Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/3/13
After being selected to the Triple-A All Star team for the Pacific Coast League, Wilmer Flores celebrated the occasion by going  5-for-6 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. He’s now boasting a .320/.367/.520 batting line with 27 doubles, four triples and ten home runs in 325 at-bats while scoring 53 runs. Amazingly for a power hitter, Flores is only striking out at a 12% rate. The 21-year old is still playing second base everyday for Las Vegas with an occasional start at first base. The Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said last month, that Flores will remain a second baseman and while his range there is not elite, it’s more than acceptable and the important thing is he’s a solid fielder, can turn the double play, and has a strong arm. A quick look at his defensive metrics show that Flores and Daniel Murphy are quite similar in range and fielding percentage. The real question here though is, who is the Mets’ true second baseman of the future? Murphy or Flores who is seven years
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