2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Michael Conforto
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2020 MLB season
Usually more excitement surrounds a player on the verge of his Age-27 season, but Michael Conforto seems to fly beneath the radar. A concussion cost Conforto time in the middle of May but he appeared in 151 contests last year with 90 runs, 33 home runs, 92 RBI, seven stolen bases and a .257/.363/.494 slash line. Conforto recorded career highs in runs, home runs, RBI, hits (141) and doubles (29) in 2019 with little fanfare.
He kept his walk percentage in line with the two previous seasons at 13 percent but decreased his strikeout rate for the second straight year. A spike in isolated power to .237 combined with the power spike built a solid foundation for Conforto. His aggression at the plate rose a bit with an 11.2 swinging strike percentage but not an incremental increase in his O-Swing (outside the strike zone) percent.
According to Statcast, Conforto registered 405 batted ball events with 48 barrels (11.9 percent), an 88.8 MPH average exit velocity and 15.7-degree...