Mets outfield prospect Michael Conforto has been named the Florida State League's Player of the Week for the second time this year with the High-A St. Lucie Mets.
Conforto is batting .295/.358/.486 with seven home runs and 27 RBI in his first full professional year. After a scorching April in which he hit .313/.396.566, Conforto has cooled off in May, hitting just .278/.320/.411 this month. He has picked it up of late, hitting .394/.474/.636 since May 17.
A few weeks ago, Mets Director of Player Development Dicky Scott said that Conforto could be promoted to Double-A Binghamton "relatively soon," and another Player of the Week honor can only help his cause. Conforto was the Mets' first-round pick in the 2014 draft and was MLB.com's #86 prospect and Amazin Avenue's number seven prospect before the season.
Conforto was selected out of Oregon State University and college hitters tend to move (relatively) quickly through farm systems, the Mets' currently struggling big league outfielders are at no risk of being supplanted by the young upstart. Conforto isn't likely to see the major leagues until 2016 at the earliest.