Jose Rubicco Huertas writes a piece, on the Margaritas website, about the 19-year old Flores. Here are some of the highlights of the article (which is in spanish):
Flores on returning from injury:
"I'm happy because I could return to play after injury at the start of the season. These things happen, but I feel fit, strong. I spent two weeks up north doing rehab, no practice, nothing. Then I was sent to the Dominican Republic, played two weeks and now I am back to contribute. It's an experience that will help me with the mental part of the game and my defense. It will greatly help develop my career in the minor leagues."Flores on whether or not the Mets have put any restrictions on his play while in Venezuela:
"I have no restrictions. The Mets recommended that I work on my body in the gym, and to work on my foot speed."Flores also spoke about the Mets plans for him in 2011:
"It depends on how I come to spring training. If I am good shape, they (the Mets) told me I could go to AA."Finally, Flores speaks directly about him staying at SS and his future:
"Many people say that I have to change, but I know I can play shortstop. I'm going to show them. Here is the case of Troy Tulowitzki, the Colorado Rockies, is big, strong and moves well in the shortstop. My dream is to be a big leaguer, and I am working on it, you never know when you will get the chance and you must be ready."Flores is a rookie (to the VWL), but his recent hot hitting has moved him into the three hole in the Bravos batting order which has much older and experienced players. Flores is showing he can more than hold his own in the VWL. While there are current big leaguers playing in the VWL, the talent level is around AA level. It should be very interesting to see where Flores starts his 2011 season.