Michael Conforto will have his low moments this year and fans will overreact not want him to sign an extension
Despite being a fan-favorite, Michael Conforto has his moments where he can frustrate the fans beyond belief. He has his haters out there as does anyone in baseball. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes hard to argue with the disrespect. When Conforto slides into his slumps, they are epic.
I think Conforto suffers from the fans having high expectations for him. His unfounded reputation as a non-clutch player doesn’t really have much backing other than a few instances where people remember him striking out with ducks on the pond.
Those moments, however, tend to stick out like the one bad comment someone leaves online. You’re probably thinking about leaving one right now. You’ll insult me, my mother, and maybe the educational system I grew up in but do it in a crass way. Maybe I don’t always come up big like Conforto. Sometimes I do hit one out of the park. Other times, the only way to get through it is to put my elbow on the line.
As a lifetime .195 hitter in June with a sample size of 376 plate appearances, I think we know exactly when Conforto will go cold. June has been unkind to the Mets in recent years. Conforto’s disappearing act at the plate has had a lot to do with it.
I have little doubt Conforto will shine bright at times this year. When he’s not, he will also cause a few broken televisions from angry fans.