It's fully expected that Mets first baseman Pete Alonso will win the 2019 National League Rookie of the Year award on Monday night over Mike Soroka and Fernando Tatis Jr., with any actual suspense over it revolving around whether he will take it home in unanimous fashion.
When Alonso is officially crowned, the Polar Bear will become just the sixth Met to win Rookie of the Year.
A look at the other five...
Jacob deGrom, 2014
DeGrom was initially supposed to debut as a reliever, but an injury on the staff forced him into the starting rotation. The rest is history.
Not reaching the majors until his age-26 season due to a switch from shortstop to pitcher and time missed due to having Tommy John surgery, deGrom was strong against the Yankees in his Mets debut and finished the season with a 2.69 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with 144 strikeouts in 140.1 innings over 22 starts.
DeGrom was Top 10 in Cy Young voting during his sophomore season, captured the Cy Young in 2018, and is expected to snag his second one on Wednesday when the 2019 winners are announced.
Dwight Gooden, 1984
Arguably the most electric pitcher the Mets ever developed, Gooden burst onto the scene as a 19-year-old in 1984, posting a 2.60 ERA (with a ridiculous 1.69 FIP) and 1.07 WHIP while leading the majors with 276 strikeouts (11.4 per 9) in 218 innings (31 starts).
The season after winning Rookie of the Year, Gooden -- with the K corner out in full force at Shea Stadium -- had one of the best pitching seasons in history, with a 1.53 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 268 strikeouts in 276.2 innings (35 starts) as he won the Cy Young award in 1985.
Darryl Strawberry, 1983
A year before Gooden took the league by storm, Strawberry did the same, crushing a Mets rookie-record 26 homers with his sweet left-handed swing while slashing .257/.336/.512 in his age-21 season.
The 1983 season was the first of nine-straight 25 homer seasons to begin Strawberry's career, with eight of those seasons coming with the Mets.
Jon Matlack, 1972
One of the best pitchers the Mets ever developed, Matlack had a sparkling 2.32 ERA (2.66 FIP) and 1.17 WHIP with 169 strikeouts in 244.0 innings (32 starts) as a 22-year-old in 1972 during what was the first of four-straight seasons where he posted a sub-3.00 ERA.
Matlack pitched seven seasons for the Mets before moving on to the Rangers after the 1977 season.
Tom Seaver, 1967
The Franchise announced his presence with authority as a 22-year-old in 1967, posting a 2.76 ERA (3.16 FIP) and 1.20 WHIP with 170 strikeouts in 251.0 innings (34 starts) as he began his legendary Hall-of-Fame career.
After his Rookie of the Year win, Seaver won three Cy Young awards during the remainder of his first stint with the Mets, which ended when he was traded in July of 1977.