Mets outfielder Jeff McNeil was hit on the right wrist by a Josh Smith fastball in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s game. Per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, McNeil suffered a distal ulnar fracture. Needless to say, his season is over.
McNeil finished the game 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and a pair of runs batted in. .318/.384/.531 with 23 home runs, 75 RBI, and 83 runs scored in 567 plate appearances. FanGraphs credits him with 4.5 Wins Above Replacement, 16th-best in the National League and only 0.3 WAR behind Pete Alonso for the team lead.
The Mets should provide an update on Thursday, perhaps with a timetable for McNeil’s recovery.