Throughout the Mets roller coaster season, their first baseman Pete Alonso has provided the team with much needed consistency and stability. Alonso, a front runner for the National League Rookie of the Year award, has now hit a record 41 home runs before the end of August. It makes sense, as he won this years Home Run Derby in Cleveland at the All-Star Break.
Alonso has been at the forefront of the Mets second half push. He has displayed power to all fields, and is hitting at a .266/.369/.594 slash. The Mets first baseman leads the team in RBIs at 97, which makes sense with hitters like Jeff McNeil hitting ahead of him. Alonso gets on base fairly frequently as well. He’s drawn 60 walks in addition to his 123 total hits over 544 plate appearances.
Alonso is also among the top 25 players in WAR at 4.1. League leaders in Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger, and Christian Yelich are at 8.3, 6.8, and 6.3 respectively.
With Alonso only being 24, he should be one of the many young MLB stars that will be the faces of the sport in years to come.