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Mets All Star No. 2: 2B Jeff McNeil

Jeff McNeil has a good consideration to be named an All-Star too. McNeil is fourth in the National League with a .311 batting average and ranks in the top 15 with 57 hits and a .365 on-base percentage.

McNeil got off to a tremendous start to his 2022 season by going back to the basic fundamentals that got him to his first All-Star nod in 2019, by not falling in love with the long ball. And McNeil only has three home runs this year.

And he's been remarkably consistent, especially over the past three weeks, keeping his average consistently high, inserting himself into many of the Mets' comebacks, and putting the ball in play at an elite level. Fans should not let his temporary benching following a disappointing at-bat on Saturday distract themselves from what a ferocious competitor McNeil is.

The National League starting second baseman race may be a three horse race between Jeff McNeil, Jazz Chisholm, Jr. of the Marlins and Tommy Edman of the Cardinals. McNeil seems like a good bet to make the team at least as a reserve, but that race may also be decided amongst the voters.

But, when compared to Chisholm and Edman, McNeil's stats prove he is the best all-around second baseman in the National League and is a deserving candidate to start in the All-Star Game.

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