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January 11, 2017

Top pick Mickey Moniak’s friend pays up on bet, gets Phillies prospect’s name tattooed on his butt

If you’ll recall from this past summer, Phillies top overall pick Mickey Moniak had quite the wager with his childhood friend Ethan Abrams. The bet went like this: If Moniak got drafted in the Top 10 of the MLB Draft, Abrams would get Moniak’s signature tattooed on his butt.

The wager was originally made back when Moniak was a freshman at La Costa Canyon High School, which means that he was a few steps away from establishing himself as the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB Draft. As we now know, Moniak made the cutoff pretty easily last June and he said that he would be holding Abrams to their bet:

On Tuesday night, Abrams paid up:

There is a flip side of the bet that leaves Moniak’s derriere potentially subject to a little ink. If Abrams, now a pitcher at Columbia University, gets drafted in the Top-20 rounds on the MLB Draft (which leaves him a lot more wiggle room than Moniak had), then the Phillies center fielder of the future has to get a tattoo of Abrams’ signature on his body.

The 18-year-old Moniak submitted a .284/.340/.409 triple slash in first season of pro ball, playing for the Gulf Coast League Phillies.

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