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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:22 PM
Born: 9/22/1994 (17 years old)
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Not too much out there on Raymel Flores, but he's one of the bigger bonus babies on the 2012 Red Sox DSL squad, so I figured I'd start a thread. Per MLB Trade Rumors, Flores signed for $900k last year and has a strong defensive reputation. At 5-9, I doubt he's projected to be much of a power hitter, but maybe he'll hit a late growth spurt...
Through 9 games (40 PAs):
.316 / .395 / .526, 2 2B, 3 3B, 0/2 SBs
Clearly has some good raw speed if he already has 3 3Bs through just 40 PAs.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:20 PM
.270/.420/.472, 2 2B, 8(!) 3Bs, 3/5 SBs, 18/24 BB/K
Raymel is looking mighty interesting so far as a prospect at this point.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:32 AM
.254/.392/.391. Flores' power has dropped off significantly, but he's still showing good patience at the plate. That said, there's always a few DSL guys who can succeed by taking advantage of the wildness of the pitchers down there.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:52 AM
Posted 26 July 2013 - 02:46 PM
As expected Flores was assigned to the GCL. The average (.206) is ugly, but he's still walking like a fiend and when he does make contact he's shown solid pop. Haven't heard much about his defense for better or worse.
Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:40 AM
Flores had a tough year, as he slumped at the finish to wind up with a line of:
165 PAs, .185/.311/.281 (.592 OPS), 9 XBHs, 9 SBs in 15 tries, 25% K%, 13% BB%
Given the bonus he signed for and his relative youth (still just 18), another year to try to figure it out in the GCL seems warranted.
Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:09 AM
Flores continues to hang around, moving up to Lowell and posting a slightly improved line of .262/.330/.333. He's walked a fair bit but still striking out at a totally unacceptable rate for a guy with basically no power (~30% of his PAs). Has been playing 2B for the most part. SB rate of 13/17 is solid especially since it is only in 55 games. At 19, he's still quite young (2 years younger than the average NYPL hitter), so I'd imagine given his solid-sized signing bonus that he will get another shot in the system next year, likely in Greenville. However, without a bit better contact rate, it's hard to see him progressing much further than that.
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