Mickey Moniak

Mickey Moniak

26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Last season, Moniak made waves in the majors for the first time since being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. Despite a strong spring training, he opened the campaign in the minors, where he shined with a .940 OPS over 33 games. That led to a mid-May call-up to the majors, and Moniak stayed with the big club for the remainder of the campaign, eventually working his way into a starting role due in part to injuries to Mike Trout and Taylor Ward. From his May 18 call-up through the end of July, Moniak recorded a standout .913 OPS with 11 homers and 35 RBI over 54 games, but he faded to a .596 OPS over the final two months of the campaign. There are some glaring holes in Moniak's offensive game that shouldn't be overlooked -- most notably, he struck out 35.0 percent of the time last season and batted just .222 against southpaws -- so he may be best-suited to work in a platoon. However, the Angels aren't exactly flush with outfield depth, thus Moniak will likely get ample opportunity to build upon his breakthrough next year. Read Past Outlooks
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#399
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Angels in March of 2024.
Notches steal Saturday
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 13, 2024
Moniak went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Mariners.
ANALYSIS
Moniak has swung a hot bat in July, going 11-for-37 (.297) over 10 games this month. Four of those hits have gone for extra bases, and he's added five RBI and six runs. The outfielder is slashing .211/.255/.333 with five home runs, six steals, 28 RBI and 27 runs scored through 77 contests overall, and he should maintain a starting role in center field until Mike Trout (knee) is able to return.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
13
3
9
22
16
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+68%
OPS vs RHP
2024
 
 
+397%
OPS vs RHP
2023
 
 
+58%
OPS vs RHP
2022
 
 
+150%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022vs Left .428 96 8 1 7 0 .174 .200 .228
Since 2022vs Right .717 590 67 21 74 13 .247 .283 .434
2024vs Left .125 16 2 0 1 0 .063 .063 .063
2024vs Right .621 235 25 5 27 6 .222 .268 .353
2023vs Left .548 65 4 1 6 0 .222 .246 .302
2023vs Right .866 258 31 13 39 6 .294 .322 .544
2022vs Left .220 15 2 0 0 0 .077 .143 .077
2022vs Right .550 97 11 3 8 1 .183 .216 .333
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2022
 
 
+19%
OPS on Road
2024
 
 
+20%
OPS on Road
2023
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2022
 
 
+99%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2022Home .622 359 33 11 47 7 .223 .253 .368
Since 2022Away .738 327 42 11 34 6 .252 .291 .447
2024Home .540 139 17 2 17 4 .205 .245 .295
2024Away .649 112 10 3 11 2 .219 .268 .381
2023Home .786 164 14 8 27 3 .272 .299 .487
2023Away .818 159 21 6 18 3 .288 .314 .503
2022Home .343 56 2 1 3 0 .127 .143 .200
2022Away .684 56 11 2 5 1 .216 .273 .412
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Stat Review
How does Mickey Moniak compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Expected BA
    Expected Batting Average.
  • Expected SLG
    Expected Slugging Percentage.
  • Sprint Speed
    The speed of a runner from home to first, in feet per second.
  • Ground Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are on the ground.
  • Line Drive %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are line drives.
  • Fly Ball %
    The percentage of balls put in play that are fly balls.
BB/K
0.19
 
BB Rate
5.2%
 
K Rate
27.1%
 
BABIP
.274
 
ISO
.122
 
AVG
.211
 
OBP
.255
 
SLG
.333
 
OPS
.588
 
wOBA
.261
 
Exit Velocity
87.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
30.2%
 
Barrels/PA
5.2%
 
Expected BA
.207
 
Expected SLG
.360
 
Sprint Speed
24.4 ft/sec
 
Ground Ball %
35.3%
 
Line Drive %
17.4%
 
Fly Ball %
47.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Enough has been said about Moniak being a colossal bust that it may surprise some to note that he's still only 24. The 2016 first-overall pick has failed to live up to that billing thus far, but he made some noise in the minors last season, slashing .312/.362/.600 with eight homers, 20 RBI and five steals over 138 plate appearances between three levels and four clubs. The Phillies moved on from him after he went just 6-for-46 with 19 strikeouts during an opportunity in the majors, trading him to the Angels in a deal that netted them Brandon Marsh. Moniak got off to nice start with his new team, slugging two homers in five games immediately after the trade. He then broke his left middle finger and missed over a month, and when he returned in September the steam was gone, as he went 8-for-46 with a 1:20 BB:K the rest of the way. The Angels would love to see Moniak turn things around and erase the bust label, but it's hard to look past the career .218 OBP and 39.5% strikeout rate he's posted thus far as a big-leaguer. Los Angeles traded for Hunter Renfroe in the offseason, effectively eliminating Moniak's chance of competing for a starting or platoon role. At this point, it would probably be a win for him to emerge as a decent fourth outfielder.
Moniak has had his share of deserved detractors over the past few years, and he's quite unlikely to live up to the lofty expectations that come with being a number one overall pick, but he's now officially a major leaguer after appearing in eight games last season. There's very little to analyze about his debut, as he came to the plate just 18 times, hitting .214/.389/.214, but the fact that he made it at the young age of 22 is certainly a positive. Where exactly he fits into the Phillies' outfield plans this season isn't entirely clear. He could presumably use some more seasoning in the minors, as he skipped Triple-A entirely while the minor leagues were shut down. None of the team's primary center field options (Roman Quinn, Adam Haseley and Scott Kingery) had very convincing 2020 campaigns, though, so there's a chance Moniak could play a significant role this year if he looks good early in the minors.
You might not be able to tell from Moniak's current prospect reports and rankings, but the 2016 first-overall pick has actually been trending in the right direction for over a year now. After hitting poorly for all of 2017 and the first part of 2018, he posted a .774 OPS over his last 59 games of 2018 and followed that up with a .741 OPS at Double-A Reading last season. That was good for a solid 115 wRC+, a number to which he added 11 homers and 15 steals. That's a decent performance for a center fielder, especially considering he began the season at just 20 years old. Being able to hold his own while being young for his level is just about the only thing Moniak has going for him at this point, though, as his hype is far from where it should be for a first-overall pick. He could debut this season but will need to add something to his game if he's to look like anything other than a fourth outfielder.
Moniak's .270/.304/.383 line for High-A Clearwater last season was a small improvement on his .236/.284/.341 showing at Low-A Lakewood in 2017, but it's still a performance that better suits a non-prospect than a first overall pick. Digging deeper into Moniak's season reveals at least some reason for optimism. Over his first 54 games, he recorded an ugly .592 OPS, but he posted to a .774 mark across his final 59 games, a change spurred by a drop in strikeout rate paired with an increase in walks and balls in the air. Still, even the revitalized version of Moniak is a relatively uninteresting fantasy prospect, as he managed just five homers and six steals. A respectable average without much power or speed is a profile that looks a lot like 2018 Jason Heyward but with worse defense, which doesn't make for a very exciting fantasy piece. Moniak will have to take at least one more step forward, if not several, to have much value in dynasty leagues.
"Safe" and "high floor" are dangerous words to throw around regarding high school prospects, but that was the selling point when the Phillies selected Moniak with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft. He was supposed to be a slick defender in center field with impact speed and a plus-plus hit tool -- think Lorenzo Cain or Ender Inciarte. Unfortunately, evaluators who saw Moniak in the Sally League in 2017 did not see 1-1 caliber player. They didn't even see a first-round talent. He was lost at the plate, particularly against lefties, and was not a plus runner. The early returns suggest the Phillies whiffed on that pick. The problem with his profile, even at the time of the draft, was that if he did not hit as expected, he might just be a fourth outfielder. A hit tool is the hardest thing to scout, and it is particularly hard to scout on the prep circuit. It's a hard pill to swallow, but his lack of upside makes it hard to continue to roster him in most dynasty leagues.
The first overall pick in the 2016 draft was considered one of the top high school bats available, bringing superb contact skills along with exceptional speed. His potential plus-plus hit tool, noteworthy speed and good defense in center field give him a solid floor as a fantasy prospect, but his value will be limited if he does not develop more power as he fills out. After signing, Moniak started at the Gulf Coast League, where he hit .284/.340/.409 with a home run and 10 steals in 176 at-bats. A hip injury, which was believed to be caused by fatigue, sidelined him for some of the instructional league in October, but he returned to the field before play ended. The Phillies will likely start Moniak off at Low-A Lakewood this season and keep him there the entire year.
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Goes deep in win
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 11, 2024
Moniak went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's win over Texas.
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Nabs two hits, steals bag Sunday
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 1, 2024
Moniak went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Tigers.
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Belts first grand slam
OFLos Angeles Angels
June 26, 2024
Moniak went 1-for-2 with a grand slam and an additional run during Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Athletics.
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Retreating to bench Sunday
OFLos Angeles Angels
June 16, 2024
Moniak is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Erica Weston of Bally Sports West reports.
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Continues hot stretch Saturday
OFLos Angeles Angels
June 16, 2024
Moniak went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-3 win against the Giants.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Piquing trade interest
OFLos Angeles Angels
December 23, 2023
Moniak is drawing trade interest, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Moniak had a mini-breakout in 2023 in popping 14 homers while collecting an .802 OPS in 323 plate appearances and is also under team control for four more seasons. However, a 35 percent strikeout rate and 2.8 percent walk rate are worrisome, so perhaps the Angels would consider selling high. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, Moniak will turn 26 in May and is currently slated to open 2024 as the Angels' right fielder.
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