New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil doesn’t care about MLB’s rules changes for the 2023 season. Shift or no shift, the reigning NL batting champion doesn’t believe there’s a defensive alignment that can stop him.
Along with the addition of a pitch clock and larger bases, MLB is introducing a ban on the shift for the 2023 campaign. According to Jeff McNeil, a limit on the number of players who can be on one side of the infield won’t affect his performance for the Mets.
“I mean, when they do shift me, I just hit against the shift,” McNeil told reporters Tuesday, “And when (they) don’t shift me, I just hit.”