The New York Mets have announced the team has signed infielder Giovanny Alfonzo to a minor league deal. For those who are wondering, yes, Alfonzo is the nephew of former Mets great and current Brooklyn Cyclones Manager Edgardo Alfonzo.
The 25 year old Alfonzo was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 21st Round of the 2015 Draft. He would only play two seasons in the Marlins organization hitting .234/.290/.282 while playing in the New York Penn and South Atlantic Leagues. He was released after the 2016 season, and he signed with Bud Harrelson‘s Long Island Ducks team.
Last year, Alfonzo hit ..309/.338/.395 with 17 doubles, a triple, four homers, and 45 RBI in 106 games. His batting average was the fifth best in the Atlantic League. He did this while predominantly playing second and third base.