Pete Alonso has grabbed our attention in his first two months with the New York Mets. Already, he looks like the best homegrown player since David Wright.
Pete Alonso has lived up to the hype and has become the homegrown player the New York Mets and fans have been searching for. It has been a long time since the Mets have had a homegrown player of this caliber and Alonso is the best homegrown player the Mets have had since David Wright.
Wright was drafted out of high school by the Mets in the first round with the 38th pick. He was 21 years old when he made his debut on July 21, 2004, and was a highly anticipated prospect. Wright made an impact right away and in his first full season in 2005, he batted .305 with 27 home runs and 102 RBI. He was a big producer for the Mets at such a young age and you can see why he took over this team so quick and became a leader and the captain.
Alonso was drafted out of Florida University in the second round and fast-tracked through the minor leagues pretty quickly. He started turning heads last year in the minors when he finished with 36 home runs and 119 RBI with a slash line of .285/.395/.579.
Alonso broke with the team this spring and hasn’t looked back. He has been the best player on the roster and has shown off his power on more than one occasion. The slugger brings a certain type of swagger to the team that we haven’t had in a long time.
Even though he is only a rookie, Alonso is a leader on this team and is someone that the guys can rally around. He says all the right things to the media and truly cares about the game. Alonso is a cornerstone for this Mets team and that is going to be for many years.
It is looking like Alonso could be an all-star this season and even win Rookie of the Year. That is something that not even David Wright did in his first season.
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The sky is the limit for Alonso and his rise has helped the Mets tremendously. Alonso is one of the young bright stars in this game and the Mets should be thankful every day.