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…