MLB.com: Wilmer Flores #10 2B Prospect

Wilmer FloresMLB.com moves forward with their position-by-position prospect rankings, and yesterday, put Wilmer Flores at #10 among all Major League second-base prospects.

He slots in behind Kolten Wong (Cardinals), Rougned Odor (Rangers), Mookie Betts (Red Sox), Arismendy Alcantara (Cubs), Devon Travis (Tigers), Jonathan Schoop (Orioles), Taylor Lindsey (Angels), Eddie Rosario (Twins) and Micah Johnson (White Sox). I’ve seen four of those guys play live.

Here’s the comment on Flores:

Flores has a knack for putting his bat on the ball and has begun to realize his power potential. Though he played almost exclusively at third base during his brief time in New York, he profiles best at second base and is nearly ready for a full-time spot in the big leagues.

Italics mine.

The question remains whether he has the foot speed and agility to play second. I am far from sold on this point. He’s quite likely to outhit many of the players in front of him on the list, but he also has to prove that he can play second base.

 

10 comments
natew
natew

Dilson Herrera fell from #8 last year to off the list this year.  

I guess getting traded from the Pirates to the Mets makes one less of a prospect...

grandpamet
grandpamet

Thoughts on Dilson Herrera not making the list?

Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly

@natewpretty shocked by that as well, unless new people were categorized at 2nd that might be better. I mean Wilmer fell from 7 to 10... so if he was 8 and fell by the same amount he'd be 11. 


Not sure why they didn't Climb as both had good seasons, were none in the top 8 graduated?

Toby Hyde
Toby Hyde moderator

@grandpamet Ok by me. Schoop and Johnson are both low-OBP guys, but each bring another useful tool power and speed respectively, and have played at higher levels than Herrera. 

saxon58
saxon58

And Wilmer at #7 not #10

saxon58
saxon58

Looks like they have him at #8

saxon58
saxon58

Did you mean to post about MILB or MLB.com?

saxon58
saxon58

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