Mickey Moniak has Baseball in his Bloodlines

Mickey Moniak, an 18-year-old outfielder from Carlsbad, California, was the first overall pick by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2016 MLB Draft.  He is expected to be a big part of the Phillies’ re-building effort over the next few years.

Mickey’s grandfather, Bill Moniak, was signed in 1958 by the Boston Red Sox, for whom he played six seasons in the minors.  One of Bill’s hitting instructors coming up through the Red Sox system was Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

Mickey valued the time he has spent talking to his grandfather about hitting and hearing the stories from his former playing days as a professional.

Read more about Mickey Moniak at the link below from Press of Atlantic City and phillyvoice.com:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/sports/breaking_news/phillies-no-pick-mickey-moniak-makes-good-first-impression/article_1c544fb0-37fc-11e6-949d-4ba1f97c2d27.html

http://www.phillyvoice.com/ted-talks-how-hall-famer-and-strong-family-bond-formed-mickey-moniaks-skill-set/

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