Posted by Mack Ade at 12:30 PM
2. Michael Conforto, lf, Mets
Team: Double-A Binghamton (Eastern). Age: 22.
BB/SO: 0.77. BB: 11.3%. SO: 14.7%. ISO: .203.
Not every team placed Kyle Schwarber atop its list of college bats in the 2014 draft. The Mets, for one, preferred Oregon State’s Conforto and selected him 10th overall. “This was our No. 1 hitter since last spring,” scouting director Tommy Tanous said at the time. Schwarber has achieved more to this point, but Conforto makes more contact, hits for similar power—he led the high Class A Florida State League with a .462 slugging percentage before his promotion—and faces no question about his future position. Like the Cubs, the Mets might be eying their 2014 first-rounder for a summer callup to fuel their surprise run at the playoffs.