Top New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso takes to Twitter to express his feelings over an up-and-down season.
Peter Alonso entered the 2018 season as the New York Mets’ fourth best prospect. He ended his season at Triple-A as number one in the hearts of Mets fans.
Alonso was selected by the Mets in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft in the second round and started his 2018 campaign down in Double-A Binghamton. After his promotion to Triple-A Vegas, Alonso put together a great season, one that has fans hoping his next stop will be Citi Field in a Mets uniform.
On Tuesday afternoon, Alonso posted on his Twitter account a fond farewell to the 2018 season.
I will remember this 2018 season forever. There were ups, downs, and in-betweens. It’s not just baseball, that’s life. This year is a hell of a motivator for me going into the off season. It’s time to get better for next year. Cheers to 2018 🍻 #LGM #MolonLabe pic.twitter.com/e7K6yHefcO
— Peter Alonso (@PeterAlonso20) September 4, 2018
The 23-year-old played in 65 games for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies where he posted a .314 batting average with 15 home runs. He didn’t hit as well average-wise in Triple-A but still added 21 home runs to his total in just 67 games.
Alonso’s season ended with a bang as well, as he clubbed a walk-off home run for the Las Vegas 51s. That blast not only sent the 51s home with a win to end the season but it also was a farewell to what might be the last professional baseball game played at Cashman Stadium.
An ending that couldn’t have been written any better! 👽⚾️🍎 pic.twitter.com/uAuXwW3TDx
— Las Vegas 51s (@LasVegas51s) September 3, 2018
Now isn’t this the type of energy the Mets need? Alonso has yet to be called up but come 2019, he better be in Citi Field or else the Mets will have some explaining to do.
Alonso has given his all and seems to have the right attitude about his season. Plus, he seems to be all in on working hard to further improve his game. Just what the Mets need come next season.
But at least the Mets can end their season on a high note, even if it just so happens to be in Triple-A.