Mickey Moniak continues to shine in Lehigh Valley
Mickey Moniak has been on fire in Lehigh Valley. Just last week, he landed himself on the Top Prospect Performances for Minor League Baseball. The former number one overall pick by the Philadelphia Phillies went 2-for-2 with a three run home runs and a run scoring double in game against Buffalo. Moniak got his work in early, with a home run, a double, and four RBI. It was his 10th home run of the season in Triple-A. He’s slashing .232/.295/.240 with a .454 OPS on the year with the IronPigs with 10 home runs, seven doubles, four triples, and 38 RBI.
Since then, Moniak has continued to rack up hits at the plate and he landed himself back on the Top Performers List yet again on Friday night after putting together his fourth three-extra base hit performance of his career and second of the season for the IronPigs.
Lehigh Valley beat Worcester 11-4 and Moniak went 3-for-5 with a triple, two doubles, three RBI, and a run scored. In the month of July, Moniak is slashing .317/.353./.571 in. 63 at-bats. He has six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 13 RBIs, and two stolen bases. On the year, Moniak has 10 doubles, five triples, 10 dingers and a .773 OPS for the IronPigs.
This is definitely something you want to keep an eye on over the next week leading up to the MLB Trade Deadline. Mickey Moniak and Bryson Stott have both been fire in the minor leagues and the Phillies desperately need to bring in some pitching and even offensive help if they want to make a run over the final two months of the MLB season. Moniak and/or Stott could be used as trade pieces if the Phillies make a big splash.
The Phillies got back on track last night with a 5-1 win against the Atlanta Braves. From here, the Phillies have a very little margin of error. Two more games against the Braves and the four games against the Washington Nationals before the trade deadline. Vincent Velasquez will be on the mound tonight at 6:05pm against Drew Smyly for the third game in the four game series.
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