Alonso and the Mets agreed to a one-year contract worth over $652,000 on Wednesday, an MLB record for a player heading into his second season, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Players have no bargaining power before they reach their arbitration years, so the club giving Alonso anything more than the league minimum of $563,500 was essentially a show of gratitude for his exploits as a rookie. The 25-year-old hasn't found his timing at the plate yet this spring -- he's hitting only .243 (9-for-37) without a homer -- but Alonso still has a couple weeks to round into form before Opening Day.
Alonso won the 2019 National League Rookie of the Year award Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Alonso broke the rookie home run record during an outstanding 2019 campaign, clubbing 53 home runs while driving in 120 runs over 161 games. He also put together a .260/.358/.583 slash line. Alonso's performance was good enough to earn 29 out of 30 first-place votes.
Alonso went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Braves.
Alonso delivered his 53rd homer of the season 415 feet to center field during the third inning to break Aaron Judge's all-time rookie record for home runs in a season. The young slugger has a .260/.359/.586 slash line with 30 doubles and 120 RBI in 160 games during his rookie campaign.
Alonso went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Braves.
Alonso cranked his 52nd home run of the 2019 campaign in the bottom of the first inning, tying Aaron Judge for the all-time rookie record. The 24-year-old slugger is slashing .260/.359/.582 over 159 games this season, and he'll have two more contests to take sole possession of the home-run record.
Alonso went 1-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Marlins.
While the Mets were eliminated from postseason contention by a Brewers win Wednesday, Alonso will still have plenty to play for over the final few games of the season. The rookie slugger not only leads the majors with 51 homers, two ahead of Eugenio Suarez, but he's one more long ball away from tying Aaron Judge's all-time rookie record of 52. Alonso will have four more games to try and match, or even pass, Judge in the history books.
Alonso went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored Friday night against the Reds.
Alonso gave his team some cushion in the eighth inning with a two-run blast to center field, his 50th of the season. The 24-year-old has now homered in three straight contests, registering five hits and six RBI over that stretch.
Alonso went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs and a walk during a 7-4 victory against the Rockies on Wednesday.
With another long ball, Alonso sits one shy of 50 homers as a rookie. He's taken full advantage of the hitter-friendly conditions of Coors Field, as he went 6-for-11 (.545) with two homers and a double during the three-game series against the Rockies. Alonso leads the majors with 49 home runs and also has a .266 average, 113 RBI, 95 runs and one steal in 556 at-bats this year.
Alonso went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Rockies.
Alonso's 48th home run of the season ended a seven-game stretch in which the rookie struck out 11 times in 23 at-bats while supplying only one extra-base hit (a double). He'll also enter Wednesday's series finale at Coors Field in sole possession of the MLB home-run lead, though the Reds' Eugenio Suarez (47) lingers close behind.
Alonso is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers.
Alonso started the last 35 games and posted a .967 OPS with 13 home runs and 31 RBI in that stretch, but he'll take a seat for the series opener. The rookie slugger is 0-for-12 with seven strikeouts in his last three contests, so it seems to be a good time for a day off. Todd Frazier will start at first base and bat sixth in his absence.
Alonso went 2-for-4 with two solo homers in Monday's 3-1 win over Arizona.
Alonso's storybook rookie season keeps getting better as he's up to 47 homers and 107 RBI this season. He carried the offense again Monday with homers in the first and fifth innings. Alonso owns a .968 OPS and has a shot at reaching the 50-homer mark this month.
Alonso went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in an 8-4 victory against the Nationals on Wednesday.
The 24-year-old continues to display incredible power, as he's already smashed three homers this month and 11 since Aug. 5. Behind 74 extra-base hits, Alonso nearly has a .600 slugging percentage in 2019. He is batting .267 with 45 home runs, 105 RBI, 86 runs and one steal in 509 at-bats this season.
Alonso went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and an additional run Tuesday in the Mets' 11-10 loss to the Nationals.
Alonso squared up on a Daniel Hudson offering in the ninth inning for his 44th home run of the season, giving his team a six-run lead that was eventually squandered by the bullpen. The Mets' recent slide now leaves them five games off the pace for the second wild-card spot, but the drop down the standings is through no fault of the star rookie. Over his last 10 games, Alonso is slashing .293/.356/.610 with four home runs and seven RBI.
Alonso went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.
Alonso got the Mets on the board with a homer to left field in the first inning. The blast extended his franchise single-season home run record to 43, tied for the major-league lead. Alonso is enjoying a phenomenal rookie season, complementing his home run total with a .265/.368/.589 slash line along with 102 RBI in 579 plate appearances.
Alonso went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Cubs.
Alonso took Yu Darvish deep in the fourth inning for his 42nd homer of the season. The shot also broke the team's franchise record for home runs in a season, an exceptionally impressive feat for the 24-year-old -- regardless of the current hitting environment. He's shown no signs of slowing down at the dish, as he's managed eight home runs, 24 RBI and 14 runs scored in August. For the season, he's posted an exceptional .265/.367/.596 line across 556 plate appearances.
Alonso went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 9-5 loss to Atlanta.
His fifth-inning blast off Max Fried briefly gave the Mets a 5-4 lead, but it was the last offense the club would muster on the night. Alonso now has 41 homers on the season, tying the franchise record held by Todd Hundley (1996) and Carlos Beltran (2006) -- and the rookie has 33 games left on the schedule to claim the record for himself.
Alonso went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and two additional runs Sunday in the Mets' 11-5 win over the Royals.
Alonso took reliever Jacob Barnes deep in the top of the ninth for his 40th home run of the season, allowing him to take sole possession of the National League rookie record previously established by the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger in 2017. With 58 games left to play, Alonso will have a realistic shot at besting Aaron Judge's MLB rookie record of 52, which was also established in 2017. Like Bellinger and Judge before him, Alonso looks on track to claim Rookie of the Year honors, especially with one of his chief competitors for the award -- the Padres' Fernando Tatis (back) -- expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Alonso went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Royals.
For once, the rookie's offensive contributions didn't come via his prodigious power, as Alonso drove in both his runs with an infield single in the seventh inning that broke a 1-1 tie. He's now slashing .266/.370/.594 on the year with 39 homers and 93 RBI.
Alonso went 5-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in the Mets' 10-8 win over the Braves on Thursday.
The rookie's monster campaign just keeps rolling along, as he blasted his 39th home run of the season to tie Cody Bellinger's NL record for homers by a rookie. The numbers Alonso is putting up in his first big-league campaign are simply ridiculous, as he's complementing the huge power output with a strong .264/.369/.595 slash line across 511 plate appearances.
Alonso went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday night's win over the Nationals.
Alonso smacked a two-run homer in the fourth inning to cut New York's deficit to one, and the Mets would manage to come back in the bottom of the ninth for a 7-6 victory. The 24-year-old has been on a tear of late, as he's now left the yard in four consecutive matchups, putting him at 38 homers over 115 games this season. Alonso will aim to extend his homer streak to five in the second matchup of the series Saturday.
Alonso went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.
The slugging first baseman kick-started the Mets' offense with a first-inning blast off Jordan Yamamoto. Alonso has gone deep in three straight games to give him 37 homers on the year, and he's rapidly closing in on a couple of records: Cody Bellinger's NL rookie mark of 39 home runs in a season, and the Mets' franchise mark of 41 in a season held by Carlos Beltran and Todd Hundley.
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