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Mets 2017 season in review: Michael Conforto

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Michael Conforto
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Michael Conforto
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They grow up so fast!

We saw a glimpse of Michael Conforto’s potential in 2015 when he dazzled the Mets made their push to win the NL East. The following year Conforto struggled a bit. He often went back and forth from Vegas to New York. It was easy to wonder whether his success in 2015 was just something of a fluke. If perhaps we were seeing the real Conforto now, someone who struggled to adjust in a major league batters box.

Chalk it up to a Sophomore slump, because Conforto was an absolute all-star for the Mets this season. Just the first taste of the young core infielders that we knew would follow. For the longest time, we got to enjoy the rise of our young pitching staff. Now we’re finally starting to see that young talent come through at the plate. Though Conforto’s outfield defensive skills have certainly impressed this year as well.

If the Mets keep him for the long haul, which they absolutely should. Conforto has the potential to grow into a “David Wright-esque” franchise player. As well as a potential next captain for this team in the years to come.