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Michael Conforto

#30 | OF
New York Mets New York Mets
Michael Conforto
Name: Michael Thomas Conforto
Born: Mar 1, 1993 in Woodinville, Wash. USA
High School: Redmond (Wash.) HS
College: Oregon State
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the New York Mets in 2014 (signed for $2,970,800)
While other college and high school position players have better all-around tools, Conforto ranks as the best present hitter in the 2014 draft. He has had a monster junior season for Oregon State, building off his first two seasons when he was an All-Freshman selection in 2012 and led the Beavers to Omaha in 2013. Listed at 6-foot-2, 217 pounds, Conforto has present strength and above-average bat speed. He has controlled his aggressiveness as a junior, taming a swing that got too big over the summer with Team USA. He's become a more selective hitter, ranking second in the country in walks and first in on-base percentage while hitting .410 though the first week in May. After hitting 24 homers in his first two seasons combined, Conforto had just five thus far as a junior, giving some evaluators pause because he's a bat-first player. He has plus raw power and should project to hit 20-25 annually. He also has improved his fringy outfield defense, which is seen as adequate for left field, with average arm strength that doesn't always play. Conforto has shown playmaking ability with the glove, however, with show-stopper plays in the College World Series last year and key outfield assists in games against rival Oregon.
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