Jeff McNeil, born April 8, 1992, nicknamed “Squirrel” or “Flying Squirrel”, is an American professional baseball utility player for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Heading into the 2020 season, MLB Network ranked McNeil the fifth-best third baseman in baseball. In spite of that, McNeil again spent the majority of his games in left field for the Mets. He batted .311/.383/.454 in the pandemic-shortened season. He became the first Mets player since David Wright in 2005–09 to have a batting average of .300 or more in three straight seasons. Prior to the 2021 season, MLB Network ranked McNeil the second-best second baseman in MLB and the best in the National League. That season, he batted .251/.319/.360 with 7 home runs and 35 RBIs in 120 games. For the 2022 season McNeil changed his uniform number to 1 so newly-acquired outfielder Starling Marte could wear number 6.