Sep 23, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Michael Conforto (30) hits a double against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Conforto will hit near or over .300

When outfielder Michael Conforto was called up during July of 2015, he soon became a fan favorite. He helped give the Mets a spark down the stretch, propelling them to an NL East title. He was also one of the few bright spots during the World Series, going 5 for 15 with two home runs and four RBIs.

The 2016 season didn’t treat Conforto nearly as well though. He got off to a hot start in April, even drawing comparisons to the Angels‘ Mike Trout and Nationals‘ Bryce Harper.

It felt like right after these drastic similarities were realized, Conforto’s season began to go on a downward spiral. The lefty finished the year batting .220, while even spending some time down at Triple-A Las Vegas.

With an abundance of outfielders on the 25-man roster, all signs point towards Conforto beginning the season in Las Vegas to make sure he gets the appropriate amount of at-bats. This could be good for him in helping him find that smooth southpaw swing he had back at the end of 2015.

Conforto has all the tools to become a star in this league and at the ripe age of 23, he has plenty of time to figure it out. If sent down, it won’t be long before he’s back in Queens.

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