Jeff McNeil will primarily be an outfielder for the Mets in 2019 after being an infielder throughout his professional career, but he's ready to play wherever the Mets put him after playing both infield and outfield at Long Beach State.
"Freshman year it was mostly second and left, sophomore year it was mostly second and junior year it was mostly outfield," McNeil said in a sitdown with SNY's Todd Zeile.
The infield glove McNeil uses is the one he's had since the Mets drafted him in 2013. He's breaking in the outfield glove he'll be primarily using, and just in case, he got himself a first base glove as well.
"You never know," McNeil said.
The 26-year-old has been a hitter at all levels of baseball, but he had a power surge in 2018, hitting a total of 22 home runs across Double-A, Triple-A and the majors. He's also bulked up this year, so more homers could be on the way.
"I knew the one thing lacking in my game a few years ago was power," McNeil said. "So I worked really hard in the offseason; I put on 15 pounds of good, strong muscle. And that power was there last year."