NEW YORK (AP) — First-round draft pick Michael Conforto has signed with the New York Mets.
The 21-year-old outfielder from Oregon State, selected 10th overall last month, receives a $2,970,800 bonus — the assigned value for his draft slot.
The team says Conforto will start his professional career with Class A Brooklyn in the short-season New York-Penn League.
Conforto batted .345 with seven home runs and 56 RBIs in 59 games this year during his junior season with the Beavers. He was the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season and the first three-time All-American in school history.
Conforto was introduced Friday at a Citi Field news conference and took batting practice on the field with the big league team before the opener of a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.