OF Michael Con­forto New York Mets

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS - barry.svrluga@wash­post.com

The 10th over­all pick last year hit .312 with an .899 OPS at Class AA Bing­ham­ton, and with the Mets des­per­ately in need of of­fense — New York is last in the NL in al­most ev­ery mean­ing­ful cat­e­gory— the club re­sponded to clamor in Queens by pro­mot­ing the 22-year-old to the ma­jors Fri­day. Even with that de­vel­op­ment, there’s the knowl­edge that Con­forto could bring al­most any­one on the trade mar­ket in re­turn. But with the play­offs within reach, the Mets clearly hope Con­forto en­hances their chances of mak­ing it this year rather than in­creas­ing another team’s chances in the fu­ture.

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