Michael-Conforto

Mets sign first-round pick Conforto

The Mets have signed first-round pick Michael Conforto.

Conforto, a 21-year-old outfielder from Oregon State, was selected by the Mets with the No. 10 overall pick during the first round of the June 5 draft.


3:13 p.m.: Conforto has officially signed with the Mets and will be assigned to Single-A Brooklyn.

Sandy Alderson said that Conforto might not spend the entire season with Brooklyn, depending on playoffs and other factors (Harts, July 11).


The value of Conforto’s deal was reported to be $2,970,800 (Callis, June 19).

ESPN.com’s draft expert, Keith Law, recently said that Conforto should now be considered the team’s top prospect over RHP Noah Syndergaard (ESPN, June 12).

Conforto could “soon fill left field need,” Jon Heyman wrote.

The Mets had until July 18 to finalize their deal with Conforto.


In this two-minute video, SNY.TV profiles Conforto, featuring highlights and commentary from MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone, ESPN’s Chris Crawford and hosts from the MLB Network, as well as first-hand report from Mets scout Jim Reeves




187 comments
Shawn M. Milburn
Shawn M. Milburn

He's out of college so earliest, end of 2015, maybe early 2016.... Figure Brooklyn now, starts in Port St. lucie next yr, then Bingamton by July. 2015 he starts in Vegas and hopefully by summer time he's here...2 yrs from now we see him and 3 yrs from now we see Dominic Smith.... Midway thru 2017....

C- d'Arnaud or Palwecki

1B- Smith

2B- Murphy or Hererra

3B- Wright

SS- NOT Tejada....hopefully Castro

LF- Conforto

CF- Lagares

RF- Granderson in his last year

Harvey

Niese

Wheeler

Syndergaard

Who's ever left of Montero, deGrom, Matz or some other young prospect

Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

IF h's the real deal, maybe in Sept 2 017, at earliest we'll see him, in teh meantime, can we RELEASE Chris young Pleeeaaassseeee!

Sean Garcia
Sean Garcia

How about the other draftees lol there were some pretty good guys that we drafted

eric88
eric88

Sandy going into 2015, his 5th year, STILL has not produced an impact player. Where, Who?

eric88
eric88

SINGLE A BROOKLYN? that's not even the most advanced a team. There they go again, overly protective. This was the most advanced hitters in the Draft, and most analysts believe he could be in the Majors by mid 2015. Why is he not in St.lucie or Bingimton, how many years will this take now.

January 12th
January 12th

thank goodness. No more bobby abreu, and Eric young in LF. The mets finally have themselves a real major league left fielder, something we've been lacking since cliff floyd. 

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

So I watched SNY and they said the mets are focusing on improving for 2015 my question is how? There is no FA bats coming out next year that Ownership would pay for cause the only good ones will cost money and they aren't going to trade for Castro's cheap contract let alone Tulo's monstrous one so how can this team improve next year?

mi
mi

cant wait to hear how we didnt sign a LF this offseason because were waiting for him

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Ha! Assigned to Brooklyn! This goes to prove exactly what we hoped wouldn't happen. He's an advanced enough hitter to skip rookie ball. The fact he's going there and Sandy publicly claims it's due to their playoff concerns shows just how much the Wilpons want him to win in Brooklyn to the possible detriment of a player's progression.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Give him a plane ticket to Flushing and a bat.  Play, kid.

chestrock
chestrock

He will stink just like the rest of their picks...... in 6 years he will be a bust we trade for lower value than if we get rid of him right away


Tarheel11
Tarheel11

God I can't stand seeing Boras' smug face. 

rico
rico

Is he 40 yet? Darn that took a long time. Flashbacks to trying to sign Lastings Mil'

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

Good, I think there are some people on here who wouldn't have believed it w/o the video.

James
James

I know I knew he was left handed somewhere in my brain, but my first thought when I saw him signing was 'ohh he is left handed"

Tortured Mets Fan
Tortured Mets Fan

I guess he will be at the game tonight and on camera for a few mins.

Jake Polom
Jake Polom

Damn. Wonder if they will be a moment of silence at tonight's game for the bandwagon that just crashed.

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

My physicals take like 20 minutes. What's the hold up? Just kidding...sort of. I want this to get done :-P

semperfi
semperfi

Conforto is a stud who will be perfect for Citi Field, faster to MLB than Nimmo because of his 3 years in college, I think he ends up a Cargo type of hitter and top hitter on Mets team starting in left in 2016. I wish Flores had gotten a real everyday shot, 22 years old and has torn up AAA 2 years in a row and is an RBI machine, leading AAA last year before his call up at 21 and has 51 in 185 ABs this year, Wright, Murphy or Reyes did not tear up AAA and all were given full time shots but this poor kid will probably get traded without ever having had a full time shot with the Mets, Tejada never hit anywhere near his level in any stage of his minor league time but Flores can't even get chance over him.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@Shawn M. Milburn deGrom will be in the rotation and Syndergaard will be competing for the final spot.  deGrom has proven he can pitch at this level Syndergaard hasn't even proven AAA worthy.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@eric88 Bryce Harper started in Low A and that's only because at the time they didn't have a team in the NY-Penn League.

thecyclone
thecyclone

@eric88 Maybe because he hasnt played for about a month and a half. Figure he'll get 25 to 50 at bats there and if he's made the transition to wood well, move up to St. Lucie if he's raking, Savannah if he needs more work. Remember who owns Brooklyn. He wants number one picks going through there to pump up their ticket sales.

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

Who? Because this kid is and for the next 1.5 - 2 years will be a minor league prospect. Then he'll be a rookie. He will be a "real major league left fielder" in 4 - 5 years IF he makes it. We still need a "real major league left fielder."

eric88
eric88

@Kyle Ely It probably won't, but they need us to think it will.

jose_who
jose_who

@chestrock Fake Chesty is fake.

Another useless troll.

If you're going to impersonate somebody, make sure they still even visit the site...


jose_who
jose_who

@rico I don't really agree... Only a handful of #1's have signed thus far, I believe...

hankincolo
hankincolo

@Eddie_Dean Yeah, but how do we know that was really him signing and not a body double?

hankincolo
hankincolo

@James  Screw YOU, I'm a lefty! Take your nasty smug right handedness and stick it!

stemog
stemog

@James The pitcure they've been running here everytime there is a post he's batting lefty.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Jay Cross I'm not sure with the Met's but I'm pretty sure the physical is a bit more than drop your drawers and cough while the doc holds your boys!

jamets
jamets

@semperfi  I'm thinking more a LH Pat Burrell. But I'm hoping for John Olerud.

exileinla
exileinla

@semperfi The question about Nimmo will always be whether his D is good enough for CF in MLB.  If it is, and Lagares' career isn't on the Ike Davis trajectory (rocket up, then crash), then maybe we have OF depth...for a change.

Daniel Poinsett
Daniel Poinsett

@semperfi The people that post here don't use logic . You think? You think what? Other than a couple of you tube videos, how are you even comparing him to a top outfielder. If he had Cargo potential he would of gone 1st overall. Dude 50 percent of 1st round picks never make the majors. Stop with this posts about a player you never seen play in a game. 

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@semperfi He's not a 5-tool player the way Cargo is. The guy I keep hearing him compared to is a straight-lefty version of Nick Swisher. Which hey, is a 100x better than anything they have in LF now.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@BringBackDaveTelghe I highly doubt it.  They have a strict policy of keeping their prospects at a level for a full year.  Late 2016 at the EARLIEST but I think 2017 is more realistic.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@Tarheel11 @BringBackDaveTelghe Yeah I would have started him in Savannah. In MCU park you have the wind blowing in from the ocean in right field and it knocks everything down. Not the best place for a left hander with pop to take his first professional at bats.

hankypanky
hankypanky

What are these guys, drug dealers? Are they using code?

chestrock
chestrock

@jose_who i dont understand why people can't seem to grasp the idea that maybe I am not that guy nor am I trying to be

rico
rico

@jose_who @rico well the last one I remember being protracted was Lastings and it got ugly stayed that way.


How can you disagree with my flashbacks? There mine!  :)

semperfi
semperfi

Excuse me Danielle, I have seen him play and is one of if not the best hitting prospect in the draft, 1st round and 10th pick and the only reason he got picked 10th was because so many teams select pitchers with there 1st picks. Cargo was not as highly regarded when he was 1st signed and was traded twice before settling in with Colorado. Conforto is the real deal, Nimmo and Smith are nice HS prospects and I hope will be part of the future but Conforto was one of if not the best all around hitter in college baseball, tremendous approach at the plate and will be a perfect fit at Citi Field.

ken1010
ken1010

@Daniel Poinsett

The last time we took an accomplished college hitter in the first round, he got to the majors and hit 32 home runs in a season.  

Unfortunately, that was Ike.

hankincolo
hankincolo

@Eddie_Dean @semperfi Interesting battle may be brewing. Nimmo next year or 2016... This guy Conforto, Lagares will be the old man veteran Granderson still around by then?

Andrew Worob
Andrew Worob

Savannah is the worst park in the minors for hitters

jose_who
jose_who

@rico @jose_who I'm just saying it didn't take a "long time". It was actually rather fast compared to some other teams so far this year. No offense intended.