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Mets: Three Michael Conforto predictions for the 2021 season

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets running as he celebrates after hitting a walk off rbi single to win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning in an MLB baseball game against the Washington Nationals on August 9, 2019 at Citi Field in the Queens borough of New York City. Mets won 7-6. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 09: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets running as he celebrates after hitting a walk off rbi single to win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning in an MLB baseball game against the Washington Nationals on August 9, 2019 at Citi Field in the Queens borough of New York City. Mets won 7-6. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 01: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Michael Conforto had an incredible season in 2020, finally putting it all together albeit for 60 games in a pandemic shortened season. However, the 2021 season is a new season and the New York Mets starting right fielder will try to use his 2020 successes to get even better.

Conforto is a bright young star in baseball and does not get the respect he deserves for not only his offensive ability but also his improved defense since he became the full-time right fielder.

The following three predictions for Michael Conforto’s 2021 season are realistic but also lofty enough that if they come true the Mets could have a very successful season as a team, potentially making a deep playoff run at the end of the season.

Michael Conforto gives the Mets a top-five MVP season

It cannot be understated how good of a season Conforto had in 2020 and in 2021 he will get even better resulting in a top-five MVP finish in the National League.

It is incredibly difficult to predict who outright wins the MVP of the league, but with the way, Conforto played in 2020 and what he is capable of it is quite easy to see how Conforto could finish in the top five of voting.

It is going to be a very crowded ballot for National League MVP with Cody Bellinger, Fernando Tatis Jr., Freddie Freeman always in the running, but Conforto is just as talented as those guys and can garner some MVP votes if he continues to improve his game.

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