How He Fared in 2016
We saw some ups and downs in 2016 from Flores. Consistency is the big problem with pretty much any player because they need lots of at-bats to get in the swing of things.
Because of injuries and being used as a primary bench player compared to most of the 2015 season, Flores had 175 less plate appearances as well as 176 less at-bats in 2016.
In those limited at-bats compared to the 2015 season, Flores hit the same amount of home runs last year (16) as he did in 2015. He drew more walks in 2016 –- 23 compared to 19 — than he did in more at-bats in 2015. His BA, OPB, SLG, and OPS were all higher in 2016 — .267, .319, .469, .788 compared to .263, .295, .408, .703 in 2015.
While we saw some of Flores’ best offensive numbers last year, it was pretty refreshing to see them in limited playing time.
One day, he will make a very good everyday player.