Mickey Moniak is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Mickey Moniak, the Philadelphia Phillies’ first overall MLB Draft pick in 2016, hit six home runs in spring training and was on his way to making the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career.
On April 3, manager Joe Girardi informed the 23-year-old that he had made the roster and would likely start on Opening Day, April 8.
Moniak was plunked on the hand by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarborough in the fourth inning of the Phillies’ final spring training game, despite hitting a home run in his first at-bat.
Following his recent game, The Athletic’s Matt Gelb reported that Moniak’s X-Rays came back negative and that he was just suffering from a bruise.
Moniak is reported to be out for six weeks due to a hairline fracture in his wrist, resulting in a vacancy on the Phillies’ Opening Day roster, which was just revealed this afternoon.
Matt Vierling, Moniak’s expected platoon partner in center field, will get the majority of the starts. Moniak will be replaced on the 28-man roster by outfield prospect Simon Muzziotti.
Mickey Moniak Children: Does Mickey Moniak Have Kids?
American baseball personality Mickey Moniak has no children.