New York Mets Michael Conforto has caught the attention of everyone. He is on his way to being the next Mets legend.
The left swinging slugger has enjoyed a great second half season after being put by Coach Terry Collins up at the front of the batting lineup. Ever since he was put there, Conforto been hitting .407 with 15 RBIs, Empire Writes Back states.
Michael Conforto comes from a sports-oriented family and has a three-time Olympic winner gold medalist mother for synchronized swimming while his dad played as an inside linebacker at Penn State.
Conforto played college baseball for Oregon State University before moving on to the Minor League under Brooklyn Cyclones and finally being selected by the New York Mets. Conforto has reached base safely a career-high 17 straight games and has doubled in six straight games, NY Post reports.
If Home Run Citi Field has 23-year-old Bryce Harper, New York Mets has Michael Conforto to match against him. With a batting average of .407 over his past 14 games with 14 runs scored, nine doubles, four home runs and 15 RBIs, Conforto has a bright future ahead of him.
Coach Terry Collins has nothing but praises for the young hitter, saying that Conforto has easily adjusted when put up for the three-hole in the lineup. “Michael Conforto is not intimidated by where I have him right now,” Collins said to Maria Guardado.
Even teammate Neil Walker is impressed by the 23-year old Conforto. “He is so advanced. His mental preparation is that of a seasoned veteran. That is something you rarely see,” Walker said in a NY Post.
The New York City Mets ended last month with 33 home runs and will be playing the Atlanta Braves this May 3 at the Citi Field, Flushing, New York, 7:10 a.m. ET.