Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Meet a Prospect: Ramon Flores

Ramon Flores was born on March, 26th 1992 in Barinas, Barinas Venezuela. Flores was signed out of Venezuela by the New York Yankees during the 2009 season and in the same year the outfielder made his professional debut with the team. Flores spent the 2009 in the Gulf Coast League and started there again in 2010 before the team called him up to Charleston to finish the 2010 season. It was all up hill from there for Flores.

Flores got the call to Tampa to for the last two weeks of the season in 2010 before heading back down to Charleston to begin the 2011 season. Flores began to to sky rocket through the Yankees system in 2012 when he spent time with the Riverdogs and the Trenton Thunder before repeating Double-A in 2013. Flores finally made it to Triple-A in 2014 and is now officially a 40 man roster mate and a member of the New York Yankees.

Flores has a solid and fluid swing without many holes in it especially for a player at his age with a consistent swing and great bat speed. Flores has a great batters eye and is a great for-average type hitter that can hit to all fields with consistency. Flores may never hit for much power but he is a line drive and gap hitter at this point in his career and would make a great addition to the current Yankees outfield.

Flores has a career stat line:

7 Seasons63027233356441254024160313436.272.360.399.759


7 Seasons61213991283833336.9762.23
Flores posted a Triple-A slash line of .294/.389/.429 (140 wRC+) in 42 games with the Triple-A Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders this season before the call up on Saturday night. Welcome to the team Ramon and welcome to the family, it is very much deserved and very overdue if you ask me.

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