Mets first round pick Michael Conforto will make his professional debut Saturday at home for the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ Class-A short-season team. Game time is 6 p.m. in Brooklyn. Conforto is slated to DH for the Cyclones against Williamsport.
Conforto was the 10th pick in June’s draft by the Mets after an All-American career at Oregon State. Conforto was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award for college Player of the Year and was the two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year. Conforto hit .345 with a .508 on base percentage, seven home runs and 56 RBIs in 59 games for Oregon State. He is a 6-foot-2, 217-pound left-hitting, right-throwing outfielder.
Conforto signed with the Mets on July 11 with the deal reportedly $2.97 million. He’s considered the most advanced and ready bat out of the college ranks this season. He is a left-handed corner outfielder who projects as a power hitter. MLB.Com likes Conforto’s bat:
“While there is some swing-and-miss to his game, he’s shown the ability to work counts, square up the baseball and could have above-average power at the next level. He might be limited to left field given his defensive profile, but he should have the bat to carry him to the highest level.”
Here is a profile on Conforto.