DENVER — Francisco Alvarez registered the primary of what the Mets hope might be many viral moments final month, styling and flipping en path to first base as he walloped a go-ahead homer for Single-A Brooklyn.
“That doesn’t shock me that persons are enthusiastic about it, as a result of I’m participant and I can proceed to enhance,” the 19-year-old stated by means of an interpreter Sunday, earlier than he participated in his first All-Star Futures Recreation at Coors Area.
Nonetheless, the catcher wasn’t altogether happy with the clip.
“Watching it again, I did really feel like I form of disrespected the sport a little bit bit,” Alvarez stated. “So I do really feel like I have to respect the sport a little bit bit extra in a state of affairs like that.”
He displayed extra respect on this large showcase, hammering a sixth-inning, pinch-hit homer to left subject to assist the Nationwide League publish an 8-3 win over the American League.
“He’s an enormous boy,” Cubs prospect Brennen Davis, the sport’s most beneficial participant, stated of the 5-foot-10, 233-pound Alvarez. “What he can do with a bat is spectacular. He has a really vibrant future.”
Alvarez has hit .243/.356/.505 in 35 video games for Brooklyn, with seven homers in 111 at-bats, after starting the marketing campaign with a .417/.567/.646 run in 15 video games for Single-A St. Lucie.
“I really feel like I’m going to have a greater second half,” Alvarez stated. “I really feel good with the season I’m having proper now, however as soon as the second half rolls round, that’s once I really feel I’m going to get it going.”
Requested what he can enhance, Alvarez pointed to his protection, significantly the accuracy of his throws, and “tweaks I needed to make to my swing, to my strategy, to raised these numbers.”