Moniak falls from newly released Baseball America prospect list

Philadelphia prospect Mickey Moniak falls from Baseball America prospect list
The Philadelphia Phillies have five players included in Baseball America's recently released Top 100 prospects list, but it's perhaps the omission of one particular player that's most interesting.

Mickey Moniak, whom the Phillies drafted with the top overall pick in 2016, failed to crack the list. The 19-year-old struggled in single-A last season, hitting .236 with a .625 OPS. He also struck out 109 times in 466 at-bats. Prior to his struggles last season Baseball America ranked Moniak as the 13th best prospect in baseball. He later was later bumped to 46th in their midseason update.

"I know I can do better and that's something I need to work on right now," Moniak said late last season. "I'm piecing everything together and trying to make things right."

Shortstop J.P. Crawford (No. 16), righthander Sixto Sanchez (25), second baseman Scott Kingery (31), righthander Adonis Medina (84), and outfielder Adam Haseley (100) represent Philadelphia on Baseball America's Top 100 prospects list.

Crawford enters this spring as the Phillies starting shortstop and Kingery will be in camp as an invitee. Medina and Sanchez both excelled at Lakewood last season and are primed to move up to Clearwater, and Haseley was the Phillies' first-round pick last summer.

Only five other clubs have more prospects on the Top 100 list than the Phillies.

The entire Top 100 list can be found here.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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