Mets’ Michael Conforto ranked as seventh-best right fielder in baseball by MLB Network

Michael Conforto pointing bat in spring training game
Michael Conforto pointing bat in spring training video game

“The Shredder” has actually spoken.

Utilizing a mix of innovative and conventional statistics along with other offending and protective metrics, MLB Network has actually continued to present their “Top 10 Players Right Now” for each position.

On Wednesday night, “The Shredder” relied on the very best ideal fielders in the video game, with Michael Conforto can be found in at No. 7.

Conforto has actually remained in the headings recently, as he stated on Tuesday that he and the Mets have yet to speak this offseason about a prospective agreement extension, though the talks might advance quickly. SNY’s Andy Martino detailed previously on Wednesday what a prospective Conforto extension might appear like, keeping in mind that an agreement worth around 7 years and $175 million “might be closer to a number that would keep Conforto to testing free agency.”

The 27-year-old outfielder is shining example of the Mets’ finding and establishing skill through the draft. After being chosen 10th in general in the 2014 MLB Draft, Conforto made his big league launching in 2015 and played in 56 video games as a novice while assisting the Mets reach the World Series.

An All-Star choice in 2017, Conforto had a strong year in the reduced 2020 project, slashing .322/.412/.515 with 9 crowning achievement and 31 RBI in 54 video games. Through his very first 6 seasons in Queens, Conforto is a profession .259/.358/.484 player with 118 crowning achievement and 341 RBI. And aside from simply the numbers, Conforto has actually developed into a peaceful leader for the Mets while supplying a consistent voice inside the clubhouse.

Conforto rose 2 areas from in 2015’s list from ninth to seventh, while crosstown star Aaron Judge dropped from 3rd to 4th. The leading 3 on this year’s list was consisted of all NL skill with Mookie Betts, Juan Soto and Ronald Acuna Jr. respectively positioning initially through 3rd.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.