As expected, Michael Conforto will rejoin the Mets following his demotion in mid- August. Playing in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, Conforto looks to have regained his stroke and confidence, hitting nearly .500 with a 1.361 OPS. With 10 strikeouts in 67 plate appearances and five walks in that span, Conforto has been seeing the ball well.
Gabriel Ynoa, Kevin Plawecki, and Ty Kelly will also be heading to New York today, bolstering a roster beleaguered by injuries over the past week. Kelly and Ynoa help to address the recent news that Neil Walker’s season is over and Steven Matz suffered a setback days away from being scheduled to rejoin the rotation. Additional call-ups to the major league club are expected once the season ends for the Las Vegas 51s on Monday.
After an up and down season to date, the Mets could use the injection on offense Conforto can provide. He was a contributor down the stretch during the 2015 playoff push. Last September, Conforto slugged .518 and smashed five home runs with 12 RBIs, helping the team to October baseball. While Conforto’s Triple-A pace is unsustainable, bringing him back into the fold following such a successful run in the minors should give him confidence in handling major league pitching.