Adopted - Michael Conforto

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Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:31 pm

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The Mets' first round pick in the 2014 draft got three hits on Saturday and looks like the real deal. D-Dad fell in love with the kid, who is only a few weeks younger than our son, and he's from Washington State to boot. So I'm going to add him to the family.

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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:27 am

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Michael has been assigned to High-A St. Lucie to start the season.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

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Postby themetfairy » Tue May 26, 2015 6:12 pm

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PoTW in the Florida State League

Thanks Edgy for the link.
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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Fri May 29, 2015 1:12 pm

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Michael has been promoted to Binghamton. I hope to be able to see him play when the B-Mets come to Trenton in late July.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, "I have finished." There is a lot of satisfaction in that - Fred Lebow

Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby Frayed Knot » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:42 pm

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#7 on this week's 'BA Hot List'

7. Michael Conforto, lf, Mets
Team: Double-A Binghamton (Eastern)
Age: 22
Why He’s Here: .400/.538/.700 (8-for-20), 7 R, 3 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBIs, 6 BB, 5 SO, 1-for-1 SB

The Scoop: The jump to the Eastern League has done nothing to slow down Conforto, who has hit safely in 9 of his first 11 games, and he’s also finding it easier to hit for power—he had four extra-base hits this week—now that he’s left the stifling humidity of the Florida State League.
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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:17 pm

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Matt Cerrone thinks that the kid should be promoted NOW!!!
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Cerrone with more hard-hitting #analysis. What if he never stops hitting?
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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby Ashie62 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:02 pm

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I like Conforto better than Cuddyer.

Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:10 pm

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Ashie62 wrote:I like Conforto better than Cuddyer.


Who doesn't?
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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby MFS62 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:45 pm

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themetfairy wrote:
Ashie62 wrote:I like Conforto better than Cuddyer.


Who doesn't?

Nobody.
In fact, Cuddyer's mother would have adopted Conforto if you hadn't.

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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:22 am

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Look out for Michael in today's Futures Game!
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Postby MFS62 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:30 pm

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So far today, he is 2 for 2 and has thrown out a runner at the plate.

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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:16 pm

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MFS62 wrote:So far today, he is 2 for 2 and has thrown out a runner at the plate.


Bring him up NOW!!!!

Eh never mind. Now that Kirk has turned the corner towards superstardom we don't need any LH-hitting OFs so they should just deal Conforto off for 70 games worth of Justin Upton. And if SD won't take that then throw that injury-prone Matz guy into the deal.
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Postby MFS62 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:48 pm

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Frayed Knot wrote:
MFS62 wrote:So far today, he is 2 for 2 and has thrown out a runner at the plate.


Bring him up NOW!!!!

Eh never mind. Now that Kirk has turned the corner towards superstardom we don't need any LH-hitting OFs so they should just deal Conforto off for 70 games worth of Justin Upton. And if SD won't take that then throw that injury-prone Matz guy into the deal.
Get it done, Sandy!

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About eleven times?

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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:26 pm

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Best All-Around Performance in 'Futures Game' (sez Baseball America): Michael Conforto, of, Mets

Conforto’s first and likely only Futures Game went about as well as he could have hoped. In BP, Conforto showed a good setup with an easy, fluid swing from the left side and plus power, putting several balls into the seats between center and right field. It’s easy to see why Conforto, 22, has hit .295/.369/.468 between high Class A and Double-A this season, with a mature hitting approach that carried over into the game. He finished 2-for-2.

In Conforto’s first plate appearance, Marlins lefthander Jarlin Garcia threw a 93-mph fastball up on the inner half. He kept his hands short and quick to the ball, driving the ball back up the middle for a single. Conforto’s next time up, Mariners righthander Edwin Diaz pitched aggressively and got ahead of him 1-2, but Conforto worked his way back to a full count before pulling a 92-mph fastball to right field for another single.

Conforto’s value is driven by what he does at the plate, but today he showed he’s not strictly one-dimensional. In the third inning, Braves shortstop Ozzie Albies pulled a single to left field. With Mariners shortstop Ketel Marte trying to score from second base on the play, Conforto fired a perfect strike to the plate, showing a strong, accurate arm to end the inning. That kind of arm could play in left or right field (although he admitted after the game that that was one of his best throws) but obviously what’s most important here is the bat, which should soon be plugged into the middle of the Mets lineup.
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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:28 am

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The kid is en route to being Met 1000 tonight!
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Postby MFS62 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:33 pm

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themetfairy wrote:The kid is en route to being Met 1000 tonight!

And soon to be #1 in our hearts.

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Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:31 am

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Welcome to the bigs kid - it was an honor seeing your debut!

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Postby Ashie62 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:24 am

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Possibly my favorite Met. The next David Wright.

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Postby willpie » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:46 pm

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Ashie62 wrote:Possibly my favorite Met. The next David Wright.


I'll cosign that.

Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:05 am

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From adoptee to All Star in just over two years - a meteoric rise!
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Postby SteveJRogers » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:04 pm

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themetfairy wrote:From adoptee to All Star in just over two years - a meteoric rise!


And by next weekend, is on his way to becoming THE Scooter in New York baseball! ;)

Re: Adopted - Michael Conforto

Postby themetfairy » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:21 pm

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D-Dad's father is a Scooter, so it's a family name :)
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