Saturday, July 2, 2016

Michael Conforto Seeking to Revive Bat in PCL

With Brandon Nimmo now seeking to establish himself as a Met, how is Michael Conforto doing in Triple-A?

From June 1-24 while with the Mets, Conforto was in a slump. In 59 At Bats, Conforto hit .119 with four singles and three extra base hits, a double and two homers with only one multi-hit game. He struck out 22 times, walking only five times, a 4.4:1 ratio. In comparison, in 2015 with the Mets he hit .270 in 56 games (174 AB).

In five games since his transfer to the Las Vegas 51s, Conforto is hitting .300 on a Pacific Coast League team with a team batting average of .292. Though he's has only one extra base hit, a homer, and two RBIs, he has also struck out only three times in 20 At Bats.

Conforto should return soon to the Mets. Hopefully, while with the 51s he can benefit from being under the tutelage of Jack Voigt, Las Vegas' hitting coach, as much as Nimmo did. But then, the Mets could have an interesting problem: if Cespedes stay in center, who should play left and right?

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