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Mets 1B Pete Alonso named W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week

Pete Alonso NY Mets 2019 photo By David B. King Flickr, Blogspot , CC BY 2.0, https

Rookie first baseman Pete Alonso of the New York Mets has been named the W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week and All-Star outfielder Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels has been named the W.B. Mason American League Player of the Week.

Alonso earned his first career Player of the Week Award and is the second Mets player to be awarded weekly honors in 2019, joining his teammate Noah Syndergaard (May 6th). The University of Florida product is the Mets’ first position player to accomplish the feat since Asdrúbal Cabrera for the week ending August 29, 2016. Trout claimed his fifth career AL Player of the Week Award and his second of the 2019 campaign (also April 7th). Mike tied Tim Salmon for the second-most weekly awards in franchise history, trailing only Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan (6).

Pete Alonso, New York Mets (@pistol_pete20)

  • Posted a slash line of .417/.548/1.042 with seven runs scored, 10 hits, three doubles, four home runs, seven RBI and seven walks over seven games played.
  • Clubbed his 27th home run of the season yesterday against the Chicago Cubs, surpassing Darryl Strawberry (26) for the most home runs in a single season by a rookie in franchise history.
  • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his 27 round-trippers are the fourth-most by a rookie before the All-Star break in MLB history, trailing eventual Rookies of the Year Mark McGwire (33), Aaron Judge (30) and José Abreu (29).
  • Entering play today, he paces qualified Major League rookies in runs scored (50), hits (77), extra-base hits (46), home runs, RBI (61), walks (32) and slugging percentage (.642).

Other noteworthy NL performances last week included Pete’s teammate Jeff McNeill (.407, 6 R, 6 XBH, 7 RBI); All-Star third baseman Manny Machado (.444, 12 H, 4 2B, 3 HR) of the San Diego Padres; starting pitcher Walker Buehler (1-0, 1 CG, 16 SO, 0 BB) and shortstop/outfielder Chris Taylor (.417, 6 R, 5 XBH, 11 RBI) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; outfielder Juan Soto (.476, 5 XBH, 7 RBI, 2 SB) of the Washington Nationals; outfielder Alex Dickerson (.417, 4 XBH, 9 RBI, 1.000 SLG) of the San Francisco Giants; third baseman Brian Anderson (.357, 3 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI) and starter Jordan Yamamoto (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 12.0 IP, 14 SO) of the Miami Marlins; All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman (.375, 3 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI) of the Atlanta Braves; and closer Felipe Vázquez (4 G, 0.00 ERA, 3 SV, 4 SO) of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In recognition of their Player of the Week Awards, Pete Alonso and Mike Trout will each be awarded a specially engraved watch courtesy of Artinian.