The Mets can only hope that the 22-year-old Conforto can at least provide some offense to a team that ranks second-worst in the big leagues in runs per game, ahead of just the White Sox. Despite this, the Mets find themselves at 49-47, three games out of both the division and Wild Card races, thanks to some excellent pitching.
With a bit of offense, the Mets would be much better, possibly even World Series contenders. Conforto is the first solution that they're trying, which is a lot to expect from a player who has not seen action above the Double-A level (and has only played 45 games there).
In 197 plate appearances this season, the Mets' 2014 first round draft pick (10th overall) is hitting .312/.396/.503 with five home runs and 26 runs batted in. He comes into his big league debut hot, hitting .325 with a .988 OPS in his last 10 games.