The New York Mets carry the best record in the National League into Monday's action following a thrilling series split with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, the site of this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The Mets have several high-performing players that will get a long look by the league's coaches and the voters to be a part of the National League All-Star team.
Mets All Star No. 1: 1B Pete Alonso
What more can we possibly say about Pete Alonso's first half to the season. He has driven in the most runs in the majors with 54 RBI's, and is tied with Mookie Betts of the Dodgers for the National League home run lead with 16, so he has at least a share of the lead in two of the three hitting Triple Crown territories.
Additionally, he is tied for 7th in the National League with 35 runs scored and 33 extra base hits, 9th in hits with 60, tied for 4th with 117 total bases, 5th with a .552 slugging percentage and 6th with a .911 OPS.
Now, the National League first base category will be quite competitive, with the likes of Freddie Freeman of the Dodgers, Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals, Josh Bell of the Nationals, and C.J. Cron of the Rockies all making cases to join the team.
There is a chance that Cron will make the team by default because every team is required to have at least one representative on the team and Cron is the only Rockies player that is deserving, so at least one of these first basemen will be snubbed. So Alonso's status on the All-Star team, as deserving as it gets, might boil down to the ballot box, so Mets fans will have to be loud on the online exclusive ballot to get Alonso on.