|Born: 03/01/1993 (Age: 22)|
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|Height: 6' 1"||Weight: 211|
|Primary Position: LF|
|Thick build, maxed out physically; good weight presently, but body could become an issue as he ages; carries weight well, very strong.|
|Dates Seen||4/27/15, 5/4/15, spring training|
|Affiliate||St. Lucie Mets (High-A, Mets)|
|MLB ETA||Risk Factor||OFP||Realistic Role||Video|
|2016||Low||55||50, major-league regular||No|
|Hit||55||Quiet stance; above-average bat speed, slight natural upper cut; attacks the ball with authority, looks to drive the ball; run-producer mentality; generally patient approach at the plate, but aggressive in run-producing situations, adjusts approach to situation, shows a plan and feel for game; looks comfortable against left-handed pitching, pulls off slightly against lefties, leaving the outer half exposed, but shouldn't have a major platoon split.|
|Power||55||Strong frame and good bat speed make for above-average power potential; swing path leads to good loft on ball and carry, generates back spin; will drive ball to all fields, power potential not limited to pull side; looks to drive the ball, especially in hitter's counts.|
|Baserunning/Speed||40||More athletic than his body type would suggest, gets to top speed efficiently but overall straight-line speed is limited. 4.3 to first base.|
|Glove||50||Range limited because of speed, but gets good jumps and covers ground well; tracks the ball naturally; goes to the ground well.|
|Arm||40||Left-field only arm, quick release but below-average strength.|
Conforto is an advanced bat who is already close to being a finished product. He understands his role in a lineup and looks to drive the ball. Doing so doesn't require him to over-swing, using his strength and frame to remain under control and manipulate the barrel within the strike zone. He can get beat inside with premium velocity, but it's not a significant issue. He also has some comfort issues with left-handed pitching, but no more than are typical for most left-handed hitters and not enough to force a platoon.
The player doesn't offer much value with his glove or legs, putting the pressure on his bat to carry the load. He's not a bad defender, but the lack of foot speed and arm strength limit him to left field, where he will be adequate at present, but below-average as he ages. Conforto doesn't have any elite tools, but the combination of his strength and hitting talent make for a potential everyday bat in a corner outfield position.
Mack - I think it is important for all of you to read what the so-called experts say about 'our' prospects.