Mets rookie Francisco Álvarez clubs home run for first career hit

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The Mets contacted leading possibility Francisco Álvarez late recently and he debuted in the three-game series in Atlanta. It was a rough start — these things take place, as it’s very difficult to strike MLB pitching. He went 0 for 8 with 3 strikeouts. 

Tuesday, Álvarez pinch hit for Brandon Nimmo in the 2nd video game of a doubleheader versus the Nationals and got better outcomes. 

First MLB strike? Check. First MLB crowning achievement? Check! Yes, the RBI and run scored boxes were struck also. 

The homer wasn’t a cheapy. It went 439 feet. 

He later on doubled in the video game, so he’s 2 for 10 now with a .600 slugging portion. 

Álvarez ends up being the youngest Mets gamer to strike a crowning achievement because Dilson Herrera did so at age 20 on Sept. 20, 2014. Álvarez, likewise 20, will not turn 21 till Nov. 19. 

Heading into the season, Álvarez was ranked seventh on RJ Anderson’s leading 50 potential customers. Here’s what Anderson stated at the time: 

The initially of 2 Mets potential customers on the list, Álvarez just turned twenty years old in November. Despite his youth, he struck .272/.388/.554 with 24 crowning achievement throughout 2 levels in 2021. Part of Álvarez’s season consisted of a stint with the St. Lucie Mets. It was then that he published the greatest typical exit speed the league saw all season — which league consisted of the similarity Jordan Walker, Anthony Volpe, and Austin Hendrick. It’s unusual to see such offending effectiveness from a young backstop who is particular to stay behind the plate. Álvarez figures to open the year in Double-A; he’s one to see.

He began the season as a catcher in Double-A and relocated to Triple-A throughout the summertime. In 112 minor-league video games (67 in Double-A and 45 in Triple-A), he struck .260/.374/.511 with 22 doubles, 27 crowning achievement and 78 RBI. He began 77 video games behind the plate and 33 at DH. 

It’s been a fast climb to the majors and it’s possible Álvarez will require more spices in the minors eventually in 2023, however the skill was on display screen Tuesday with his two-extra-base-hit video game. 

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