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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 194 .270 .335 .506 .315 1.9
Birth Date3-1-1993
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 NYN 22 56 194 174 30 47 14 0 9 88 17 39 1 2 0 26 0 1 .270 .335 .506 .315 15.0 2.8 1.9
Career56194174304714098817391202601.270.335.506.31515.02.81.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2014 BRO A- 42 186 .315 .261 .322 .368 .000 .383 97 10.7 5.2 -1.3 0.8 1.9 16.5 1.8 16.5 1.8
2015 NYN MLB 56 194 .315 .258 .323 .420 .000 .297 92 10.4 5.2 -1.2 2.8 0.6 15.0 1.9 15.0 1.9
2015 SLU A+ 46 206 .292 .249 .310 .336 .000 .294 105 6.6 5.5 -1.5 7.0 -1.7 9.0 1.7 9.0 1.7
2015 BIN AA 45 197 .312 .259 .319 .383 .000 .368 103 10.4 5.3 -1.3 -0.1 -2.4 12.0 1.3 12.0 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 BRO A- 186 30 54 10 0 3 19 16 29 3 0 .331 .403 .448 .117 .315 16.5 0.8 1.8
2015 BIN AA 197 21 54 12 3 5 26 23 35 1 0 .312 .396 .503 .191 .312 12.0 -0.1 1.3
2015 NYN MLB 194 30 47 14 0 9 26 17 39 0 1 .270 .335 .506 .236 .315 15.0 2.8 1.9
2015 SLU A+ 206 25 52 12 0 7 28 17 26 0 1 .283 .350 .462 .179 .292 9.0 7.0 1.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 741 0.4818 0.4305 0.7774 0.6022 0.2708 0.8419 0.6442 0.2226 357 -0.001366
Career7410.48180.43050.77740.60220.27080.84190.64420.2226357-0.0014

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 NYN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 73 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by NY Mets 7/24/15.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2014 (1-10) (Oregon State). $2.9708M signing bonus (slot amount).

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BP Articles

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Rubbing Mud: The Strength-Based Way to Look at Cespedes (and Conforto)Matthew Trueblood2016-01-25
Transaction Analysis: Small Market No MoreBret Sayre2016-01-25
Transaction Analysis: Small Market No MoreJeffrey Paternostro2016-01-25
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Rumor Roundup: On the Dodgers' No. 2 StarterDaniel Rathman2015-12-22
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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and World Series Game 3 PreviewSahadev Sharma2015-10-30
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Syndergaard and Conforto been on these lists had they not lost their rookie status, like Matz?
(Alan from Oregon)
I'd personally have Syndergaard as the no. 1 or 2 pitching prospect. Between him and Giolito, it's a very close call to me, and I wouldn't have much compunction putting Thor at 1. It's my belief that BP employees should never express an opinion on Michael Conforto ever again. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hypothetically, had Michael Conforto not reached rookie status in 2015, where could we expect to see him on top 100 prospect lists?
(Ernie from Michigan)
Top 20-25 range...He was inside the top-100 coming into last year... (George Bissell)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Mike can you help w keepers? Pick 5 conforto, grichuk, Cesar Hernandez, parra, Sano, am Ramos, severino, stroman. All last round except Ramos (16). 5x5 roto. Thanks!!!
(Matt from Chicago )
I would go Michael Conforto, Miguel Sano, Marcus Stroman, Luis Severino, and Grichuk. (Mike Gianella)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many Michael Conforto's will be moved during the meetings?
(Kevin Brown from NY)
One. Maybe two. It's so hard to tell anymore. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Matt, I was just wondering if you could list who each team's Michael Conforto is and when you expect them to be called up.
(M.Zaun from NumbahOne)
M is referring to this Tweet of mine from July (https://twitter.com/MATrueblood/status/618124092940550144), in which I defended the prospect team’s decision not to rank Conforto among the top 50 prospects in baseball by explaining what I understood to be his limitations. He’s grown beyond some of those. He’s a better player than many on the BP staff, and certainly than I, thought he would be.
That said, keep Conforto in perspective, folks. If you gave us another crack at that midseason 50 list, he’d probably make it, but he wouldn’t be above, for instance, Aaron Judge (13th) or Nick Williams (21st). Even Stephen Piscotty (40th, and maybe also rated too low; his power developed so very late in his overall developmental arc) has a case for being above Conforto. Still, M’s snark isn’t unfounded. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-10-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Michael Conforto the Mets everyday Leftfielder next year?
(Paul from DC)
I think so. Honestly, the outfield thing they landed on at the end of the year—Conforto and Lagares sliding in and out of the lineup as Cespedes drifts between left and center, based on platoon matchups—wasn’t bad. If they bring Cespedes back, they ought to do the same thing in 2016. If not, Conforto’s the guy for left field. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Living in the NY listening area, I am bombarded with Michael Conforto this and that. The hype is off the charts and I hope he is still at Binghamton when they come to NB next week to see for myself. The word is that he is strictly a LF but that rocket he unleashed Sunday looked like it could play in RF. Where do you sit?
(oldbopper from New Britain, CT)
First, I hate to be "this guy" but that throw wasn't THAT great, it was accurate and had some mmph but I don't think he has the arm strength to be more than a left fielder. That said, the offensive profile is really, really impressive; he's so patient, and if you watch him take BP you know there's plus power from the left side. I think he can help the Mets this year. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Michael Conforto have 20 HR power? Is a .280 AVG and 20 HR's just about his ceiling?
(Austin from Phoenix)
20 homers is probably his ceiling, and he'll need to reach it to be a first division regular because he doesn't offer much defensively or on the bases. (Jeff Moore)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Conforto has been the most dominant hitter in high A ball to start the year. How quickly do you think his path could be to the majors? What is his upside?
(agetting from Queens)
Hit tool first, limited power LF profile. Its' valuable but not an All-Star type player and I think we could see him in 2016 possibly. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)I have pick 1.12 in our dynasty's first year player draft. Players I'm targeting in that range who may be available are Bradley Zimmer, Michael Conforto, and Trea Turner. Who would you rather have on your dynasty team between those three players? Thanks!
(Greg from Arizona)
Trea Turner is a lock to stick at short and he can provide elite speed. If he can cut down on his swing a bit he's going to be a very good player, I'd rather have him from this group. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Michael Conforto deal is supposedly "done" but not finalized. What are the odds that "done" ends up not happening at all?
(Matt from Concord, NH)
I don't see that happening. Conforto -- even if he takes below "slot" value -- is getting more money picked where he was than he was slated to get and more than he'll get if he goes back to school. I think that deal gets done; just like almost every first rounder. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)I remember reading that you loved Michael Conforto, what about him did you love and what should Mets fans expect?
(Skinny Pete from Albuquerque )
Quick hands and a solid base. The kid just hits. And its easy. Don't expect huge power but the avg will be there along with consistency. I tend to not like college bats but Conforto is the real deal. (Ryan Parker)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bradley Zimmer, Michael Conforto, or Derek Fisher. Who and in what order do you take for fantasy purposes?
(Eric from Portland)
I unfortunately don't have much knowledge of all three. I know most about Zimmer, but that doesn't automatically make him the best of that bunch. (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for doing this awesome draft day chat Nick. Really appreciate it. I'm a big Mets fan. What are your thoughts on Michael Conforto? If you had to estimate, what would be his ETA? What's his scouting report? Thanks again Nick. These chats are great. Can't really find this info anywhere else.
(Mike from NY)
Here's the write-up from my corner outfield preview (tinyurl.com/2014PosRev-COF):

"Conforto mashed his way through the regular season, slashing .364/.518/.578, drawing 50 walks to 35 strikeouts over 250 plate appearances. There’s more pull-side power in the bat than his seven home runs would indicate, and he gets to it easy thanks to a pronounced uppercut in the swing and raw strength that allows him to generate easy lift and carry. The tradeoff is a diminished overlap of swing and pitch plane due to the barrel’s quick passage through the hit zone. He can struggle adjusting to secondaries away, and there is risk the hit tool will lag at the next level as he is more consistently challenged with quality off-speed stuff.

Defensively it’s a left field profile whose nose for the ball outdistanced the physical tools he uses to chase them down. He’s a below-average runner with average arm strength that should be able to provide adequate defense at the seven spot, but lacks the arm for right or the coverage for center. He profiles as a power-first middle-of-the-order bat capable of 25-plus home runs a year. While the on-base production this spring has been staggering, the walks will likely drop some as more advanced arms challenge him in the zone. He could come off the board in the top 15 picks and is a lock for first round selection."

Videos at tinyurl.com/2014DraftVids (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)The Mets are being consistently linked with Michael Conforto, but I find myself skeptical of that. While they will not necessarily take a 4th HS position player in a row, I do believe that if they are taking a college one they would go for one they could project to be an everyday outfielder. So is Conforto actually capable of being an average left fielder or do you find it unlikely that the Mets like him as much as reported?
(AMetsGuy from NYC)
Conforto is definitely capable of holding down an everyday left field job and I can buy the bat as worthy of top 10 consideration. That doesn't mean the Mets are locked in on him, but it's a defensible selection. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)If you were drafting for the Mets, would you take Michael Conforto, Trea Turner or Sean Newcomb and why?
(Mr. Must See TV from Not Anywhere Near Citi Field)
I like Newcomb, Conforto, Turner in that order. Newcomb isn't a front-ender for me, but he has a lot of room to maneuver in that mid-rotation slotting, giving him a good shot to stick there long term. Conforto's swing carries a little too much risk for me compared to Newcomb, and Turner doesn't have a strong enough defensive profile to make up for the big hit tool questions. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)If I remember correctly, what caused Trout to drop, and caused some scouts to have concerns over Buxton, was the quality of competition they faced. I've read the same with Kodi Medeiros this year. My question is, aren't scouts smart enough to focus on the actual tools and not the results? Why would level of competition matter so much? If a guy has plus-plus bat speed, wouldn't a scout be able to see that, who cares if he hits 20 HRs in Idaho or 7 in California?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
Not all that similar scenarios or situations between the three. No one got to see Trout because he played in a cold weather town. Buxton was regarded as the best prospect in the draft class, but some thought he was more raw as a prospect. Medeiros has electric stuff, but there are legit concerns of whether he can hold it over a start.

Competition matters because evaluating hitters is ridiculously difficult and competition they are facing matters more than the competition a pitcher is facing. No one is going to get fired for drafting Michael Conforto and his ridiculous triple slash line in a major college conference. (Ron Shah)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Trea Turner, Michael Gettys, and Michael Conforto are 5 tool players. I've read negatives on all three. Who is the best of the bunch or is there someone better? A theoretical 5 category player.
(Vic from Dumfries)
You can dream on Gettys for days. So many tools. (Ronit Shah)


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