INF Wilmer FloresThe lasting memory of the 2015 season was the sight of a young Wilmer Flores brought to tears at the prospect of being traded from the organization he had been a part of since he was 16 years old.
Fast forward a year to 2016, where Flores played fill in at three different infield positions. He has stated recently that he prefers to play second base, but with the versatility he has shown over the past season, he certainly fits the “super sub” player description.
Flores was a very streaky hitter throughout the 2016 season. In a stretch during July, he was able to catch fire and in one particular game collected six hits, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in Flushing since the playing days of Edgardo Alfonzo.
For the fanbase, it would be great to see Flores become the everyday player they imagined he would be when he signed with the Mets at age 16. If that never comes to fruition, Collins will be happy to utilize him as a backup throughout the infield.