Peter Alonso Named Mets Minor League MVP

Max Edelsack
Sep 22, 2018 · 2 min read
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An aspiring sports broadcaster, Max Edelsack holds a bachelor’s degree in sports communication from Marist College, where he was an officer in the national service fraternity Theta Delta Chi. A passionate baseball fan, Max Edelsack counts the New York Mets as his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team.

The Mets will miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season, but there’s reason for optimism moving forward as highly-regarded prospect Peter Alonso is expected to compete for a full-time roster spot next season. Alonso wasn’t recalled to New York as part of the wave of September call-ups, but according to him it was a “business decision,” rather than having anything to do with his performance. That makes sense, given the fact that the first baseman was named the Mets’ Sterling Minor League Player of the Year after registering a .285 batting average to go along with 36 home runs and 119 runs batted in (RBI) between Triple-A Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton.

Alonso, who was selected by the Mets in the second round of the 2016 MLB Draft, now has 59 home runs and 203 RBI through his first two professional seasons. The University of Florida alumnus is the №61 prospect in all of baseball according to MLB.com.

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