Michael Conforto, the Mets' first-round pick last summer out of Oregon State, was named the player of the week in the Florida State League from April 9 through 19. The St. Lucie left fielder has been crushing the ball through his first week-plus of the season, as he is batting .366/.460/.707 with four home runs and 13 RBI in just 11 games.
Conforto had himself a fantastic weekend, hitting home runs in back-to-back games and on both nights having three-hit games. That was just to cap off Conforto's amazing week, the pinnacle of which came on Wednesday against Brevard County in Dodgertown, as he belted a grand slam.
This is Conforto's first full season of minor league baseball after being drafted in June of last year. On Saturday, while taking questions from Mets fans at a book signing event, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said of Conforto:
"We drafted Michael Conforto because we believed that he was the best hitter in the draft. Maybe not power-wise, but he's a special hitter. Everybody wants a five-tool guy, but those aren't always available, so you have to pick which tools you value most. That's what we saw in [Conforto]."
Conforto, who is 22 years old, ranked 7th on Amazin' Avenue's list of the Mets' top twenty-five prospects for 2015.