Last night, Alonzo went yard twice and brought his 2019 extra-base tally up to 11, becoming the first rookie since 1900 with at least 11 extra-base hits in the first 10 games of his career.
Everyone who watched Alonso in the minor leagues was well aware of his talent at the plate, but no one expected him to adapt to the majors this quickly. With Alonso hitting at the top of the lineup and playing everyday, the Mets will be dangerous. There's a real chance they could walk away with an NL East title this season.
I mean, check out these homers last night, both to the opposite field. It's rare to see a rookie step into the big leagues and mash in the way Alonso has done.
That is some special power and is not a fluke. Alonso can drive the ball with authority to all fields, making him very difficult to pitch to. At just 24-years-old, Alonso figures to be a threat at the plate for years to come.