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Mets sign top draft pick, OF Michael Conforto

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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.

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