For the first two weeks of the minor league season, the Mets were represented with a prospect cracking the Baseball America Hot Sheet. Last week it was Rafael Montero. This week, it’s Wilmer Flores. Both players were listed “In The Team Photo,” which is basically considered honorable mention.
As I stated in the Mets Minors Report earlier today, Flores is quietly having a nice season. Flores seems like he has been overshadowed by Travis d’Arnaud and Zack Wheeler for these first couple of weeks. He continues to put up solid numbers, and hit his first home run of the season last night, adding three RBI in Las Vegas’ victory.
For his efforts over the past week, he was selected to Baseball America’s Hot Sheet. Here’s what they had to say about him:
Wilmer Flores, 3b, Mets. Against the backdrop of Triple-A Las Vegas teammates Zack Wheeler (blister on middle finger) and Travis d’Arnaud (broken foot) dealing with injury woes, Flores just keeps hitting. The 21-year-old went 12-for-30 (.400) ...