Mets first base prospect Peter Alonso, who will be in major league camp during Spring Training, is No. 7 on MLB.com's list of the Top 10 first base prospects in baseball.
MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo said Alonso is the "highest riser" on the list, and wrote the following:
"Alonso entered his first full season of pro ball nowhere near the Top 10 first basemen list, even though he had hit very well during his summer debut following his second-round selection by the Mets out of the University of Florida. But then he showed that wasn't an aberration and hit his way to Double-A, with very solid hit and power tools showing up."
Teams in contact with the Mets this winter expressed interest in trading for Alonso, according to MetsBlog.com's Matthew Cerrone.
"He's within striking distance of being an every day player capable of being a middle-of-the-order hitter," a rival scout told Cerrone in December.
The 23-year-old Alonso, who the Mets selected in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft, hit, .286/.361/.516 with 23 doubles and 16 HR in 82 games last season for High-A St. Lucie. In 11 games for Double-A Binghamton, he hit .311/.340/.578 with four doubles and two HR.
He will likely begin the 2018 season with Binghamton.