The Phillies Are Calling Up Prospect Mickey Moniak And You Should Pick Him Up In Fantasy, DFS

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The Philadelphia Phillies are calling up top prospect Mickey Moniak and if you’re in Fantasy sports, you should pounce. Moniak was drafted No. 1 overall in 2016 so the raw ability was always there.

He is likely to be a cheap add on DFS, so get that FanDuel DFS account going.

Worth noting that Moniak’s strikeout rate remained consistent at all levels of the minor leagues. In the juiced baseball era, his power without sacrificing contact should will play in the big leagues.

Major League Baseball grades Moniak at just 40 power on the 20-80 scale, but middle of the road power plays up. Also can’t hurt to take a chance on a guy that projected as a star out of high school. Like Byron Buxton, many are expecting his bat to wake up at some point.

If he doesn’t start hitting soon we might have to start a petition to have him ditch his first name. Can’t have a professional baseball player stinking up the field as a #1 overall pick with the same name as Mickey Mantle.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. LOL Gary…soon as I saw the name “Mickey” my mind went back to the days of my youth…damn…that friggin’ outfield sprinkler in Yankee Stadium…he could run like the wind…and that was in heavy wool…the Commerce Comet lol.
    And his rival, the great Willie Mays, is now 89. The Mick passed at age 64 and famously said “if I knew I was gonna live this long I would have taken better care of himself. And it was The MIck chasing a short fly off the bat of Say Hey Willie that wrecked his knee with the sprinkler…talk about cosmic.
    That was a time!!!

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