How Much Does Mickey Moniak Make?
Mickey Moniak earns a base salary of $701,000
According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Moniak had committed to UCLA before the draft.
His contract with the Phillies, on the other hand, stipulates that he will forego college baseball in order to join the big leagues as soon as next season.
Moniak took a $3 million pay cut, which Zolecki stated will be used to sign some of the team’s other prospects:
According to Matt Breen of Philly.com, he is set to start Friday with the club’s Gulf Coast League team. Young draft picks and overseas players make up the league.
According to Zolecki, Philadelphia’s amateur scouting director, Johnny Almaraz, believes the Phillies signed the best player available because there is no obvious favorite to take No. 1 overall in the draft.
Moniak is expected to knock between 15 and 22 home runs per season, according to Almaraz.
These predictions appear to be accurate, as Moniak is a complete player who has the potential to become a stalwart at the top of the Phillies’ lineup. Moniak’s skills were profiled by MLB.com:
Moniak will be a welcome addition to a Philly offense that has struggled.
After finishing with the third-fewest runs scored in 2015, the team is currently ranked last in the National League in terms of scoring.
Moving ahead, Philadelphia has a strong youthful core on which to grow.
Outfielders Tyler Goeddel, and Odubel Herrera, have already made important contributions to the team, with Herrera leading the team in hitting average with .302.
Maikel Franco, a third baseman, has 11 home runs and 33 RBIs to lead the squad.
With Moniak and a couple of high drafts picks in the coming years, the Phillies might be a contender in the National League East.