Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/19/15
Wilmer Flores remains one of the Mets’ top 10 prospects.  He’s likely still, the team’s best hitting prospect in their entire minor leagues.  He’s playing this winter in the Venezuelan Winter League where he’s amassed some really promising stats: AVG: .372 OBP: .451 SLG: .488 OPS: .939 In 43 ABs, he only has 4 Ks! Winter league stats don’t mean a whole heck of a lot, but they serve to remind Met fans that they have a talented player in the wings.  It might also help to make people put less stock into his 27 game (partially injured) debut in the majors. With the Mets less and less likely to trade Daniel Murphy and with David Wright entrenched at third base, the plan for Wilmer Flores seems to have become muddled.  The statistics say he can handle second base, but the team sees things they don’t like, and I can’t argue that he wouldn’t be a defensive liability.  So… first? The Mets are trying, desperately, to trade Ike Davis and/or Lucas Duda.  They’d like to have Josh Satin on the
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