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    Michael Conforto’s Incredible Splits in Wins and Losses

    5 May 2019, 9 AM ET

    When the New York Mets win, Michael Conforto’s numbers have been well above his career average. The team is counting on him to come through.

    The New York Mets won 6-2 over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday with the help of Michael Conforto.

    In this game, he went 1 for 3 with a walk and scored two runs. It has become a common trend that Conforto excels and plays better when the Mets are victorious. Yes, it is common for most players to do better when their team wins, but statistically, Conforto is the truest to the trend.

    When the Mets win, Conforto plays at a whole different caliber. His OPS is over 1.000 when they win, an elite level.

    Conforto has played in 222 wins and 245 losses for New York. In their 222 wins, he has hit 59 of his 84 career home runs. He is a career .274 hitter, but when the Mets win; his batting average is .324, which is absolutely impressive.

    However, he is a career .274 hitter. Entering the most recent series versus the Nationals, his batting average in losses is only .186. According to Elias Sports, this is the largest gap for a player with minimum career 1500 plate appearances pending the team’s outcome. He has struck out a lot more in losses than wins, which makes sense.

    It is incredible to see how much better Conforto plays when the Mets win. It just proves his value and how important his presence is in the Mets’ lineup. He has been a real game-changer for the Amazins since 2015. His performance has dictated so many of the team’s games for almost five seasons.

    The Mets are currently battling to stay at .500 before putting the mark behind them for good. This week, they are hoping to take advantage of the Nationals and Miami Marlins. This road streak means a lot for the ballclub. They can really turn their season around if they can stack up on wins against Washington and Miami.

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    Conforto will have a lot to say on how the Mets do. He looks to stay hot and keep producing for a recently hot offense.

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      Is Conforto the most prolific Mets home run hitter....NO.

      Rather than measure 5 hitters from different eras and with more or less games per season over 3-4 seasons I measured their first 3 seasons. This changed the number of HRs;


      The next consideration was the relationship of that players home runs compared to the ML average of those 3 years samples. Did this by taking the total HRs hit divided by the number of teams at that time. This provided a multiplier for each player compared to Conforto. The results;


      Wright's outcome was affected by having one of his 3 seasons bleeding into the PEDs era before testing. Assuming that DW was clean his numbers could have been higher if the field had been level.

      Milner benefited the most because in his 3 seasons the ML team average for HRs was 115.1, so his 20 HR average was a greater percentage than that of Conforto whose 25+ average was compared to ML team averages of 192.2.

      That was fun!


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          SEE IT: Back Pages in NYC after Mets' Walk-off Win

          Mets win 14th out of 15 games has tabloids buzzing

          10 Aug 2019, 9:31 AM ET

          The Mets opened a crucial three-game series against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on Friday and they opened things up with perhaps the most exciting game of the season.

          The Mets rallied from a four-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth to top Washington, 7-6, and remain just a half-game out of the second Wild Card spot in the National League. Michael Conforto ripped the walk-off base hit and then had his shirt ripped off him amid the raucous celebration at Citi Field.

          Here's how the back pages in NYC reacted...

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            Daily News and New York Post with the same headline...awkward!