Found May 29, 2012 on Mets360.com:
Wilmer Flores was born August 6, 1991 in Valencia, Venezuela.  Flores signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela with the Mets in 2007. Flores was rated in the Top 100 prospects by Baseball America prior to the 2009 (#47), 2010 (#88) and 2011 (#59) seasons. He participated in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game. By All accounts, at the age of 19 and in Advanced A, Wilmer Flores looked like he was a future star.  The dig against him had always been his defense not being up to snuff at shortstop and that he’d inevitably have to move to first.  Since I first heard this comment back in 2009, it always struck me as a bit short-sighted.  Throughout his career, scouts have praised Flores for having soft hands and a strong arm.  Not having the range for shortstop does not mean he can ONLY play first.  I’ll admit, thinking to switch him to catcher (I still don’t know if it’s a terrible idea) was pretty far-fetched. At age 20, Wilmer Flores is proving that he’s still ahead of the cur...
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