Mets’ 2014 first-round draft pick and current Brooklyn Cyclone Michael Conforto talked about the difference between college baseball and the minor leagues, as he’s currently riding a 10-game hitting streak, which dates back to his professional baseball debut.
“Here in pro ball, it is a little bit slower-paced,” he said. “And I’ve already realized that I can’t expel all my energy in one spot, I gotta pick and choose where I need to really, really show up. And in those places, when I’m in the outfield and there’s a ball hit to me, that’s when I’m going to use my energy. When I’m in the box, I’m really locked in.”
Conforto is hitting .395 with a .452 OBP and .526 slugging percentage over 42 plate appearances. He has 5 doubles, 4 RBI, 4 walks and 6 strikeouts.
“The dugout atmosphere in college baseball was rowdy, and there’s a lot of talking, a lot of yelling,” he said. “Here it’s a lot more laid back. And I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been great.”
For the entire interview, including Conforto’s take on handling the pressure of pro ball and his development as a player, check out SNY’s Mets Minors…