3 takeaways from the SF Giants series against the A's
2. Wilmer Flores is off to a hot start
It is still early, so reading too much into the numbers can be an exercise in futility. That said, Wilmer Flores has been one of the Giants' most consistent hitters since signing with San Francisco before the 2020 season.
That is a move that is often overlooked, but Flores has offered good power and some defensive versatility. Plus, he is not a platoon hitter by any means as he posted solid numbers against both righties (113 wRC+) and lefties (123 wRC+) since joining San Francisco.
For a team that leans heavily on matchups, Flores is the type of hitter who brings stability to a lineup. He continued that trends in the series against the A's. The right-handed bat recorded a double and a home run with four RBI on Tuesday night.
This is the second time within the last week that the 30-year-old infielder has played an important role on offense. In a game against the Washington Nationals last Sunday, Flores registered three hits and three RBI while helping the Giants to scratch 12 runs across home plate.
On the year, he has posted a .266/.314/.438 line (120 wRC+) with two home runs and 12 RBI in 70 plate appearances. Flores has bolstered the offense while several key bats including Brandon Crawford and Darin Ruf have struggled in the early going.