The Mets have placed Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list and promoted 22-year-old Michael Conforto from Double-A Binghamton to take his place on the roster.
In 314 plate appearances with the Mets this year, Cuddyer has hit just .250/.303/.380, disappointing production from the veteran after the team signed him to a two-year contract last winter. And recently, Cuddyer had barely been available to play because of a balky knee that kept getting worse. Conforto has hit .297/.372/.482 this year in total, with a .312/.396/.503 line in 197 plate appearances with Binghamton.
Conforto was named Amazin' Avenue's top prospect on our midseason list. In June, Jeff Pasternostro wrote:
"...[Conforto] is closer to major league ready than any bat in the system, and I don't see a huge test for the offensive projection until he reachers the majors...if Michael Cuddyer or Curtis Granderson goes down with an injury, I'd be hard-pressed to argue that Conforto isn't the best everyday outfield option."