How Jeff McNeil is Proving New York Mets

  • Jeff McNeil is currently writing his redemption story, and boy, is it a good one.McNeil had another strong night for the Mets on Saturday at Citi Field, as he went 1-for-3 with a walk, with his one hit being a laser of a three-run home run into the upper deck in right field.According to McNeil, he thinks he saw an eagle or another type Mike Ditka Jersey of large bird crash into the upper deck seats in right field just before he launched his three-run shot into this section.McNeil is currently hitting a cool .319/.374/.466 with a 139 wRC+ and .362 wOBA. His 1.8 fWAR has also already surpa sed last years mark of 1.3, and hes done it in roughly 80 le s games.Not only has his offense been good, but McNeil has three defensive runs saved at second base and one as an outfielder. His outs above average ranks in Khyiris Tonga Jersey the 64th percentile according to Fangraphs as well.The confidence McNeil has exuded this year is tangible. An often angry and frustrated McNeil just one year ago has turned into a J.P. Holtz Jersey player that now celebrates his big moments with a shoulder dance. He told reporters on Saturday night that its meant to replicate Will Ferrells character Chazz from Wedding Crashers.Im just living the dream right now, McNeil said with a big grin after his big night.McNeils 2021 season was easily the most disappointing of his career, as he struck out at a 13.6 percent clip, had a career low .109 ISO, had a 93 wRC+ and a meager triple slash of .251/.319/.360. Scroll to ContinueWhile his name was involved in some trade rumors this past offseason, the Mets opted to Kindle Vildor Jersey keep McNeil with hopes he could return to pre-2021 form. So far, he has, as he ranks third in WAR for second baseman in all of baseball according to Fangraphs and is putting together an All-Star caliber campaign.The Mets currently hold an 8.5 game lead in the National League East, and McNeil chalks that up to the team just playing really solid baseball.Everybody here has bought in, we come together, McNeil told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Saturday night. Last year, at times, our Red Grange Jersey hitting was on and our pitching wasnt, our pitching was on and our hitting wasnt, but I think everything is clicking this year.The bounce back campaign for McNeil is a tremendous benefit to the Mets, who have relied heavily on the 30-year-old since he was called up in 2018. If he continues doing what he has been, he might give his career year in 2019 a run for its money.- - - )