CORVALLIS, Ore. (KOIN 6) — The New York Mets drafted perhaps the gem of the Pac 12 Thursday — Oregon State power hitter Michael Conforto.
The 21-year-old Beavers outfielder was selected 10th overall.
So thankful for the opportunity that the New York Mets have given me. Dreams really do come true!!! Thank you everyone for your support!
— Michael Conforto (@mconforto8) June 6, 2014
At a stout 6 feet 2 inches tall and 217 pounds, Corvallis was seen my many draft experts as the most prized offensive prospect in the entire field. The Woodinville, Wash. native led Oregon State to a No. 1 seed in this season’s NCAA baseball tournament with a .345 batting average, 7 home runs and 56 RBIs.
Conforto, who has played internationally for Team USA in Japan and Cuba, was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year for the second straight season.
The Mets, an organization that has failed to receive quality production from its outfielders in recent years, could be an ideal spot for Conforto.