These Mets are hidden gems for your fantasy baseball team in 2020

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – MARCH 08: Jeff McNeil #6 of the New York Mets in action against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at Clover Park on March 8, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Astros 3-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

You may know these New York Mets and what they can give your fantasy baseball team, but they may bring even more value than you previously thought.

We don’t yet know when the New York Mets season will officially begin. While we hang in limbo, it’s time to reassess your fantasy baseball strategy and see if you can find any hidden gems out there.

As managers all over the world prepare for their drafts, there are many Mets players who are worthy of serious consideration. For the first time in years, the team has a good balance of above-average pitchers and hitters.

While most of your favorite Mets will likely be rostered in the majority of leagues, there are several who represent excellent value. Let’s take a look at the underrated Mets’ players who should be taken much earlier than their projections imply.

Jeff McNeil

Jeff McNeil is criminally underrated as a fantasy player. The rising star announced his presence as a franchise cornerstone in a major way in 2019. He set outstanding marks across the board in his first full season, recording 23 home runs, 75 RBI, and a glistening .318 batting average. There is no reason to believe that The Squirrel won’t approach or even surpass those figures in 2020.

The Mets’ star also adds a special value boost in the form of his multi-eligibility. McNeil’s ability to play all over the baseball diamond will benefit fantasy managers as much as it has aided his real-life franchise. He can be started at third base, second base, or outfield, making him the perfect player to help your lineup work in the midst of an injury or trade.

Where He’s Being Drafted: 89.4 ESPN ADP
Where You Should Take Him: Target McNeil as early as the seventh round in a ten-team league.

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