Conforto named FSL Player of the Week


The Florida State League announced on Monday 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. On Saturday and Sundayhe had three-hit games.

In the Mets 9-3 win over Brevard County on Wednesday 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.


Thomas Brennan said...

I'd release Cory Vaughn, promote Boyd or Nimmo, and get Conforto to AA by the end of April. Cory will never be the story. Let him try with some other team. Only reason I'd hesitate is he could be a useful pinch runner or defensive OF in a call up to 40 man in a Sept pennant race, given his speed and athleticism.

Curious on Puello. A few weeks since his diagnosis. Since it wS pre-fracture, i wonder how much longer it could be.

Rene Riquelme said...

I was just thinking today about how great our team would be if we move Grandy and if one of our young guys breakout,this is great news,I had a feeling he was more mature and would fly through the system.I'm so happy we sitched to drafting college guys which are normally ready faster.Do you think we can move Grandy?

Mack Ade said...

Hey Rene -

My guess is that the Mets are stuck with the Granderson contract.

There is some good news that comes with this...

-he walks a lot

-he is capable of winning games with his glove (has already done it once this year)

-and, it's like having another coach in the locker room...

Lastly, I can't see him hitting worse from this point on.

As for Conforto, he's reach Binghamton this year but I wouldn't bet on Las Vegas, no yet Queens.

Mack Ade said...

Tom -

Puello pulled quite the fastee on Sandy when he forced a trip to the DL that got him the $550K minimum major league salary.

Alderson is like an elephant.

You may never see Puello again.

Christopher Soto said...


I agree with Mack....Puello really pissed off the organization....he's gonna be on the disabled list all season long.

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