In the month of April, Michael Conforto was off to a fantastic start. He posted a .365 batting average, four home runs, 11 doubles, and 18 RBI's, not bad for a 23 year old. After April, he was basically as useful as a used condom. Could barely hit anything, most thought it was just a young player slumping, but when it continues for as long as it did it he just became unplayable. The Mets sent him down to AAA a few times this year, every time he went to AAA he would look like his old self. Is this because the scouting reports and pitching is of lesser quality, that's probably it, but he was in the major's long enough the season before hand and was doing just fine before this May, so it's really an anomaly. Every time they called him back up from AAA he would go back to his slumping ways. I really believe it's because he's trying too much instead of just trying to make contact like he was in the past. When he's at his best he will hit the ball to all fields, when he tries to hit home runs or do too much he pulls everything, and his average has reflected that. Well, they've called him up once again, he killed it during his AAA stint once again, and it's starting to look like now or never for this kid. A lot of players can hit in the minors, not a lot of players can play in the majors, that's why they get paid ridiculous amounts of money. Conforto was a big part of getting the Mets to the postseason last year, he can be one of the factors that push them into a wild card berth, if he can step up. Which I believe he can, when this guy has his swing going good he's one of my favorite hitters to watch in baseball. Not many lefty's can drive the ball to both gaps quite like he can, and that's why he was a double machine at the beginning of the year. I really don't know what has gone wrong with Michael Conforto, if the problem isn't fixed with him this time around the Mets won't make the playoffs, and the Mets will start slowly giving up on him. No pressure though Michael, millions of dollars aren't on the line.