The Mets have discussed, but decided against, calling up prospect Michael Conforto


With the Mets’ offense languishing, there has been some thought of calling up outfield prospect Michael Conforto from Double-A Binghamton. Indeed, the Mets have considered it, but decided against it in the short-term, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports.

The Mets have been held to two or fewer runs in 12 of their previous 14 games. They enter play Friday averaging the third fewest runs per game in baseball, behind only the Phillies and Mariners at 3.46.

Conforto, 22, was the Mets’ first-round selection (10th overall) in the 2014 draft. Since his promotion to Double-A at the end of May this year, he has hit .327/.411/.522 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 129 plate appearances. Baseball America rated him as baseball’s #80 overall prospect entering the season while put him at #82.