TRENTON, N.J. – As far as the prospect-laden Trenton Thunder outfield is concerned, Ramon Flores, who will occupy left field in tonight’s Eastern League season-opener at Portland, Maine, is the darkhorse.
While both Slade Heathcott and Tyler Austin are two of the most heralded prospects in baseball, Flores is one of those guys who must prove his point.
A compact 5-foot-11, 190, the recently turned 21-year-old native of Barinas, Venezuela, is definitely doing that,
“My dream is to play in New York,’’ Flores said. “If I can do that with Slade and Tyler, that would be even better. I enjoy playing with them. I’m looking forward to having a good season.’’
With his talent and work-ethic, there is no reason to see why Flores, along with Heathcott and Austin, can’t be among the next generation of Yankees stars beginning in late 2014 or early 2015. With Melky Mesa and Zoilo Almonte at Triple-A Scranton/W-B and Baseball America No. 1 prospect Mason Williams at Tampa. The Yankees have six sol...