The Mets have agreed to terms with OF Michael Conforto, the club’s first-round selection (10th overall) in this month’s draft (Callis, June 19).
Conforto, 21, was viewed as one of the best overall hitters in the draft.
The value of Conforto’s deal will be $2,970,800.
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).
Law later said that he views Conforto as a hitter who will hit 20 home runs and have an OBP of .400 during his peak.
Conforto is expected to begin his Mets career in Short-Season A-Ball with the Brooklyn Cyclones.
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…