Luis Rojas Most Impressed With Former Rumble Ponie Jeff McNeil Throughout 2018 SeasonPosted: Updated:
Binghamton, N.Y. - The Rumble Ponies finished their season with a 64-76 record, forcing them to miss the playoffs for the second time in the last six seasons. On the bright side of things, throughout the season, 11 former Rumble Ponies made their major league debut with the New York Mets, six of them went to Citi Field straight from Binghamton.
One player that stands out more than the rest is second baseman and power hitter, Jeff McNeil. The twenty-six year old put up career high numbers with Binghamton, collecting 14 home-runs, 43 RBI and posting a .327 batting average. Now, with the New York Mets, he's batting .323 on the season and .400 in the last 15 games. His numbers and consistency has allowed him to be the number one player that truly impressed and surprised Rumble Ponies manager, Luis Rojas.
"Jeff McNeil is number one for me. He's the one that stands out when you think of expectations from each player" said Rojas.
"I knew Jeff was going to battle, don't get me wrong, but I didn't think Jeff was going to be hitting second for the big league team at this point in the season."