The Mets need offense, and one name that has popped up is 2014 first round pick Michael Conforto. However, Sandy Alderson said Friday that Mets fans shouldn’t expect to see the young outfielder in the near future.
Conforto has been tearing it up in Double-A Binghamton, hitting .330/.416/.532 in 125 plate appearances with the Mets' Double-A affiliate, but Alderson said before Friday’s game against the Dodgers that although there have been talks about the possible promotion, Conforto is staying in Binghamton, most likely for the foreseeable future.
"We’ve discussed it, at this point he’s still in Binghamton, and I would expect him to be over the near term. I don’t think anybody knows exactly when any player is going to be able to thrive at the major league level, I don’t want everybody to go out and write that Michael Conforto is coming up here next week."
Between High-A St. Lucie and Binghamton this year, Conforto is hitting .300/.373/.485 with ten home runs and 46 RBI in 76 games. Conforto has been dominant throughout his time in the minor leagues. He has an .859 OPS with 13 homers in 113 minor league games between this year and last.
The 22-year-old was drafted by the Mets with the 10th pick of the 2014 draft out of Oregon State and was Amazin’ Avenue’s number seven ranked prospect at the beginning of the season when he was with the St. Lucie Mets.