Monday, July 3, 2017

Mets: Conforto an All Star

I am glad for him that he gets to be an all star, but I am just hoping nothing bad happens to him because of it.


Michael Conforto is #ASGWorthy!
Having a breakout season for the Mets, 24-year-old left fielder Michael Conforto was rewarded with his first NL All-Star berth. Conforto has set himself apart with his plate discipline, ranking among the top 10 in the sport in on-base percentage this season. 

Conforto is the second-youngest and 12th Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team, joining Richie Ashburn, Duke Snider, Cleon Jones, Willie Mays, Dave Kingman, Lee Mazzilli, Joel Youngblood, Darryl Strawberry, Lance Johnson, Carlos Beltrán and Yoenis Céspedes. 

Fans can tune in to the 88th Midsummer Classic on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET live on FOX.

And From the Mets PR DEPT.
MICHAEL CONFORTO NAMED TO NL ALL-STAR TEAM

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 2, 2017 – Major League Baseball tonight announced that outfielder Michael Conforto was named to the 2017 National League All-Star team. Conforto was elected on the Player Ballot. The 88th All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 11 in Miami.

Conforto, 24, was named to his first All-Star team. Entering play today, Conforto ranked sixth in the NL with a .405 on-base percentage and ninth with a .953 OPS. He has four leadoff homers, the most in the NL and tied for the third-most in the majors. 

Conforto, who is eligible to come off the Disabled List on July 8, is batting .285 (63-221) with 14 doubles, a career-high 14 homers, 41 RBI and 47 runs scored in 69 games with the Mets this year.

He is the 12th Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team, joining Richie Ashburn, Duke Snider, Cleon Jones, Willie Mays, Dave Kingman, Lee Mazzilli, Joel Youngblood, Darryl Strawberry, Lance Johnson, Carlos Beltrán and Yoenis Céspedes.

Conforto is the second-youngest Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team. Strawberry was an All-Star at age 22, 23 and 24.

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