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Mets Season in Review: Wilmer Flores

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Aug 31, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 31, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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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.

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