CF,LF - PHI
The Phillies optioned OF Mickey Moniak to their alternate training site.
The former No. 1 overall draft pick hit his first big league homer last week, but overall he looked a bit overmatched in the majors. The 22-year-old will continue working on his development for now.
Phillies outfielder Mickey Moniak went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's win over the San Francisco Giants. The homer was the first of his career.
Moniak got off to a slow start for the Phillies and was 0-for-12 heading into Tuesday, but he now has hits in back-to-back games.
The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Wednesday that they had recalled outfielder Mickey Moniak from the alternate site and placed outfielder Adam Haseley on the restricted list for personal reasons.
It is unclear how long Moniak will be up with the big league squad or how much playing time he will get in the short term. The former first overall pick is expected to split time with outfielder Roman Quinn in center field while potentially auditioning for a longer-term role, especially since the Phillies have not gotten much production from the center field position recently.
Mickey Moniak was optioned to the Phillies alternate site to make room for Adonis Medina, who had his contract purchased, and will make his MLB-debut on Sunday.
Moniak struggled in his cup of coffee with the Phils' going 1-for-9 with a single. The 22-year old needs more seasoning in the minors before he's ready to contribute at the major league level.
Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that former No. 1 overall draft pick Mickey Moniak is being called up to the big leagues.
Moniak was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 amateur draft. The 22-year-old has struggled during his minor league career, however, hitting .256/.302/.390 in 402 career games. He finished the 2019 season at Double-A and doesn't have any fantasy value as he begins his big league career.