Michael Conforto named to NL All-Star Team

Major League Baseball tonight announced that outfielder Michael Conforto was named to the 2017 National League All-Star team. Conforto was elected on the Player Ballot. The 88th All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 11 in Miami.

Conforto, 24, was named to his first All-Star team. Entering play today, Conforto ranked sixth in the NL with a .405 on-base percentage and ninth with a .953 OPS. He has four leadoff homers, the most in the NL and tied for the third-most in the majors.

Conforto, who is eligible to come off the Disabled List on July 8, is batting .285 (63-221) with 14 doubles, a career-high 14 homers, 41 RBI and 47 runs scored in 69 games with the Mets this year.

He is the 12th Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team, joining Richie Ashburn, Duke Snider, Cleon Jones, Willie Mays, Dave Kingman, Lee Mazzilli, Joel Youngblood, Darryl Strawberry, Lance Johnson, Carlos Beltrán and Yoenis Céspedes.

Conforto is the second-youngest Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team. Strawberry was an All-Star at age 22, 23 and 24.