Updated July 18
Mets beat writer for MLB.com Anthony DiComo tweeted that Michael Conforto will indeed make his professional debut on Saturday with the Brooklyn Cyclones. He is scheduled to be the designated hitter.
#Mets first-rounder Michael Conforto will make his pro debut tomorrow for Class A Brooklyn.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 18, 2014
— Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) July 18, 2014
Mets’ first round pick Michael Conforto has officially signed with the organization, inking his contract last Friday at Citi Field. His first time in the big city, Conforto took in the first game of the Mets’ eventual three-game sweep of the Marlins to close out the first half of the regular season.
Conforto, joined by his father, visited New York City for the first time in his life. He expressed his satisfaction of the Italian food that is offered.
He will return to Los Angeles for the Golden Spikes award before joining the Brooklyn Cyclones on their road trip over the weekend in Norwich, Connecticut against the Connecticut Tigers as noted in an article on brooklyncyclones.com.
Keith Law called Conforto, “the top prospect in the Mets Organization” which is a huge statement to make with guys like Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo, and Dominic Smith scattered among the ranks of the farm system.
It will be exciting to see how Conforto plays in his first pro season and for years to come. A guy projected to move up the ranks quicker then the high school products drafted in the first round from previous years, Conforto has a high ceiling and is excited to play for the Cyclones.
“I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the Cyclones and playing in Brooklyn,” Conforto said in an article on brooklyncyclones.com. “Even some of the guys on the Mets were coming up to me during batting practice and telling me how much fun I’m going to have.”
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