Philadelphia Phillies sign top draft pick Mickey Moniak
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Mickey Moniak.
The team announced the move Monday night on Twitter with a picture of Moniak signing his contract. He will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday and will receive a $6.1 million signing bonus.
A high school outfielder from California, Moniak hit .476 with 12 triples, seven home runs and 46 RBIs in his senior year at La Costa Canyon High School.
The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Moniak was the first prep outfielder selected No. 1 overall since Delmon Young went to Tampa Bay in 2003. The Phillies chose Pat Burrell the only other time they held the No. 1 pick in 1998.