Michael ConfortoHt/Wt: 6' 1"/215 lbs
Team: Oregon St.
Michael Conforto's Player ProfileThere’s no doubting Conforto’s offensive ability, with above-average power from the left side and a solid approach at the plate, but a severe lack of defensive value hurts his value considerably.
At the plate, Conforto has average bat speed but rotates his hips well and gets his hands moving quickly, and has plus power to the pull side. He works counts well and is willing to go the other way when necessary, and patience shouldn’t be an issue at the plate. He’s a well below-average runner, however, and adds little value on the bases.
Defensively, however, Conforto is a bit of a mess. He doesn’t get good jumps on the ball in the outfield, and when he does get to the ball he has a poor throwing arm that runners can take extra bases on. He more than likely is going to end up at first base, though it’s unlikely he’ll be anything more than average there, and the bat doesn’t play as well.
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Michael Conforto VideosMichael Conforto — Oregon State University
MICHAEL CONFORTO PROSPECT VIDEO, OF, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Michael Conforto diving catch vs. UTAH 4/13/13
Michael Conforto, Oregon State Sophomore INF/OF (vs. UCLA)
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