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The versatile infielder can play second, third and shortstop, but Wilmer Flores has been playing a great deal of shortstop at Triple-A Las Vegas so far this season.
That's because the Mets are still not in love with incumbent shortstop Ruben Tejada.
The 22-year-old Flores is struggling a little bit right now, batting .247 with one home run and 10 RBI for the 51s. He should be fine though: he hit .321 with 15 HR and 86 RBI in 107 games for Las Vegas last year.
It is inevitable that someone will get hurt on the Mets or will need to be demoted for poor performance. Don't be surprised to see Flores step in then and provide a boost for the parent club.
Don't be shocked if a lot of that time is spent at shortstop once he is summoned to Flushing.
In order to stay though, he'll have to be more productive at the plate. It's a small sample size, but in 99 career at-bats in the majors, Flores is hitting a meager .202.
That mark will have to improve dramatically if he intends to stay in the big leagues.