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2014 MLB Draft: Mets take Michael Conforto, outfielder from Oregon State, with their first round selection

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The Mets take a college bat with the tenth overall selection.

With their first-round pick in the 2014 MLB draft the Mets have taken Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto. Here's what Alex Nelson had to say about him in his draft preview from last week:

Conforto is possibly the best college bat in a weak class, and I think he's benefited because of that. Possessing a solid build but fringe-average foot speed—and that may be a touch generous—Conforto is either a corner outfielder or a first baseman at the next level, so the bat absolutely needs to play. Production-wise, it certainly has done so at Oregon State, where he's shown above-average power and plenty of selectivity at the plate.

Conforto, who played plenty of football in his (even) younger days, settled on baseball for health reasons:

Alex will be along with a full post-draft profile of Conforto shortly, so until then you can watch some scouting video and draw your own amateur conclusions.