Conforto signed a one-year, $4.025 million deal with the Mets on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. A shoulder injury caused Conforto to miss the start of last season and seemed to depress his numbers the rest of the way, though his .243/.350/.448 line was still good for a relatively strong 120 wRC+. Now over a year removed from surgery, he should play a key role in the Mets' lineup this season.
Conforto went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Braves. The blast was his ninth in September and 28th of the season, establishing a new career high for Conforto. The 25-year-old has been locked in to close out the season, hitting .309 (30-for-97) with 29 RBI in 24 games this month, and if he stays healthy, he seems primed for a big 2019.
Conforto went 1-for-3 with three walks and a two-run home run Thursday against the Nationals. Conforto took Max Scherzer deep in the third inning to record his 27th homer of the season. He's put together a number of solid performances in September, with Thursday's effort marking his sixth multi-RBI game of the month. Though he's not hitting nearly as well, Conforto has now matched his 2017 homer total while also setting new career-best marks in RBI and runs scored.
Conforto went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and six RBI in Monday's victory over Philadelphia. Conforto plated a pair in the fifth inning, another in the seventh and put the game out of reach in the ninth with a three-run blast over the fence in center. The 25-year-old has been seeing the ball well of late, collecting six multi-hit performances over his previous 10 games. He owns a .242/.345/.443 batting line through 141 matchups in 2018.
Conforto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win against the Giants. Conforto took Giants starter Chris Stratton deep in the second inning, proving to offer all the run support Noah Syndergaard would need on the afternoon. With Sunday's long ball, the 25-year-old outfielder has reached the 20-homer mark for the second straight season despite his .232 average.