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Mets 1st Round Selection Michael Conforto Will Make Pro Debut With Brooklyn Cyclones Tonight

By Michael Lecolant

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The Mets hopeful Italian slugger from the Seattle area, Michael Conforto will make his professional debut this evening with the Brooklyn Cyclones – fuhgeddaboudit!

He will be the designated hitter when the Mets (A-short season) affiliate host the Williamsport Crosscutters (Phillies) in a 6:00pm game at Coney Island’s MCU Park.

Jun 19, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; Oregon State Beavers outfielder Michael Conforto (8) hits during their College World Series game against the Indiana Hoosiers at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports

The Mets made Michael Conforto, 21, the 10th overall selection of the June amateur draft, and signed him on July 11th.

In his junior season at Oregon State University, the left-hand hitting outfielder started 59 games, batted .345 in 203 at-bats and drew 55 walks.  He hit 7 home runs and drove in 56 runs.  He throws right-handed.

The Cyclones can certainly use the help.  They presently own a 15-19 record, and reside in 3rd place of the McNamara Division, 10 games behind the 1st place Hudson Valley Renegades (Rays), whom at 25-9 are tied for the New York Penn League’s best record.  The Staten Island Yankees are in 2nd place with a .500 record, 8 games behind the leader.

Depending on Conforto’s success with Brooklyn, Sandy Alderson left the door open for a potential late season promotion to Savannah.