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Jonathan Mayo is going through his top prospect lists by position, today he posted the third base list and Wilmer Flores was ranked #9.
I noticed this year that a lot of prospect watchers have been down on Flores as they've constructed their prospect lists. The kid is still only 20 y/o, he's outgrown his natural position of SS and looks to be moving to 3B full time this season.
The Mets just posted an article on Flores basically saying that the development of his bat is key to his success ( source MLB).
9. Wilmer Flores, Mets: It's easy to look at Flores' numbers and feel like he's been disappointing, especially for a highly-touted prospect. But considering he's still just 20 years old, and will be for most of 2012, and that he's reached the Class A Advanced level, it might soften those criticisms. Flores still has things to learn, particularly in the plate discipline department, but he rarely strikes out and there's power to tap into. A shortstop for the first few years of his career, the move to third most predicted started in Venezuela this winter. This is a big year for Flores, who needs to start turning potential into performance, perhaps while playing in Double-A. source MiLB