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Birth Date4-8-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight195 lbs
Age27 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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1.22018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2018 NYN 26 63 248 74 11 6 3 14 24 5 7 1 .329 .381 .471 119 6.4 0.8 -2.4 1.2
2019 NYN 27 82 348 109 26 1 8 19 43 12 4 5 .344 .402 .508 128 14.0 -1.6 -4.6 1.6
Career14559618337711336717116.338.394.49312420.4-0.8-6.92.8

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2013 KNG Rk APP 47 199 .256 .329 .374 .348 105 11.6 6.0 -0.3 150 0 7.7 -3.8 2.3 1.2
2014 SAV A SAL 59 265 .267 .334 .387 .379 100 18.6 7.6 0.8 141 0 6.2 -2.6 7.2 2.0
2014 SLU A+ FSL 58 241 .256 .327 .367 .275 103 -5.2 7.1 0.2 89 0 -4.0 -0.6 -7.1 -0.4
2015 SLU A+ FSL 119 529 .249 .311 .337 .353 99 14.8 14.2 1.8 129 0 -3.6 2.7 4.5 2.1
2015 BIN AA EAS 4 16 .230 .323 .326 .231 99 -1.4 0.4 0.1 68 0 -0.3 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 20 69 .000 .000 .000 .264 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 BIN AA EAS 3 14 .252 .320 .375 .200 105 0.8 0.4 0 115 0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0
2017 SLU A+ FSL 30 116 .244 .312 .347 .373 104 5.5 3.2 -0.5 165 0 -1.9 -0.6 6.4 0.7
2017 LVG AAA PCL 18 78 .264 .332 .416 .274 104 -2.7 2.3 -0.1 74 0 0.8 1.0 -2.2 0.2
2018 NYN MLB NL 63 248 .248 .320 .412 .359 91 17 7.0 -0.3 119 9 -2.4 0.8 6.4 1.2
2018 BIN AA EAS 57 241 .257 .327 .401 .316 102 22.8 6.9 0 176 0 3.0 1.7 19.1 3.2
2018 LVG AAA PCL 31 143 .280 .347 .457 .394 116 11.2 4.2 -0.3 152 0 -3.3 0.4 9.5 1.1
2019 NYN MLB NL 82 348 .250 .324 .418 .380 93 23.7 10.5 -2 128 18 -4.6 -1.6 14.0 1.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 KNG Rk APP 199 164 26 54 9 2 0 67 18 17 14 11 2 .329 .413 .409 .079 5 3
2014 SAV A SAL 265 232 38 77 20 2 2 107 38 20 34 15 3 .332 .401 .461 .129 2
2014 SLU A+ FSL 241 207 31 51 8 2 1 66 13 22 25 2 2 .246 .329 .319 .072 1
2015 SRR Wnt AFL 69 61 10 14 1 0 0 15 7 4 8 4 0 .230 .309 .246 .016 0 0
2015 SLU A+ FSL 529 468 80 146 18 6 1 179 40 35 59 16 5 .312 .373 .382 .071 3 11
2015 BIN AA EAS 16 15 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 .200 .250 .200 .000 0 0
2016 BIN AA EAS 14 12 2 3 1 0 1 7 2 2 1 1 0 .250 .357 .583 .333 0 0
2017 LVG AAA PCL 78 71 12 18 5 0 1 26 6 3 10 2 0 .254 .295 .366 .113 2 0
2017 SLU A+ FSL 116 105 13 34 7 0 3 50 15 7 19 2 2 .324 .388 .476 .152 0 0
2018 BIN AA EAS 241 214 49 70 16 3 14 134 43 22 23 3 0 .327 .402 .626 .299 0 0
2018 LVG AAA PCL 143 125 23 46 10 2 5 75 28 14 19 3 0 .368 .427 .600 .232 3 0
2018 NYN MLB NL 248 225 35 74 11 6 3 106 19 14 24 7 1 .329 .381 .471 .142 0 4
2019 NYN MLB NL 348 317 47 109 26 1 8 161 39 19 43 4 5 .344 .402 .508 .164 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2018 831 0.4753 0.5535 0.8391 0.8025 0.3280 0.9022 0.6993 0.1609 0.0000
2019 1219 0.4684 0.5906 0.8042 0.8249 0.3843 0.8769 0.6667 0.1958 0.0000
Career20500.47120.57560.81830.81580.36150.88720.67990.18170.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYN $567,714
2018 NYN $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$567,714
1 yrTotal$567,714

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 69 d1 year/$567,714 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$567,714 (2019). Re-signed by NY Mets 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by NY Mets 7/24/18.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2013 (12-356) (Long Beach State).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 281 39 81 16 3 8 32 23 40 5 1 .323 .386 .506 135 21.9 RF 0, LF 0 2.4
80o 262 35 72 14 3 7 29 20 38 4 1 .306 .368 .481 127 17.4 RF 0, LF 0 1.9
70o 248 33 67 13 3 6 27 19 37 4 1 .299 .361 .464 122 14.4 RF 0, LF 0 1.5
60o 237 30 61 12 2 6 25 17 36 4 1 .285 .345 .444 117 11.9 RF 0, LF 0 1.3
50o 226 29 58 12 2 5 23 16 35 3 1 .284 .344 .436 113 9.8 RF 0, LF 0 1.0
40o 215 27 54 11 2 5 21 15 33 3 1 .277 .336 .431 109 7.9 RF 0, LF 0 0.8
30o 204 25 50 10 2 5 20 14 32 3 1 .270 .330 .427 104 6.0 RF 0, LF 0 0.6
20o 190 22 45 9 2 4 18 12 30 3 1 .260 .314 .405 99 4.0 RF 0, LF 0 0.4
10o 171 19 40 8 2 4 15 11 28 2 0 .256 .312 .410 91 1.6 RF 0, LF 0 0.1
Weighted Mean2282958122523163531.282.341.43211410.2RF 0, LF 01.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)Jacob DeGrom is a __, Pete Alonso is a __, Jeff McNeil is a __ and Michael Conforto is a __. (numerical grades)
(Dax from METS)
So the position players are all 6s (Alonso has projection past that, but we'll see how it plays out) to me. deGrom is an interesting case and Jarrett and I have discussed this for a while. We both agree that he's an ace, so then it comes down to wear you draw the line for an 8. By any WAR metric he's been a top five pitcher since 2015, Scherzer is the only one clearly better, than it's usually a tier of him, Sale, Greinke, Kershaw, Verlander. So while I tend to be more conservative with 8s than Jarrett, I think it's tough not to argue all those arms aren't 8s. But if you want to ding deGrom some for occasional durability issues and call him a high end 7, I get it. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-07-09 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's the best called shot the BP Prospect Team has had during your tenure?
(Double J from The Jersey Shore)
Probably Juan Soto, although Jarrett is piping up in the back about Jeff McNeil I am sure. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-05-01 12:00:00 (link to chat)How many MVPs would Jeff McNeil win if you dropped him into the 1940's
(Gary from Sheepshead Bay)
6 (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-03-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on these three players and their upside for this year: Franchy Cordero, Jeff McNeil and Ian Happ? thx
(bob from pa)
Cordero: I'm surprised the studios financed a sequel Keon Broxton. McNeil: love him as a utility bat, will have sneaky fantasy value, especially in AVG. Happ: I'm intrigued but will have to wait and see on the plate approach. Like Moncada, he takes too many strikes so should be more, not less, aggressive. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-03-11 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some of your "breakout candidates" this year?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Really hoping that Matt Strahm gets a chance in the Padres rotation as I think he has the arsenal to provide a ton of value. I'm a Jeff McNeil fan, if he gets the time (and the Mets seem to be making every effort to ensure that he does). I think that Moncada's price has dropped to the point where he's a more attractive pick too, and all the tools are there for him to be a huge power/speed contributor. (Darius Austin)
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin--- I'd like to know your thoughts about two young 2B: Jeff McNeil and Luis Urias. McNeils numbers were especially impressive last year at Triple A, and he also hit very well after his callup----and for me Urias has an elite hit tool and may surprise with his gap power and SB ability----possible 10-15 in each category which is better than many have predicted-------but what do you think about both players?
(bob from pa)
I like McNeil, but the Mets have a way of screwing up playing time for non-veterans. Upside of 20 SB, and maybe stretching for 15 HR in a lucky year but more likely 10 dingers. High contact makes for a nice batting average floor.

Urias is the more exciting pick, with 15/10 capability as early as this year given the playing time. Grounders are going to limit his power upside and even his batting average, but .270/10/5 could be his floor starting in 2019.

If McNeil wasn't on the Mets, I'd lean toward him for 2019 alone. But long term I'd choose Urias for sure. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)What's the state of the brand?
(Martin from Altoona)
Let's see: Jeff McNeil changed his number to 6, The Mountain Goats are putting out a D+D themed album with a track entitled "Doc Gooden," Robert Gsellman is getting bandied about as starting pitching depth. The only issue I see is I have been reliably informed we are no longer the high source on Gingergaard. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Can Brandon Nimmo play a competent Center Field this season? He's seemed surprisingly shaky to me. Also, is Flexen anything anymore?
(Just a guy from Boston)
Define competent? I think Conforto is the slightly better center fielder, despite giving away a grade and a half or so of footspeed, but neither is better than playably below-average I'd suspect. Jarrett would yell at me if I didn't mention the galaxy brain option, which is Jeff McNeil. I liked Flexen well enough in the EL a couple years ago, and Vegas was a disaster for arms of his ilk, but the stuff has never been that that good, and he's had durability problems generally. He also might be their sixth starter at this point so we might find out for sure relatively soon. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-12-10 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Brandon. How do you envision Jeff McNeil's playing time being affected by the Robinson Cano trade? Before the trade, some projections had him getting 550 plate appearances. That has to take a hit, right? Is it a significant hit? Thanks for the insight.
(TC from Cincinnati)
I don't think so - I believe the Mets will find him time one way or another, as long as his production last season doesn't turn out to be a total mirage. Maybe it won't get to 550, but I think he can play multiple spots and still find his way into 450-plus. (Darius Austin)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts about Jeff McNeil and Ian Anderson and their potential ceilings?
(bob m from philly)
Jeff McNeil is a 6. Ian Anderson could be a 7. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-11-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good do we actually think Jeff McNeil is. O/U WAR for 2019 could be 3?
(Dan from NY)
Steamer apparently has him as basically Mets-era Murphy with better defense. That's good for 2.8. Seems plausible. There's gonna be a high delta here naturally. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you able to give your insight or rank maybe these middle infield players in a dynasty keeper league going forward? -Lourdes gurriel jr, scott kingery, Willy adames, franklin barreto, Luis urias, Orlando arcia, Jeff McNeil, and Brandon Lowe?
(mkoster12bp from NJ)
Adames, Kingery, Urias, Barreto, Lowe, Arcia, Gurriel, McNeil. I think Adames is the clear number one and then there's probably a tier drop after Barreto/Lowe as well. Arcia should get to stay on the field for a while because of his glove, but I'm impressed with Lowe's progress and I think his approach gives him an OBP boost too. (Darius Austin)
2018-09-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Sooo Jeff McNeil. Looks like at least a 2.5/3.0 WAR guy, right?
(Sam from NY)
Sounds reasonable. Could even be a 3.0-3.5. Reminds me of Cesar Hernandez in that everyone will write McNeil off because he isn't a big time power or speed threat but the guy can play ball. (Mike Gianella)
2018-09-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you able to give your insight or rank maybe these middle infield players in a dynasty keeper league going forward? -Lourdes gurriel jr, scott kingery, Willy adames, franklin barreto, Luis urias, Orlando arcia, Jeff McNeil, and Brandon Lowe?
(mkoster12bp from NJ)
I kind of like all these guys a little bit. McNeil is tougher to rank, in that he's a little older than the rest of the list. I'll say Urias, Adames, Gurriel, McNeil, Kingery, Barreto, Lowe and Arcia (Mark Barry)
2018-07-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Jeff McNeil? How soon does he contribute and what do you expect from him?
(Jeremy from SD)
It's hard not to like his minor league stat line. His Triple-A numbers were inflated by the park and the league, but his Double-A numbers were great, too. He's old for a prospect at 26, but it seems like he can hit. The big question is whether the Mets will leave him alone and let him play to see what they have, or play him sporadically chasing matchups to try and catch the Marlins and move into fourth place in the NL East for some reason. (Scooter Hotz)
2018-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Scott. On a scale from Ty Kelly to the second-coming of Daniel Murphy where exactly does Jeff McNeil fall?
(James from NY)
As a long-suffering Mets' fan, I hate to say that McNeil seems a lot closer to the Kelly end of that spectrum. He's done some nice things to get on the radar in the last couple of seasons, but he's 26 years old and should be expected to dominate the relative infants in AA. Numbers from Vegas, as we have seen with some other Mets' prospects, are not good indicators. (Scott Delp)
2018-07-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Since Jeff McNeil was hurt the past 2 seasons, is it fair to say developmentally he's younger than 26, and we shouldn't overlook gim because of his age? Now that we see so many of these high contact dudes hitting bombs, is there a chance McNeil is a star?
(Adeel from New Brunswick )
One of the reasons we talk about the mid-late 20s as a peak is that it's almost always the human physical peak, too. It is possible, even likely, that the Mets are using this peak performance up in the minors. But yes, there's at least some reason to conjecture that McNeil is behind and catching up fast. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-07-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think on Jeff McNeil? Also, who do you see as the next Juan Soto?
(peterd from Pennsylvania )
I like McNeil as something like a fifth infielder in the majors ... he still projects as something of a platoon guy, but he can at least stand at most of the important infield positions, and we shouldn't completely write off his MiLB numbers. He's displayed enough pop and hit in Double-A and Triple-A that we have to look at him in the bigs and try and see if he's a guy who plays up (or down) to his level. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)I had a chance to see some Jeff McNeil in Arizona and in AA, what does his profile look like? Looks like he could have a solid golf career if baseball doesn't work out
(Jeffrey from Long Beach, CA)
"Jeff McNeil played golf in college" will be the new "Kirk Nieuwenhuis played football in high school" for Mets fans. Assuming he gets to the majors. McNeil is an interesting one. He is a good athlete, easy plus run, isn't bad at shortstop, could play third, second and some corner OF too. Swing is nice from the left side. The baseball skills are still raw for his age though (he will be 24 in April), and the swing falls apart against lefties. It's an intriguing utility profile, but rawer than you'd expect from a college guy. (Jeffrey Paternostro)


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