Posted by Mack Ade at 4:57 PM
The Florida State League announced that St. Lucie Mets left fielder Michael Conforto has been named the Player of Week for the period of April 9-19.
Conforto has excelled through his first week-and-half with the Mets. In 11 games he has batted .366 with four home runs and 13 RBIs. He leads the FSL in homers, RBIs, total bases (29) and slugging percentage (.707).
He is fifth in batting average, second in OPS (1.167), third in walks (eight) and third in on-base percentage (.460).
Over the weekend Conforto hit home runs in back-to-back games against the Fort Myers Miracle. and he had three-hit games.
In the Mets 9-3 win over Brevard County at Historic Dodgertown he clubbed a grand slam.
Conforto is in his first year of full season baseball. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the first round (10th overall) out of Oregon State last summer.
MLB.com ranks Conforto as the Mets’ No. 5 prospect. He resides in Woodinville, Wash.
Mack - It will be interesting to see how the Mets handle Conforto before this year's Florida State League's All-Star game. Obviously, he is already showing signs of being well past this level of baseball. That being said, the Binghamton outfield is quite filled up with Brandon Nimmo, Jayce Boyd, Jared King, Eudy Pina, and Gilbert Gomez.