For a newspaper salesman, there is nothing to confuse Jeff McNeill.
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When Metsil took his first seat for the Mets in Atlanta on Thursday, he was looking for his first additional base since he was removed from the injured list on June 21st. She ranged in age from 7 to 34 (all singles), averaged .206 hits and 11 games for a whopping .476 OPS.
“I think it has expanded [the strike zone] A lot has happened since he left IL, ”said manager Luis Rojas before the game. “He was always a free swinger. He is aggressive. But as it expands, that’s something it doesn’t [usually] overdo it until it hits two. And that’s what he’s done more now. “
McNeil is still out of action for five weeks before he went missing with an injury. He had seven extra hits on 150 yards (average .233) in 42 games in a row to reach the final with the Braves. Three of his four doubles came down, meaning he didn’t make as effective use of the outside space as most hits expected to fight for the battle title.
“He needs to narrow the zone a bit and eventually he can have a better impact on the ball and he can get his base shots,” Rojas said. “But he’s hitting some missiles. He hit one in the shift [Wednesday]. She is OK.
Rojas left McNeill twice in a tough game on Tuesday as Jose Peraza offered a better defense at the second base and a right-handed beating against the superior left-handers behind Braves ’wand. McNeil didn’t start Wednesday – a typical weekend after a “big climb” with the Mets, in the heaviest part of their schedule – but went into the fourth shot of the strike to reach 0-for-2, his seventh 0-11 per match.
After hitting .318 and .311, McNeil’s favorite point with 80 extra base hits in the last two seasons (how often does he produce a ball hit with a throwing angle) 31 , Fell by 5 percent – a flight from 2019 and 2020. As he walks less than most of the leading strikers, off-base hits are an important part of McNeil’s game as a catalyst.
Baseball Savant analyzes show that McNeil’s follow-up rate (30 percent) has declined over the best two years of his young career, from 37.8 percent in 2019 and 32.4 percent in 2020. Rojas’s eyes tell a slightly different story. Perhaps most importantly, they don’t offer to cover the effects of long-term injuries after McNeil is pressed to return to the Mets, where injuries are rare.
The Metro series could be a very good time jump for McNeill, who hit a .310 with three extra base shots in seven games in his career at Yankee Stadium.
“His mechanics are there,” Rojas said. “He can always change his position, but he’s done his whole career when he thought he was [too] long or short. But that person can hit. I think his swing decision is a little bit different from the past. ”