Mets 23-year-old OF Michael Conforto went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a solo home run Saturday against the Giants.
In 82 plate appearances this season, Conforto is batting .343 with a .427 OBP, 3 HR, 10 doubles and 15 RBI.
"My attitude has been with everything -- with being drafted in the first round, or getting called up to Double-A, called up here -- is to embrace those opportunities," Conforto said after the game. "You take those things as opportunities and it doesn't seem like a big move. It's more exciting. It's more exciting than nerve-racking or anything like that. To be excited about it, it's a good thing. It's a positive thing and that's where I wanted to be. I really had no nerves about it. It just felt like a step in the right direction, and it felt very good."
In the 14 games he's been batting third, Conforto is hitting .407 with nine doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI.
"There are some guys who are just outstanding players," Terry Collins later explained. "I don't care what level you put them at, they adjust and they adjust fast. This kid has done that. If you were around him last year and you saw the way he handled all the situations he was put in and the way the veteran players dealt with him, you'd be pretty impressed by him. He's going to be a force. We all think that. He's going to get better and better. That's why we've got him where we've got him and we're not afraid to put him there on a good team with big expectations."
Conforto currently has an eight-game hitting streak, which includes a double in six straight games. He has reached base safely a career-high 17 straight games.
"He is so advanced,'' Neil Walker said, according to the NY Post. "His mental preparation is that of a seasoned veteran. That is something you rarely see. ... It's fun to watch because he's doing this at 23. The sky is the limit for a guy like that. He's as humble as they come. In my opinion, he is right up there with all these talented young players."