New York Mets added veteran infielder Jed Lowrie on a two-year business Thursday evening, even though they still fill as if they have a plan for the versatile Jeff McNeil .
According to Mike Puma from New York Post Mets "has not forgotten Jeff McNeil with the Jed Lowrie supplement, the plan is to play him more in [outfield] than previously thought."
McNeil played primarily infield last season, both in majors and in both levels of minor league ball he played. While the experience may not be significant at all, McNeil has appeared in eight outfield career games with 56.1 innings under his belt. McNeil also played a majority of his games as a freshman in college in the left field.
Little experience is better than no experience, but Mets seems to be convinced of McNeil's ability to pick up a new (ish) position in flight. The fierce rider has shown atleticism at the second base, including a fantastic show at Fenway Park with a scuba diving, over the shoulder trap and showed flashes of good speed that might be included in the reason Brodie Van Wagenen and his team of experts Think McNeil is more versatile than he was last season.
The reason is that Mets must find playing time for McNeil, who was the team's most exciting rookie since Michael Conforto in 2015.