Pete Alonso isn’t just the new face of CarShield — he may also become this year’s winner of the MLB Home Run Crown. We’re looking at how the odds are stacking up on New York sports betting apps for the most home runs in the regular season.
While the other New York team has the top contender for most home runs in Aaron Judge, Alonso of the Mets is holding a strong position in the top five. His consistency early in the season was impressive, hitting nine homers in May and nine in June. He’s off to a slow start in July, though. He has three round-trippers in 20 games this month.
Alonso had a 10-game drought from April 19-27 and an 11-game drought from June 26-July 8. He’s hit two in a single game three times — against the Miami Marlins, LA Dodgers, and Philadelphia Phillies. He’s also hit homers in back-to-back games three times this season.
If Alonso can stay healthy, we hope to see him close the gap on Judge and take a shot at winning the crown.
Top 10 Home Run Hitters
New York is here to represent, with two of the top five hitters this season. Judge of the NY Yankees sits in the No. 1 spot midway through the season. But the NY Mets‘ Alonso is working to give Judge a run for his money.
Judge had a big lead a couple of weeks ago but needed a two-homer game against the Red Sox on July 16 to increase his lead to four at the All-Star break. He has hit four in five games since the All-Star Break to increase his lead to seven over Philadelphia’s Kyle Schwarber. Alonso has been in a homer slump and has fallen 12 behind Judge.
|Player||Home Runs Through 8/7|
|Aaron Judge (NYY)||43|
|Kyle Schwarber (PHI)||34|
|Yordan Alvarez (HOU)||30|
|Pete Alonso (NYM)||29|
|Austin Riley (ATL)||29|
|Anthony Rizzo (NYY)||27|
|Byron Buxton (MIN)||26|
|Paul Goldschmidt (STL)||26|
|Christian Walker (ARI)||26|
|Mookie Betts (LAD)||25|
Pete Alonso Odds to Win MLB Home Run Crown
Alonso slipped down the top five rankings, and his odds have dipped quite a bit. Judge is by far the betting favorite, but you can get as much as 25-to-1 odds on Alonso to rally from way behind and take the crown.
Check our most up-to-date odds on who will win the most regular-season home runs in 2022.
|Aaron Judge, NYY||-1400|
|Kyle Schwarber, PHI||+1000|
|Yordan Alvarez, HOU||+2000|
|Austin Riley, ATL||+3000|
|Pete Alonso, NYM||+5000|
|Byron Buxton, MIN||+8000|
|Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR||+10000|
Pete Alonso Has Made Homer History
Alonso was the second-fastest Major League player of all time to reach 100 homers. In 2021, he hit his 100th home run during his 347th game. Ryan Howard of the Phillies got 100 homers in 325 games. Alonso is also the eighth player in AL or NL history to hit 100+ in his first three seasons.
He’s also made club history for the Mets. The Mets drafted him in the second round with the 64th overall pick in 2016. He made his MLB debut in 2019 and hit 53 home runs, breaking the major league record for most home runs by a rookie.
Alonso was also the first Mets player to hit 50 or more homers in a single season.
As of June 2022, his regular-season career stats include 128 home runs, 318 RBI, and a slash line of .261/.349/.546.
Who Has the Most Home Runs of All Time in Major League Baseball?
Unfortunately, some of the all-time record-holders have admitted to using steroids when they slammed in those homers. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Alex Rodriguez have all come out with apologies for using steroids during their career. While some players have stayed silent on the issue, it’s clear that steroid use was common from at least 1986 to 2006.
With that caveat, these are the records for most home runs in a single season:
- Barry Bonds: 72
- Mark McGwire: 70
- Sammy Sosa: 66
For all-time home runs, the leaders are:
- Barry Bonds: 762
- Hank Aaron: 755
- Babe Ruth: 714
- Alex Rodriguez: 696
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