Mets All-Time Lists

Ranking the 15 greatest Mets outfielders in franchise history

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Sep 30, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) hits / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

5. Michael Conforto

If this is it for Michael Conforto as a Met, which I assume it is, I wish things would've ended on a better note. Conforto struggled in 2021, slashing .232/.344/.384 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI. He missed time due to injury and never seemed to kick it into gear.

While this season was bad, that doesn't take away everything else Conforto has done as a Met. In his seven year career he has slashed .255/.356/.468 with 132 home runs and 396 RBI. We've watched Conforto blossom from a young kid into an all-star.

Conforto was a highly touted prospect who was picked tenth overall in the 2014 MLB draft. He was called up in 2015 with lofty expectations, expected to contribute down the stretch for a team vying for playoff contention, and he delivered. He slashed .270/.335/.506 with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 56 games. I'll never forget his four hit game in just his second career game.

Confrorto was good down the stretch and also came up clutch in the postseason. He had the line drive home run off the foul pole in Game 2 of the NLDS off of Zack Greinke. And he also had the two home run game in Game 4 of the World Series.

Conforto's best season came in 2017 when he slashed .279/.384/.555 with 27 home runs and 68 RBI. He did that in only 107 games played. He might've topped that in 2020 although that season was cut short. He had a .927 OPS in the 54 games he played.

Conforto is 16th in WAR amongst position players in franchise history and is seventh in home runs. He also owns the franchise's hit by pitch record. Conforto had his good and bad moments but he's without a doubt a top five outfielder in franchise history.

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