NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Might we see top prospect Michael Conforto in Queens this season?

It’s certainly not out of the question.

The Mets have scored the fewest runs (319) in the National League — only the White Sox have scored fewer — and own the worst batting average in baseball.

Left fielder Michael Cuddyer is expected to be placed on the disabled list in the next day or two, which will necessitate a roster move.

General manager Sandy Alderson has reportedly been hesitant to call up the highly touted Conforto, though his club’s lack of offense might force his hand.

According to ESPN’s Keith Law, Conforto is the 12th-ranked prospect in baseball. The 22-year-old left fielder was New York’s first-round selection (10th overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft.

He started out the season with Class A Advanced St. Lucie and was promoted to Double-A, where he’s played 42 games. The Oregon State product has been scorching in Binghamton. The left-handed hitter is batting .325 with five homers, 12 doubles and 25 RBIs in 160 at-bats. He’s also posted an impressive .407 on-base percentage.

Despite being drafted just last year, he’s considered advanced because he played at the collegiate level.

Entering Tuesday night’s game against the Nationals, the Mets are three games out of first place in the National League East and two games behind the Cubs for the second NL wild-card berth.


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