Mets rookie Pete Alonso on the verge of breaking several home run records
New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso is on pace to break several home run records by the end on the 2019 season. Here’s a breakdown of which records he is closing in on.
Rookie sensation Pete Alonso has been arguably the brightest spot on the New York Mets roster in 2019. Every one of his at-bats has become “must see” due to his big power potential and is right on the brink of breaking several home run records…and its only June.
After his home run against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night, his 25th of the year, Alonso tied Cody Bellinger’s record for home runs by a National League player before the All-Star break, which was set in 2017.
The All-Star Break is not until July 8th, so it is very likely that Alonso breaks this particular record well before then.
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As cool as it would be for Alonso to set the record for home runs for a rookie before the All-Star break, once he hits his 26th home run, he will tie Darryl Strawberry‘s Mets rookie record for home runs in an entire season.
Strawberry accomplished this feat in 122 games back in 1983, but seeing as Alonso has several months remaining in the season, it is very likely he breaks this record as well, and ideally expands upon it exponentially.
As of now, based off of the 75 games that Alonso has appeared in thus far, he is projected to finish the season with 53 home runs. This total would more than double the record set by Strawberry.
If he were to hit this projected 53 home runs, he would also break Cody Bellinger‘s rookie record for home runs in a season with 39 home runs by the end of the year.
In addition to the NL Rookie record, Alonso would break the Mets team record of 41 home runs in a single season at his current rate, set by Todd Hundley in 1996 and Carlos Beltrán in 2006.
Not too shabby for a 24-year-old kid from Tampa.
No matter what happens the rest of the season and how many home runs he hits, one thing about Pete Alonso is certain: The Hype is Real.
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