Pete Alonso is going to get a chance to show off his power on the national stage.
The Mets rookie first baseman accepted an invitation to this year's Home Run Derby, according to Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo! Sports.
"It's going to be a blast," he said. "A dream come true."
Alonso, 24, has the Mets rookie franchise record of 27 home runs already, which is also tied for the second-most in the majors heading into Friday's game against the Braves, trailing just Christian Yelich of the Brewers.
The first baseman had expressed interest in the Home Run Derby earlier this season, and also said that if he were to win the $1 million grand prize, he would donate it to the Wounded Warrior Project despite the winnings being twice his rookie salary.
"Obviously, it's a big purse for the winner," Alonso said. "To be in that moment, to win, it would be awesome if I could just give it back."
Alonso was not voted as a starter for the NL All-Star team but he could still get in as one of the reserves.