Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lancaster JetHawks: David Flores

David Flores
How did he get here?: Drafted, 18th Round (2008)
Stats: 6'2", 220 lbs, Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 23

2009 Overview


Career (2008-09)


What happened?

Flores had at least three stints on the DL in 2009, leading to him only playing in 72 games for the JetHawks, and just one game after July 20. When he was in the lineup, he had some trouble getting on base. All three of his slash line numbers dropped (.266/.319/.495 for Tri-City in 2008), and he drew five walks all season long. Flores skipped Lexington, so maybe a repeat visit to Lancaster isn't the worst thing.

Flores did improve his defense from '08 to '09, spending all but one game at 3B, committing 12 errors in 160 chances for a .925 Fld%. This is an increase from 2008's .873 Fld%.

What went right?

April. Flores posted his highest OPS split in April, starting the season with a .277/.319/.385 line

What went wrong?

Injuries. I'm not sure what was injured, and if it was hampering him throughout the season. In 2008, Flores hit .315 against LHP, and .243 in 2009. Again, not sure if skipping a level hurt him, or if he was nursing an injury.