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Wilmer Flores
Birthdate: 8/6/1991 (25 y, 7 m, 17 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/190     Position: SS
Contract: $2.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Flores got the start at third base in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, going 2-for-2 with a walk, a double and six RBI, four of which came on a grand slam off Adam Wainwright. (3/18/2017)
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Profile: Wilmer Flores has emerged as one of the strongest hitters in MLB against left handed pitching, batting 92% above average in 2016 and 61% above average in 2015. He has become the go to platoon option for the Mets, since he can spell time on any of the four infield positions. The Mets have long term injury problems at all four infield positions, so he will likely be given plenty of playing time to cash in on southpaws against whom he managed a nearly 54% fly ball rate along with a 23% home run per flyball rate in 2016. That translates to one home run in every eight plate appearances against left handed pitching, making him one of the five most prolific power hitters against lefties last year. In terms of both real world and fantasy value, Wilmer has developed into a below average player against right handed pitching, offering both weak contact and inferior defense. Against left handed pitchers he is a force to be reckoned with. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: Flores may be limited to league formats that encourage the use of platoons, but he has proven to be one of the most valuable players in MLB against left handed pitching. If you have the need for the right handed compliment to an infield platoon, look no further.

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