A few hours after GM Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday that Peter Alonso would have a chance to be the Mets' Opening Day first baseman in 2019, the prospect blasted his fifth homer of the Arizona Fall League.
Peter Alonso + elevated fastball out over the plate = home run pic.twitter.com/Q0pU4lqYSa- Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) November 6, 2018
The 23-year-old Alonso is hitting .253/.329/.507 in 20 games so far in the Arizona Fall League, which wraps up with the championship game on Nov. 17.
"He will be going to big league camp and we'll try to get him as many at-bats as we can to see if we can make a decision in terms of how ready he is," Van Wagenen said of Alonso on Monday. "He's gonna continue to work hard on his defense. He's gonna continue to be an impact player offensively, and we'll see how it shakes out come spring training."
Alonso hit .285/.395/.579 with 36 homers between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas during the minor league season as he continued to work on his defense at first base.