Mets 2014 first-round pick OF Michael Conforto has started his professional career batting .355 with a .438 OBP, two HR and 10 RBI in 73 plate appearances with the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones.
He has a hit in 15 of 17 games played this season.
“I’m very comfortable,” Conforto told Jim Mancari (MMO, Aug. 5). “My hitting approach is fairly simple: I’m hunting for fastballs. Something straight is the easiest ball to hit, and I’ve been getting a lot of those lately, and that’s why the results have been showing up.”
Conforto was ranked the No. 86 prospect in baseball on MLB.com’s mid-season Top 100 (MLB.com, July 2014).
Prior to Conforto playing a game, ESPN’s Keith Law said he was Sandy Alderson’s second-best prospect, behind RHP Noah Syndergaard (ESPN Insider, June 2014).
“Conforto was the most advanced college bat in the draft class this year,” Law said. “He’s very close to major league ready and should be at least an above-average regular with a higher ceiling if the power exceeds expectations. The Mets should fast-track him if his performance warrants it.”