Mets: Four reasons Michael Conforto deserves an Opening Day roster spot
Let Michael Conforto prove how good of a baseball player he truly is
It’s no surprise that when a young player, who thought he had cemented himself with the big league club, gets sent down, it takes a toll on his confidence.
Conforto was up and down all throughout last season, which can cause inconsistency, as we saw. He needs a fresh start, after a scorching spring, to rebuild his mindset.
In Triple-A he was comfortable. He crushed the baseball because he wasn’t worried about losing his job with every at-bat. Compared to with the Mets — when he didn’t seem comfortable in the box because he was so anxious to prove something.
Conforto needs a fresh start with the Mets, not with the 51’s, to show he can play for the big league club. Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson need to show they trust Conforto so he’s not so anxious to get something done.
Last April, when he had already played half of a big league season the year before and the possibility of being sent down wasn’t a thought, Conforto smashed the ball. Give the kid another chance, he’d be a vital factor in this Mets lineup. Let him build up his confidence and never look back.