Michael Conforto New York Mets

Age: 27 (March 1, 1993) | 6' 1" | 215lbs. | Bats: Left OF-52 RF-52 DH-1 PH-10
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYM AAA 2016 33 128 30 54 13 18 8 2 9 28 2 2 .422 .483 .727 9 13 .446 n/a
NYM NL 2016 109 304 38 67 36 89 21 1 12 42 2 1 .220 .310 .414 10 26 .267 36/19/45 6 6
NYM A+ 2017 1 4 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .750 .800 1.00 20 20 1.00 n/a
NYM NL 2017 109 373 72 104 57 113 20 1 27 68 2 0 .279 .384 .555 13 26 .328 38/24/38 19 19
NYM NL 2018 153 543 78 132 84 159 25 1 28 82 3 4 .243 .350 .448 13 25 .289 44/20/37 19 19
NYM NL 2019 151 549 90 141 84 149 29 1 33 92 7 2 .257 .363 .494 13 23 .290 36/24/40 23 22
NYM NL 2020 54 202 40 65 24 57 12 0 9 31 3 3 .322 .412 .515 10 24 .412 41/30/28 32 32
Career 6yrs 632 2145 348 556 302 606 121 4 118 341 17 11 .259 .358 .484 12 24 .305 n/a
Welcome! You are invited to wander around and read all of the comments that have been posted here at Patton & Co., but as soon as you register you can see the bid limits that Alex, Peter and Mike propose for each player, and you can post your own comments. Registering is free, so please join us!

That's the head-scratcher. Why don't batters adjust? LHB should at least drop a bunt down leading off an inning. It seems to me there are fewer bunts now than there were back before the shifting business began.

in 2011 there were 2,350 shifts in both leagues. in this year's 60-game season there were 23,375.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 21

What's the common understanding of how/why major league hitters can't / don't adjust to the shift?

Is Conforto a smart cookie ... or lucky?

Go Beavs!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Nov 20

The Bill James Handbook lists the Top 30 Shifted Batters. 

Then it looks at all 30 to determine what happened when they hit a grounder or short line drive against the shift.

Ten of them hit under .200.

One of them hit over .300. Conforto.

In 93.5 percent of his plate appearances he looked out at the shift. When he hit a grounder or short line drive, he batted .303.

Then again, on the rare occasion that he came to the plate and didn't face the shift, he hit .500.

And when he hit a long line drive or a fly ball?

He did a lot of damage.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 20

Oblique injury. I may not ever get to own this guy.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 10

Avoided arbitration, signing for $8 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 11

Another excellent projection by Rotoman!

Conforto falls short in earnings only because of the four SB.

Mike G predicts 40 bombs in the Guide.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 27 '19
Fangraphs 2018: WAR 3.0 Bat 16 Field -4 Run 0 HR/FB 20% Pull 43% Hard 36% IFFB 9%
Fangraphs 2019: WAR 3.7 Bat 22 Field -1 Run 1 HR/FB 21% Pull 41% Hard 37% IFFB 8%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '19