Projected Role in 2017
The tricky situation for Flores next season is the playing time he will need to continue his career. We will see him come off the bench, as well as playing pretty much every single infield position at some point.
Being able to play multiple positions will help get Flores playing time. Injuries happen every season, so he will be the “next man up,” so to speak when that does happen.
The better Flores does in his pinch-hitting situations, the better his chance becomes to be used on an everyday basis, even if the Mets are alright on the injury front.