The 27-year-old slugger is having a fantastic season.
He’s hitting .272 with 23 home runs, 72 RBI, and an OPS of .877.
But let’s talk about his 72 RBI for a minute.
With that many RBI at this point in the season, he is tied with Mike Piazza for second all-time in Mets history in RBI before the All-Star break.
The record holder is David Wright, who had 74 in 2006.
ESPN Stats & Info tweeted the stats and mentioned that Alonso has more than enough time to break that record.
Pete Alonso has 72 RBI on the season, tied with Mike Piazza for the 2nd-most by a Mets player before the All-Star break.
Only David Wright (74 in 2006) has more. Of course, Alonso has time to pass him. pic.twitter.com/hs5JcFKJ5L
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 12, 2022
Can Alonso Break The Record?
Alonso is having a tremendous season and very well could break that record set by Wright.
It’s been a record that has stood for a long time.
But Alonso has more than enough time to not only break the record, but completely shatter it.
He’s on a hot streak and has been carrying much of the load for the Mets in the first half.
He’s already a reserve on the National League All-Star roster and is competing in the Home Run Derby.
It seems like breaking that RBI record is just a formality at this point.
The way Alonso has been hitting, it’s hard to imagine him not breaking the record here very soon.
He can flat out hit, for both power and contact.
He’s incredibly close to tying and breaking Wright’s record.
We’ll see if he’s able to accomplish it.
He has to do it before the All-Star break for it to count as a record.