Conforto promoted to Double-A Binghamton

No. 5 among Mets prospects, outfielder hit .283 for St. Lucie this season

Conforto promoted to Double-A Binghamton

NEW YORK -- The Mets continued their aggressive handling of last year's first-round Draft pick, outfielder Michael Conforto, promoting him Friday to Double-A Binghamton.

Conforto, 22, skipped over Class A Savannah this spring, immediately vindicating that decision by hitting .283 with seven home runs in 46 games for high Class A St. Lucie. Conforto struck out just 26 times in 206 plate appearances there.

At Binghamton, he joins an outfield that will also include 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo once Nimmo recovers from the sprained ACL in his left knee. Conforto is actually three weeks older than Nimmo, whom the Mets drafted out of high school.

A college player at Oregon State, Conforto was the 10th overall pick in last year's Draft. The Mets do not have a first-round selection this year, making their first pick at 53rd overall.


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