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Michael Conforto Bio, Age, College, Jersey, Salary, Mets, Injury and Stats

Michael Conforto (Full name- Michael Thomas Conforto) is an American professional baseball outfielder who was born on March 1, 1993, Seattle, Washington, U.S. His nickname is Scooter. Conforto currently plays for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Michael Conforto Biography

Michael Conforto (Full name- Michael Thomas Conforto) is an American professional baseball outfielder who was born on March 1, 1993, Seattle, Washington, U.S. His nickname is Scooter. Conforto currently plays for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

The Mets selected him in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft with the 10th overall pick, after he played college baseball for the Oregon State Beavers. He made his MLB debut in 2015.

Michael Conforto Family

Michael Conforto’s mother, Tracie Conforto (née Ruiz) is a three-time Olympic medalist in synchronized swimming, and his father, Mike, an Italian American, played inside linebacker at Penn State. His sister, Jacqueline, played soccer at Azusa Pacific University. Conforto is of Italian, Spanish and Hawaiian descent.

Michael Conforto Age

Conforto was born on March 1, 1993, Seattle, Washington. He is currently the baseball outfielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Conforto is 26 years old as of 2019.

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Michael Conforto College

Michael Conforto hit .349/.437/.601 with 13 home runs and 76 runs batted in (RBI) over 58 games as a freshman at Oregon State University in 2012. His 76 RBI were an Oregon State single-season record. He was named Freshman Hitter of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

Michael Conforto played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the summer of 2012. As a sophomore in 2013, Conforto hit .328/.447/.526 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 65 games. He helped lead the team to the College World Series, where he went 7 for 16 and was named to the All-Tournament Team. He was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year and was named a first-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

Michael Conforto again played for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team during the summer in 2013. Prior to the 2014 season, he was named the preseason Sporting News College Baseball Player of the Year. Conforto finished the season hitting .345/.504/.547 with seven home runs and 56 RBI in 59 games. He again was named the Pac-12 Baseball Player of the Year. Conforto was also a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and the Dick Howser Trophy.

Michael Conforto Jersey

Conforto wears jersey number 30 at the New York Mets. His Jerseys are available on mlbshop.com with originals and other customized versions of the jersey. Prices vary according to the color, size, custom among other factors. The jerseys go for anything between $34.99 and $297.99 with free shipping.

Michael Conforto Salary

The New York Mets selected Michael Conforto in the first round, with the 10th overall selection, of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. Conforto signed with the Mets on July 11, 2014, receiving a $2,970,800 signing bonus. He played for the Brooklyn Cyclones of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League after he signed. He receives a salary of $517,246.

Michael Conforto Mets

After signing with the Mets in the 2014 draft, Michael Conforto started the 2015 season with the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and was promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League on June 26, 2015.

At Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on July 12, 2015, he started in left field for the United States team at the All-Star Futures Game and collected two hits and one assist.

The Mets promoted Michael Conforto to the major leagues on July 24, 2015. He made his debut later that day, picking up his first major league RBI on a groundout, but going 0-3 while becoming the 1000th player to appear in a game for the Mets. The next day, he collected his first major league hit -an RBI infield hit- as part of a 4 hit game. He hit his first major-league home run on August 3 off Marlins’ starter Tom Koehler. He finished the season with 9 home runs in 56 games played.

The Mets won the 2015 National League pennant, making Michael Conforto the third player in history to have played in the Little League World Series, College World Series, and Major League World Series, along with pitcher Ed Vosberg and catcher Jason Varitek. Conforto hit two home runs in Game 4 of the 2015 World Series, becoming the first rookie to homer twice in a world series game since Andruw Jones in the 1996 World Series.

Michael Conforto started the 2017 season as the Mets fourth outfielder but worked his way to a starting job. He was selected to the 2017 MLB All-Star Game in Miami after hitting .285/.405/.548 through the first half. On August 24, his suffered a season-ending injury during a swing after he dislocated his left shoulder and tore his posterior capsule. He elected to have surgery on September 2. For the 2017 season, Conforto hit 27 home runs with 68 RBIs and a .279 average. Conforto hit .243 in 2018, and led the Mets with 28 home runs, 82 RBIs, and 78 runs scored.

Michael Conforto Injury

Mets right fielder Michael Conforto suffered a concussion in Thursday’s (May 16 2019) loss to the Nationals and is expected to be placed on the injured list. Conforto and Mets second baseman Robinson Cano were chasing a pop fly in shallow right in the fifth inning when they collided.

Conforto fell to the ground and appeared to be out for a few seconds before getting unsteadily to his feet. After manager Mickey Callaway and a trainer checked on him, he left the game and was replaced by Keon Broxton.

“He hit the ground pretty hard and was kind of dazed when I got out there,” Callaway told reporters afterward. “He was stumbling around a little bit.”

The Mets decided to send Michael Conforto back to New York for further evaluation. The team opted to have him travel via train rather than risk a plane trip in his condition. The update is that he has fully recovered.

Michael Conforto News

Conforto’s former college coach believes that Michael Conforto could make it in NFL. Baseball coach, Pat Casey, jokes that Conforto is so tough that “if you gave him a football helmet, he could play for the New York Jets.”

Asked to reveal something that Mets fans might not know about the slugger, Casey, the former Oregon State coach, said “He was one helluva football player” in high school. Conforto was a running back and linebacker, Casey said.

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Michael Conforto Stats

Year
Team
GP
AB
R
H
RBI
BB
SO
HR
Avg
2019
Mets
51
180
30
45
26
35
50
10
.250
2018
Mets
153
543
78
132
82
84
159
28
.243
2017
Mets
109
373
72
104
68
57
113
27
.279
2016
Mets
109
304
38
67
42
36
89
12
.220
2015
Mets
56
174
30
47
26
17
39
9
.270
Career
478
1,574
248
395
244
229
450
86
.251