After a stellar week at the plate, Mets infield prospect Wilmer Flores has been selected as Pacific Coast League Player of the Week. The 22-year-old was 13-for-35 with five home runs and 16 RBI on the week. Flores, who had a slash line of just .225/.253/.300 in the majors, has been hitting the ball exceptionally well since his June 25 demotion, batting .365 and recording a hit in 11 of his 12 games. He was sent down to the 51s to make room for the returning Juan Lagares.
The Mets have been carrying six outfielders and only five infielders since Flores's demotion. They haven't encountered any major issues from this roster configuration, but it seems like only a matter of time until they return to the standard five outfielders and five infielders. If Flores continues to swing the bat like this, the team may be forced to make that change sooner rather than later.