What is going on with the New York Mets and prospect Wilmer Flores? Can we even call him a prospect anymore?
His natural position is third base, but with David Wright on the disabled list they are not bringing up Flores.
FLORES: Could he play first?
It makes no sense unless the Mets have other plans for Flores. Reading between the lines, my guess is their long- range plan could be to play him at first base, which is where he recently worked at Triple-A Las Vegas following an ankle injury.
Reportedly, he’s back at second base, but why? They should play him at first for the rest of the minor league season to see if they have something there.
Flores has played all around the infield, but mostly at second base this season before the interlude at first base. Blocked from third because of Wright, and with Daniel Murphy playing better at second, and concerns about his lack of speed keeping him from the outfield, first base could be the logical conclusion.
Don’t the Mets see that?