Double-A Binghamton 2B Jeff McNeil has been tearing Eastern League pitching apart all season, and was rewarded Monday by being named Eastern League Player of the Week.
The 26-year-old McNeil hit .389 (14-for-36), with 5 HR, 13 RBI and a .833 slugging percentage this past week. He shares the league lead with 12 HR, and had a 17 game hit streak earlier this year -- the longest in the EL this season so far.
Overall, McNeil -- who was not on MLB.com's Mets Top 30 prospects list entering the season -- is hitting .328/.403/.715 with 12 HR, 11 doubles, three triples, and 31 RBI in 35 games (137 at-bats) for Binghamton.
McNeil, whose advancement has been slower due to injuries, hit .295/.351/.432 with four HR in 48 games last season as he split time between High-A St. Lucie and Triple-A Las Vegas.
"McNeil has a good amount of athleticism to combine with an average to slightly above average arm, and solid movement on the field," Robert Correa wrote earlier this month at MetsMinors.net. "While he profiles best as a second baseman, he can also play a solid third, and has played short in the past. He also has limited time in both outfield spots."