Michael Conforto, Outfield, New York Mets, #30
Date of Birth: 3/1/1993
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington
College: Oregon State University
Michael Conforto, left fielder for the New York Mets, was a top player at Oregon State University when the Mets drafted him in 2014. He played in the Mets' minor league system in 2014 and part of 2015 (91 games). He batted .308 with 160 hits, 73 RBIs, and 90 strikeouts to 56 walks in 133 games. Defensively, as a left fielder in 127 games, he made 218 putouts and 14 errors.
Conforto joined the Mets for 56 games in 2015. He hit his first major league home run on August 3rd. He finished the season with 47 hits, 14 doubles, 9 home runs, 26 RBIs, and a .270 batting average. Defensively, he played 50 games in left field and he made 85 putouts and no errors. In the postseason, he batted .200 with 6 hits, including 3 home runs, and 6 RBIs in 30 at-bats in 12 games.
In 2016, Conforto batted .220 in 109 games with the Mets. He finished the season with 67 hits, 21 doubles, 12 home runs, and 42 RBIs. Defensively, as the Mets' left fielder in 73 games, he made 116 putouts and 3 errors. He didn't play in the Wild Card game.
Conforto comes from an athletic family. His mother Tracie is a three time Olympic Gold Medalist in synchronized swimming and his father played football in college. His sister is a college soccer player.