First Baseman – Pete Alonso
Is it too early to put Pete Alonso this list? With just one season under his belt thus far, I don’t think so.
Alonso hit a Mets and rookie record 53 home runs in the year 2019. It’s only the beginning of what could be a masterful career full of power and busted light-towers.
One only needs to watch Alonso at the plate to realize just how special of a hitter he is. The kid is a throwback slugger. Best of all, he’s young and should remain in Flushing for at least the better part of the 2020s.
Second Baseman – Edgardo Alfonzo
Second base isn’t a position you will typically find a power hitter. Despite this, Edgardo Alfonzo’s two best home run seasons came when this was his primary position. He makes it an easy choice to land on this list.
The 1999 campaign included 27 home runs from Alfonzo’s bat. It set a positional record for the franchise. He nearly matched it the following year when Alfonzo added another 25 home runs to his career total.
Fonzie’s greatest contributions to the organization went beyond the ability to pop home runs. However, this part of his game was better than anyone else at the position.
Third Baseman – Howard Johnson
Howard Johnson was a special Mets player. He had a lot of speed and plenty of power to match it. Since this is the all-power team, let’s stick with the latter.
Johnson hit 36 home runs for the Mets twice before setting a personal best of 38 in 19991. This was better than everyone else in the National League, too. At a time when only a handful of players were reaching 30, HoJo was challenging for 40.
In his nine seasons with the club, Johnson hit 192 home runs. Considering several of those seasons held him back due to injury or a part-time player status, it’s quite an incredible number.
Shortstop – Asdrubal Cabrera
Like second base, shortstop is a position we don’t usually find a power hitter at. In 2016, Asdrubal Cabrera attempted to redefine traditional thinking.
Cabrera became the Mets’ starting shortstop this season. He showed the team they made the right decision when he knocked a franchise record 23 home runs at the position.
While not overpowering, Cabrera definitely appeared to be more of a home run threat than any other shortstop in Mets history.