Mets MVP drought will end in 2023 according to MLB The Show's simulation

Jul 31, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20), shortstop Francisco
Jul 31, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20), shortstop Francisco / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are an organization known for it's pitching. Tom Seaver has three Cy Young Awards. Jacob deGrom has two. Doc Gooden and R.A. Dickey each have one. Between Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, another Cy Young can't be ruled out.

They've had plenty of players win the Rookie of the Year award like Seaver, deGrom, Gooden, Pete Alonso, and Darryl Strawberry.

What the Mets lack is an MVP winner. Not a single player who's played for the Mets has won an MVP award wearing the orange and blue. In this MLB The Show 23 simulation that changed.

NY Mets 1B Pete Alonso is your 2023 NL MVP winner according to MLB The Show

According to this simulation, Pete Alonso will win the NL MVP Award after leading the National League with 46 home runs and 125 RBI. The crazy thing is, Alonso has hit 53 home runs in a season (2019) and just drove in as many as 131 runs (2022) in a single season.

Alonso's path to an MVP is a difficult one, but not impossible. The big key for him is raising his average. Alonso went from being a .262 hitter in 2021 to .271 in 2022. That's a pretty decent improvement right there.

Paul Goldschmidt only hit 35 home runs and drove in 115 runs which doesn't compare to Alonso's 40 and 131 respectively, but he hit .315 which is a 44 point increase from Alonso's mark.

I personally don't value batting average as much, but it's clear that this does mean something. Alonso finished eighth in MVP voting despite hitting more home runs and driving in more runs than Goldschmidt while being on a team that won 8 more games.

If Alonso does reach those gaudy numbers while the Mets are firmly in a postseason spot, Alonso will definitely be in the conversation. Should be fun to monit

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