Jeff McNeil Biography
Jeff McNeil (was born on April 8, 1992) is an American professional baseball infielder for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.
Jeff McNeil Age
He is 26 years as of 2018.
Jeff McNeil Height
Jeff is 1.85 m tall.
Jeff McNeil Education And Career
Jeff attended Nipomo High School in Nipomo, California. He was an active player in baseball, basketball and golf. He played three seasons of high school basketball and averaged 17 points per game as a senior. McNeil was primarily focused on his golf career until his disappointing performance in the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship after which his focus shifted to baseball. Since the high school golf and baseball seasons are both in spring, he did not play high school baseball until his senior year, but McNeil was offered a scholarship to play college baseball at Cal State Northridge due to his performance in summer ball. He managed to hit .446 as a senior and committed to play at Cal State Northridge.Jeff McNeil
After the Northridge’s coach left the school, McNeil changed his commitment to Long Beach State. In 2013 as a junior, McNeil had a .348 batting average with 11 strikeouts in 221 at bats; he was promoted to the All-Big West first team.
New York Mets
In the 12th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft McNeil was drafted by the Mets.
McNeil made his professional start with the Kingsport Mets. In 2014, he played the Savannah Sand Gnats and St. Lucie Mets and 2015 with St. Lucie and Binghamton Mets. Jeff played in the Arizona Fall League After the 2015 season.
In 2016, Jeff began using an unorthodox knobless bat that was given to him by Mets minor league hitting coordinator Lamar Johnson; he then began using knobless bats exclusively. Jeff played in only 51 games combined in 2016 and 2017 with St. Lucie, Binghamton, and Las Vegas 51s due to numerous injuries. Jeff started 2018 with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies and was promoted to Las Vegas during the season.
on July 24, 2018 Jeff was promoted to the majors for the first time. Jeff recorded his first Major League hit that night at Citi Field against Phil Hughes of the San Diego Padres on the first pitch he saw. On July 31, He hit his first Major League home run off Tanner Roark of the Washington Nationals. For that season with the Mets, he batted .329/.381/.471 in 225 at bats. Jeff led all MLB in batting average against right-handers, at .345. Jeff received one vote in the 2018 National League Rookie of the Year Award polling, placing him in a three-way tie for sixth place with Harrison Bader and Yoshihisa Hirano.
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Jeff McNeil Salary
He receives $575 000 yearly.
Jeff McNeil Net Worth
Jeff’s Net Worth has not been reviewed yet as of February 2019.
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Jeff McNeil News| Transfer News
Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets plan on playing Jeff McNeil more in the outfield after signing Jed Lowrie.
The Mets were reportedly extremely hesitant to include Jeff in the trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, but after signing Lowrie and the trade for JD Davis, it became unclear how much McNeil would play in 2019. There are still questions as to how many runs he’ll get, but if he can handle the corner outfield, it’ll be much easier to get his bat into the lineup. This could also help McNeil’s fantasy value if he’s able to quality for multiple positions, of course.