The New York Mets have had a very tough season. At 42 wins and 51 losses, they are currently 14.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National League East.
However, Mets fans have lots to be excited over. Besides being nine games below the .500 mark, the club is remarkably only six games back of the Philadelphia Phillies for the second wildcard spot in the National League, and the Mets have two of the game’s newest superstars in their lineup.
Second year player Jeff McNeil has had a marvelous season for the Mets to date. The all-star leads Major League Baseball with a .349 batting average. He has 105 hits in 301 at bats. This outstanding consistency came after McNeil hit .329 during 225 at bats in his 2018 rookie season. In 79 games in 2019, McNeil has scored 44 runs, 24 doubles, eight home runs, one triple, four stolen bases, 19 walks, an on base percentage of .410 and a slugging percentage of .515.
McNeil has also had a four hit game on four occasions on 2019. They came in an 11-8 win over the Washington Nationals on March 30, in a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on April 30, in a 7-5 loss to the Phillies on June 25 and in a 6-5 win over the Phillies on July 6. McNeil is extremely versatile defensively as he has already played second base, third base, left field and right field.