Im not really surprised because the scouting staff might be really high on him. Yes, he is another 1b but Alonso's bat is intriguing and look at his OBP , its amazing. He also ISN'T slow, he can steal bases but don't look for him to be a future 20,30 base stealers. He has good plate discipline, good power and has also a good frame. If he wasn't a 1b, we wouldn't see all these nats fans asking '' Another 1b? ''.