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Jeff McNeil to represent Mets in MLB: The Show league of major league players

With no real baseball going on, McNeil will play against other major leaguers in the video game.

St Louis Cardinals v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Major League Baseball announced yesterday that there will be a competitive online league of MLB: The Show—being played by actual major league players. Jeff McNeil is the Mets’ player in the league, which will raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Canada.

Here’s the full roster for the online league:

MLB: The Show online roster

Arizona Diamondbacks Jon Duplantier
Arizona Diamondbacks Jon Duplantier
Atlanta Braves Luke Jackson
Baltimore Orioles Dwight Smith Jr.
Boston Red Sox Eduardo Rodriguez
Chicago Cubs Ian Happ
Chicago White Sox Lucas Giolito
Cincinnati Reds Amir Garrett
Cleveland Indians Carlos Santana
Colorado Rockies David Dahl
Detroit Tigers Niko Goodrum
Houston Astros Lance McCullers Jr.
Kansas City Royals Brett Phillips
Los Angeles Angels Ty Buttrey
Los Angeles Dodgers Gavin Lux
Miami Marlins Ryne Stanek
Milwaukee Brewers Josh Hader
Minnesota Twins Trevor May
New York Mets Jeff McNeil
New York Yankees Tommy Kahnle
Oakland Athletics Jesús Luzardo
Philadelphia Phillies Rhys Hoskins
Pittsburgh Pirates Cole Tucker
San Diego Padres Fernando Tatis Jr.
San Francisco Giants Hunter Pence
Seattle Mariners Carl Edwards Jr.
St. Louis Cardinals Matt Carpenter
Tampa Bay Rays Blake Snell
Texas Rangers Joey Gallo
Toronto Blue Jays Bo Bichette
Washington Nationals Juan Soto

And here are more details from the league’s release:

MLB Network host and avid gamer Robert Flores will provide commentary, recaps, analysis and conduct player interviews throughout the course of the season, including before, during and after games, via MLB, MLB Network and PlayStation’s social media platforms.

Video game baseball certainly doesn’t replace the real thing, but given the circumstances right now—in the New York City area, the country, and the world—all forms of good entertainment are a plus right now. And McNeil has been pretty active already, streaming on Twitch and engaging with his teammates on social media about playing the game.