Mets first round pick Michael Conforto made his professional debut this weekend for for the Brooklyn Cyclones, displaying the quick bat and contact skills that had many experts tabbing him as the most polished hitter in the draft.
On Saturday, Conforto went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He then followed it up by going 2-for-4 with two singles on Sunday and run scored to cap off his solid pro debut.
“It’s a new chapter in my life,” said Conforto, 21, who batted cleanup and was the designated hitter on Saturday. “I’m very, very excited to start here in Brooklyn.”
Conforto was the 10th overall pick in the June draft for the Mets out of Oregon State. He flied out in his first two at-bats before getting a singling to right in the sixth.
The Cyclones had Conforto playing left field on Sunday where he handled two putouts flawlessly.
“There was a little sigh of relief there,” Conforto said of his first hit. “It’s good to get that first one out of the way. But I felt good at the plate. I felt like I was seeing the ball well, I put some good swings on the ball and had some good at-bats.”
“I can promise I’m going to work hard, come to work every day and do all the things I need to play at a high level and get myself up to par with these guys that are playing real well right now,” Conforto said. “I want to try to help this team win.
(Photo: Patrick E. McCarthy)