Pete Alonso is officially a New York Met. According to MLB’s Anthony DiComo, the 24-year-old has secured a roster spot on the Mets’ Opening Day roster. He will be starting at first base to begin the 2019 season, per Matt Ehalt.
In spring training, Alonso had a batting average of .352 while hitting four home runs and driving in 11 RBIs across his 22 games played. Alonso played the most games out of any Met in spring training, using the extra playing time to be second on the team in hits and home runs, while accounting for the third-most RBIs on the team.
Alonso was drafted in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft, but really made a name for himself in the minor leagues during the 2018 season. While splitting time between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas, Alonso led the minors in home runs with 36, as he hit .285/.395/.579.