Mets Season in Review: Michael Conforto
Role in 2017
During the GM Meetings earlier this offseason, Sandy Alderson spoke about Conforto’s future with the team and stated the youngster figures ‘prominently’ into the Mets’ 2017 plans.
At the time of Alderson’s statement, the organization was unsure if they would be able to retain Cespedes, but after agreeing to a four-year contract with the slugger, the team announced Cespedes would serve as the everyday left fielder.
With ongoing reports stating the Mets are continuously looking at ways to trade Bruce, Conforto’s playing time in 2017 may be largely dependent of the Mets moving the veteran. It was also reported Conforto may get playing time in both center-field and first-base in 2017.
In our Rising Apple Christmas special, the staff and I agreed that it was imperative Conforto get reps at first base, especially with the streaky production of late from Duda.
To help Conforto’s development moving forward, it’s extremely important the organization commits to giving Conforto frequent at-bats in 2017.