NEW YORK — New York Mets officials discussed having 2014 first-round pick Michael Conforto open the season at Double-A Binghamton before opting for a more conservative route.
Conforto, assigned to Class A St. Lucie, so far has overmatched Florida State League pitchers.
Conforto was named the league’s Player of the Week on Monday, after a torrid beginning to his first full professional season. Through 11 games with St. Lucie, the 22-year-old outfielder is hitting .366 with four homers and 13 RBIs. He ranks first in the FSL in homers, RBIs, total bases (29) and slugging percentage (.707).
Conforto was selected with the 10th overall pick out of Oregon State last June.
He went 3-for-4 with a homer and walk on Saturday at Fort Myers. He went 3-for-5 with another homer and walk — this one intentional — on Sunday.
Said one scout in attendance: “Get him out of this league. The kid has been incredible.”