Mets 2017 season in review: Michael Conforto

By Christina Cola
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Michael Conforto
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 13: Michael Conforto /
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 11: Michael Conforto
MIAMI, FL – JULY 11: Michael Conforto /

How did he do in 2017?

Conforto played 109 games this season before the cruel baseball god’s decided the Mets hadn’t suffered enough this year. I remember laughing when I watched his last at-bat of the season. The kind of laughter that then eventually turns into crying, and then screaming. Because it was truly something that would only happen to someone on the Mets.

But let’s look at the bright side. All the good things that happened before his shoulder decided to randomly detach itself from the rest of his body.

27 home runs, 68 RBIs, and a leader among the Mets with an OPS of .939. Cespedes ranked below him in OPS with .892. He also leads the Mets in wRC as well with 80. Only Jay Bruce hit more home runs this season with 29, but since Bruce hit the road for Ohio, Conforto technically leads the team in home runs as well. He was the one bright spot in this terrible season for the Mets and his numbers reflect that as well.

As soul-crushing as it was to watch him go down at the end of the year, it does fill me with hope knowing that he’ll be back and healthy for Spring Training in March. This time around I doubt he’ll need to prove much. His numbers speak for themselves.