Mets prospect Peter Alonso faced Jacob deGrom during live batting practice earlier this week. And while he didn't make any hard contact (Alonso told SNY's Steve Gelbs the ball still looks like a grain of rice to him), he enjoyed the challenge.
"If I want to be on time and ready to go, why not face the Cy Young winner?"
Alonso, who is spending his second year at Mets camp, said his taste of camp in 2018 was "invaluable," and just wants "to be a sponge" while learning from the veterans.
"I'd be stupid not to ask questions and just kind of get to know 'em -- see what they have for me," Alonso said.
Alonso also talked about what his goal is defense-wise at first base and much more. Catch his full interview tonight on SNY at 6:30 on Mets Hot Stove!