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Mets promote top prospect Wilmer Flores


The Mets have promoted top prospect Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas. With David Wright already on the disabled list and Bobby Parnell likely to soon join him there, Flores—whose 22nd birthday falls on August 6—is set to make his major league debut on Tuesday night at Citi Field as the Mets host the Rockies.

In 458 plate appearances for the Las Vegas 51s, Flores hit .322/.358/.532 with 15 home runs and a 129 wRC+ as one of the youngest players in the Pacific Coast League. Rob Castellano ranked Flores third among Mets prospects on Amazin' Avenue's mid-season top twenty-five. Here's what Rob had to say.

The 21-year-old Flores has put on a show with the bat in his first season at Triple-A, pacing the Pacific Coast League in RBIs and doubles while proving tolerable at second base. He's posted numbers equal to that of nearly any top prospect in Triple-A, though to be fair -- based on a healthy home-road split -- he's enjoying the hitter-friendly confines of Las Vegas. However, even the .288/.333/.440 road line is pretty impressive for one of the five youngest players in the circuit.