Mets rookie Pete Alonso has taken the league by storm, hitting .292/.382/.642 with nine homers and 26 RBI in 29 games in his first month in the majors.
If Alonso's April seemed special, that's because it was. Here are six eye-popping stats (Research courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau) from the Polar Bear's first month...
- Alonso's 18 extra-base hits are the most in team history prior to May 1.
- His nine homers tied a Mets record for home runs by a rookie in any calendar month. The only other player to hit nine homers in a month was Darryl Strawberry in 1983.
- Became the fifth Mets player ever to hit nine homers before May 1. The others are Neil Walker (2016), John Buck (2013), Carlos Delgado (2006), and Dave Kingman (1976).
- The only rookies in major league history who have hit more home runs before the end of April are Jose Abreu (10 in 2014), Trevor Story (10 in 2016), and Aaron Judge (10 in 2017).
- Alonso's 26 RBI in April are the third-highest total for any rookie prior to May. Only Jose Abreu (32 RBI in 2014) and Albert Pujols (27 RBI in 2001) had more.
- Alonso's 26 RBI are tied with Jeff Kent (1994) for most as a Mets player before the end of April.