Mets sign top Draft pick Conforto

Mets sign top Draft pick Conforto

The Mets have signed first-round pick Michael Conforto, and the outfielder will be assigned to Class-A Brooklyn of the New York-Penn League.

Conforto, drafted after his junior season at Oregon State, was taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. In his final season with the Beavers, he hit .345 with seven home runs and 56 RBIs in 59 games.

He was named one of the five finalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the top college player in the country. Conforto was also named the PAC-12 Player of the Year for the second season in a row, and was the first three-time All-American in school history.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.