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Mets sign No. 10 pick Michael Conforto

Jun 19, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

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Jim Callis of reports that the Mets and first-round draft pick Michael Conforto have agreed to $2.97 million bonus that’s the exact slot recommendation for the 10th overall pick.

Baseball America ranked Conforto as the eighth-best prospect in the draft class after the 21-year-old outfielder hit .345 with seven homers, more walks (55) than strikeouts (38), and a 1.050 OPS in 59 games for Oregon State this season.

He’s purely a corner outfielder and may not even be much of an asset there, so the Mets are obviously banking on Conforto developing more power than he showed this year. Of course, a .443 on-base percentage in three seasons versus Pac-10 competition is pretty damn good no matter the power it comes with.

  1. jets82jets - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    Don’t worry, once he gets up there he’ll be another person who can’t hit with the bases loaded.

  2. soundsofsuccess7 - Jun 19, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    Mets drafting a power hitter.. Hope for Conforto’s sake he can get out of that organization and that ballpark.

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