Woodinville draftee Michael Conforto signs with Mets
First-round draft pick Michael Conforto from Woodinville has signed with the New York Mets.
Seattle Times news services
NEW YORK — First-round draft pick Michael Conforto from Woodinville has signed with the New York Mets.
The 21-year-old All-American outfielder from Oregon State, selected 10th overall last month, receives a $2,970,800 bonus — the assigned value for his draft slot.
The team said Conforto will start his professional career with Class A Brooklyn in the short-season New York-Penn League.
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