New York Mets Prospect Michael Conforto Impresses in Spring Training Game

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New York Mets Prospect Michael Conforto Impresses in Spring Training Game


It is more than likely New York Mets outfield prospect Michael Conforto won’t make the team out of Spring Training. But he made a strong case for himself for future consideration on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI as the Mets defeated their division foes, 3-1, in St. Lucie.

Conforto won the praises of Mets announcers, even prompting former Met great Keith Hernandez to say “I think I spotted another hitter” after crushing a double to left-center field.


Mets prospect Michael Conforto with Sports Writer/Blogger Jerry Del Priore last year outside MCU Park, where he started his pro career with the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The best college hitter in the 2014 draft, according to MLB draft experts, the Mets plucked Conforto in the first round, 10 overall, out of Oregon State University.

With short-season Brooklyn Cyclones last year, Conforto crushed .331 with three round trippers and 19 RBI, with an impressive .403 OBP.

It seems as if the 6′ 1″, 211-pound right-handed hitter will start the season in either high A St. Lucie or with AA Binghamton, and who knows what can happen from there?

Fortunately for Mets fans, it seems like they have a good hitter in waiting, whenever he gets the call.  



About the author

Jerry Del Priore is a veteran freelance sports writer from Brooklyn, New York, who covers a variety of professional, college and high school sports for a number of print and digital publications. In addition, Del Priore is the author of Running Through Roadblocks: Inspirational Stories of Twenty Courageous Athletic Warriors, available on and

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