Wilmer Flores Arizona Diamondbacks

Age: 27 (August 6, 1991) | 6' 3" | 205lbs. 1B-83 2B-13 3B-10 DH-2 PH-25
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYM NL 2015 137 483 55 127 19 63 22 0 16 59 0 1 .263 .295 .408 4 12 .273 42/21/37 14 14
NYM AA 2016 5 17 1 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .263 .235 5 11 .250 n/a
NYM NL 2016 103 307 38 82 23 48 14 0 16 49 1 1 .267 .319 .469 7 14 .268 33/22/45 12 11
NYM A+ 2017 2 8 4 3 0 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 .375 .444 .875 0 22 .400 n/a
NYM AAA 2017 1 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .750 0 0 .500 n/a
NYM NL 2017 110 336 42 91 17 54 17 1 18 52 1 1 .271 .307 .488 5 15 .270 36/18/46 13 12
NYM A+ 2018 3 11 1 6 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 .545 .545 1.00 0 0 .500 n/a
NYM NL 2018 126 386 43 103 29 42 25 0 11 51 0 0 .267 .319 .417 7 10 .269 36/19/45 11 11
ARI NL 2019 15 47 5 10 3 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 .213 .260 .277 6 10 .238 38/19/43 -1 -0
Career 7yrs 596 1913 219 498 108 266 99 2 68 254 3 3 .260 .302 .421 5 13 .269 n/a
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Went for 11 in LABR, surprisingly.  Someone values the eventual 2B eligibility I suppose.  My question is where he plays if/when he flames out at 2B.

John Thomas Roll2
Mar 4

Exactly what I was thinking. This might be nice for a fly ball pitcher in Arizona, but it will be brutal for right-handed ground ball pictures.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jan 30

They really must not care about defense, he is really not decent anywhere but 1B. Or maybe DH.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Jan 30

Wilmer Flores (1B) AZ - Jan. 29

The Diamondbacks are expected to deploy Flores as their primary second baseman this season, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: Barring any major additions to the roster before the end of spring training, Flores, who inked a one-year, $4.25 million deal earlier this month, will have the best opportunity of his career to claim a full-time gig. Flores never exceeded 500 plate appearances during any of his six seasons with the Mets, despite providing near league-average production (.262/.303/.424 slash line, 99 wRC+) over his 2,011 plate appearances. Though the keystone is the one infield spot where Flores has seen his least MLB action to date, the Diamondbacks are apparently confident that with some further instruction during the spring, he can be a passable defender at the position. Arizona's addition of Flores likely means that Ketel Marte will vie for the team's top job in center field after logging most of his starts at second base in 2018.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 30

ESPN's Jeff Passan reports that the Diamondbacks and Wilmer Flores have come to terms on a one-year, $4.25 million contract with a $6 million club option for 2020.

It's a fit that makes a lot of sense. Flores is bad defensively everywhere other than first base (and not particularly good there), but the Diamondbacks have plenty of flexibility there with Jake Lamb able to move between the corners, Eduardo Escobar able to play throughout the infield and Ketel Marte perhaps moving to center field. Flores will be asked to play against lefties and could take on a significant role against righties if he has a good start.
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jan 16
Fangraphs:  WAR 0.5   Bat 1   Field -1   Run -4    HR/FB 7%    Pull 40%    Hard 33%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18