Mets Pick Michael Conforto In First-Year Player Draft
The New York Mets yesterday announced the selection of outfielder from Oregon State University with the 10th overall pick of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Their selection, 6-2Michael Conforto.
Conforto, 21, hit .345 (70-203) with seven home runs and 56 RBI in 59 games, all starts, this season as a junior for the Beavers. The 6-2, 217-pound native of Woodinville, WA, who bats lefthanded and throws righthanded, was named one of the five finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, which is given annually to the top collegiate player in the nation. He also won the PAC-12 Conference Player of the Year award for the second consecutive season and was the first three-time All-American in school history.
Conforto, who set a single-season school record with 55 walks this year, finished his career hitting .340 (227-668) with 31 home runs and 179 RBI in 182 games.
Posted on June 5, 2014 10:25 pm, in The Jock and tagged 10th overall pick, 2014 First-Year Player Draft, All-American, Beavers, Dick Howser Trophy, Michael Conforto, NY Mets, Oregon State University, outfielder, PAC-12 Conference Player of the Year award. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.