Michael Conforto at the dish 1

Conforto promoted to Savannah

First-round pick OF Michael Conforto has been promoted to Single-A Savannah from Brooklyn.

The Sand Gnats are heading to the playoffs, while Brooklyn did not make the postseason.

SS Amed Rosario and 3B Jhoan Urena were also promoted to Savannah from the Cyclones.

This season with Brooklyn, Conforto hit .340 with a .412 OBP, three home runs, 10 doubles and 19 RBI over 41 games.




25 comments
Randy Wilcox
Randy Wilcox

Can't wait to see this guy tear the hell our of AAA pitching in Vegas next year.

hankincolo
hankincolo

We Mets fans are due for a top notch power bat to show up. David's the last one. The imports usually fail. TdA might be the lone recent exception.

mets74
mets74

He's going to stink. 



There. Now, if he does, I can gloat and say I warned everyone. When he doesn't, I can jump on the Conforto bandwagon and claim I've always been a fan of his. Both bases now covered!


Going to add this:

#freeconforto


If anyone else wants to use it, they must ask my permission because I was first.  

Joseph Lewis
Joseph Lewis

The kid's going to be moving through the system fast. He's got a great bat, could be something special.

semperfi
semperfi

He is not an 18 year old kid, should be moved through the system as quickly as his bat allows him, hit very well considering he was making adjustments to his swing, Savanah til season end with a spring training invite and then he can stay in St Lucie for a few months before AA and a possible September call up, hopefully ready for 2016!

1harris1
1harris1

It seemed like Rosario had a nice season with the Cyclones as well; also very young at 18 years of age.  I'm not familiar with the 3B who was promoted.  Anybody have an opinion on him from watching him play?

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

I was lucky enough to see Michael play at a Staten Island Yankees game. He went 2-4 with a sick outfield assist, and shook my hand when I was sitting in the Cyclones dugout wearing a hot dog suit for a between-inning game. 

hashburry
hashburry

Maybe Sandy finally got a draft pick right. I think it in the teams future best interest to free fall the rest of the year and get a top 4 or 5 pick that can hopefully be close to a can't miss impact prospect.

jonathanl
jonathanl

Just got home from the Cyclones game too. He was 0-4 in his last game

thecyclone
thecyclone

Should be the only time he wears a Sand Gnats uniform. Should start next year in St Lucie then bumped up to Binghamton with a possibility to do a Herrara and jump up to the big league team in Sept.

oddmanrush
oddmanrush

This guy is going to be pushing for a call up this time next year if he continues this production. 3 HR in Brooklyn in half a season is like a 40 HR year in MLB.

Charles David Haskell
Charles David Haskell

I wanted to wish Michael Conforto all the luck in the world and I hope that he will be part of the Mets real soon.

zoddie
zoddie

@hankincolo Isn't Lucas Duda tied for third in the league in HRs?  I'd call that a power bat.

Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy

Alfonzo was talking about Uhrena and Rossario before season began.Said both are very good players for Mets.Both are 18 too.

thecyclone
thecyclone

@1harris1 Good fielder, strong arm. Best hitter behind Conforto, showed some power and was a very consistant hitter throughout the season.

Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

"wearing a hot dog suit for a between-inning game." Please, elaborate. I've got to know the story behind the hot dog suit. I feel like this is the kind of a thing you can't just throw out there and walk away.

zoddie
zoddie

@hashburry  He didn't get Nimmo and Plawecki (supplemental) right? 

Zach Ripple
Zach Ripple

@thecyclone I think best-case scenario is a Sept. 2015 call-up and comes up for good as the Mets' everyday left fielder in mid-May of 2016. I think Nimmo is on roughly the same track, although Nimmo I think is still the bigger question mark.

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

@Tom Gallagher My girlfriend and I were asked by ballpark employees to participate in a fast-food costumed three-legged race. We said yes, not realizing that we would need to walk THROUGH the Cyclones dugouts looking foolish as could be. Let's just say it was more than a little emasculating. Still got to briefly meet Conforto, though!