Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:35:37 -0700
New York Mets 2B/SS Wilmer Flores will start his first game at SS since 2011 on Tuesday, March 11. Given Ruben Tejada's struggles at the plate and in the field, they're willing to give Flores another shot, despite the fact his quickness and range weren't up to par. He's played short as a defensive replacement twice this spring and has had only routine fielding chances.
Fantasy Tip: He's only draft-worthy in NLs, but Flores has noticeable pop that could play well in a middle-infield slot for deep-mixed leaguers at some point in 2014 if he earns eligibility there.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:58:32 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada was charged with his second spring error Monday, March 10, but he did snap an 0-for-7 drought with a double. The Mets continue to look for upgrades at shortstop. 2B Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop early this week, but it's unlikely that he has the range required to be the starter there.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:07:46 -0800
A New York Mets team official said 2B Wilmer Flores will see a legitimate look at shortstop in spring training as a competitor to SS Ruben Tejada. Some in the industry don't think Flores has the first-step quickness to succeed at short, but the Mets will give him a chance to show what he's got in spring games. New York also continues to consider trading for Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin, but they won't give up elite pitching prospects such as SPs Noah Syndergaard or Rafael Montero.
"At this moment Ruben Tejada is the shortstop here," manager Terry Collins said. "We've got to be patient with him. Certainly we're going to get him a number of at-bats this spring. He's been told that. And we'll see how he plays. We don't have a lot of options. He's our main guy right now." Collins wants to see more line drives from Tejada and wants to see some range at shortstop.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that New York is considering Flores at the 6 shows their lack in faith offensively in Tejada. They may prefer a below-average defender in favor of some offense.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:13:39 -0800
New York Mets 2B Wilmer Flores is likely to begin the year with Triple-A Las Vegas, according to manager Terry Collins. "I think with what we have on the infield -- you know what? -- if he's not going to get a lot of a playing time, he's got to go play at his age," Collins said. "Because the ceiling on his bat is too high. He's got to go get at-bats." Flores isn't expected to see much time at first base this spring.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:19:14 -0800
New York Mets 2B Wilmer Flores may get time at shortstop during spring training, according to manager Terry Collins. Wilmer has said he has no problem playing that position. "Sure. I played there for four years," the 22-year-old Flores said. "It's not going to be a new position. I'm sure I can play."
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:18:29 -0800
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. will receive consideration to start at second base if the team trades 2B Daniel Murphy this winter. INFs Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada will also be considered if they have an opening at the keystone.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:55:58 -0800
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda, SS Ruben Tejada, 2B Wilmer Flores and 1B Dominic Smith, among others, were attending the team's four-week voluntary fitness camp.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:26:01 -0700
New York Mets 3B Wilmer Flores could see some action at second base in the final week now that 3B David Wright (hamstring) is back. Flores could start at the keystone Sunday, Sept. 22. He has appeared in one game at second base since joining the Mets.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:49:36 -0700
New York Mets 3B Wilmer Flores (ankles) is out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:22:46 -0700
New York Mets 2B Wilmer Flores (ankle) is not at 100 percent, according to manager Terry Collins, but he is "playable." Flores returned to the lineup Monday, Sept. 9, against the Washington Nationals.