Jeff McNeil Brother Ryan McNeil Is Also A Baseball Player

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Jeff McNeil’s brother, Ryan McNeil, is also a baseball player. Ryan grew up watching his elder brother play baseball & got fascinated with the sport.

Jeff McNeil, also known as Squirrel or Flying Squirrel, is an American professional baseball player for the New York Mets, considered one of the most valuable MLB teams with a franchise value of $2.9 billion.

The team is McNeil went to Nipomo High School in Nipomo, California. He played baseball, basketball, and golf in his school days.

McNeil played three seasons of basketball in high school. He primarily focused on golf but shifted to baseball after a disappointing 2009 U.S. Junior Golf Championship performance. 

In 2013, the officials named McNeil to the ALL-Big West first team as he had a 0.348 batting average with 11 strikeouts.

Jeff McNeil with the baseball bat
                                                 Jeff McNeil (Source: Twitter)

The New York Mets selected McNeil in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft in the 12th round. He debuted professionally against the Kingsport Mets and hit .379 in 47 games.

On July 24, 2018, McNeil made his Major League debut and hit against Phil Hughes of the San Diego Padres.

In 2022, McNeil won the Silver Slugger Award and was the MLB batting champion.

Jeff McNeil Brother

Jeff McNeil has a younger brother, Ryan McNeil. 

Ryan McNeil was born in Santa Barbara, CA, on February 1, 1994. Like his brother, Jeff, he also attended  Nipomo High School in Nipomo, California. 

The Chicago Cubs selected Ryan in the 2012 MLB Draft in the 3rd round as the 101st pick overall. Ryan is a right-handed pitcher.

In 2011, Ryan was one of the top recruits and ranked 34 by Perfect Game and 54 by Baseball America. He was selected as an AFLAC All-American and a standout at the 2011 Area Code games.

Ryan McNeil on the baseball field
                   Jeff McNeil’s Brother, Ryan McNeil (Source: Twitter)

He was the most muscular and talented athlete in high school in town. McNeil was an outstanding basketball player who was very tall and weighed a lot.

He was also very good at throwing a baseball fast and could have been the starting quarterback for his high school. After being chosen to play, McNeil hurt his arm badly and had a surgery called Tommy John.

Afterward, he underwent a major surgery on his hip. McNeil played in lower-level baseball teams for six years and averaged 3.73 points every inning.

The Cubs let him go because he only played briefly in 2018.

Ryan is not active in professional baseball but is in rehabilitation and practicing to make a comeback soon. 

Ryan is active on Twitter and shares clips about different sports.

Jeff McNeil Family

Jeff McNeil was born to Steve and Rebecca on April 8, 1992, in Santa Barbara, California. The personal details of his parents are not available as they live a private life.

Regarding his personal life, McNeil married Tatiana on February 3, 2018. Tatiana is a graduate of California University. She studied environmental science.

Jeff with wife and son
                                      Jeff McNeil’s Family (Source: Instagram)

Tatiana’s family is originally from Brazil. Her Father, Marcelo, works as an aircraft technician in Maryland.

The couple first met at California University Long Beach and has been together ever since.

They welcomed their son, Lucas, on July 13, 2022. The pair have adopted a dog and also have a cat.

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