So the Mets had the 10th pick in what was considered a very deep draft and chose Michael Conforto.
Conforto was recognized by some publications as the best college bat available, but he comes with questions. Some experts are down on him due to the lack of tools other than the so-called "hit tool". For example, Matt Garrioch of minorleagueball.com had him ranked #20 in the draft and Chris Crawford of mlbdraftinsider.com had him ranked #14 in the draft, among others that didn't have him in the top 10.
In a vacuum is it a huge deal if he is ranked 14th by a commentator and the Mets pick him 10th?
No, but I am a bit concerned about his profile: good plate discipline and power, but lack of speed and (the real concerning part) fairly bad outfielder who might need to be moved to first base. That is, put another way, his defensive position is still very uncertain even though he could really hit in college.
This might be a non-issue if he is in the AL and can be a permanent DH a la Edgar Martinez (hell, even without the DH the Mets would find a place for a guy who could hit like that!) but if he hits like another DH who comes to mind with a similar body type - Billy Butler of the Royals - or struggles to ever find a position like a current Met, Wilmer Flores, then we've got issues.
Noted that not all guys can field well. If he hits like Miguel Cabrera, you put up with bad defense. But it is a bit concerning that he is finishing a storied college career as a position player and yet his defensive home is still totally uncertain.
From my standpoint, that is a bit worrisome for the 10th selection in a very deep draft.
Let's hope it works out.