The New York Mets added the veteran infielder Jed Lowrie to a two-year contract on Thursday, despite this, continue to fill as if they had a plan for the versatile Jeff McNeil .
According to Mike Puma of New York Post the Mets "did not forget Jeff McNeil with the addition of Jed Lowrie, the plan is to interpret it more in [outfield] than it is he thought earlier. "
McNeil played mainly infield last season, both in the majors and in both minor ball levels he played. While the experience can not be substantial, McNeil has appeared in eight career games in the outer court, with 56.1 innings under his belt. McNeil also played most of his games as a freshman in the field on the left.
Little experience is better than no experience, but the Mets seem confident in McNeil's ability to take a new (ish) position on the fly. The clever fielder showed athletics at the second base, including a fantastic show at Fenway Park with a dive over his shoulder, and showed flashes of good speed that may be part of why Brodie Van Wagenen and his team of experts believe that McNeil is more versatile than was allowed last season.
The bottom line is that the Mets have to find time to play for McNeil, who was the most exciting debutant of the team from the Michael Conforto in 2015.