Jeff McNeil
Jeff McNeil
26-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
New York Mets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
McNeil has stellar bat-to-ball ability, as evidenced by the minuscule 9.7% strikeout rate he posted with the Mets last season. Those skills helped McNeil to a .329 average after his late-July callup, which was a top-10 mark among second-half qualifiers. McNeil had a K-rate above 13.3% at only one stop on the farm (16.4% in 30 games at High-A). While there isn't a ton of pop to be found here (.142 ISO, 30.2% hard-hit rate), he uses the entire field with balanced batted-ball distribution. McNeil can also run a little. His recorded average sprint speed of 27.8 ft/sec actually wasn't very good, but he was caught stealing just once in eight attempts, giving him 13 steals total across three levels. New general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said early in the offseason that McNeil was "penciled in" as the starter at second base, but that changed after the team's acquisition of Robinson Cano. Look for McNeil to open in a utility role. Read Past Outlooks
Working mostly in left field
2BNew York Mets
February 14, 2019
McNeil is expected to primarily work in left field to start the 2019 season, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
ANALYSIS
McNeil spent much of 2018 at second and third base, making just two appearances in left field. However, with the additions of Robinson Cano and Jed Lowrie during the offseason, the Mets decided to make McNeil an outfielder for 2019. As things stand, the Mets plan to employ McNeil in left field against right-handed pitching, with Brandon Nimmo in center field and Michael Conforto covering right field to begin the season. This likely means McNeil will be in a platoon situation with Keon Broxton or Juan Lagares, which could limit his at-bats over the course of the season.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016vs Left .812 62 8 1 4 1 .281 .339 .474
Since 2016vs Right .866 186 27 2 15 6 .345 .396 .470
2018vs Left .812 62 8 1 4 1 .281 .339 .474
2018vs Right .866 186 27 2 15 6 .345 .396 .470
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
2017
No Stats
2016
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2016Home .959 107 14 1 8 3 .388 .429 .531
Since 2016Away .771 141 21 2 11 4 .283 .345 .425
2018Home .959 107 14 1 8 3 .388 .429 .531
2018Away .771 141 21 2 11 4 .283 .345 .425
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jeff McNeil compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.58
 
BB Rate
5.6%
 
K Rate
9.7%
 
BABIP
.359
 
ISO
.142
 
AVG
.329
 
OBP
.381
 
SLG
.471
 
OPS
.852
 
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Converting fully to outfield
2BNew York Mets
February 11, 2019
McNeil is now viewed as an outfielder and not an infielder according to Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
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To play more outfield
2BNew York Mets
January 10, 2019
McNeil is expected to be used more in the outfield following Thursday's addition of Jed Lowrie, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
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May serve in utility role
2BNew York Mets
December 11, 2018
McNeil is likely to be featured as a utility player for the Mets in 2019, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Penciled in as starter
2BNew York Mets
November 7, 2018
General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said McNeil is "penciled in" as the Mets' starting second baseman in 2019, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
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Keeps rolling with four-hit day
2BNew York Mets
September 24, 2018
McNeil went 4-for-5 with a walk, RBI and stolen base Sunday in the Mets' 8-6 win over the Nationals.
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