Mets Rookie Conforto Comes From Athletic Bloodlines

New York Mets rookie Michael Conforto is playing in the 2015 Major League World Series in only his second professional season.  He was the Mets’ first-round pick (10th overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft.

Conforto comes from an athletic family.  His father played football for Penn State in the late 1970s, and was a linebacker on two teams that finished in the top 5 in the nation.  Conforto’s mother, Tracie Ruiz, was a gold medalist on the 1984 USA Olympic team in the synchronized swimming event.

Conforto was good enough in high school football to attract some interest from Division I schools, but chose to play baseball at the University of Oregon instead.

Read more about the Conforto family at the link below from


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