As Spring Training 2.0 is right around the corner, Jeff McNeil is getting his swing back in rhythm. The 2019 New York Mets All-Star took some cuts against live pitching and looked game-ready with his home run swing.
Thanks to Jeff McNeil & Matt Sauer for facing each other to show what is expected for the Wahoos Indoor Baseball League that begins on July 6 at the baseball facility in Santa Maria, CA!
— Wahoos Indoor Baseball League (@WahoosIndoor) June 26, 2020
Before heading to Citi Field, McNeil headed to Wahoos Indoor Baseball League to get his reps in. He took on New York Yankees prospect Matt Sauer in the hitting tunnel. When McNeil connected on a ball that looked like a homer off the bat he dropped the first bat flip we have seen from him.
The McNeil Factor
The Mets would certainly welcome the power production from McNeil in 2020. He is a vital part of a powerful Mets lineup. In 2019 he slashed .318/.384/.531 with 23 home runs and 38 doubles. That power production also came with a low strikeout rate with only 75 punchouts in 133 games.
McNeil also carries versatility unmatched by anyone on the Mets roster. He batted in five different lineup spots and also played both corner positions along with second and third base. For the modified 2020 season, McNeil likely plays third base a majority of the time which is his best defensive position. In a 60-game season, he is also the Mets best candidate to finish the season with the magical .400 batting average.