Jeff McNeil

Jeff McNeil

30-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
New York Mets
Day-To-Day
Injury Hamstring
2022 Fantasy Outlook
McNeil posted an .884 OPS across his first three big-league campaigns but struggled at the plate in 2021 with a .251/.319/.360 slash line in 426 plate appearances. He hit 23 homers in 133 games during the 2019 campaign, though that power stroke looks like an aberration since he otherwise has 14 home runs in 235 major-league contests. McNeil will open the season as the Mets' primary second baseman, but Robinson Cano returning from suspension and Eduardo Escobar signing as a free agent, McNeil may not have a ton of job security if his 2022 production is similar to last season. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#323
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Mets in March of 2022.
Still out Sunday
2BNew York Mets
Hamstring
June 26, 2022
McNeil (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
ANALYSIS
The 30-year-old continues to manage right hamstring tightness and is on the bench for the fifth consecutive game. According to Healey, manager Buck Showalter is confident McNeil will be ready for Tuesday's matchup with the Astros after Monday's scheduled off day. J.D. Davis will bat sixth as the designated hitter Sunday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
6
19
4
1
9
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
5
4
8
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+16%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
+10%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .691 260 19 0 23 0 .280 .350 .341
Since 2020vs Right .800 611 79 15 68 5 .290 .355 .445
2022vs Left .723 74 8 0 5 0 .299 .365 .358
2022vs Right .904 175 25 4 28 2 .340 .394 .509
2021vs Left .630 110 9 0 8 0 .253 .327 .303
2021vs Right .690 316 39 7 27 3 .247 .313 .376
2020vs Left .747 76 2 0 10 0 .303 .368 .379
2020vs Right .942 120 15 4 13 0 .333 .408 .533
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+21%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+9%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+44%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .832 438 54 12 63 3 .304 .370 .462
Since 2020Away .690 438 45 3 28 2 .265 .331 .359
2022Home .812 126 18 2 22 1 .316 .373 .439
2022Away .889 123 15 2 11 1 .339 .398 .491
2021Home .800 205 26 6 24 2 .294 .356 .444
2021Away .557 221 22 1 11 1 .206 .281 .276
2020Home .920 107 10 4 17 0 .308 .393 .527
2020Away .738 94 8 0 6 0 .306 .362 .376
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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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.66
 
BB Rate
7.6%
 
K Rate
11.6%
 
BABIP
.361
 
ISO
.137
 
AVG
.327
 
OBP
.386
 
SLG
.465
 
OPS
.850
 
wOBA
.374
 
Exit Velocity
 
Hard Hit Rate
28.8%
 
Barrels/PA
1.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
2019
Many players will have a breakout in their third season in the big leagues, but it could be said that came in McNeil's second year with his big sophomore power season. His third season at the big-league level was a disappointment if you viewed 2019 as his new performance level, but a satisfactory performance if you viewed him against the backdrop of most of his minor-league career. In this day and age of low-contact and low-average hitters, McNeil shines as someone who makes excellent contact, hits the balls to all fields and will accept walks. He has a career .319 batting average and a .383 OBP spanning over 1,000 plate appearances. The expected stats do not love him, but the actual results are tough to overlook, as long as he continues to feast on fastballs (.354 BA in 2020). As good as his batting average was, it could have been even better were it not for his .146 average against breaking balls.
Even after batting .329 over his first two-plus months of MLB action in 2018, McNeil was slated to open last season in a utility role until injuries intervened. Suffice it to say, McNeil now owns a full-time lineup spot after demonstrating that the exceptional contact skills he exhibited as a rookie weren't a fluke. More surprisingly, McNeil showed he wasn't merely a slap hitter, either. He raised his barrel rate from 2.4% to 4.8%, allowing him to tap into power (62 extra-base hits) that was mostly absent from his minor-league profile. The 2019 baseball undoubtedly helped McNeil, but his high batting-average floor and spot near the top of the order are enough to make him a quality building block for fantasy teams even if the power production proves unsustainable. McNeil's eligibility at three spots (second base, third base and outfield) only burnishes his value further.
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.
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On bench again Saturday
2BNew York Mets
Hamstring
June 25, 2022
McNeil (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Remains out of lineup
2BNew York Mets
Hamstring
June 24, 2022
McNeil (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup for Friday's matchup with the Marlins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
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Still not starting
2BNew York Mets
Hamstring
June 22, 2022
McNeil (hamstring) isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.
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Not starting Tuesday
2BNew York Mets
Hamstring
June 21, 2022
McNeil (hamstring) will sit Tuesday against the Astros.
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Considered day-to-day
2BNew York Mets
Hamstring
June 20, 2022
McNeil's hamstring injury is merely considered a day-to-day issue for now, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
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