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Pete Alonso Smashes 40th Home Run to Break NL Rookie Record as Mets Beat Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run to break the National League rookie record, capping a late outburst by the New York Mets in their 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Michael Conforto hit a long homer in the first inning and drove in four runs. Amed Rosario put the Mets ahead 6-4 with a two-run single in the seventh, and Alonso went deep in the ninth on an 0-2 pitch. He snapped a tie with Cody Bellinger, who launched 39 long balls for the Dodgers in 2017 on the way to winning Rookie of the Year honors.

Back in the thick of a crowded NL wild-card race thanks to a second-half surge, New York completed a 3-3 road trip and improved to 24-10 since the All-Star break.

Alonso also had an RBI double and scored three times during his second consecutive three-hit game. Rosario had three hits and three RBIs in the leadoff spot, and Joe Panik added three hits as the top four batters in the Mets’ lineup combined to go 11 for 18 with nine RBIs and seven runs.

If my math is right, there are 38 more games to go for him- how many more home runs could he obtain between now and then?

QLE Posted: August 19, 2019 at 07:43 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 12:21 PM (#5872564)
This Alonso guy can play.
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 19, 2019 at 12:29 PM (#5872568)
Unlike that other Alonso guy over there, yonder.
   3. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 12:40 PM (#5872570)
'Zackly
   4. PreservedFish Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:01 PM (#5872575)
Who would you take first, Pete Alonso or Yordan Alvarez?
   5. Esoteric Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:05 PM (#5872577)
This would mean more to me were we not in a new 'sillyball' era. As it is, it has some meaning (the kid can hit) but relative to true talent without an ultra-juiced ball (where even randos are putting up 20+ HR seasons), it means far less than the typical observer realizes.
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:06 PM (#5872578)

He's on pace for 52 HR and 124 RBI. He's already only one behind the Mets single-season HR record. 124 RBI would be tied for the team record, with Piazza and Wright.

Charlie, I thought you were crazy back in April when you predicted 42 HR and 138 RBI for Alonso this season. 138 RBI is still a bit crazy but it appears you were conservative on the HR side.

On a separate note, Rosario has a .947 OPS in the second half and is up to a 107 OPS+ on the season. And his defensive metrics seem to have leveled out, implying he's been league average-ish since the first couple months of the season.

Rosario has pretty striking Home/Road splits (.676/.855 home/road OPS this year, .616/.797 for his career). I wonder whether there's anything to that or it's just random chance. The Mets have 26 of their remaining 38 games at home so it's actually a meaningful question.
   7. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:18 PM (#5872582)
I don't know how to check this but what is Met record for career Homers hit as a first baseman? I honestly think Alonso will be halfway there after this season.

It's not likely that Alonso is a 40-50 homer guy but I think he's a good bet be a 25-35 homer guy over the next 6-7 years, which would make him the first home grown power-hitting first baseman the Mets have ever had.
   8. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:32 PM (#5872586)
I don't know how to check this but what is Met record for career Homers hit as a first baseman?

Carlos Delgado 101
Ed Kranepool 98
Lucas Duda 86
Dave Kingman 86
Keith Hernandez 79
Ike Davis 67
John Olerud 63
John Milner 50
Donn Clendenon 44
Eddie Murray 43
Pete Alonso 39
   9. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 01:54 PM (#5872600)
Wait, you're giving Charlie credit for a prediction that's probably 10 dingers light and 20 RBIs heavy, but not me for predicting a .270/.370/.560 line? Alonso is at .271/.375/.604! I'm basically dead on!
   10. bobm Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:04 PM (#5872605)
[6] For 2019, Home (within Home or Away), (requiring PA >= 360 for entire season(s)/career), sorted by greatest difference between for this split and the overall total

                                                                   
Rk                   Player Split Year   OPS OPStot  Diff  PA PAtot
1              Willy Adames  Home 2019  .485   .714 -.229 212   458
2             Evan Longoria  Home 2019  .605   .769 -.164 183   362
3               Jake Bauers  Home 2019  .531   .687 -.156 179   383
4               Kolten Wong  Home 2019  .611   .767 -.156 203   434
5              Brandon Belt  Home 2019  .612   .736 -.124 225   485
6                Matt Olson  Home 2019  .761   .878 -.117 206   385
7              Kevin Newman  Home 2019  .662   .769 -.107 189   376
8           Robbie Grossman  Home 2019  .607   .713 -.106 206   389
9              Amed Rosario  Home 2019  .676   .781 -.105 207   500
10                Luke Voit  Home 2019  .780   .885 -.105 221   416
11              Paul DeJong  Home 2019  .674   .774 -.100 236   504
12            Freddy Galvis  Home 2019  .656   .754 -.098 225   495
13             Niko Goodrum  Home 2019  .641   .738 -.097 239   466
14         Brandon Crawford  Home 2019  .549   .644 -.095 222   442
15             Alex Bregman  Home 2019  .881   .974 -.093 249   531
16           Austin Meadows  Home 2019  .778   .859 -.081 213   432
17             James McCann  Home 2019  .755   .829 -.074 181   373
18     Nicholas Castellanos  Home 2019  .761   .835 -.074 236   513
19            Manny Machado  Home 2019  .732   .805 -.073 252   519
20          Whit Merrifield  Home 2019  .758   .831 -.073 284   569
21                Max Muncy  Home 2019  .824   .896 -.072 246   499
22          Yasmani Grandal  Home 2019  .775   .845 -.070 214   471
23                C.J. Cron  Home 2019  .725   .793 -.068 210   405
24               Nick Ahmed  Home 2019  .733   .798 -.065 228   486
25          Jonathan Schoop  Home 2019  .693   .757 -.064 181   373

[...]

69           Starlin Castro  Home 2019  .654   .663 -.009 269   514
70            Dexter Fowler  Home 2019  .764   .773 -.009 185   406
71              Yasiel Puig  Home 2019  .799   .807 -.008 235   468
72             Tim Anderson  Home 2019  .839   .846 -.007 174   365
73             Omar Narvaez  Home 2019  .820   .825 -.005 193   380
74           Carlos Santana  Home 2019  .958   .962 -.004 274   531
75           Yolmer Sanchez  Home 2019  .633   .635 -.002 189   412
76             Jose Ramirez  Home 2019  .785   .787 -.002 264   517
77           Brian Anderson  Home 2019  .806   .807 -.001 278   506
78             Alex Verdugo  Home 2019  .816   .817 -.001 196   377
79                Joe Panik  Home 2019  .642   .641  .001 186   417
80          Jonathan Villar  Home 2019  .788   .786  .002 265   539
81            Rafael Devers  Home 2019  .981   .976  .005 273   546
82               Mike Trout  Home 2019 1.116  1.110  .006 258   529
83             Justin Smoak  Home 2019  .772   .765  .007 233   420
84           Gleyber Torres  Home 2019  .889   .880  .009 261   476
85             Trey Mancini  Home 2019  .889   .880  .009 260   515
86         Michael Brantley  Home 2019  .942   .933  .009 225   508

[...]

147            Bryce Harper  Home 2019  .948   .866  .082 281   543
148             Jean Segura  Home 2019  .848   .765  .083 263   486
149           Shin-Soo Choo  Home 2019  .938   .854  .084 251   509
150           Daniel Murphy  Home 2019  .869   .783  .086 189   370
151           Nolan Arenado  Home 2019 1.008   .918  .090 265   519
152            Gary Sanchez  Home 2019  .922   .827  .095 186   361
153        Asdrubal Cabrera  Home 2019  .825   .729  .096 217   399
154        Michael Conforto  Home 2019  .959   .862  .097 197   493
155           J.T. Realmuto  Home 2019  .913   .815  .098 239   469
156           Nick Markakis  Home 2019  .886   .787  .099 212   416
157            Jesse Winker  Home 2019  .929   .830  .099 199   384
158            Adam Frazier  Home 2019  .820   .712  .108 223   462
159            Raimel Tapia  Home 2019  .882   .773  .109 202   371
160        Christian Yelich  Home 2019 1.235  1.122  .113 229   491
161          Miguel Cabrera  Home 2019  .851   .729  .122 222   443
162            Ryan McMahon  Home 2019  .940   .818  .122 210   398
163           Danny Santana  Home 2019 1.031   .909  .122 178   373
164              David Dahl  Home 2019 1.000   .877  .123 210   413
165        Stephen Piscotty  Home 2019  .840   .713  .127 180   377
166             Ian Desmond  Home 2019  .917   .790  .127 199   388
167             Javier Baez  Home 2019  .986   .859  .127 243   513
168         Xander Bogaerts  Home 2019 1.076   .946  .130 285   552
169            Matt Chapman  Home 2019 1.015   .880  .135 266   518
170            Trevor Story  Home 2019 1.082   .931  .151 258   501
171            Joc Pederson  Home 2019  .969   .809  .160 200   407
172          Josh Donaldson  Home 2019 1.080   .915  .165 245   517
173        Charlie Blackmon  Home 2019 1.290   .978  .312 231   485


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/19/2019.
   11. donlock Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:05 PM (#5872608)
I think Pete Alonso should change his name to Yete Alonso to make it a fair race with Yordan Alvarez.
   12. donlock Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:21 PM (#5872616)
re #8

Which team had the 10 worst slugging first basemen in MLB history? I nominate the NY METs.

Where is Marv Throneberry?

Wish there was a searchable database for that kind of search.
   13. bobm Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:43 PM (#5872632)
[12] For cumulative team seasons, From 1962 to 2019, as 1B (within Defensive Positions), sorted by least SLG for this split


                                                          
Rk   I Team Split From   To    G  SLG   BA  OBP  OPS BAbip
1    I  LAA as 1B 1962 2019 9229 .416 .265 .331 .747  .285
2       NYM as 1B 1962 2019 9226 .426 .266 .342 .769  .289
3    I  LAD as 1B 1962 2019 9239 .435 .274 .338 .773  .294
4    I  MON as 1B 1969 2019 8088 .435 .267 .342 .777  .298
5    I  SDP as 1B 1969 2019 8091 .438 .266 .345 .783  .294
6       KCR as 1B 1969 2019 8088 .439 .275 .348 .787  .297
7    I  KCA as 1B 1962 2019 9223 .439 .260 .347 .787  .278
8       FLA as 1B 1993 2019 4265 .440 .263 .336 .776  .298
9       WSA as 1B 1962 2019 9219 .440 .266 .345 .786  .288
10      SEA as 1B 1977 2019 6806 .441 .265 .342 .782  .285
11      CLE as 1B 1962 2019 9213 .441 .268 .347 .789  .290
12   I  PIT as 1B 1962 2019 9184 .441 .261 .336 .777  .291
13      MIN as 1B 1962 2019 9228 .442 .272 .350 .792  .290
14      PHI as 1B 1962 2019 9231 .443 .266 .345 .788  .295
15      TBD as 1B 1998 2019 3525 .445 .259 .346 .792  .291
16      NYY as 1B 1962 2019 9224 .447 .270 .341 .788  .282
17      BOS as 1B 1962 2019 9225 .448 .273 .348 .796  .300
18   I  MLN as 1B 1962 2019 9179 .451 .273 .345 .796  .294
19   I  HOU as 1B 1962 2019 9212 .454 .273 .355 .809  .294
20   I  CIN as 1B 1962 2019 9232 .454 .281 .359 .812  .306
21      SFG as 1B 1962 2019 9237 .455 .273 .351 .806  .299
22      BAL as 1B 1962 2019 9210 .456 .267 .349 .805  .285
23   I  CHC as 1B 1962 2019 9223 .456 .280 .354 .810  .293
24      CHW as 1B 1962 2019 9223 .457 .276 .352 .809  .293
25      DET as 1B 1962 2019 9226 .460 .270 .351 .811  .290
26      SEP as 1B 1969 2019 8096 .466 .277 .352 .818  .302
27      STL as 1B 1962 2019 9227 .473 .285 .367 .839  .304
28      TOR as 1B 1977 2019 6809 .477 .271 .359 .836  .292
29      ARI as 1B 1998 2019 3527 .483 .281 .367 .849  .317
30      COL as 1B 1993 2019 4275 .513 .300 .380 .893  .328


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/19/2019.


I -- Incomplete Split
For 1973 and before, we do not have complete play-by-play
accounts of every game. Splits with an ’I’ indicate
that matching plate apperances (sic) may be missing from the split for this season or career.
We are missing about 1-2% of all plate appearances from 1952 to 1973.
   14. bobm Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:48 PM (#5872635)
For cumulative seasons, From 1962 to 2019, Franchise: New York Mets, as 1B (within Defensive Positions), (requiring PA >= 500), sorted by least SLG for this split

                                                                            
Rk   I          Player Split From   To    G  SLG   PA  HR  SO   BA  OBP  OPS
1         Tim Harkness as 1B 1963 1964  134 .361  518  12  88 .237 .307 .668
2      Willie Montanez as 1B 1978 1979  263 .362 1117  22 139 .247 .302 .664
3         Ed Kranepool as 1B 1962 1979 1222 .385 4767  98 443 .264 .318 .702
4         Dave Magadan as 1B 1986 1992  395 .395 1581  13 147 .295 .390 .785
5         Lee Mazzilli as 1B 1979 1989  148 .397  570  11  81 .260 .351 .748
6          John Milner as 1B 1972 1977  357 .402 1485  50 206 .240 .337 .739
7           Todd Zeile as 1B 2000 2004  351 .414 1397  34 216 .266 .358 .772
8      Keith Hernandez as 1B 1983 1989  848 .430 3653  79 454 .298 .388 .819
9            Ike Davis as 1B 2010 2014  420 .433 1706  67 404 .240 .334 .767
10       Daniel Murphy as 1B 2009 2015  183 .439  744  12  87 .290 .334 .773
11           Mo Vaughn as 1B 2002 2003  158 .442  647  29 166 .251 .346 .788
12        Eddie Murray as 1B 1992 1993  307 .446 1281  43 133 .274 .330 .777
13        Dave Kingman as 1B 1975 1983  327 .458 1336  86 333 .213 .285 .743
14          Lucas Duda as 1B 2011 2017  459 .480 1869  86 432 .251 .351 .830
15      Donn Clendenon as 1B 1969 1971  211 .492  879  44 208 .279 .338 .830
16         Rico Brogna as 1B 1994 1996  211 .501  869  36 184 .294 .343 .844
17      Carlos Delgado as 1B 2006 2009  458 .503 1998 101 374 .267 .352 .855
18         John Olerud as 1B 1997 1999  457 .503 2000  63 203 .317 .426 .928
19         Pete Alonso as 1B 2019 2019  115 .607  516  39 129 .274 .378 .985


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/19/2019.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 02:58 PM (#5872639)

Angels top 10 is only marginally more impressive than the Mets:

Wally Joyner 116
Albert Pujols 110
J.T. Snow 65
Mark Trumbo 60
Kendrys Morales 55
Joe Adcock 50
Mo Vaughn 46
Darin Erstad 44
Jim Spencer 43
C.J. Cron 42
   16. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 19, 2019 at 03:11 PM (#5872643)
I feel like I could have answered that one just from personal experience, but seeing if in black and white is still super depressing.
   17. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 03:37 PM (#5872657)
Wait, you're giving Charlie credit for a prediction that's probably 10 dingers light and 20 RBIs heavy, but not me for predicting a .270/.370/.560 line? Alonso is at .271/.375/.604! I'm basically dead on!


It's a big tent, Scott.
   18. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: August 19, 2019 at 03:40 PM (#5872658)
.
   19. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape Posted: August 19, 2019 at 03:47 PM (#5872660)
re:10


165 Stephen Piscotty Home 2019 .840 .713 .127 180 377

169 Matt Chapman Home 2019 1.015 .880 .135 266 518


Surprised to see two A's on this end of the list. Oakland plays super pitcher friendly, but they seem to have figured something out?

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