Conforto Is Mets Pick In Latest Baseball America Mock Draft

By Fan Shot

May 8, 2014 3 Comments


Baseball America released their latest mock draft today as we inch closer to June 5th.

Surprisingly, to me at least, BA had North Carolina State lefty Carlos Rodon returning to the top spot thanks to a string of strong starts.

As for the Mets, Baseball America had them selecting Oregon State’s Michael Conforto with the 10th overall pick.

Conforto, a 6’2 217 pound outfielder, is considered a good power prospect with a great approach. Through 43 games this season the left-handed hitting Conforto is batting .407 with five homeruns, 14 doubles and sports a .552 OBP thanks to 41 walks.

Here’s what Baseball America had to say about the player and the pick:

The Mets feel like they’re about to turn the corner in the big leagues and are well stocked with young pitching, so they would like a college bat who could move through the system quickly. Turner would be tempting if he’s available, but Conforto is the consensus best college hitter and has the polished approach the team is looking for.

Obviously this is just one publication, and many things can change in the next few weeks.

(Photo credit: Jaime Valdez – USA TODAY SPORTS)