"He's got some credibility," an American League scout said (Oregonian, June 5). "I certainly anticipate him being a middle-of-the-order-type hitter at the Major League level."
Conforto told reporters after the draft that his approach to hitting can best be described as a "relaxed aggression," and, "a smart intensity.”
“It’s a real fit for what we like in a hitter,” Mets director of amateur scouting Tommy Tanous said late Thursday. “This is a guy who has the ability to lay off pitches and the ability to really hurt pitches.”
"Conforto might be the best pure hitter in the class; a left-handed hitting outfielder with plus power and an outstanding approach at the plate," says ESPN's Chris Crawford >> Read More Scouting Reports at SNY's Mets Minors.
Conforto, Tanous and VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta talked with reporters Thursday after the draft >> Listen to the Audio.
MLB.com ranked Conforto the best hitter available in this year's draft >> Watch MLB.com's Video Profile with Highlights