Obviously, Jeff McNeil is really good. But somehow, he’s still underrated.
Despite the fact that he’s often talked up as a great hitter but not quite a superstar, McNeil is already on his way to being one of the best pure hitters in New York Mets history.
Here’s a simple question: How many power/contact/on-base threats have the Mets had, in their entire history, better than Jeff McNeil?
Four answers come to mind. Mike Piazza was better, as was David Wright in his prime. Edgardo Alfonzo at his peak was probably better, and John Olerud, in his brief Mets career, outshone McNeil as well.