Full name is Francisco Javier Álvarez...Named the No. 1 Prospect in baseball during the 2022 season, according to MLB Pipeline...Enters 2023 as Baseball America's No. 9 overall prospect and MLB Pipeline's No. 3 overall prospect...Practiced his English during the 2022-2023 offseason by listening to songs with English lyrics and watching Spanish Netflix shows dubbed in English...His favorite player growing up was Miguel Cabrera...His favorite sport is basketball...Is a big fan of LeBron James.
Made his major league debut on Sept. 30 at Atlanta serving as the team's designated hitter...Homered for his first Major League hit in his first at-bat at Citi Field on Oct. 4 in game two of the team's doubleheader vs. Washington...He became the 16th Met whose first career hit was a homer...Was 20 years, 319 days old when he slugged his first homer...Iván Rodríguez (20 years, 222 days old) is the only younger catcher to hit a major league home run...Underwent surgery on Oct. 18 to address cartilage damage resulting from a loose body in his right ankle...POSTSEASON...Went 0-1 in the NL Wild Card Series vs. San Diego.
Was named the organization's 2021 Minor League Position Player of the Year...Split the season between St. Lucie (A) and Brooklyn (A+)...Was the youngest regular anywhere in High-A (age 19)...Began the season with St. Lucie where he hit .417 (20-48) with 12 runs, five extra-base hits, and two home runs in 15 games, then set a franchise-record with 22 home runs in 84 games with Brooklyn...Led Mets minor leaguers in RBI (70), extra-base hits (43), and slugging (.538)...Was second with 24 home runs...Socked a pinch-hit home run in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Coors Field.
Spent part of the season at the New York Mets Alternate Training Site in Brooklyn, NY.
Split his first professional season between Rookie-level Kingsport and Rookie-level Gulf Coast...Combined to hit .312/.407/.510 with 32 runs, 10 doubles, seven home runs, 26 RBI and 21 walks in 42 games between the two levels...Began the season with the GCL Mets where he reached base safely in all seven games...He hit .462 (12-26) with eight runs, two home runs, 10 RBI and four walks in seven games...Went on a 16-game hitting streak with Kingsport from July 8 - Aug. 5, batting .417 (25-60) in that span with 15 runs, three doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, four walks and a 1.036 OPS...Socked two home runs on Aug. 24 as a member of Kingsport against Bluefield, going 2-4 with two runs and two RBI.