Mets call up their 1,000th player in top prospect Michael Conforto
Michael Conforto is 1,000th player in Mets history
Now, don't get too confortable Mets fans (get it?), but the NY club has just called up their third-ranked prospect: Outfielder Michael Conforto from Double-A Binghamton. And as a bonus, when he finally takes the field for the team, he'll be the 1,000th player in team history. Hitting .312/.396/.503 with five home runs since a mid-season call-up from Class A Advanced St. Lucie (where he had already hit seven HR, giving him 12 in total), this season has been a series of the outfielder doing things like this:
And even though MLB Pipeline has noted that he's not the most athletic or defensively gifted player out there, he's managed to swat three triples this season. Of course, one of them came on a routine fly ball, though you have to commend Conforto for hustling it out:
And who can forget Conforto hosing Ketel Marte at home plate during the Futures Game?
With the Mets second-to-last in the Majors in runs scored, but only three games back of the Nationals in the NL East, they'll be hoping that Conforto can do more of the same in the Majors -- though he probably won't get many more gift triples.
Oh, and in case you were wondering: Conforto is the 18,573 player to play in the Majors going all the way back to 1871.