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Mets 2017 Season In Review: Wilmer Flores

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: Wilmer Flores
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: Wilmer Flores /
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WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 27: Wilmer Flores
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 27: Wilmer Flores /

How did he do in 2017?

Flores has made a name for himself at the plate as a lefty killer. But his average overall was definitely up this year. He finished the season .271/.307/.488. With 18 home runs, he ranked the 4th highest among the Mets last season and finishes 6th among the team with 52 RBIs. His OPS for the year was .795 and he had 47 wRC. All numbers on the higher end of the Mets overall offensive production in 2017.

Defensively, all Mets fans can agree that Flores should probably stick to first or third. He made his most starts this past season at the hot corner with 49. However, he’s also made most of his errors there as well. Five throwing errors and three fielding errors. At first base, however, Flores made no errors in 29 games there this season. While that is a 20 game difference between the two, Flores still seems like a better fit to platoon there next season if the coaching staff thinks Dominic Smith hasn’t won the job out of Spring Training.