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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 24)
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Birth Date12-7-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight245 lbs
Age24 years, 7 months, 14 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 NYN 24 95 407 94 21 2 32 40 102 13 1 0 .268 .361 .613 141 23.5 0.6 3.0 3.1
Career954079421232401021310.268.361.61314123.50.63.03.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 BRO A- NYP 30 123 .223 .295 .310 .357 95 13.4 3.4 -2.2 179 0 2.3 -0.5 5.9 0.9
2017 SLU A+ FSL 82 346 .248 .318 .358 .314 105 15.1 9.6 -6.1 168 0 3.2 -5.8 19.8 2.2
2017 BIN AA EAS 11 47 .273 .344 .425 .333 102 2.8 1.3 -0.8 104 0 0.1 -0.1 0.3 0.1
2018 BIN AA EAS 65 273 .258 .327 .402 .344 101 29.3 7.8 -5 180 0 1.8 -1.6 22.2 2.6
2018 LVG AAA PCL 67 301 .272 .338 .435 .284 116 10.3 8.8 -5.7 122 0 5.0 1.2 9.0 1.8
2018 SCO Wnt AFL 27 112 .259 .353 .375 .292 88 8.9 3.0 -1.9 119 0 0.0 0.4 6.1 0.8
2019 NYN MLB NL 95 407 .248 .321 .418 .282 92 36.4 12.3 -7.8 141 12 3.0 0.6 23.5 3.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 BRO A- NYP 123 109 20 35 12 1 5 64 21 11 22 0 1 .321 .382 .587 .266 2 0
2017 BIN AA EAS 47 45 7 14 4 1 2 26 5 2 7 0 0 .311 .340 .578 .267 0 0
2017 SLU A+ FSL 346 308 45 88 23 0 16 159 58 25 64 3 4 .286 .361 .516 .231 1 0
2018 SCO Wnt AFL 112 98 16 25 7 0 6 50 27 11 28 4 0 .255 .339 .510 .255 1 0
2018 LVG AAA PCL 301 258 50 67 19 1 21 151 67 33 78 0 1 .260 .355 .585 .326 3 0
2018 BIN AA EAS 273 220 42 69 12 0 15 126 52 43 50 0 2 .314 .440 .573 .259 2 0
2019 NYN MLB NL 407 351 60 94 21 2 32 215 72 40 102 1 0 .268 .361 .613 .345 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 1598 0.4049 0.4474 0.7119 0.6182 0.3312 0.8075 0.5905 0.2881 0.0000
Career15980.40490.44740.71190.61820.33120.80750.59050.28810.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYN $555,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$555,000
1 yrTotal$555,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year/$555,000 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019). Contract selected by NY Mets 3/28/19.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2016 (2-64) (Florida). $909,200 signing bonus ($1.0092M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 297 45 66 17 1 17 43 34 76 0 0 .260 .358 .535 129 17.6 1B 1 2.0
80o 278 40 59 15 1 15 39 31 73 0 0 .246 .342 .504 122 13.4 1B 1 1.5
70o 265 37 55 14 1 14 36 29 71 0 0 .239 .335 .491 117 10.8 1B 1 1.2
60o 254 35 51 13 1 13 34 27 69 0 0 .232 .324 .477 112 8.6 1B 1 1.0
50o 243 33 47 12 1 12 32 25 67 0 0 .222 .313 .458 108 6.7 1B 1 0.8
40o 232 30 45 11 1 12 29 23 64 0 0 .222 .310 .463 104 5.0 1B 1 0.6
30o 221 28 41 10 1 11 27 22 62 0 0 .211 .303 .443 100 3.3 1B 1 0.4
20o 208 26 38 9 1 10 25 20 59 0 0 .208 .295 .432 95 1.4 1B 1 0.3
10o 189 22 31 8 0 8 22 17 55 0 0 .185 .270 .375 87 -0.6 1B 1 0.0
Weighted Mean24533491211332256700.230.320.4791097.11B 10.9

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jacob DeGrom is a __, Pete Alonso is a __, Jeff McNeil is a __ and Michael Conforto is a __. (numerical grades)
(Dax from METS)
So the position players are all 6s (Alonso has projection past that, but we'll see how it plays out) to me. deGrom is an interesting case and Jarrett and I have discussed this for a while. We both agree that he's an ace, so then it comes down to wear you draw the line for an 8. By any WAR metric he's been a top five pitcher since 2015, Scherzer is the only one clearly better, than it's usually a tier of him, Sale, Greinke, Kershaw, Verlander. So while I tend to be more conservative with 8s than Jarrett, I think it's tough not to argue all those arms aren't 8s. But if you want to ding deGrom some for occasional durability issues and call him a high end 7, I get it. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-08 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best WWE wrestler Pete Alonso could reasonably take in a fight
(Mike from Albany)
Seth Rollins (Jarrett Seidler)
2019-05-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Seth Beer closer to AJ Reed, or Pete Alonso?
(Alex from Austin)
He's probably closer to Dan Vogelbach, to be honest. On one hand, that's good. Vogelbach has hit 15 homers this year. On the other hand, Vogelbach didn't get regular big-league at-bats until he was 26 because he has significant defensive limitations. Beer has similar limitations and will need the stars to align (or for the NL to move to the DH) to be an everyday guy in the big leagues. (J.P. Breen)
2019-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dynasty league: I'm in contention in the middle of my window, with an older but not senile rotation, and a solid offense. Another team is in tank mode with all-stars from the minor leagues. He has 2 pitchers total, and has been asking about my Shohei Ohtani (Carlos Martinez and McCullers as well). If I were to give a green light on those 3, is Pete Alonso a fair ask? He doesn't have much else that can help a team like mine, and he isn't competing in the next 2-3 years.
(Tom Hagen from Hot Stove)
Sure that's a fine ask, though if you can play Ohtani as a hitter I do think it changes the calculus of whether you'd want to make this deal a bit. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-26 16:00:00 (link to chat)Got tired of watching Votto underachieve in Scoresheet and having Pete Alonso sitting on my bench so I started platooning them. Should I just pull off the bandaid and use Alonso both ways until Votto shows signs of life?
(sportsguy21792 from Barstool on the end)
I can certainly understand the urge to ride the hot hand, but I'm not giving up on Votto. I'm wary of waiting until signs of life to put him back into the lineup, but it's hard not to toss the keys to Alonso right now. (Mark Barry)
2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper league, please rank Paddack Luzardo, Kiriloff and Pete Alonso?
(The Old Professor from Heavens Dugout)
They're all good! If you're anywhere near contention this season, I'll say Luzardo, Paddack, Alonso, Kiriloff. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-03-11 16:00:00 (link to chat)Is Pete Alonso someone who makes a good platoon partner for Joey Votto? Would you ever platoon for Votto?
(sportsguy21792 from Cube by the window)
I would not. Votto is still an excellent career hitter against lefties and if Alonso ends up being better than him in those spots this year, it will probably be because Votto does not rebound overall. (Darius Austin)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)I heard a comment to the effect that Peter Alonso's defense is 20 grade and he can only hit fastballs. So you're ranking is telling me that's not right . . . . right?
(Eternally Pessimistic Mets Fan from Snowy SF Bay)
Yes, neither of those things are correct. It's definitely not good defense, but it's not bottom of the scale. -BS (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-06 21:00:00 (link to chat)When does Peter Alonso make his fantasy presence felt? 2021?
(Trent from Buffalo)
By Memorial Day. I am skeptical that the Mets infield as currently constructed will stay healthy. -BS (Dynasty 101 Chat w/ Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre)
2019-02-05 17:00:00 (link to chat)Long term who do you think has more offensive production between Peter Alonso and Nate Lowe?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
Alonso's got a lot more prospect buzz, and since I lack the scout skills/firsthand knowledge to dispute that buzz, I'll go with Alonso. (Rob Arthur)
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Should Peter Alonso get a bump up my dynasty farm rankings simply due to the overall weakness of the position? Would you take him over guys like Chisholm, Brujan, and Kelenic?
(Mr. Fister from Arlington)
Yes, Alonso is the better fantasy prospect compared to those guys, unless you really need Brujan's speed for a roto league. As for 1B weakness, bear in mind that many prospects get moved around. It's just like how there are 30 SS prospects out there, but many will end up at 2B, 3B, or OF by the time they reach the majors. (Kevin Jebens)
2018-12-10 16:00:00 (link to chat)Think I'll get two player-seasons of decent 1B/UT starts out of Peter Alonso, Tyler White, Greg Bird, Ryan O'Hearn, and Franmil Reyes? If so, from whom? (18-team points with no K penalty; hitting is somewhat close to linear weights value)
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
I'm buying Alonso for now, with the obvious caveat that he's the only one we haven't seen anything of. I think Reyes can provide the other. (Darius Austin)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a big Mets fan and Peter Alonso believer, but BVW recently stating he wants Alonso as the opening day starting 1b seems a bit odd considering an April 11th start would buy an extra year of service time. What is your take on this, and also how Alonso will perform in 2019?
(Top Worm from Golden Girls)
I'm not convinced as a legal matter, given what the Mets are saying about Alonso and just how blatant the service time manipulation would be, that such an aggressive move would hold up. So then you're probably talking about sending him down for a month or two and not two weeks, and that might not be a great idea. They should've just brought him up last summer.

I think Alonso is the early favorite for NL ROTY. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)So what's a 75th percentile outcome for Peter Alonso? .280/.380/.525?
(Mark from NY)
I'd peg the slugging a little higher and average a little lower, but not far off. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Peter Alonso A.J. Reed 2.0?
(Tuity Fruity from Street Sharks)
I hope not. (Mark Barry)
2018-08-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Concerned about Peter Alonso?
(Alexy from Tune Town)
Not really. He's had his hot stretches in Triple-A and has suffered from a little bad luck. We'll see him in the summer next year if he maintains a similar pace (with a bit better average, of course) (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-07-30 23:00:00 (link to chat)Is Peter Alonso gonna mash in the bigs ?
(Xavier from Flushing)
I am inherently likely to answer yes to this question on principal, and indeed, I am going to answer yes to this question. On merit, though. Dude's a good hitter in addition to being build like something you'd read about in a bigfoot erotica novel.

Man, that Chiffons tune got me detouring now. All-time desert island 45 for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjydOI4MEIw (Wilson Karaman)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)If Wander Javier was traded to the Mets, where would he rank in their prospect system. 1 or 2?
(Dusty from Colorado)
This was, of course, the first question in the queue. And I love the optimism that he has to be 1 or 2.

Okay, so, Andres Gimenez made the midseason 50, and I argued like hell for Peter Alonso (who was on various iterations and got knocked off late in the process). So he's at least third!

I actually just did a Mets top 10 for an article on BP Mets that's coming out soon, and I think he'd rank somewhere between 7th and 10th, for a serious answer. I'd want to run down the severity of his injury and the reports out of extended before he suffered it to get tighter than that. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can Peter Alonso have some 40 HR seasons?
(Sean99 from Orland Park)
As you might imagine, Peter Alonso is the most popular topic in the queue tonight. (The second most is Ronny Mauricio for some reason.)

40 homers is a lot. Even with the new ball. Five dudes hit 40 homers last year. Alonso probably grades as 70 raw, but I don't think he grades above 60 game power yet, and that's not 40 homers. It's not impossible, but it's a reach goal for him; I think he's going to settle in as more of a well-rounded average/power/walks guy than a guy atop dinger leaderboards. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)I just dealt Peter Alonso for Gohara and Baz. Should I be arrested for robbery?
(Zamzow from City)
Eh, I think it's fine, and Alonso isn't the worse guy to sell high on right now. I've just never been on the Gohara train. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's more likely, Peter Alonso goes Goldschmidt or Jonathan Loaisiga goes Marcus Stroman?
(Lenny from Kelly Park)
I mean, you'd hope Loaisiga would have the one good full Stroman season more than once I guess. And that's probably more likely than the full Goldschmidt. Goldy was always sneaky athletic in a way that Alonso just isn't. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)So you got a bad Peter Alonso look? Thats disappointing
(Jordanna from Brookyln)
It wasn't bad. He was fine when I saw him. Didn't drive the ball, but I know it's 70 Raw. Showed me what I needed to see, an improved swing and approach. I'm writing something longer about him now and then general perils of the R/R first base profile. He's on the long list for the Midseason 50, although I am doing my best to ward up certain other prospect writers trying to get him on. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-07-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's the deal with Peter Alonso? He seems to hit a lot of home runs, but the Mets wont call him up?
(Jerry Seinfeld from New York)
I laughed at this. As my colleagues Jarrett and Jeff have said many times on For All You Kids Out There, the Mets are extremely wasteful with major-league playing time, throwing it away on guys like Jose Reyes and Adrian Gonzalez and others. Alonso needs a chance to either succeed or fail at the MLB level, now that he's proven that he's well above the minor leagues. (Bryan Grosnick)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Peter Alonso is looking very 2017 Rhys-like. Do you see him making an impact with the Mets this summer?
(Iceberg from Right Ahead!)
Well he's not 35 or recently cut by another team so it seems unlikely. (Craig Goldstein)
2018-04-27 12:00:00 (link to chat)Good to have a guy with Mets prospect insight. What are you hearing about the emergence of Peter Alonso and any chance they may give him a look later this year?
(Shane from Miami)
Peter Alonso questions have replaced Nick Pivetta questions in the queue this week. I'll get Bingo in a couple weeks and have more concrete thoughts, but I do have a few reports from this year already. To take the second part first, I think it's more likely they give Bruce a first base mitt or Flores the bulk of the playing time before going to Alonso, unless it's late and they are out of it. They'd also probably have to jump him over Vegas, which whatever, but it'd be a pretty significant jump for a player that still has his struggles against soft stuff. It's a rough profile as a R/R 1B that is below-average defensively, but the offensive tools are loud enough he could be like a 55 regular. Something like righty Lucas Duda is a common comp I here. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-04-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)At what point do we start talking about Peter Alonso as being the Mets best 1B prospect and potential top 100 guy?
(Sam from Ny)
Jarrett has been beating this drum since last year. I was slower to come around as my Penn League looks were awful, and I thought he needed major swing changes. Well, he got them, and he's unlocked the 70 raw power in there. The R/R first base profile is a rough one (and his defense there isn't great) but we ranked Ronald Guzman, so if he mashes Double-A this year, it would be difficult to leave him off even if I don't see a ton of upside in the profile. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-05-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think of Peter Alonso?
(Jesse from San Jose)
Jeffrey and Jarrett are the guys to ask about this, but the place to put him in the field has always been more of a question than the bat. He's certainly kicking ass right now. (Nicolas Stellini)
2018-04-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Peter Alonso is mashing in his start to AA, is there a chance he could be starting 1b for the Mets this season ?
(The Rock from It doesn’t matter)
I just don't see them reaching for Alonso unless there are several injuries. Smith will be back eventually. AGon is... a player... who holds a bat. Wilmer Flores can cover there. Even Bruce can play 1B if needed. A lot would have to go right. (Kevin Jebens)
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Peter Alonso is going bananas. Will the Mets call him up this year or pretend he has defensive liabilities in order to stall his clock?
(Peach from GA)
It's really tough to say with the Mets and their front office. I agree with Jarrett Seidler's statement on the For All You Kids Out There podcast that bringing him up early and letting him sink or swim might give the Mets the most information early ... but I think it'll be July before the Mets are willing to cut bait on Adrian Gonzalez.

Look, I too want Alonso to be Rhys Hoskins. (Even though he's a University of Florida guy.) But with so many options (good or no) at or near the majors in Wilmer Flores, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, and Gonzalez, I absolutely see the Mets slow-playing Alonso until this fall, even though it's probably not best for business. (Bryan Grosnick)
2017-11-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any prospects causing internal strife within the BP team?
(UB from Georgia)
We've gone through about half the teams so far internally. Would say the longest discussions so far have been over Kevin Maitan, Monte Harrison, and Peter Alonso. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-11-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Peter Alonso a right-handed version of the Good first baseman?
(diehardmets from Washington Heights)
I think that's your reasonable "ceiling" or 90th percentile or whatever. Again, he's divisive, and I haven't seen him good, and I can be stubborn. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-10-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of power upside do you see for Monte Harrison and Peter Alonso. Thanks!
(Mark from San Antonio)
John Eshleman is *all over* Monte Harrison, like potential future star type all over, and he's seen him a lot and knows what he's doing. He gave him future 6 power a few months ago, so let's go with that.

Peter Alonso looked like a totally different hitter from 2016 to 2017. Right/right college 1B/DH is an awful profile, so the problem is that he very well might have 25-30 home run power and never get a chance to show it. I like him despite the profile issues. -- Jarrett (World Series Chat)
2017-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has a better career, Peter Alonso or Dom Smith?
(Dex from NY)
Dom's already in the bigs, so he has that going for him, and he's generally been regarded as the better prospect overall. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Can you change Peter Alonso's info page from "Pete Alonso" to "Peter Alonso" please? It causes me Cornette-level annoyance
(stevensypa from NY)
I need to get Craig to change it to Arquimedez first. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any mets prospects you like more than the average guy?
(Gary from NJ)
Kingsport:
-Chris Viall--XXL (6'9'') power arm from Stanford, has a lot of stuff, we'll see if anything can click control/command/consistency-wise.
-Jake Simon--LHP was the team's 11th-rounder in 2015, over-slot prep southpaw from Texas. Striking out hitters and keeping a ton of balls on the ground over a solid showing for Kingsport every fifth day.

Brooklyn: Pete Alonso, Blake Tiberi both college performers who fit that Harrison Bader type of player (talked about earlier) where they'll have to perform at every level...but also have the chance to be the types of grinders who just go out and do that.

Definitely will give Thomas Szapucki his own little bit here, though. There are a few more I could mention, but he really impressed when he was in the Appy League and he got promoted. High school lefty in 2015 in the first 10 rounds from a Florida high school. Really tough angle on hitters with an arm-slot that's death for lefties, especially. Gets good run on a fastball that touched 96 most every start (sitting 92-94) with some feel for a slider. It isn't an Anderson Espinoza type of low-level minors pitching prospect where you're really pushing a teenage pitcher way up your minor league prospect board, but Szapucki has been the type of guy you see in the Appy League who has a lot of big league ingredients, and you take note of that.

Good year for Appy League lefties overall. Kolby Allard was there, now Joey Wentz is, and there's Resly Linares for Princeton (Rays) as well as Szapucki, obviously. (Adam McInturff)


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