1B - New York Mets
Pete Alonso signed a one-year deal worth $20.5 million with the Mets to avoid arbitration.
Alonso is set to become a free agent after this season with the two sides having not come to an agreement on an extension. He should remain one of the top first baseman drafted in fantasy drafts.
The Mets and Pete Alonso have reportedly not talked about a contract extension this offseason.
Alonso is set to become a free agent in 2025, so potential talks about an extension seem possible in the near future. This remains a situation to monitor.
Pete Alonso went 5-for-8 with a homer, two doubles, two RBI, and four runs scored in Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Alonso delivered a stat-stuffing day for fantasy managers Wednesday, as the Mets split a doubleheader with the Marlins. The All-Star slugger's stat line on the year now includes 46 homers, 117 RBI, and 91 runs despite a gross .222 AVG across 150 games.
Despite his low batting average of .226, Alonso's ability to produce runs and hit for power makes him a valuable fantasy asset going forward. Alison went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Friday.
With 45 home runs on the season, Alonso's power numbers make up for his struggles in other categories, making him a must-start in fantasy lineups.
Alonso had a solid performance on Tuesday, going 2-for-5 at the plate with a home run and two RBI.
While his season-long batting average remains low at .224, Alonso has been a consistent source of power with 44 home runs and 105 RBI. Fantasy owners can continue to rely on him for his ability to drive in runs and provide home run production, despite his struggles with batting average.