2019 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Pete Alonso
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect during the 2019 MLB season.
Trying to discern between a hot spring, prodigious power and how the Mets will handle a prospect proves to be tricky. This makes Pete Alonso a polarizing target in upcoming drafts. Across two levels last year, he launched 36 home runs with 119 RBI across two levels and a .285/.395/.579 slash line. Alonso averaged a home run every 14.67 at-bats in Double-A in 65 games and one every 12.29 at-bats in Triple-A over a 67-game sample.
Through his first 49 at-bats this spring, Alonso leads the Mets with four home runs in 49 at-bats. He’s also hitting .347 with a 1.058 on-base plus slugging percentage in 16 games. Alonso’s walked three times against 10 strikeouts. At Double-A last year, Alonso walked 15.8 percent of the time with an 18.3 strikeout percentage. When moving to Triple-A, his strikeout rate jumped to 25.9 percent with his walks decreasing to 11 percent.
However, Alonso’s isolated power rose by over sixty points when he arrived in the Pacific Coast League. Knowing the...