He has shown incredible power by hitting 30 homers before the All Star Break.
Hitting for Average
Alonso has posted a .280 batting average which is pretty good especially for a rookie.
He has been able to move runners over on base and has been a smart hitter.
He isn't the fastest, but he's a fairly smart baserunner.
He has a lot of range at first base and is able to pick a lot of balls in the dirt. He is very flexible so his range on the bag is above par as well.
He's been Mr. reliable for New York and comes up clutch when they need him too.
He has been the most consistent Met and rookie to date in the MLB.
He has proven that he's very athletic in the field with his range fielding balls and how much he can stretch on the bag.
Alonso is a class act and the perfect type of person to be the face of a New York team.
Alonso's brute strength is unlike any rookie the Mets have had. He is on pace to shatter the rookie record for homers. He is also an incredible fielder who has the ability to cover a lot of ground at first base.
Alonso can work on his speed and base running. He isn't the fastest, which isn't out of the ordinary for a first baseman. However, some of his base running decisions are too aggressive. he needs to learn when to take the extra base and when to hold up. He'll learn those type of decisions the longer he plays.
More versatile Edwin Encarnacion, David Wright
Alonso looks like he is shaping up to be the face of the Mets franchise and he's only been playing in the MLB for half a season. Alonso has shown all the attributes to confidently take on that role. He still needs to clean up some parts of his game, but he seems like he is going to be a repeat All Star for a team who desperately needs someone with his type play and character.
Player Potential Spectrum