Michael Conforto was establishing himself as one of the game's most exciting young outfielders before a torn posterior capsule in his left shoulder ended his season in August. He hit over .300 in three separate months of the campaign and boosted his walk rate for the season to 13 percent. As a 24-year-old, Conforto ranked 30th in barrel rate with 7.5 Brls/PA (min. 190 batted-ball events), which resulted in a .557 xSLG and .276 ISO. His HR/FB rate was inflated to a great extent at 27.3 percent, and his struggles against lefties continued (.212/.284/.444), but Conforto looks like the real deal against righties and there is hope that he will improve with more exposure to southpaws. Unfortunately, Conforto may not be ready for the start of 2018 after undergoing surgery on his shoulder in September. Expect the Mets to give Conforto another chance to play every day once he's healthy.
General manager Sandy Alderson stated that Conforto (shoulder) likely won't be ready to return at the beginning of the year, as the club is targeting May 1 for his first appearance of the 2018 season, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. This remains in line with what Alderson said in mid-December, as the star outfielder continues to recover from September surgery that repaired a torn posterior capsule in his left shoulder. Conforto will likely begin the year on the DL, but more should be known regarding his status once he's able to begin baseball activities, with a more concise timetable coming into focus around the start of spring training.
Conforto (shoulder) likely won't be ready to play by Opening Day of the 2018 season in the estimation of general manager Sandy Alderson, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Conforto is still a few months away from resuming baseball activities following his early-September surgery to repair a torn posterior capsule in his left shoulder. A clearer picture of his timeline will come into focus once he's able to resume baseball activities, but Conforto may open the season on the disabled list.
Conforto said he won't resume baseball activities for six months and can't guarantee he'll be ready for Opening Day, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. General manager Sandy Alderson originally said Conforto's recovery from shoulder surgery would take roughly six months, but it now appears that's how long it will take until he's able to resume baseball activities. With this updated recovery timetable, it seems Conforto will miss a chunk of spring training and possibly the start of 2018. He put together a healthy .279/.384/.555 slash line with 27 homers in 109 games prior to injuring himself, so he should immediately reclaim an everyday spot in the outfield once he's eventually healthy.
General manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Conforto's recovery from shoulder surgery will take "roughly six months," Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Conforto will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday to repair a tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder. With this estimated recovery timetable, Conforto seems likely to miss the start of spring training, and he won't have any real margin for a setback if he's to start the regular season on time. The 24-year-old established himself as one of the game's top young hitters during his time on the field this season, and once healthy, he should immediately reclaim an everyday spot in the outfield.
Conforto will head to Los Angeles later this week to undergo surgery to repair a torn posterior capsule in his left shoulder, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. The Mets aren't likely to issue a definitive recovery timetable for Conforto until after the procedure is completed, but surgeries similar to the one the outfielder is receiving typically require a 4-to-6 months of rehab. If that timeline holds true, Conforto will likely be limited at the very least when spring training opens in February, and could begin the season on the disabled list if his recovery trends closer to six months. The specter of a major surgery will make it difficult to bank on Conforto building on what's been a breakout 2017 campaign. The 24-year-old finished the season with a .279 average, 27 home runs and 68 RBI across 440 plate appearances in 109 games.