As the seasons rolls on for the injury-plagued New York Mets, one outfielder in particular has grabbed the eyes of many.
Usually, you would assume I would be referring to Yoenis Cespedes, but in the midst of his absence, Michael Conforto has stepped up his game to the next level. By doing so, he has revitalized his bat and showcased his impressive fielding capabilities.
After being snubbed of getting on the main All-Star voting ballot, not all hope is lost for the Seattle native, as he can still get in as a write-in vote through the fans.
Gaining attention in the 2015 post-season, Conforto’s bat played a huge part in helping the Amazin’s make a run to the World Series.
A fun fact that I found interesting was tweeted out by Ryan M. Spaeder:
Now, shifting our focus to this season, Conforto is fresh off his second multi-home run game of the year on Monday night at San Diego.
Giving Met fans much needed optimism about the team’s offense, Conforto has easily cemented his place as a fan favorite as well.
The 24 year old leads the club with a .338 batting average, 13 dingers, 31 RBIs and 43 hits.
These are without a doubt All-Star caliber numbers, even more so being that the month of May hasn’t even come to a close yet. In addition, Conforto is currently on pace to hit 49 homers and 112 RBIs club’s along with breaking the team’s single-season home run record held by Carlos Beltran and Todd Hundley. This is clearly something special.
The hashtag, #WriteInConforto has been trending throughout #MetsTwitter and there is no denying Confronto is qualified for a spot on the All Star roster. Even the Mets are advocating for it.