OSU star Conforto heading to the Big Apple

Oregon State's Michael Conforto (8) rounds first base on a hit against UNLV during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Ylen)
Oregon State's Michael Conforto (8) rounds first base on a hit against UNLV during an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Corvallis, Ore., Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Ylen)

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.

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.

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