Pete Alonso

Pete Alonso

1B,DH - NYM
Age: 24College: FloridaBats: RThrows: R

Next Game

STL @ NYM
M. Wacha #185
Sat, 6/15 7:10pm
Matchup (?)
Rank H #58
Projection (?) 4.2 pts

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Alonso forced the Mets' hand and won an Opening Day job by displaying his Herculean power throughout spring training. He has now hit his way into a permanent role with 17 homers and a .924 OPS, as of May 28. The average has fallen to .254, which makes sense considering his power swing yielding a 28.5% strikeout rate. His Statcast exploits nevertheless feel reminiscent of Aaron Judge's debut, so we may be looking at a league-altering star who could belt 40 homers.

Alonso has been one of the biggest power hitter breakouts of 2019, and he should be able to tally 30-35 home runs by the end of the season. He does swing and miss quite a bit, however, so expect his batting average to continue to tumble into the .240 range.

Alonso broke camp with the Mets and has flashed tremendous bat skills that validate the comparisons to Rhys Hoskins. While he might not hit 35 homers, 25 seems likely with a batting average that won't kill any roster.