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5 players who deserve an A grade for the 2022 season

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
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2) Mets player who deserves an A grade: Pete Alonso

2022 was arguably the most complete season of Pete Alonso's career. No, he didn't hit 53 home runs like he did in 2019, but he did come pretty close. Alonso's 40 home runs were the second most he's hit in a season in his career.

Alonso posted a .271/.352/.518 slash line with 40 home runs and 131 RBI. That RBI mark led all of baseball and broke the single season Mets record of 124 set by Mike Piazza and David Wright.

Alonso looked like a much improved overall hitter. In RBI chances he'd often change his approach to look for a single to the opposite field. That approach helped the Mets a lot in big chances.

Alonso hit .300 with a 1.099 OPS with runners in scoring position. As a power hitter, for Alonso to hit .300 with RISP is so impressive.

Pete was tied for seventh in the National League with a 143 WRC+. Alonso's 4.0 fWAR was fourth among all first baseman with 4.0 fWAR.

Alonso had one pretty long slump but was overall very consistent as a run producer despite having virtually no protection behind him for much of the year. Hopefully that is something the Mets improve on this offseason.

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