Mickey Moniak

Mickey Moniak

24-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels
Out
Injury Hand
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mickey Moniak in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Traded to the Angels in August of 2022.
Placed on injured list
OFLos Angeles Angels
Hand
September 29, 2022
Moniak (hand) was placed on the injured list Thursday, ending his season, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Moniak was hit in the hand by a pitch Wednesday against Oakland, and while his initial X-rays were negative, the Angels nonetheless decided he was best served heading to the injured list. It's unclear whether or not that implies that further tests found a fracture. The young outfielder missed most of the first two months of the season with a broken hand and later missed a month with a fractured finger. He hit just .170/.207/.302 in 37 games when healthy.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
2
8
6
10
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+344%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+150%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .122 26 2 0 0 0 .042 .080 .042
Since 2020vs Right .542 140 17 4 11 1 .172 .237 .305
2022vs Left .220 15 2 0 0 0 .077 .143 .077
2022vs Right .550 97 11 3 8 1 .183 .216 .333
2021vs Left .000 8 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2021vs Right .454 29 3 1 3 0 .120 .214 .240
2020vs Left .000 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .629 14 3 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+88%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+99%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+103%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .356 97 7 2 6 0 .111 .167 .189
Since 2020Away .671 70 12 2 5 1 .222 .290 .381
2022Home .343 56 2 1 3 0 .127 .143 .200
2022Away .684 56 11 2 5 1 .216 .273 .412
2021Home .335 29 3 1 3 0 .077 .143 .192
2021Away .393 8 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143
2020Home .444 12 2 0 0 0 .111 .333 .111
2020Away .900 6 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400
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Stat Review
How does Mickey Moniak compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.09
 
BB Rate
3.6%
 
K Rate
39.3%
 
BABIP
.254
 
ISO
.132
 
AVG
.170
 
OBP
.207
 
SLG
.302
 
OPS
.509
 
wOBA
.225
 
Exit Velocity
84.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
22.2%
 
Barrels/PA
4.5%
 
Expected BA
.155
 
Expected SLG
.262
 
Sprint Speed
23.8 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
37.7%
 
Line Drive %
14.8%
 
Fly Ball %
47.5%
 
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Moniak has had his share of deserved detractors over the past few years, and he's quite unlikely to live up to the lofty expectations that come with being a number one overall pick, but he's now officially a major leaguer after appearing in eight games last season. There's very little to analyze about his debut, as he came to the plate just 18 times, hitting .214/.389/.214, but the fact that he made it at the young age of 22 is certainly a positive. Where exactly he fits into the Phillies' outfield plans this season isn't entirely clear. He could presumably use some more seasoning in the minors, as he skipped Triple-A entirely while the minor leagues were shut down. None of the team's primary center field options (Roman Quinn, Adam Haseley and Scott Kingery) had very convincing 2020 campaigns, though, so there's a chance Moniak could play a significant role this year if he looks good early in the minors.
You might not be able to tell from Moniak's current prospect reports and rankings, but the 2016 first-overall pick has actually been trending in the right direction for over a year now. After hitting poorly for all of 2017 and the first part of 2018, he posted a .774 OPS over his last 59 games of 2018 and followed that up with a .741 OPS at Double-A Reading last season. That was good for a solid 115 wRC+, a number to which he added 11 homers and 15 steals. That's a decent performance for a center fielder, especially considering he began the season at just 20 years old. Being able to hold his own while being young for his level is just about the only thing Moniak has going for him at this point, though, as his hype is far from where it should be for a first-overall pick. He could debut this season but will need to add something to his game if he's to look like anything other than a fourth outfielder.
Moniak's .270/.304/.383 line for High-A Clearwater last season was a small improvement on his .236/.284/.341 showing at Low-A Lakewood in 2017, but it's still a performance that better suits a non-prospect than a first overall pick. Digging deeper into Moniak's season reveals at least some reason for optimism. Over his first 54 games, he recorded an ugly .592 OPS, but he posted to a .774 mark across his final 59 games, a change spurred by a drop in strikeout rate paired with an increase in walks and balls in the air. Still, even the revitalized version of Moniak is a relatively uninteresting fantasy prospect, as he managed just five homers and six steals. A respectable average without much power or speed is a profile that looks a lot like 2018 Jason Heyward but with worse defense, which doesn't make for a very exciting fantasy piece. Moniak will have to take at least one more step forward, if not several, to have much value in dynasty leagues.
"Safe" and "high floor" are dangerous words to throw around regarding high school prospects, but that was the selling point when the Phillies selected Moniak with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft. He was supposed to be a slick defender in center field with impact speed and a plus-plus hit tool -- think Lorenzo Cain or Ender Inciarte. Unfortunately, evaluators who saw Moniak in the Sally League in 2017 did not see 1-1 caliber player. They didn't even see a first-round talent. He was lost at the plate, particularly against lefties, and was not a plus runner. The early returns suggest the Phillies whiffed on that pick. The problem with his profile, even at the time of the draft, was that if he did not hit as expected, he might just be a fourth outfielder. A hit tool is the hardest thing to scout, and it is particularly hard to scout on the prep circuit. It's a hard pill to swallow, but his lack of upside makes it hard to continue to roster him in most dynasty leagues.
The first overall pick in the 2016 draft was considered one of the top high school bats available, bringing superb contact skills along with exceptional speed. His potential plus-plus hit tool, noteworthy speed and good defense in center field give him a solid floor as a fantasy prospect, but his value will be limited if he does not develop more power as he fills out. After signing, Moniak started at the Gulf Coast League, where he hit .284/.340/.409 with a home run and 10 steals in 176 at-bats. A hip injury, which was believed to be caused by fatigue, sidelined him for some of the instructional league in October, but he returned to the field before play ended. The Phillies will likely start Moniak off at Low-A Lakewood this season and keep him there the entire year.
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X-rays negative on hand
OFLos Angeles Angels
Hand
September 29, 2022
Angels interim manager Phil Nevin said initial X-rays on Moniak's hand returned negative after the outfielder fouled a ball off himself in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Athletics, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports. He struck out in all three of his plate appearances before exiting the contest.
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Makes early exit Wednesday
OFLos Angeles Angels
Hand
September 28, 2022
Moniak left Wednesday's game early after getting hit in the hand by a pitch in the sixth inning, Trent Rush of Angels Radio AM 830 reports.
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Out of Tuesday's lineup
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 27, 2022
Moniak is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Sarah Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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On bench against southpaw
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 22, 2022
Moniak isn't starting Thursday against the Rangers, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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Sitting against lefty
OFLos Angeles Angels
September 20, 2022
Moniak isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.
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