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYN MLB NL 27 101 .255 .310 .392 .264 97 -5.8 2.7 0.3 68 12 1.0 -0.3 -3.5 0.0
2013 LVG AAA PCL 107 463 .278 .344 .426 .342 109 20 13.3 -2.1 123 0 -4.0 -1.2 7.7 1.4
2014 NYN MLB NL 78 274 .251 .309 .380 .265 95 -3.4 7.1 2.3 96 10 0.9 -0.2 -1.1 1.0
2014 LVG AAA PCL 55 241 .282 .348 .435 .339 102 14.5 7.2 1.8 136 0 6.2 -0.3 7.9 2.3
2015 NYN MLB NL 137 510 .254 .315 .402 .273 87 3 13.8 4.5 99 9 1.2 -0.1 1.5 2.2
2016 NYN MLB NL 103 335 .252 .321 .409 .268 84 18 9.5 -0.6 117 10 -2.9 -2.4 7.7 1.2
2016 BIN AA EAS 5 19 .248 .301 .365 .250 105 -1 0.5 -0.2 79 0 -0.1 -0.3 -0.7 -0.1
2017 NYN MLB NL 110 362 .255 .324 .427 .270 93 6.7 10.6 -0.9 112 12 -0.7 -0.6 6.5 1.5
2017 SLU A+ FSL 2 9 .243 .332 .367 .400 111 2.1 0.2 -0.1 106 0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 LVG AAA PCL 1 4 .267 .325 .403 .500 111 0.6 0.1 0 115 0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2018 NYN MLB NL 126 429 .247 .317 .406 .269 90 10.5 12.0 -5.9 106 5 -3.6 -3.2 4.2 0.4
2018 SLU A+ FSL 3 11 .269 .326 .382 .500 95 3.9 0.3 -0.1 226 0 0.4 -0.3 1.3 0.2
2019 ARI MLB NL 89 285 .247 .313 .419 .332 101 6.3 8.6 -0.9 117 10 -5.3 -0.2 7.8 1.0
2019 RNO AAA PCL 2 10 .289 .354 .525 .500 116 0.5 0.3 -0.1 115 0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1
2019 DIA Rk AZL 4 14 .253 .350 .392 .583 98 4.4 0.4 -0.1 250 0 -0.5 -0.2 2.0 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2008 KNG Rk APL 265 245 36 76 12 4 8 120 41 12 28 2 1 .310 .354 .490 .180 1 1
2008 SAV A SAL 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .000 0 0
2008 BRO A- NYP 32 30 3 8 1 0 0 9 1 1 7 0 0 .267 .281 .300 .033 1 1
2009 SAV A SAL 528 488 44 129 20 2 3 162 36 22 72 3 3 .264 .307 .332 .068 3 3
2010 SAV A SAL 307 277 30 77 18 2 7 120 44 23 37 2 1 .278 .344 .433 .155 0 0
2010 SLU A+ FSL 290 277 32 83 18 1 4 115 40 9 40 2 4 .300 .326 .415 .116 0 0
2011 SLU A+ FSL 559 516 52 139 26 2 9 196 81 27 68 2 2 .269 .309 .380 .110 8 2
2011 MAR Wnt VWL 152 133 16 40 6 0 2 52 10 17 26 2 0 .301 .382 .391 .090 1 0
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 218 195 23 53 10 1 5 80 20 17 30 0 1 .272 .338 .410 .138 1 2
2012 BIN AA EAS 275 251 37 78 18 2 8 124 33 20 30 0 0 .311 .361 .494 .183 2 1
2012 SLU A+ FSL 272 242 31 70 12 0 10 112 42 18 30 3 2 .289 .336 .463 .174 8 1
2013 NYN MLB NL 101 95 8 20 5 0 1 28 13 5 23 0 0 .211 .248 .295 .084 1 0
2013 LVG AAA PCL 463 424 69 136 36 4 15 225 86 25 63 1 3 .321 .357 .531 .210 8 3
2014 NYN MLB NL 274 259 28 65 13 1 6 98 29 12 31 1 0 .251 .286 .378 .127 1
2014 LVG AAA PCL 241 220 43 71 11 2 13 125 57 16 39 0 2 .323 .367 .568 .245 3
2015 NYN MLB NL 510 483 55 127 22 0 16 197 59 19 63 0 1 .263 .295 .408 .145 2 2
2016 NYN MLB NL 335 307 38 82 14 0 16 144 49 23 48 1 1 .267 .319 .469 .202 3 0
2016 BIN AA EAS 19 17 1 4 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 .235 .263 .235 .000 1 0
2017 SLU A+ FSL 9 8 4 3 1 0 1 7 2 0 2 0 0 .375 .444 .875 .500 0 0
2017 LVG AAA PCL 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 .250 0 0
2017 NYN MLB NL 362 336 42 91 17 1 18 164 52 17 54 1 1 .271 .307 .488 .217 6 0
2018 NYN MLB NL 429 386 43 103 25 0 11 161 51 29 42 0 0 .267 .319 .417 .150 9 0
2018 SLU A+ FSL 11 11 1 6 2 0 1 11 4 0 0 0 0 .545 .545 1.000 .455 0 0
2019 RNO AAA PCL 10 9 2 4 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 .444 .500 .444 .000 0 0
2019 ARI MLB NL 285 265 31 84 18 0 9 129 37 15 31 0 0 .317 .361 .487 .170 1 0
2019 DIA Rk AZL 14 13 5 7 4 0 0 11 1 1 1 0 1 .538 .571 .846 .308 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2013 395 0.5013 0.5089 0.7562 0.6414 0.3756 0.7559 0.7568 0.2438 0.0057
2014 1016 0.5394 0.4921 0.8600 0.6405 0.3184 0.8775 0.8188 0.1400 0.0056
2015 1945 0.5162 0.4869 0.8574 0.6673 0.2944 0.8985 0.7581 0.1426 0.0121
2016 1340 0.4701 0.4866 0.8298 0.7079 0.2901 0.8767 0.7282 0.1702 0.0000
2017 1465 0.4826 0.5174 0.8351 0.7185 0.3298 0.8661 0.7720 0.1649 0.0000
2018 1595 0.4940 0.4765 0.8618 0.6459 0.3110 0.8919 0.8008 0.1382 0.0000
2019 1088 0.5000 0.4577 0.8916 0.6195 0.2960 0.9288 0.8137 0.1084 0.0000
Career88440.49970.48800.85030.66800.30920.88360.77730.14970.0036

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-11 2014-05-17 DTD 6 6 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-09-07 2013-09-09 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Soreness -
2013-08-31 2013-09-02 DTD 2 2 Right Ankle Soreness -
2013-08-29 2013-08-30 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Soreness - -
2013-08-13 2013-08-14 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Sprain - -
2013-07-14 2013-07-23 Minors 9 0 - Ankle Sprain - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-06 Camp 7 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -
2010-10-15 2010-10-15 WIN 0 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 ARI $500,000
2019 ARI $3,750,000
2018 NYN $3,400,000
2017 NYN $2,200,000
2016 NYN $526,014
2015 NYN $513,543
2014 NYN $
2013 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$6,639,557
2019Current$3,750,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$10,389,557
1 yrFuture$500,000
6 yrTotal$10,889,557

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 3 dMcNamara Baseball1 year/$4.25M (2019), 2020 option

Details
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2019), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 1/16/19. 19:$3.75M, 20:$6M club option ($0.5M buyout). Performance bonuses: $25,000 for 400 plate appearances. $50,000 each for 450, 500, 550 PAs. $75,000 for 600 PAs.
  • 1 year/$3.4M (2018). Re-signed by NY Mets 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration). Non-tendered by NY Mets 11/30/18.
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2017). Won arbitration with NY Mets 2/4/17 ($2.2M-$1.8M).
  • 1 year/$526,014 (2016). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16.
  • 1 year/$513,543 (2015). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by NY Mets 11/18/11. Re-signed by NY Mets 3/12.
  • Signed 2007 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela. $0.75M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 55 15 3 0 2 4 7 0 0 .306 .370 .490 131 0.0 2B 0 0.0
80o 36 9 2 0 1 3 5 0 0 .273 .333 .424 124 0.0 2B 0 0.0
70o 23 6 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 .286 .348 .476 119 0.0 2B 0 0.0
60o 12 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 .273 .333 .364 114 0.0 2B 0 0.0
50o 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 110 0.0 2B 0 0.0
Weighted Mean410000100.250.250.2501110.02B 00.0

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hello, Any MI and CI to target in the late rounds? Roto lesgue 12 teams but really deep rosters
(darielsantana from Santo Domingo)
Yuli Gurriel gets overlooked because he doesn't hit for much power, but a high batting average helps in roto, and he plays everywhere. Asdrubal Cabrera is another veteran that doesn't get the respect he deserves. Even deeper, Nick Ahmed has an outside shot at .250/20 given his boost in hard hits on fly balls. Don't forget about Eduardo Nunez, who may get back to .280/10/15 if all goes well. Wilmer Flores could manage to nab a nearly full-time gig, which would mean .280/20 upside. If I need to go even deeper, let me know! (Kevin Jebens)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Interesting to see Newton on the next 10 and not Mauricio. Is this because you think Newton has a better shot for the 2020 101, or because Mauricio is already on most peoples' radar?
(Dan from NY)
Mostly the latter. Mauricio would have been in the 110s somewhere and you'd expect him to make the list next year just on attrition if he even holds serve. Also Newtown is more interesting to write about, because I can say more than "let's run back the Wilmer Flores prospect profile with a touch more athleticism." (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Peter Alonso is mashing in his start to AA, is there a chance he could be starting 1b for the Mets this season ?
(The Rock from It doesn’t matter)
I just don't see them reaching for Alonso unless there are several injuries. Smith will be back eventually. AGon is... a player... who holds a bat. Wilmer Flores can cover there. Even Bruce can play 1B if needed. A lot would have to go right. (Kevin Jebens)
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Peter Alonso is going bananas. Will the Mets call him up this year or pretend he has defensive liabilities in order to stall his clock?
(Peach from GA)
It's really tough to say with the Mets and their front office. I agree with Jarrett Seidler's statement on the For All You Kids Out There podcast that bringing him up early and letting him sink or swim might give the Mets the most information early ... but I think it'll be July before the Mets are willing to cut bait on Adrian Gonzalez.

Look, I too want Alonso to be Rhys Hoskins. (Even though he's a University of Florida guy.) But with so many options (good or no) at or near the majors in Wilmer Flores, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, and Gonzalez, I absolutely see the Mets slow-playing Alonso until this fall, even though it's probably not best for business. (Bryan Grosnick)
2018-02-06 15:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Mets have a plan? Short-term? Long-term? Who are they?
(Chuck Anderson from Oshkosh WI)
I think people in the organization have plans. I don't know whether they are good plans or even if those plans are consistent across the org. I am sure there are plenty of smart people working for the team, and they also have an ownership situation which is, to put it mildly, not great. And no, I don't know why they hate Wilmer Flores. (Darius Austin)
2017-07-19 17:00:00 (link to chat)How valid is the Wilmer Flores to the BoSox rumor? Should be nice insurance on the corners & maybe 2b if Pedoria gets hurt. Any sense on what a Reed-Fores package fetch from Boston?
(Ryan from NY)
I'd say it's somewhat valid. Flores is a guy who can be a stopgap for you if Devers annihilates Triple-A pitching - which he's doing now - and doesn't push them over the luxury tax threshold. Reed would be a nice addition, since he's not the fly ball pitcher he used to be, so if it comes with Flores, I'd take it. I'll admit, I'm terrible at package-making for trades IRL, so my first thought here was Chavis and a lottery ticket prospect. Do what you will with that one. (Brett Cowett)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Is there anything suggesting Javy Baez can turn it around this year? It seems like he can't make the adjustments to break through.
(Lougle from Queens)
if there's anything Baez has shown consistently in his career it's that he makes adjustments. That doesn't equal a fully functioning player but we've seen him struggle at most levels, and then adjust. He did it last year too and it wasn't great but it was better than this. I haven't watched him much this year, so I can't speak to the process -- maybe the K rate is up because he's trying to work deeper counts/walk more? But I do think he has the talent to get back to at least last season's production if not more. The problem? That's less effective (on a wRC+ basis) than Wilmer Flores was, and I don't think that'll leave a good taste in Cubs' fans mouth, even if, given his defense, it's a useful player. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)i know it's dumb to base stuff off of spring but wainwright just gave up 10 runs in 1.2 innings to the mets (i didnt see it but i'm just guessing that wilmer's grand slam was dhlif) - is he truly done for good now?
(greg from ny)
Wilmer Flores hitting an absolute bomb off a righty is not the greatest portent for that righty. Also, Wainwright is 35? Jesus, truly the years start coming and they don't stop coming. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)As a prospect writer, how do you feel when you hear 16 yr old Kevin Maitan drawing comparisons to Miguel Cabrera? How much validity can be drawn from a comparison like this?
(Ron from Texarkana)
I heard that about Wilmer Flores too. Every 16-year-old bat with high potential that isn't likely to stick at shortstop gets that comp. We haven't gotten a better comp option since, because no one ever comes close to living up to it. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Shaw or Wilmer Flores
(Rixky from Boston)
Shaw. (Kenny Ducey)
2016-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance that Phillip Evans ISO improvement is more than a fluky 400 PA thing? And who plays a better shortstop, Evans, Matt Reynolds, or 2015 Wilmer Flores? And would you advocate for an appreciation society?
(Tsarstruck from Philly, PA)
I think there is probably more power in there now, whether just from the normal "power comes last" cliche or that he is over his back issues, or some combination of the two. I don't know if it is more than like 10 home run pop though. Reynolds is the best defender of the three. He's below-average, but passable there which is more than you can say for the other two. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can we talk about why James Loney is still starting games? Wilmer Flores is almost as good against righties at this point.
(greg from NY)
Terry Collins loves veterans. One of the problems with employing James Loney is that your manager can keep justifying James Loney because he's still hitting .270 or whatever with a reputation as a good glove even when he's significantly sub-replacement.

There's no excuse for Loney to see another start this year. If you're that set on starting a lefty there, Bruce has 1B experience and relieves the OF logjam, and Kelly Johnson is also a better player.

This is the only Wilmer Flores question, so I'll throw this in: I think this might be the emergence we've been waiting years for. Finally. Hopefully. I love the dude. Maybe it's wishcasting. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you bet on being the Mets’ opening day 2B in 2017; Neil Walker, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores, Gavin Cecchini, or the field? Who would you bet on it being by the end of 2017 (barring injury, LOL)? Are we in for the first big-time starting 2B competition on the Mets since the legendary Emaus-Turner-Murphy-Luis Hernandez free-for-all in 2011 or will they just go find another league-average 2B like Neil Walker (or the actual Neil Walker)?
(Jimmer from Brooklyn)
Now Cecchini could handle second, and I wouldn't be shocked if that is the plan with Reyes/Flores as a fallback position if he struggles. Walker's resurgence means he probably gets QO'd. He's a bubble guy for accepting, and it could play out much like Murph last offseason (so pencil in Walker for 2017 NL MVP) (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-07-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Seems ridiculous to say about a 22 year old, but has the Dilson Herrera ship at least partially sailed? If they don't think enough of him to find some creative way to try things this year, then this has to say something about their long-term plans. His strikeout/walk numbers do seem like a concern and maybe he just doesn't have the eye or the patience to make even some marginal adjustments?
(JT from NYC)
The Mets certainly seem to be acting like he's not an immediate source of help. His bat isn't exactly forcing the issue either. That being said, there isn't an absolute need for him in the majors right this instance. Reyes isn't hitting a ton but Herrera's primary position is at 2B, where they have Neil Walker, Kelly Johnson, and Wilmer Flores playing some serious heroball off the bench. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has more range Asdrubal Cabrera or Wilmer Flores and how concerning should the Mets defense be?
(Val Pascucci Lives from New York)
The Mets have a team BABIP against of .342, so...

Now it's April. The Giants are second with .331 and they seem solid enough defensively, so there is still obviously a lot of noise in here. The Mets seem...less solid defensively, so there is also some truth in there. Cabrera is not a great shortstop, but he is a better shortstop than MMMFPHWFTMEK. Kudos to Wilmer for working himself into good enough shape defensively that this isn't a crazy question though. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the injury to Jhonny Peralta, what options do the Cardinals have? What do you think of the in-house options, Greg Garcia and Aledmys Diaz? Any SS available out there for trade?
(Zonk from Chi-Town)
Synergy! The best option might be the one floated by Dave Cameron at FanGraphs already: Erick Aybar. With Ozzie Albies already the talk of Braves camp, I could certainly see the Braves making this move, and Aybar feels like a very Cardinals ballplayer. I am not all in on Garcia or Diaz, and Gyorko at shortstop is cringe-inducing. They should make a move. They're not very exciting options, but I think the Cards could give the Mets a call about one of Wilmer Flores, Matt Reynolds, or Dilson Herrera. Or maybe Arizona for Chris Owings or Nick Ahmed. (Bryan Grosnick)
2015-10-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who on the Royals throws the most dick high fastballs? Asking for my friend Wilmer.
(MikeM from New York)
Hah, Wilmer Flores' 2015 slugging heat map is a work of art I would like to hang in my living room, but this is not a great slate of pitchers for him to face. Your best hope is probably Edison Volquez hanging an *ahem* belt high curve. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were the Mets, what would your infield configuration be for the rest of the season (with Wright and without)? Has Tejada done enough at the plate to start getting consideration for more playing time at SS?
(mattstupp from NYC)
If I were the Mets I probably wouldn't have the same collection of players for the remainder of the season. That doesn't mean Tulo, but I'd shop around to see how I could rearrange the parts. Maybe that means trading Daniel Murphy, maybe it means trading Wilmer Flores. Either way, the Mets have too many options at second and third and not enough at shortstop, so trying to snag a Jordy Mercer (who is admittedly having a poor season) or someone along those lines would appeal to me.

As for Tejada, I would reckon he has done enough to earn more PT. Even so, I'm not banking on him keeping it up (in terms of hitting or playing time)-in part because the Mets aren't sweet on him (reportedly due to work ethic concerns). (R.J. Anderson)
2014-09-15 19:30:00 (link to chat)Does Wilmer Flores make a fantasy impact next year? He's hit a few home runs past few weeks, but is next year too soon for league-average production?
(Mr from Met)
I like Flores and have for a while. If you want to tell me he can serve as a league-average offensive second baseman next year, I'd listen. Could be a sneaky decent MI option in 14+ team leagues next year. (Ben Carsley)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)You've given us multiple snapshots of Dilson Herrera over the course of the season. One thing I haven't read much about, though, is whether the Mets are still experimenting with him at shortstop. I don't see that working thanks to the arm, but would be interested in reading your take.
(Jonathan from New York)
He's played a little bit of SS in Double-A, so I guess the experiment isn't over, but it should be. He's not a shortstop, but he could be a good second baseman defensively. He's a great athlete. He could play SS in a pinch (he'd be better than Wilmer Flores there), but he's overmatched there. The only reason he should still be playing SS is if he ends up in a utility profile rather than an everyday player, which is a possibility, so in that regard, it's not the worst idea to work him out there from time to time. He's not an everyday shortstop though. (Jeff Moore)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)WHY OH WHY Wont the Mets actually give Wilmer Flores a shot, does Sandy Alderson need to take Ruben Tejada away from Terry Collins?
(Steve from Winnipeg)
I don't know, Steve. Ive been saying since this past winter that they needed to give Flores at-bats, even if it meant having to watch him butcher things at SS. Who cares? It's not going to be a competitive season anyway. Let's see just how well the kid can hit. But instead we're getting more confirmation that he can rake in Vegas. Big whoop. I don't get it. He needs to play regularly in the majors and I don't care at what position. The Mets are going to go into next year still not knowing what kind of bat he is at the major league level, and that's a travesty. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Nick Franklin after the trade? How do you value him and Wilmer Flores now, and if Jesse Chavez moves to the pen is he worth dropping in deep fantasy leagues
(Dale from Detroit)
This is a big help for Franklin, obviously, though he's still going to have to earn his playing time. I'd rank him above Flores, who I don't hate. Yes, Chavez is worth dropping in 16-or fewer-team leagues. Hold on to him in super deep, but that IP count is scary. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Help! I have Team 6 in NL All Stars, a 2-time defending division champ. In my quest to try to win the title last year (falling just short), I traded away many of my draft picks for this year. That meant that I wasn't able to draft much depth this year, and what depth I was able to draft (or keep), and whom I was counting on (hoping) to play in the majors are not (George Kottaras, Tommy La Stella, Oscar Tavares, Wilmer Flores, Tony Abreu) or are injured (Carlos Quentin with his annual injury, Josh Johnson). All of this leaves me with exactly one C, two 1B, one 2B, one part-time 3B, one SS, four OFers, five SPs (plus Thornburg), and five SRs. I have three SPs that are in the minors or should pitch later this year (TJ surgery-all Padres) and the aforementioned players languishing in the minors. I'm still competitive (above .500) and wish to remain so this year. What should I be looking for in the upcoming supps? I'd like another SP, but the best two available are Jorge de la Rosa & Jordan Lyles. I don't trust either. Or should I just try to eliminate all the AAA appearances by infielder and outfielder and draft accordingly?
(Mark68 from A Mile High)
We'd probably go with the best SP with one pick and the best middle infielder with the second since a sixth starter can be used regardless and middle infield depth is one of the most painful places to see AAA show up on the weekly results. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect delivers a Puig-like explosion this season? Willing to stash till mid June if there is some bang for my patience in the second half. Top targets are Baez Taveras Springer Polanco and perhaps Buxton but he seems a year away.
(Travis Fryman's Mitt from Pontiac, MI)
I really love Springer, but I think he could be up in May. Taveras has to get healthy first. However, Puig was 79th on the BP 101 last year, so if you're looking for someone deeper, lemme throw Wilmer Flores and Michael Choice out there as potential breakouts. (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wilmer Flores is playing ss in the second half of todays game, any chance he look good and stick there?
(dcapofari from ny)
He won't be a good shortstop. He doesn't have the range to excel there at the highest level. I guess the kind way of putting it is that Flores isn't an ideal shortstop, physically speaking. He has really nice hands and a strong arm, but the range is just what you want at the position. I think he could be a very good 3B, but obviously that's not going to happen with the Mets. Underrated player, though. He doesn't get enough credit for being able to hit. He's a natural hitter that keeps getting stronger. (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Surprised to see Wilmer Flores on the list. Doubly surprised to see him in the positional splits as a shortstop. What do you expect of him this season? Thanks.
(Chris from Boston)
Not at shortstop. I think the bat is real. Not crazy but he can hit. It looks a lot better if he can make 2B work. Not as sexy if he's just a 1B. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)do you see Wilmer Flores sticking at 2B?
(dastard from ON)
I would like for that to happen, as he's an infinitely more interesting player at 2B than at 1B or in the outfield. But no, I don't past 2016 or so. They'll only live with that type of defense for so long. (Ben Carsley)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these first-year 2b in order of who will have the best career? Kolten Wong, Scooter Gennett, Nick Franklin, Chris Owings, Wilmer Flores, Jonathan Schoop, Marcus Semien, Grant Green. Thank you.
(The Kernel from Pasadena)
Wong, Owings, Franklin, Schoop, Gennett, Semien, Flores, Green. (Jason Parks)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Grrrrr Ike Davis....Can't we just put Wilmer Flores at 1B and watch him rake?
(Angry Mets Fan from Queens)
Hey, Ike Davis is hitting .350/.530/.550 since the ASB! I don't think Davis is a superstar, but it's far too soon to give up on him, especially when we're talking about a bad Mets team. Flores has some talent with the bat and maybe a little more in the hit tool, but it's a little less power. I don't think he's a lock to be a better stick than Davis. (Jason Cole)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)If Wilmer Flores can play passable MLB defense at 2b, what kind of prospect is he?
(Pete from NYC)
It looks like the Mets are going to force Flores' to be passable defensively. If he can do enough defensively Flores has the chance to be a solid average or better regular because he does have some value in his bat. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-07-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Im in a 20 team dynasty league with a 5 man prospect roster. Staring me in the face on the waiver wire are Puello, Berrios, Stratton, and Eddie Butler. Would you add any of these guys over current guys on my roster Wilmer Flores, Chris Owings, Alen Hanson?
(Alec from Scottsdale, Az)
I really like Butler and Berrios, but I dont know anything about fantasy baseball so I'm not much help. If you want any advice about my fantasies for Tom Verducci, please re-submit. (Jason Parks)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)When do you see Wilmer Flores and Brad Miller getting called up? Also, Stetson Allie is absolutely crushing the ball. Do you think he is in the top 100 by the end of the year and what would you grade his power? 70/80?
(Tim from Philly)
I honestly have no idea. I could see him coming into the top 100 and his power is filthy. I'd want to see him before dropping 70/80 or at least read reports from people I respect, neither of which have happened yet. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, do you believe Wilmer Flores can hold his own at second base? Will the bat be enough to compensate for the lack of defensive chops?
(Frank from NJ)
I don't. I don't like the defensive profile. He can swing a bat, but when I look at Flores I don't see a middle infielder at the highest level. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Should I be worried Wilmer Flores didn't crack the list?
(Schackmj from Hoboken)
I'd be worried if he did. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Does Wilmer Flores have the range and athleticism to play 2B in the major leagues?
(Joe Hogan from FL)
I don't think so. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Completely Gratuitous 4-Team Blockbuster Trade Proposal: -Mets send R.A. Dickey to Red Sox, send Lucas Duda + Domingo Tapia to Indians & send Wilmer Flores to Diamondbacks -Red Sox send Archie Bradley + Anthony Ranaudo to Indians -Indians send Asdrubal Cabrera to Diamondbacks & send Shin-Soo Choo + Vinnie Pestano to Mets -Diamondbacks send Justin Upton to Mets Care to offer gratuitous thoughts?
(mattstupp from NYC)
Math makes my head hurt (Ian Miller)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these prospects make a difference this year? Gary Brown, Darrin Ruf, Wilmer Flores, Christian Yelich, or Kolten Wong.
(Frederick from The Hills)
Ruf is the closest to the bigs, so there's a good chance we'll see him a bunch this year. Seems unlikely any of the others make an Opening Day Roster, but Kolten Wong is interesting given St. Louis' void at second base. Flores could stand a mid-to-late season chance with the Mets in a similar boat. Brown could be late season, Yelich is probably still a year off. (Derek Carty)
2012-04-03 12:00:00 (link to chat)So much is talked about the four top pitching prospects in the org, it's interesting to hear you talk about position guys like Valdespin. What kind of development path/timetable are you looking for from the higher profile position prospects, specifically Wilmer Flores, Puello and Lagares? Also, I know it might be difficult for you to answer this question without being unfair to a player now in another org, but why was FMart exposed to waivers and lost for nothing, rather than traded (not even a bucket of baseballs and a half eaten ham sandwich)? Particularly since he had an option year left, it was a head scratching move for many fans.
(Kyle from Los Angeles)
Kyle, we were disappointed to lose FMart, but often times it comes down to which player(s) you believe have the best chance to make it through waivers. The good news is that we're now at a point with our 40-man that players are actually getting claimed by other organizations. That's a good problem to have.

As for Puello, Flores, and others, it's important to remember just how young these guys are. Puello just turned 21 and Flores is still 20. At this point, if they move up a level per year, they'll still be in a good position on the age/time spectrum. (Paul DePodesta)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)This time next year... Wilmer Flores and Marte... considered good/very good prospects or no-longer seen as potential regulars?
(Wilmer from VZ)
I'm not a big fan of either RIGHT NOW, forget about next year. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you hear about Wilmer Flores? I know I should be patient with a 19 year old, but it feels like he's been around forever. More to the point - he seems to be going backwards in his second tour of the Florida State League.
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
I was never a fan. He is still young, and he still has time to figure it out. Be patient, but I wouldn't be overly optimistic. (Jason Parks)
2011-03-22 11:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Wilmer Flores?
(Robert from Queens)
Two days ago during a minor league game played on Field 7 (a field that is built precisely to the dimensions of CitiField - walls and all), Flores went oppo to deep right center field. Oppo. Right-center. In CitiField. He's 19. Like him! Seriously, he can really hit. (Paul DePodesta)
2011-02-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ok while I'm trolling for bottom feeders, any of these guys worth a place on my minor league team at SS: Grant Green, Wilmer Flores, J. Iglesias? Thanks again.
(Dan46S from Boston)
I myself like Iglesias. (Ken Funck)
2011-01-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, love the chats. Now that my Fiesta Bowl passing record is safe, who do you think is the top breakout candidate for 2011 from this list: Aaron Hicks, Wilmer Flores, Jonathan Singleton.
(BrowningNagle from Louisville, KY)
A. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Surprised to see Wilmer Flores repeating low A. Is this a change of philosophy for the Mets?
(Rob from Alaska)
I wouldn't read too much into it. It's not like he dominated the level last year, and he'll still be among the youngest every day players there -- why rush things? (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What position does Wilmer Flores end up at? What is his ETA to MLB?
(Jacob from Detroit)
Maybe 3B, more likely RF. September, 2012? (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, What did scouts have to say about Wilmer Flores this year? Is there a concern about the power if he has to move from shortstop?
(Trevor127 from NYC)
There's just no way he's a shortstop in the end, so it's not an if, it's a when. Still very talented for his age, so don't get too crazy. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, Wilmer Flores is handling himself pretty well in Low-A. Is there a guy you liken him to? If he doesn't stick at SS can his bat play elsewhere?
(Kamryn from Wilmington)
He's just so young that he can go in so many directions. I still don't hate the Miggy Cab comp, but that's also way too much to compare a guy so far away to. There's nowhere he's a shortstop in the end, but I really like the bat. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-03-19 15:00:00 (link to chat)What's your view on Wilmer Flores? Is he compared to Miguel Cabrera because it's appropriate, or because it's convenient?
(joalryan from Chicago)
Obviously, anytime you are comparing a guy out of short season with an established superstar, it's dangerous. Still, it's a very promising bat for a teenager, and like Cabrera, he's got a thick lower half that's going to limit him defensively down the road. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-03-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)We often hear of the projection that a young player (e.g. an international signee like Carlos Triunfel or Wilmer Flores) will fill out, lose athleticism, and need to shift positions as he grows up while in the minors. How much of this projection comes from evidence/analysis by Medical personnel, versus speculation/experience by scouts?
(Aaron from YYZ)
Almost none from the medical side. There's more input with the draft and trades for the medical team and even that varies greatly from team to team. (Will Carroll)


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