Due in part to a postseason push and due in part to his terrific hitting in St. Lucie, the Mets promoted Peter Alonso to a Binghamton Rumble Ponies team that could use a power bat in the lineup. Just like he has done in the New York Penn League and the Florida State League, Alonso is mashing the ball.
Last night’s game against the Erie SeaWolves was the latest example. In the game, Alonso would go 2-4 with two solo homers in the Rumble Ponies 5-1 victory.
With that game, Alonso is now hitting .333/.353/.667 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, and five RBI in just eight games with Binghamton. Overall on the season, Alonso is hitting .290/.361/.531 with 26 doubles, a triple, 18 homers, and 63 RBI. Those numbers would be even more staggering if not for the time he spent on the disabled list this year with a broken hand.
When the Mets made Alonso their second round pick last year, they did it because they believed he was a big time power hitter. So far, Alonso has delivered on that promise. If he continues hitting for power the way he is, Alonso is eventually going to force his way to the Major Leagues. For MMN‘s 9th ranked Mets prospect, that day is going to be sooner rather than later.