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Mets: Three Michael Conforto predictions for the 2020 season

CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 22: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets hits a 3-run home run during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 22, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 22: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets hits a 3-run home run during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 22, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JULY 16: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets celebrates scoring a run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the interleague game on July 16, 2019 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Conforto finishes the 2020 season with over a 1.000 OPS

Michael Conforto needs to take that next step in his development and each of the above predictions would achieve this goal but finishing the season with above a 1.000 OPS would be the best scenario.

OPS stands for On-base plus Slugging and if Conforto were to reach either or both of the first two predictions then this prediction probably happens as well and vice versa.

Conforto’s career-high for OPS is .939 back in 2017. That season Conforto had a .384 OBP and hit 27 home runs so Conforto has more room to run in order to get to the 1.000 OPS mark.

There are not many players in baseball that finish a given MLB season with over a 1.000 OPS so if Conforto could reach that mark he would reach a new level in the eyes of fans.

Just for context, in 2019 there were only six players that finished with over a 1.000 OPS. Christian Yelich, Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger, Nelson Cruz, Alex Bregman, and Anthony Rendon are the six players to reach the mark so Conforto would have been in some good company if he were to reach this mark.

It is conceivable that if Conforto were to reach this mark that there could be some MVP talk for Conforto, and the Mets could be in a good spot to make a postseason run.

So many fans undervalue Michael Conforto and now with the advent of Pete Alonso, Conforto is passed over even more. That healthy competition can be used as motivation to be better than the other.

It is plausible that a 1.000 OPS is absolutely attainable for Michael Conforto, but the number is not as important as is just going out every game and being the best baseball player he can be. If he does that then the numbers will fall into place and he will be in good shape to not only have a great season but help lead the team to success.

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