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Sunday, June 17, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL PROSPECT WATCH: ROYALS GIVE ADALBERTO MONDESI ANOTHER TRY

While he has a new name this time around, the hope for the Kansas City Royals is that outfield prospect Adalberto Mondesi will put forth a new offensive approach/results during his latest promotion to the major leagues.  It was early Sunday when the Royals made the announcement that Mondesi would get the call for Sunday's game and while he was not in the starting lineup that day, the plan according to manager Ned Yost is to start him 3-4 times a week.  Despite possessing breathtaking speed that could make him an annual stolen base dynamo, Mondesi has failed miserably at times both at the minor league and major league levels in terms of just picking up hits.  Even this season at Triple-A, Mondest was hitting just .250 he has yet to even bat over .200 during short stints with the Royals in 2016 and 2017.  On the bright side, Mondesi does have 5 home runs and 10 stolen bases (in 10 tries) and so there remains some decent power/speed upside here if he can figure out the hitting aspect of things.  In the meantime, Mondesi should be picked up in deep mixers and especially in AL-only leagues given how tough stolen bases are to find in today's game and maybe he could turn out to be the next prospect who got bored in the minors and failed produce before turning it on with a renewed focus in the majors. 


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