The New York Mets will try and give their offense a shot in the arm on Friday when they are expected to promote talented young infielder Wilmer Flores.
This is good news and quite frankly it is about time as Flores will be worth picking up in NL-only formats or very deep mixed leagues for the time being.
According to the Star Ledger:
“The Mets will promote Wilmer Flores before Friday night’s game against the Phillies, adding a talented hitting prospect to the roster. Flores is likely to play some shortstop — a position he had not played since 2011 before doing so again this season. To make room for Flores, the team designated backup infielder Omar Quintanilla.”
The fact that the Mets are finally ready to give Flores a look at shortstop is even better news, especially since they have been tolerating Ruben Tejada hitting .183 with a .302 OBP.
The 22-year old Flores, is known for his bat. Baseball Prospectus ranked him the 71st best prospect in baseball before this season and he has hit .307 with an .860 OPS at AAA Las Vegas this season, with five doubles and five home runs.
However the question has always been where to play Flores?
I would expect Mets’ manager Terry Collins to try and get Flores’ bat in the lineup as often as possible.
Keep an eye on the youngster as he is certainly a guy that could be worth picking up if he is given enough at bats.