Minors: Mets Teens in Future's Game

Mets 17-year-old SS Wilmer Flores and 19-year-old RHP Jenrry Mejia will represent the Mets on this year’s World Team during the Future’s Game in St. Louis, played the day before the All-Star game, according to Baseball America.

Mejia is 0–3 with a 3.74 ERA in four starts since being promoted to Double-A, though he has 24 strike outs in 21.2 innings pitched.

the Mets love mejia, and his serious fastball, and i suspect we’ll begin to hear more and more about him as the season goes on, especially next spring

Meanwhile, Flores is batting .268 with 14 extra base hits in 60 games for the Low-A Sand Gnats in Savannah.

…i just can’t believe he’s 1717… i mean, i’m nearly twice his age

In a report an off-season for Baseball Prospectus, Kevin Goldstein wrote, “Flores has a huge frame and the potential for plus-plus raw power to go with the hitting skills to make consistent hard contact. Defensively, he has soft hands and an above-average arm. He’s an average runner.”

…17, folks… i mean, seven… teen… it’s crazy

To get an answer to ‘Who is Flores,’ check out this old post from Adam Rubin on his blog for the Daily News.