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Michael Conforto Makes It To The Bigs

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Michael Conforto will make his Mets debut tonight.
Michael Conforto will make his Mets debut tonight.

Former Beaver Michael Conforto was called up to the big leagues today by the New York Mets.

He will become the second player from the 2013 College World Series team to make their first start in the Major Leagues this season when he takes the field tonight against the LA Dodgers, joining Matt Boyd, who made a pair of starts for the Toronto Blue Jays, before being sent back down after being battered about by Boston.

He takes the place of Michael Cuddyer, who was placed on the disabled list.

The difference is Conforto could stick for a while, if he can continue his hot hitting.

After starting the season in Single-A at St. Lucie, where he hit .283, but with 7 homers and 28 RBIs in 46 games, Conforto was moved up to AA Binghamton in the Eastern League.

In 45 games, he has hit .312, with 5 homers ahd 20 extra base hits, and 26 RBIs, this while also drawing 26 walks.

His glove has been good too, with a .989 fielding percentage at both stops, a sizable step up from his .905 number last year as a rookie.

It adds up to Conforto being the Beaver to make it to the majors the quickest since the MLB draft took its current form in 1968.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com