Top 10 Secrets About Michael Conforto


Michael Conforto is one of the most talented and sought-after players in Major League Baseball. He has made a name for himself with his impressive athletic ability and natural leadership skills. Here are some lesser-known facts about the New York Mets outfielder:


1. Conforto attended Oregon State University, where he played college baseball from 2012 to 2014. During that time, he was named an All-American twice and won two Pac-12 the Year awards.

2. After being drafted by the Mets in 2014, Conforto quickly made his way to the major leagues. In 2015, he finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting after batting .270 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 56 games.

3. Conforto is an avid golfer and even caddied for former Mets teammate Noah Syndergaard at the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

4. He played a key role in helping the Mets reach the 2015 World Series. During that postseason, he batted .365 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 16 games.

5. In 2016, Conforto was diagnosed with a tear in his left shoulder after suffering an injury during batting practice. Despite having surgery and missing most of that season, he still managed to hit 27 home runs in 2017 and then followed up with 28 homers in 2018.

6. In 2019, Conforto had a career year at bat, finishing among National League leaders in slugging percentage (.535) and OPS (on-base plus slugging, .895). He also led the Mets with 33 home runs.

7. Conforto is a two-time All-Star selection (2017, 2018) and won a Silver Slugger award in 2019.

8. Despite having never played for any other team, the 28-year old outfielder has become something of an MLB veteran. In 2020, he was named one of the four captains of the Mets, becoming the first position player on the club to serve in that role since David Wright in 2014.

9. Conforto also takes his leadership skills off the diamond by participating in various charitable causes such as the Special Olympics and Team Rubicon.

10. He capped off a stellar 2019 season by proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Lanah Kmeck, during the Mets’ postgame celebration after they clinched a spot in the playoffs.

These are just some of the things that make Michael Conforto one of baseball’s most fascinating figures, both on and off the diamond. With his skill set and determined mindset, there’s no telling how far he could go in this game.


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