After spending 2018 splitting time across the top two levels of the minor leagues, the Mets provided Pete Alonso the chance to win the first base job at spring training last year. As he continued to rake, he remained a flier in drafts with power potential. Little did those who speculated on his upside plan on the breakout Alonso turned in. Here’s a brief list of the records he set as a rookie:

  • Alonso became the eighth player in Mets history with at least 100 runs and RBI in a season
  • Set team records in home runs (53) and the major league rookie record in the category
  • Also registered team bests in total bases (347) and extra-base hits (85)
  • Alonso also set rookie records in RBI (120), runs (102) and hits (154)
  • Notched 33 multi-hit games and launched 27 home runs at home

Amidst all the records, Alonso finished with a .260/.358/.583 slash line over 161 games spanning 693 plate appearances. His power surge resulted in a .323 isolated power and 30.6 home run per fly...