MLB Analyst Shares Michael Conforto Update
Michael Conforto was a key free agent who was left out on the market last offseason after undergoing shoulder surgery.
The veteran outfielder has spent his entire career with the New York Mets, having been drafted by the team in the first round in 2014.
The slugger made his MLB debut in July of 2015 and became a cornerstone of the Mets offense.
This offseason, Conforto is generating interest from several teams, according to Mets insider Anthony DiComo.
DiComo revealed on Twitter that Conforto is back to full health, according to Scott Boras and is likely seeking a multi-year deal with an opt-out.
Michael Conforto is seeking a short-term contract of “probably a couple years with an opt-out,” according to his agent Scott Boras, after missing all of this season with a shoulder injury.
Conforto is “back to full health,” per Boras, and talking to “a number of teams.”
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) December 15, 2022
Conforto Drawing Interest From Several Teams
For his career, Conforto has a .255 batting average and a 15.7 WAR, while also having hit 132 home runs.
The 28-year-old could be an asset to a team looking for a left-handed bat.
With Cody Bellinger gone, the Los Angeles Dodgers could emerge as a potential suitor.
The Toronto Blue Jays also made clear that they were in need of an outfield bat after trading away former All-Star Teoscar Hernandez.
Conforto could be a potential fit there as well.
DiComo did not specify which teams were interested in Conforto, but it’s clear that several teams find him to be an attractive option now that he is healthy again.
In 2021, his last year under contract with the Mets, the veteran outfielder hit just .232, but did manage to hit 14 homers and drive in 55 runs, while also posting an on-base percentage of .344.
The market is starting to heat up for second-tier free agents, and Conforto could find himself with a new home soon.