6/19/2014 1:15 P.M. ET
Mets agree to terms with top pick Conforto
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
The Mets' top prize has agreed to terms.
The ballclub has reached an agreement with Michael Conforto, its top selection in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, according to MLB.com's Jim Callis. Conforto, an outfielder who was the 10th player selected overall, is set to receive a signing bonus of $2,970,800, which is equal to the slotting value for that draft position.
The club has not confirmed the agreement.
Conforto starred at Oregon State University for the past three seasons, and he became the first player in school history to be named a consensus first-team All-American. Conforto hit .345 as a junior, and he was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year in each of the past two seasons.
Conforto is a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, and he led his conference in on-base percentage (.504), slugging (.547), walks (55) and runs scored (52) last season.
The Mets are thrilled with his ability and potential.
"It's a real fit for what we like as a hitter -- the patience, the discipline," Mets director of amateur scouting Tommy Tanous said on the day Conforto was drafted. "This is a hitter with very few weaknesses right now."
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.