Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/29/11
In a post to Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein takes a look at 10 of the league’s better prospects who might want to forget about 2011. For instance, he writes the following about 20-year-old Mets SS Wilmer Flores: “Flores has long been seen as one of the Mets’ top prospects, but that’s mostly been because of his age and level. In 2011, he proved to still be more potential than reality. Nobody thinks he can stay at shortstop long-term, which puts even more pressure on his bat. “Sure, he was good in the Sally League at 17, but he hasn’t done much since,” said one evaluator. “The tools don’t even profile for a corner, which is where people will think he’ll end up.” Flores hit .269 with 9 HR and 81 RBI in 133 games for Single-A St. Lucie in 2011. This winter, he is batting .295 with a .378 OBP in the Venezuelan Winter League. “His best tool is by far his bat, and he shows extra-base ability that should continue to develop as he progresses,” MiLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo said in
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