I know it’s early, but the promising start to the 2012 campaign for Mets former top prospect Wilmer Flores is extremely encouraging. He was ranked at the top of the organization in recent years due to his hitting ability and future potential, but did not live up to the hype on the field. So far this season he is showing that maybe all that talk of him being a big time hitter was accurate and the recent lack of production was just part of his growing pains.
Wilmer is absolutely raking for Single-A St. Lucie. I know it’s only A ball, but he has been at that level for a few seasons now and it’s about time he started to figure it out and earn himself a promotion.
Despite hearing about him for the past few seasons and watching his stock drop as he did not progress through the ranks in the Mets system as many had hoped, he is still just 20 years old. Flores has a world of potential offensively and he is finally starting to give the Mets a return on their investment.
Here are his numbers ...