The Mets have promoted outfield prospect Michael Conforto from High-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton. The promotion comes on the heels of Jayce Boyd's promotion from Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The 22-year-old Conforto was the Mets' first-round draft pick in the 2014 draft out of Oregon State and was Amazin' Avenue's number seven prospect coming into this season. At the time, Rob Castellano wrote:
I can't help but think that in a lot of ways the value proposition that the 21-year-old Conforto represents mirrors the one that Mets fans are expecting/hoping for Brandon Nimmo. Specifically, the 2014 first-rounder combines an extremely patient approach with a smooth stroke from the left side, which projects more towards power than average at the highest levels -- reflecting the organizational strategy of the front office. Both players will man the corner outfield.
After spending his first professional season with the Low-A Brooklyn Cyclones, Conforto was assigned to High-A St. Lucie to begin the 2015 season. In 206 plate appearances there, he hit .283/.350/.462 with 7 home runs, though he was at his best early in the season.