Mickey Moniak was your selection as the #7 prospect in the Phillies’ organization.
Moniak received 53 of the 199 votes cast (26.63%). He edged JoJo Romero who received 51 votes (25.63%). Enyel De Los Santos received 28 votes (14.07%), Jhailyn Ortiz received 22 votes (11.06%), and Cole Irvin received 11 votes (5.53%). Sixteen guys shared the remaining 34 votes.
Mickey Moniak was the Phillies first round selection in the 2016 Amateur Draft. He signed out of high school on June 21, 2016.
Moniak was part of the 2016 championship GCL team. He posted a .284/.340/.409/.749 slash in 46 games, 194 late appearances. He stroked 11 doubles, 4 triples, and a HR with a team high RBI. He tied for the team lead with 10 stolen bases.
Moniak spent the 2017 season with Lakewood as one of the youngest players in the league. His season was a tale of two halves. He started strong and had a good first half (.270/.328/.392/.721) but tired in the second half and finished with a .236/.284/.341/.625 slash in 123 games, 509 plate appearances. He had 22 doubles, 6 triples, and 5 HR with 44 RBI.
Moniak prepared well in the off season and had a great spring that led to an opening day assignment to Clearwater where he was once again one of the youngest players in the league. Again, his season was a tale of two halves. Moniak posted a .254/.272/.321/.592 slash in the first half. His first half was affected by migraines attributed to impacted molars (I think, this won’t show up in a transaction log since he wasn’t placed on the DL, but he played in just one game between June 6th and 23rd).
Moniak rebounded with a .286/.332/.442/.774 slash in the second half. He had just 12 XBH in the first half (11 doubles, 1 HR) and 24 XBH in the second half (17 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR). His walks increased from 5 to 17 and his strike outs shrunk from 56 to 44.
Rather than fade in this second half, Moniak closed out the season from July 26 thru the end of the season (31 games, 132 PA) with a .333/.379/.488/.867 slash with 12 doubles, 2 triples, 13 RBI, 9 walks, and just 15 strike outs.
I expect Moniak to start in Reading this season.
The poll for the #8 prospect will be posted in a separate thread.
Here are the complete results for the #7 poll.