Is good to be 23-year-old Shortstop, Third Baseman and Second Baseman for the Mets, Wilmer Flores these days.
The Venezuelan native infielder had the game-winning hit in the Mets’ walk-off win over the Blue Jays.
Of course he didn’t do it alone; Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda rushed to second base, where Wilmer Flores was already mobbed, his teammates celebrating his victorious hit.
According to ESPN Flores continues to provide some offense as the home run was a team-leading tenth of the season. He also has 28 RBI to go with a modest .249 average, but his erratic play in the field is a source of frustration for the Mets.
2007 was an exiting year for Wilmer who signed as an international agent with the Mets. He had a number of recognitions in the following years including Baseball America Rookie All-Star Team and South Atlantic League All-Star Team.
In 2011 he turned from a shortstop into a third baseman and the following year was selected at third base for the FSL All-Star Game and was promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League. On June 2014 Flores drove in a career high of 6 RBIs in a single game, during which he also hit his first career grand slam.
Apparently Wilmer is a very private fella, at this point we are not aware of any relationships or the current status of his love life. Do you think he could be dating, perhaps a pretty Venezuelan girl?
You can find him on Instagram here.