The Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup is left-handed heavy. Because of this, any right-handed hitter with pop and versatility could be perceived as a fit. Moreover, Pedro Gomez of ESPN said on twitter that Flores is going to be on the move sooner rather than later. Equally important, he’s a hot commodity in the NL West.
This is a good indicator that the Dodgers would hold interest, right?
Don’t be surprised if Wilmer Flores winds up in the NL West. A couple of clubs in the division, along a few others out there, pushing harder for Flores at the moment. Flores is only 27.
— The Pedro Gomez Foundation (@PGFoundation_) January 10, 2019
The 27-year old Venezuela native has logged time at every infield spot in his six year career. Interesting is that he has spent about an equal amount of time at each spot in terms of games played (see his BBREF page here).
Flores is an interesting option – and provides some pop from the right side of the plate. He’s logged double-digit totals in home runs in each of the past four seasons. During that timespan, his OPS is .750 which can be dangerous enough for a player of his type in the right spot. His career OPS against southpaws jumps to .780, which could help Los Angeles.
We know from last year’s platoon lineups that versatility will earn you favor on the Dodgers’ lineup card.
Still, other teams hold interest and the Dodgers’ path to Flores could be a complicated one. However, no official report exists that has the Dodgers in on Flores at the current time. Connecting the dots, it would seem that this is a possible fit. The Dodgers have been rumored to somewhat similar players Josh Harrison, D.J. Lemahieu, and Nick Castellanos.
What would you think about the Dodgers signing Flores to provide depth around the infield? Are you thumbs up or thumbs down on this player? Let us know in the comments section!
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