Michael Thomas Conforto graduated from Redmond (WA) High School where he was named All-State and All-League after his senior campaign...Batted .400 as a senior with five doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 19 RBI in 29 games...Also lettered two years in football as a quarterback and a free safety...Attended Oregon State University...Was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year during his first season on campus...Hit a team-leading .349 and led the Pac-12 with 76 RBI as a freshman...Followed it up with Pac-12 Player of the Year selections his sophomore (2013) and junior (2014) seasons...Batted .328 with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 47 RBI his sophomore season...In his final collegiate season, he hit .345 with seven home runs and 56 RBI...Played in 16 games for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the summer of 2012...His selection as the 10th pick in the first round made him the highest player drafted in Oregon State history...Was Oregon State's first-ever three-time All American...Was a finalist for the Golden Spikes and Dick Howser Awards as the nation's top player for his performance during his junior season....His father, Mike, played football as a linebacker at Penn State University from 1976-1978...His mother, Tracie, won two gold medals in synchronized swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and a silver medal in 1988 in Seoul...She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame...Became the 1,000th player in team history when he made his major league debut on July 24...Helped collect coats at the Mets Warm-Up Holiday Coat Drive at Citi Field on December 13, 2017.
After being activated from the Disabled List on April 5, played in a career-high 153 of the Mets' 157 remaining games...Made 141 starts, including 74 in left field, 56 in center field, 10 in right field and one as the DH...Set career highs in hits (132), runs (78), home runs (28), RBI (82), doubles (25), walks (84) and stolen bases (3)...Ranked among NL leaders in road homers (17, tied for fourth), walks (eighth) and go-ahead home runs (11, tied for 14th) and home runs (15th)...Became the ninth player in franchise history with at least 27 home runs in consecutive seasons...The last Met to do so was Lucas Duda (2014-2015)...Reached base safely in his first 20 games of the season, the longest on-base streak of his career...The 20-game on-base streak to begin a season was the ninth-longest in Mets history...After the All-Star break, ranked fourth in the majors with 52 RBI, was tied for seventh in the majors with 17 home runs and tied for ninth with 33 extra-base hits...Was second in the majors with 29 RBI and tied for fourth with nine homers in September...The last Mets hitter with at least nine homers and 29 RBI in a month was Carlos Beltrán (10 HR, 32 RBI in July 2006)...Was one of five left-handed hitters with double-digit homers against lefty pitchers...Only Texas' Joey Gallo (15) had more than Conforto's 10 blasts against southpaws...Just two other lefties in Mets history (Darryl Strawberry, 1985, 1987 and 1988 and Carlos Delgado, 2008) have hit at least 10 homers vs. lefthanded pitchers in a season...Had 10 games with at least three RBI, tied for sixth-most in the NL and tied for 10th-most in the majors... Ike Davis (11 in 2012) was the last Met with more...From June 16 through the end of the season, Conforto batted .287 (33-115) off left-handed pitching, thirdbest in the majors by a left-handed hitter in that span (min. 100 AB)...Drove in 19 runs in 17 games vs. the Phillies, the most by any player in 2018, including a careerhigh six RBI on September 17 at Philadelphia...Only Mike Piazza (22 RBI in 2002) and Darryl Strawberry (20 RBI in 1987) have had more RBI against Philadelphia in a season in Mets history...Homered in his third at-bat of the season in his return from the Disabled List on April 5 at Washington...Was recovering from surgery, performed on September 6, 2017, to repair a tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder after suffering a dislocated left shoulder on August 25, 2017...Clubbed a Statcast-estimated 472-foot homer on August 27 at Wrigley Field, the longest home run by a Mets hitter since Statcast began tracking data in 2015...Homered in three-straight games for the first time in his career, September 8-11.
Made his second Opening Day roster...Placed on the Disabled List on August 25 with a dislocation of his left shoulder and a tear in the posterior capsule in the shoulder...Did not play the remainder of the season...Had surgery to repair the tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder on September 6 in Los Angeles...Was also on the 10-Day DL from July 1 (retroactive to June 28) through July 8 with a bruised left hand...Set career-highs in home runs (27), RBI (68), OPS (.939), hits (104), walks (57) and runs scored (72)...Named to his first All-Star team...Was the 12th Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team in team history...Went 1-2 in the game with a single...At the time of his season-ending injury, Conforto ranked among NL league leaders in OPS (.939, 12th), OBP (.384, 13th) and slugging percentage (.555, 12th)...Is the first Met to hit at least 25 home runs in his age 24 season or younger since David Wright hit 30 homers in his age 24 season in 2007...Was also the second Met age 24 or younger to hit 20 or more home runs before the end of July... The other was Wright in 2006...It's the 10th time a Mets player has posted a 20 homer season at age 24 or younger...Is the first Mets outfielder since Darryl Strawberry to have multiple 10 or more home run seasons through age 24...Had four multi-homer games (all from the leadoff spot) with his last multi-homer game coming July 28 at Seattle...Is the first Met in team history to record four multi-homer games from the leadoff spot in a single season...Has five career multi-homer games overall (also Game 4 of the 2015 World Series)...His six leadoff homers were tied for most in the NL and tied for third-most in the majors...His six leadoff homers were tied for third-most for a single-season in Mets history with José Reyes (2006)...Had nine first-inning homers, tied for the sixth-most in the major leagues...Hit his first career leadoff homer on April 21 vs. Washington (off Tanner Roark)...Went 3-4 with two homers and a career-high four RBI on May 23 vs. San Diego...Drove in three of his four runs in the first inning...According to Elias, was the first Met to have three RBI from the leadoff spot in the first inning in team history...Was also the first player in Mets history to hit a leadoff homer in the first inning and get an RBI hit later that inning...Only four other players in the last 30 seasons have hit a home run to lead off the first inning and had an RBI hit later in the inning...Eric Young did so for Colorado in 1996, Ryan Christenson for Oakland in 2000, Curtis Granderson for Detroit in 2006 and Ian Kinsler for Detroit in 2016...Research courtesy of Elias...Ranked among the NL league leaders in May in the following categories (min. 90 plate appearances): extra-base hits (17, tied for first), runs scored (25, tied for second), on-base percentage (.426, fifth), slugging percentage (.627, fourth), RBI (21, tied for seventh) and home runs (7, tied for eighth)...Hit safely in a career-best nine games from July 27-August 5...Batted .350 (14-40) with three homers, five RBI and eight runs scored during the streak...Had five straight hits go for home runs from August 5-13...The five straight hits for homers were tied for the longest such streak for any major leaguer in 2017 according to Elias...The two others to do so were Yonder Alonso (May 6-9) and Ian Happ (June 4-14)...He was the fifth Mets player in team history to have a streak of five straight hits (or more) going for home runs... Bobby Bonilla had a streak of five in 1992, Ike Davis a streak of five in 2012, Lucas Duda a streak of eight in 2015 and Neil Walker a streak of five in 2016...Research courtesy of Elias...Posted six doubles, 13 home runs and 27 RBI in 39 games after the All-Star break...At the time of his injury, his 13 homers following the break were tied for fifth-most in the majors...He was tied for 13th in the NL in RBI (27) after the All-Star break and tied for 10th in runs scored (25) at the time of his injury.
Made his first Opening Day roster...Was with New York from Opening Day-June 25, July 18-August 12 and from September 1-end of the season...Hit a career-high 12 homers...Seven of his 12 home runs either gave the Mets the lead or tied the game...Had 17 home runs through his first 100 games as a Met, tied for the third-most in team history behind Darryl Strawberry (22) and David Wright (20)...Batted .365 (27-74) with 11 doubles, four home runs, 18 RBI and 15 runs scored in 21 games during April...Hit .174 (40-230) with 10 doubles, eight home runs, 24 RBI and 23 runs scored in 88 games from May through the remainder of the season...Had six consecutive games with a double from April 24-30, tying a franchise record by Joe Christopher from August 14-18, 1964..Had a career-best 17 game on base streak from April 10-30...Batted .377 (23-61) with a .443 OBP...Hit a three-run homer on Sept. 23 vs. Philadelphia, his first since going deep on August 7 at Detroit...Finished the game 2-3 with three RBI, matching a career-high (fifth time)...Over his final 12 games dating to Sept. 18, Conforto went 7-23 (.304) with two doubles, one homer, eight RBI and six runs scored...Hit .422 (54-128) with eight doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 28 RBI and 30 runs scored in 33 games with Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
Named to the 2015 Topps Rookie All-Star team…Had his contract selected on July 24 from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League…Made his major league debut on July 24 vs. Los Angeles-NL...Became the 1,000th Met in franchise history when he debuted...Was 0-for-3 in his debut with an RBI…Had nine home runs from August 3 through the end of the season, tied for the seventh-most among major league rookies over that span…Batted .291 (39-134) with 20 runs scored, 11 doubles, eight home runs and 18 RBI over his last 42 games dating to August 13…Had six outfield assists, tied for the most in the NL by a rookie with Washington's Michael A…Taylor, despite playing in 82 fewer games…Went 4-for-4 with four runs scored in his second career game on July 25 vs. Los Angeles-NL...Collected his first major league hit off Zach Lee...Became the first Met in franchise history to record a four-hit game within his first two career games...Was the fifth player in the last 100 years to score four or more runs in one of his first two major league games…Drove in a run in each of his first three career major league games…Delivered an RBI double in the ninth inning on August 7 at Tampa Bay that tied the game and later scored the winning run in a 4-3 win…Hit his first ML home run on August 3 at Miami (off Tom Koehler)...It was a three-run home run that gave the Mets the lead…Reached base safely in 15 straight games with an at-bat from August 15-September 2...Batted .391 (18-46) with four doubles, four home runs and nine RBI during the on-base streak…Batted a combined .297 (106-357) with 24 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 54 RBI between St. Lucie (A) and Binghamton (AA)...Was a three time Player of the Week in the minor leagues (two with St. Lucie and one with Binghamton)...Named a Florida State League mid-season All-Star but did not participate in game due to promotion to Double-A…Participated in the SiriusXM Futures Game in Cincinnati...Started the game in leftfield and went 2-for-2 at the plate...Also threw out a runner at home plate.