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Michael Conforto

Born: 03/01/1993 (Age: 22)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 215
Primary Position: LF
Sturdy frame; short arms; thick thighs; maxed frame.
Evaluator Tucker Blair
Report Date 06/13/2015
Dates Seen 6/9/15 - 6/11/15
Affiliate Binghamton Mets (AA, Mets)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2015 Low 50 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 50 Above-average bat speed; uppercut swing; short arms help quicken bat through zone; lacks extension; quiet bottom half; mild load; stays balanced; recognizes spin; premium approach; uppercut and lack of extension will give issues handling hard run outside and FB on the hands inside.
Power 50 Plus raw power; uppercut swing and above-average bat speed; power can play average in-game.
Baserunning/Speed 40 4.32 home to first; lacks a second gear; speed plays slightly better in Lf.
Glove 40 Adventurous in LF; below-average reads and routes; footwork is inconsistent; pure LF profile.
Arm 40 Average arm strength; plays down and lacks carry due to short arms and poor footwork.

Conforto displays an average bat, which will allow him to play as a regular in the majors. He is a LF only profile, which hinders his overall value. Conforto will hit enough to be a regular, but I did not see anything more than an average regular. There is minimal risk, as he was a seasoned college player.

Round Drafted: 1st round (10th overall), 2014
Why: Seasoned college bat with potential for average hit tool and power; quick moving.

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