Michael Conforto Goes Tenth Overall To Mets

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

The junior has until July 18 to sign.

Oregon State saw its highest selection ever in the MLB Draft yesterday as Michael Conforto went tenth to the New York Mets. Conforto was one of just two Pac-12 players to be picked on the first day of the draft, with Stanford's Alex Blandino being the other.

Draftees have until July 18 to decide whether they want to sign with the team that picked them. Conforto could still play one more season in Corvallis, but being a top ten pick, it would be extremely unlikely he turned down that kind of money.

"I've probably played my last game at Oregon State," Conforto said on Monday after his season-ending loss to UC Irvine.

As soon as he does sign, the left fielder could be headed to one of New York's seven single A or Rookie team team affiliations. Their first round pick last year started his career with the GCL Mets in Port St. Lucie. The Mets do not have any affiliates in the Northwest, but their AAA team does play in Nevada for the Pacific Coast League's Las Vegas 51s. Also in that league are the Tacoma Rainiers.

Conforto was the second outfielder and fourth position player taken in the draft. He was widely considered to be the best college bat available and some were surprised he didn't go to the Chicago Cubs at number four. Combine his power with a great arm out in left field and he was arguably the best prospect to ever come out of Oregon State's program.

Conforto is the first Beaver taken in the first round in 7 years, and the 7th ever taken in the first round.

The Beavers should have seven more players taken in the draft. Three of them (Dylan Davis, Jace Fry, Ben Wetzler) could be selected at any time. Scott Schultz is widely projected as an eighth round pick, while Andy Peterson, Kavin Keyes, and Jeff Hendrix should be late round picks.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Building The Dam

You must be a member of Building The Dam to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Building The Dam. You should read them.

Join Building The Dam

You must be a member of Building The Dam to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Building The Dam. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker