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Mets: Michael Conforto best and worst case scenarios for 2019

PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 28: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets warms up before the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JULY 28: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets warms up before the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on July 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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We’ve seen the best and worst of Michael Conforto since his New York Mets debut in 2015. Let’s examine what each scenario might look like in 2019.

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto finished the first half of 2018 with a batting line of only .216/.344/.366. For a while, it looked like the former first-round pick was heading in the wrong direction.

After the All-Star Break, it was a much different story. Conforto finished the year hitting .243/.350/.448. His 28 home runs and 82 RBI also set new career-highs and helped make it a good season. Most important of all, he played in 153 games. This is quite the accomplishment for someone who began the year on the disabled list.

While the totals aren’t quite there with the pace he was on in 2017, we can look at Conforto’s year positively. Not only did he stay healthy, but he also showed us for the second straight year that even if he’s struggling in other areas, his power production will remain.

In our series of best and worst case scenarios for members of the 2019 Mets, we’ll look at the good and the ugly. Conforto is an interesting player to start with because we have literally seen both sides. He delivered the Jekyll and Hyde this past season as well.

Conforto’s ceiling is high and there’s no telling how much further he can lift it up. The sky is the limit for this kid. Next year, we could see him reach it or crash down again.

One thing we can guarantee is that his role with this team will remain a big one. Will he continue to get better and deliver another productive season or are we in store for something far worse?

Opening Day 2019 cannot arrive soon enough.

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