Jeff McNeil
Jeff McNeil
28-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
New York Mets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Mets in March of 2020.
Takes seat in finale
2BNew York Mets
September 27, 2020
McNeil is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.
ANALYSIS
Since the Mets have been eliminated from the postseason, manager Luis Rojas will rest a few of his everyday players in McNeil, Dominic Smith and J.D. Davis with little at stake in the regular-season finale. Assuming McNeil goes unused off the bench, he'll wrap up his third big-league season with a .311/.383/.454 slash line over 209 plate appearances.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
12
3
1
14
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
11
2
4
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+26%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .803 294 27 4 30 4 .303 .367 .436
Since 2018vs Right .927 717 108 26 87 8 .329 .393 .534
2020vs Left .747 76 2 0 10 0 .303 .368 .379
2020vs Right .942 120 15 4 13 0 .333 .408 .533
2019vs Left .825 156 17 3 16 3 .312 .378 .447
2019vs Right .951 411 66 20 59 2 .320 .387 .564
2018vs Left .812 62 8 1 4 1 .281 .339 .474
2018vs Right .866 186 27 2 15 6 .345 .396 .470
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+25%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+24%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .904 489 60 14 56 5 .327 .398 .506
Since 2018Away .866 527 76 16 61 7 .310 .368 .498
2020Home .920 107 10 4 17 0 .308 .393 .527
2020Away .738 94 8 0 6 0 .306 .362 .376
2019Home .877 275 36 9 31 2 .310 .389 .488
2019Away .951 292 47 14 44 3 .325 .380 .571
2018Home .959 107 14 1 8 3 .388 .429 .531
2018Away .771 141 21 2 11 4 .283 .345 .425
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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
0.83
 
BB Rate
9.6%
 
K Rate
11.5%
 
BABIP
.335
 
ISO
.142
 
AVG
.311
 
OBP
.383
 
SLG
.454
 
OPS
.836
 
wOBA
.365
 
Exit Velocity
80.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.3%
 
Barrels/PA
2.0%
 
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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.
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Back-to-back two-hit days
2BNew York Mets
September 23, 2020
McNeil went 2-for-4 with a pair of base hits Tuesday in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Rays.
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Starting Tuesday
2BNew York Mets
September 15, 2020
McNeil (illness) will bat seventh and play left field Tuesday against the Phillies.
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Exits with gastrointestinal issue
2BNew York Mets
Illness
September 13, 2020
McNeil left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with gastrointestinal discomfort, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
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Remains hot at plate
2BNew York Mets
September 10, 2020
McNeil went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI,a walk and a run scored as he helped lead the Mets to a 7-6 over the Orioles on Wednesday.
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Keeps slugging
2BNew York Mets
September 8, 2020
McNeil went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run Tuesday against the Orioles.
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