Conforto had been named the Florida State League's Player of the Week two times this season, where he was batting .283 with a .350 OBP, 7 HR, 12 doubles, 28 RBI and just 26 strike outs in 184 at bats.
This is his full season in professional baseball, during which he entered as the organization's No. 5 overall prospect, according to MLB.com.
According to beat reporter Adam Rubin, Mets officials discussed having Conforto open the season at Double-A instead of Single-A St. Lucie (April 20, 2015).
“Get him out of this league,” a scout watching Conforto told Rubin. “The kid has been incredible.”
Conforto, 22, was drafted with the team’s first-round pick (No. 10 overall) in 2014. He appeared in five Grapefruit League games before being demoted this spring, during which hit .364 he had four hits and three RBI in 11 at bats.
“I think I spy another hitter,” an excited Keith Hernandez said about Conforto on SNY after seeing him hit an RBI double in early March.
According to MLB.com’s prospect insider Jonathan Mayo, Conforto has the potential to regularly hit 25 home runs in the big leagues.
Matthew Cerrone: I wonder if this kid can hit himself on to the 40-man roster and end up with the big-league club in September just like Gregg Jefferies and Dilson Herrera? I realize technically he doesn't have to be added to the 40-man for a couple more years (May 29, 2018), but he may very well be one of the team's better hitters sooner than later.