I got on Ramon Flores pretty hard about his apathetic April, but he turned things around and has been one of Tampa’s major offensive threats this season. The young outfielder may be playing his best baseball yet, though he still has plenty to work on if he is going to make it to the Bronx.
Flores signed with the Yankees in 2008 out of Venezuela for $775,000. He started his professional career playing for the Dominican Summer League Yankees in 2009, when he hit .256/.423/.487 in eleven games before heading up to the Gulf Coast League Yankees. He played 51 games in the GCL and struggled a bit, hitting just .196, though he did show a penchant for getting on base with a .303 OBP, thanks in part to his 22 walks.
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