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Mets Sign First-Round Pick Michael Conforto

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The New York Mets today announced the signing of outfielder Michael Conforto, the club’s first-round pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. The 10th-overall player taken, Conforto will begin his professional career with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.

Conforto, 21, hit .345 (70-203) with seven home runs and 56 RBI in 59 games, all starts, this season as a junior for Oregon State University. 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.

He played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in each of the last two summers.

Conforto was named All-State and All-League his senior year at Redmond High School (WA). He is the fourth consecutive position player drafted in the first round by the Mets, joining outfielder Brandon Nimmo (2011), infielder Gavin Cecchini (2012) and first baseman Dominic Smith (2013).

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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on July 14, 2014 8:50 am, in The Jock and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. My mom loves baseball and I grew up going to the Cubs games. I dont keep up with baseball anymore,

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  2. Congrats to the Mets!

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  3. Don’t follow baseball much but baseball players are definitely some of the best looking athletes out there 😉 Thanks for the eye candy!

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  4. How exciting for Michael Conforto to sign with the Mets!

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