Pete Alonso

Pete Alonso

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

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Alonso has been one of the biggest power hitter breakouts of 2019, and his Statcast numbers largely back up what he's doing at the plate.

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 38 homers (already breaking Darryl Strawberry's franchise record for a rookie) and .955 OPS. Although he's hitting just 1.86 after the All-Star break, eight long balls helps to debunk the supposed Home Run Derby curse. His batting average was bound to fall a bit because of a 26.4% strikeout rate, but his Statcast exploits feel reminiscent of Aaron Judge's debut. We may be looking at a league-altering star who could belt 50 homers.

Alonso hasn't been in the bigs long enough for pitchers to pinpoint his struggles and get a blueprint so a slump may come, but even if it did, we'd be looking at a top-ten fantasy first basemen at seasons end and with likely 45+ homers.