In Monday's win against the Phillies, Flores hit a three-run home in the sixth inning that game the Mets a lead.
He has not made an error in 10 days, despite making nine his first 36 games of the season.
“I’m doing what I am supposed to do,” Flores said after the game (May 26, 2015). “Everyone knows what I can do and I know what I can do."
He is batting .282 with three home runs and nine RBI in his last 12 games.
“I still think as we move into this and get into the 400 at-bat mark this guy is going to have pretty impressive numbers,” manager Terry Collins said after the game. “He’s a good hitter and has got some power."
Matthew Cerrone: The bat has never been Wilmer's issue, everyone knows that. I like his power, but I'm more impressed with how timely his hits have been and how short his swing gets with runners on base. He's come up with some key RBI in pivotal spots, which is something Wally Backman said Flores also did well in Las Vegas. In fact, he compared him to Edgardo Alfonzo late in games, which I've heard other talent evaluators say as well. The glove is the difference maker. He's been on a roll the last week or so. He's always been capable of making any one specific play, be it diving for a ball in the hole, a quick flip to second for a double play, a bare-handed throw to first, etc. The problem is that he's just as likely to boot the routine play and he's very inconsistent. This last week or so has been great, hopefully it continues...
The sample is still pretty small, but the advanced defensive metrics have Flores rated better than you probably think >> Read more at ESPN.com