Pete Alonso Named NL Rookie Of The Month


Mets first baseman Pete Alonso has been named the National League Rookie of the Month for March and April, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.

Alonso hit .292/.382/.642 with nine home runs, eight doubles, a triple and 26 RBI in his first 29 games in the majors.

The 24-year-old leads all MLB rookies with his nine home runs, and also tied a franchise record for the most home runs hit by a player before May 1. 

In addition, his 26 RBI finished as the third-highest total for a rookie prior to May 1 in MLB history, while his 18 extra-base hits are the most prior to May 1 in club history.

Straight -- from a ❄️--!@Pete_Alonso20 has been named the NL Rookie of the Month!

— New York Mets (@Mets) May 2, 2019

Alonso has played a crucial role in New York's 16-15 start to the season, delivering big hit after big hit.

The rookie first baseman collected his first career walk-off hit Tuesday night with his sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Tampa Bay's Brandon Lowe took home the award for the American League.