Mickey Moniak wasn’t just the Phillies’ first-round pick in 2016, he was the first overall pick in that year’s draft.
However, he struggled to live up to the absurd expectations that come with being the #1 pick, which is understandable. Since his debut in 2020, he’s hit a lowly .128/.241/.191 with a .432 OPS and just one home run
In his last three spring training games, he’s hit three.
After working with new hitting coach Kevin Long for just a couple of weeks, Moniak looks like a new man at the plate and says the adjustments they’ve made “worked wonders.” The results are evident and have Joe Girardi rethinking his outfield configuration.