Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/1/12
Wilmer Flores was named MVP of the 2012 FSL All Star Game earlier this season, where he wowed the crowd with his power and ability. New York Mets infield Prospect Wilmer Flores earned the No. 1 spot Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet. for the week of August 24-30, while pitching prospect Luis Mateo came in at No. 9. Flores had a tremendous week batting .481 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs in 27 at-bats with three runs driven in and four runs scored. Baseball America writes about the 21-year old Flores: One of the top international prospects in 2007, Flores signed with the Mets out of Venezuela for $700,000 on his 16th birthday, then made a huge splash the next year in the Rookie-level Appalachian League, where he hit .310/.352/.490 in 59 games playing most of the season as a 16-year-old. By the time Flores was 18, the Mets had already pushed him to high Class A St. Lucie. Yet when the 2012 season opened, Flores still found himself in St. Lucie. He had struggled the ...
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