3 former Mets players putting up huge spring training numbers

Ex-Mets with big spring numbers.

2024 San Francisco Giants Spring Training
2024 San Francisco Giants Spring Training / Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/GettyImages
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3. Wilmer Flores

On Sunday, we had the pleasure of watching the brother of Wilmer Flores pitch for the Detroit Tigers. While they may look alike and have the same name, this Wilmer Flores is the one who played shortstop for the Mets in the 2015 World Series. A fan favorite from 2013 to 2018, Flores is now preparing for his fifth season with the Giants. To think of the "what-if" factor had Brodie Van Wagenen not screwed up and released Flores in 2018 is an understatement.

The 32-year-old veteran infielder is coming off a remarkable second half of 2023 with the Giants. In 64 games, Flores hit .291 with 15 home runs and 16 RBI. His combined numbers in the first half resulted in a career-high 23 home runs. However, Flores' performance was not enough as the Giants signed Soler to be their permanent DH in 2024.

In reaction to this decision, Flores has gotten off to a scorching start to spring training. In 8 games, the former Met has hit .368 with 4 doubles and 2 RBI. With Davis being released by the Giants, Flores has more opportunity to earn at-bats all over the infield. If nothing else, he has value to the Giants should they decide to trade his $5.5 million contract for a relief arm. Otherwise, Flores is proving his worth as a super-utility infielder worthy of regular playing time.

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