Wilmer Flores is ranked number one on Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet for the week of August 24-30.
Last week, Flores, 21, hit .481 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs and three RBI in 27 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton. He had four multiple-hit games in that span, and had three hits in three separate games as well.
In regards to Flores, Baseball America says:
“Now the breakout has arrived. After a strong first half in the Florida State League, Flores got the bump to Double-A in June and has hit .323/.374/.506 in 62 games for Binghamton. His power has surged, with his 17 home runs nearly doubling his total of nine from a year ago. The Mets have shuffled Flores around this year at third base, second and first, with third base likely the perfect-world scenario given that he has the arm strength for the position but not nearly enough range to profile at second.”
Flores has hit a combined .306 with a .354 on-base percentage, 17 home runs and 72 RBI in 477 at-bats between Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton this season.
He has hit .323 with a .506 slugging percentage, 7 home runs and 30 RBI in 235 at-bats since joining Binghamton earlier this season.
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