Q&A with Ramon Flores

The Yankees signed some intriguing position prospects last week on July 2nd Signing Day, including centerfielder Ramon Flores from Venezuela. We sat down with Flores for a quick Q&A session to find out why he chose the Yankees, to give us a scouting report on himself, who he would compare his game to at the big league level style-wise, and more.

[This interview was made possible with the help of a translator]

PinstripesPlus.com: When you were considering which team to sign with, why did you ultimately decide to go with the Yankees?

Ramon Flores: They were the first team I worked out with and it just seemed like a perfect fit because I really enjoy playing with them. The Yankees were always my favorite team growing up and my favorite player is Melky Cabrera.

PinstripesPlus.com: Give us a scouting report on yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Flores: All people tell me I look like Melky Cabrera on and off the field. I only hit from the left side, but like Melky, I do things pretty easily, like hitting, running, throwing – all nice and smooth.

PinstripesPlus.com: Since you've already made the comparison, what do you do as well as Melky and what don't you do as well as Melky?

Flores: I feel like I am a better fielder and when I'm hitting I have my hands inside all the time, so I can improve a little bit there.

PinstripesPlus.com: Now that you've signed with the Yankees, what are looking to improve the most as you begin your professional careeer?

Flores: The first thing I want to do is improve my running. I'd like to get in better shape and then I think you can always improve on your hitting. I wouldn't mind getting my arm stronger. Actually I just want to improve on my entire game.

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\r\nRamon Flores: They were the first team I worked out with and it just seemed like a perfect fit because I really enjoy playing with them. The Yankees were always my favorite team growing up and my favorite player is Melky Cabrera.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Give us a scouting report on yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
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\r\nFlores: All people tell me I look like Melky Cabrera on and off the field. I only hit from the left side, but like Melky, I do things pretty easily, like hitting, running, throwing – all nice and smooth.
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\r\nPinstripesPlus.com: Since you've already made the comparison, what do you do as well as Melky and what don't you do as well as Melky?
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\r\nFlores: I feel like I am a better fielder and when I'm hitting I have my hands inside all the time, so I can improve a little bit there.
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\r\nFlores: The first thing I want to do is improve my running. I'd like to get in better shape and then I think you can always improve on your hitting. I wouldn't mind getting my arm stronger. Actually I just want to improve on my entire game.
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