He is the Mets player in search of a home.

As Wilmer Flores continues to impress the Mets with his offensive production since arriving from Triple-A Las Vegas last week team officials still only have a vague idea of how he might fit into their long-term plans.

The rookie who went 1-for-4 in the Mets’ 4-2 loss to the Dodgers last night has nine RBIs in his first seven games which had tied the club mark set by Mike Jacobs in 2005. Included was Flores’ first major league homer on Sunday against the Diamondbacks’ Heath Bell.

Flores is expected to keep playing mostly third base until David Wright returns from a strained right hamstring but in the big picture will have to find a new position if he remains with the Mets. It might have to be first base by default.

Though Flores was the starting second baseman at Las Vegas he hardly impressed team officials with his defensive play. But Flores will likely receive a start at second base on this road trip with Daniel Murphy expected to get a day off this week.

“[Flores] has got pretty good hands and he turns the double play fine but his range is not good at all” a team evaluator said. “Murphy has definitely got more range and that’s not saying a whole lot.

“I really don’t think on a championship team [Flores] can play second. He’s an RBI guy he can drive in runs but can he drive in enough to overshadow it? There are going to be so many times over the course of a season at second base you’re going to go ‘Oh my God.’ Is it going to get any better? I don’t think so. He’s 23 years old now.”

Flores played shortstop earlier in his minor league career but was moved from the position because of the same challenges he has faced at second base.