Michael Conforto was drafted 1oth overall by the Mets in the 2014 draft and since then, Mets fans have been clamoring to see the 22-year old outfielder in the big leagues. These fans might not have to wait much longer.
According to Bob Klapisch, a writer for the Bergen Record, Conforto will be called up from Double-A if Michael Cuddyer is placed on the disabled list with his knee problems.
Whether this is actually the case or not, Conforto would be a wonderful addition to the offensively challenged Mets and it would give the fans another reason to be excited.
This season in Double-A Binghamton, Conforto is batting .321 with 5 HRs and 26 RBIs in 44 games and frankly, the Mets need a bat like Conforto sooner rather than later.
A lot of people might argue that Conforto is not ready for the big leagues and would struggle mightily up there but bringing him up isn’t a risky move. In the worst case, Conforto struggles and is sent back down to the minors, which then places the ball into Alderson’s court with the possibility of an outfielder acquisition.
The bottom line is if Cuddyer does make his way to the disabled list, the Mets must make a move that will bring a new outfielder to Flushing whether it be Conforto or a player on the trading block.