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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 20)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .215 4 27 19 8 .200 -0.4
Birth Date7-27-1995
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
Age21 years, 0 months, 3 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
2015
-0.52016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2016 KCA 20 4 14 14 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .286 .286 .286 .181 -0.8 0.1 -0.1
Career4141424000402000210.286.286.286.181-0.80.1-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 IDA Rk 50 232 .256 .275 .346 .413 .000 .399 112 -1.1 7.2 3 1.9 -0.1 8.9 1.0 8.9 1.0
2013 LEX A 125 536 .257 .244 .319 .361 .000 .331 90 -1.8 15.0 4.9 -0.0 1.1 19.2 2.0 19.2 2.0
2014 WIL A+ 110 472 .232 .258 .326 .387 .000 .274 87 -14.3 13.8 5.8 2.2 1.4 6.8 0.9 6.8 0.9
2015 NWA AA 81 338 .239 .254 .316 .387 .000 .316 102 -7.3 9.1 3.1 -5.2 0.8 5.7 0.0 5.7 0.0
2016 KCA MLB 4 14 .181 .228 .291 .351 .232 .333 104 -1.1 0.4 0 0.1 -0.0 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2016 WIL A+ 9 39 .259 .268 .340 .406 .276 .320 97 0 1.1 0.1 0.6 0.9 2.0 0.3 2.0 0.3
2016 NWA AA 29 131 .293 .243 .314 .372 .253 .305 105 4.4 3.5 1 2.4 1.0 10.0 1.3 10.0 1.3
2016 OMA AAA 14 61 .316 .251 .306 .394 .253 .444 93 3.6 1.7 0.7 0.7 1.4 7.4 0.8 7.4 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 IDA Rk 232 35 60 7 2 3 30 19 65 11 2 .290 .346 .386 .097 .256 8.9 1.9 1.0
2013 LEX A 536 61 126 13 7 7 47 34 118 24 10 .261 .311 .361 .100 .257 19.2 -0.0 2.0
2014 WIL A+ 472 54 92 14 12 8 33 24 122 17 4 .211 .256 .354 .143 .232 6.8 2.2 0.9
2015 NWA AA 338 36 74 11 5 6 33 17 88 19 6 .243 .279 .372 .128 .239 5.7 -5.2 0.0
2016 OMA AAA 61 9 17 2 4 1 9 2 19 5 0 .304 .328 .536 .232 .316 7.4 0.7 0.8
2016 NWA AA 131 20 30 5 1 5 17 13 30 17 1 .259 .331 .448 .190 .293 10.0 2.4 1.3
2016 WIL A+ 39 5 9 2 1 1 4 2 11 2 0 .243 .282 .432 .189 .259 2.0 0.6 0.3
2016 KCA MLB 14 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 .286 .286 .286 .000 .181 -0.8 0.1 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2016 34 0.5294 0.5588 0.6842 0.6111 0.5000 1.0000 0.2500 0.3158 0 0.000000
Career340.52940.55880.68420.61110.510.250.315800

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year/$0.5075M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5075M (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/16. Placed on restricted list 5/10/16 (80-game suspension for positive PED test reduced to 50 games).
  • 2015. Contract selected by Kansas City 10/27/15. Added to World Series roster as pre-series injury replacement for Tim Collins.
  • Signed by Kansas City as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic 7/27/11. $2M signing bonus.

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 313 34 76 12 5 6 30 12 82 12 4 .260 .283 .399 .241 7.0 SS 0, 2B -1 0.6
80o 291 31 66 11 4 5 27 10 78 10 4 .245 .267 .375 .227 2.6 SS 0, 2B -1 0.1
70o 276 28 61 10 4 5 24 9 75 9 3 .234 .255 .357 .217 -0.2 SS 0, 2B -1 -0.2
60o 262 26 55 9 4 4 23 9 72 9 3 .224 .245 .342 .209 -2.4 SS 0, 2B -1 -0.4
50o 250 24 50 8 3 4 21 8 70 8 3 .216 .236 .328 .201 -4.2 SS 0, 2B -1 -0.6
40o 238 22 46 7 3 4 19 7 67 7 2 .207 .227 .315 .193 -5.9 SS 0, 2B -1 -0.7
30o 224 20 42 7 3 3 17 6 64 7 2 .198 .217 .300 .184 -7.4 SS 0, 2B -1 -0.9
20o 209 18 36 6 2 3 15 6 61 6 2 .187 .205 .283 .174 -8.9 SS 0, 2B -1 -1.1
10o 187 15 30 5 2 2 13 5 56 5 2 .172 .189 .259 .161 -10.5 SS 0, 2B -1 -1.2
Weighted Mean25625528342287183.220.240.335.204-3.4SS 0, 2B -1-0.5

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/30/2016 10:44 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 514 59 126 20 9 11 52 23 134 20 7 .264 .293 .414 .253 14.4 SS 0, 2B -3 1.3
80o 492 54 113 18 8 10 48 21 131 18 6 .249 .277 .389 .239 7.0 SS 0, 2B -3 0.5
70o 476 50 105 17 7 9 44 20 129 17 6 .238 .265 .372 .229 2.1 SS 0, 2B -3 0.0
60o 463 48 99 16 7 9 42 18 127 16 5 .229 .255 .357 .220 -1.9 SS 0, 2B -3 -0.5
50o 450 45 92 15 6 8 39 17 125 15 5 .220 .246 .343 .212 -5.4 SS 0, 2B -3 -0.8
40o 437 42 86 14 6 7 37 16 123 14 5 .212 .236 .330 .204 -8.7 SS 0, 2B -3 -1.2
30o 424 40 81 13 6 7 35 15 121 13 4 .202 .226 .315 .196 -12.0 SS 0, 2B -2 -1.5
20o 408 37 73 12 5 6 32 14 119 12 4 .192 .215 .298 .186 -15.6 SS 0, 2B -2 -1.9
10o 386 33 64 10 4 6 28 12 115 10 3 .177 .198 .274 .172 -20.1 SS 0, 2B -2 -2.4
Weighted Mean456469515784018126155.224.250.350.216-3.8SS 0, 2B -3-0.7

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 1% 0% 4% 5%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2017215325011218810521914018.227.256.353.214-0.4-1.43.36.013.2-23.8-2.1
201822504471051779481913517.225.256.347.212-0.5-2.63.15.512.5-23.6-2.0
2019235135011017810511913517.231.262.363.218-0.20.53.25.512.7-20.8-2.0
20202445243951569441612115.227.256.353.214-0.4-1.42.84.711.2-20.1-1.8
202125473461001679471812616.228.260.358.217-0.3-0.72.94.811.7-20.1-1.9
202226458459816610461812015.229.262.364.220-0.10.72.74.511.3-17.8-1.8
20232745044951569451811915.229.262.361.219-0.2-0.12.54.311.1-18.0-1.8
20242844844941569461811914.230.264.366.221-0.10.62.34.111.1-16.9-1.8
20252945244951569461911913.229.264.364.220-0.2-0.12.14.011.2-17.5-1.8

Long-Term Forecast Based on RoS PECOTA (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2017212502351834249678.223.252.345.210-1.2-9.51.50.812.1-23.9-1.3
2018223583374125634139612.222.253.342.209-1.2-8.92.21.012.1-24.3-1.9
2019235195011117810522013818.231.263.362.219-0.7-3.33.31.312.5-20.4-2.8
2020245054910816710501913517.229.260.356.217-0.8-4.43.11.112.2-20.9-2.7
2021255175110917711522213917.228.262.360.218-0.8-4.73.21.013.2-22.1-2.8
2022265445511518813572315018.228.262.371.223-0.5-2.13.20.913.6-19.8-2.9
2023275415411419712552514818.227.265.361.222-0.7-3.42.90.814.0-21.1-2.9
2024285675711920813592815818.229.269.372.226-0.5-1.42.90.614.7-19.7-3.0
2025295605711620813592915216.226.267.372.224-0.7-3.42.50.515.2-21.5-3.0

Upside By Year

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PEAK 5
3.21.41.110.167.449.8

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseball2.40.43.83.60.411.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 94 Ronny Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
2 94 Tim Beckham 2010 .000 DNP
3 93 Garabez Rosa 2010 .000 DNP
4 93 Heiker Meneses 2012 .000 DNP
5 93 Reid Brignac 2006 .000 DNP
6 93 Adam Jones 2006 .193
7 93 Adrian Marin 2014 .000 DNP
8 93 Chris Owings 2012 .000 DNP
9 93 Trevor Plouffe 2006 .000 DNP
10 92 Yairo Munoz 2015 .000 DNP
11 92 Yamaico Navarro 2008 .000 DNP
12 92 Brandon Martin 2014 .000 DNP
13 91 Arismendy Alcantara 2012 .000 DNP
14 91 Eugenio Suarez 2012 .000 DNP
15 90 Marco Hernandez 2013 .000 DNP
16 90 Ian Desmond 2006 .000 DNP
17 90 Jose Rosario 2012 .000 DNP
18 90 Jonathan Villar 2011 .000 DNP
19 90 Matt Tuiasosopo 2006 .000 DNP
20 90 Christian Arroyo 2015 .000 DNP
21 90 Hector Gomez 2008 .000 DNP
22 89 Charlie Culberson 2009 .000 DNP
23 89 Gustavo Pierre 2012 .000 DNP
24 89 Audy Ciriaco 2007 .000 DNP
25 89 Jeudy Valdez 2009 .000 DNP
26 89 Toby Thomas 2014 .000 DNP
27 89 Ivan Castillo 2015 .000 DNP
28 89 Franchy Cordero 2015 .000 DNP
29 89 Mauricio Dubon 2015 .000 DNP
30 89 Chris Nelson 2006 .000 DNP
31 88 Michael Antonio 2012 .000 DNP
32 88 Andrew Velazquez 2015 .000 DNP
33 88 Roman Quinn 2013 .000 DNP
34 88 Phillip Evans 2013 .000 DNP
35 88 Ramon Torres 2013 .000 DNP
36 88 Ronald Ramirez 2006 .000 DNP
37 88 Oscar Tejeda 2010 .000 DNP
38 88 Tyler Henson 2008 .000 DNP
39 88 Amadeo Zazueta 2006 .000 DNP
40 88 Daniel Robertson 2014 .000 DNP
41 88 Jose Flores 2008 .000 DNP
42 88 Emmanuel Garcia 2006 .000 DNP
43 88 Danny Santana 2011 .000 DNP
44 88 Carmen Angelini 2009 .000 DNP
45 87 Abiatal Avelino 2015 .000 DNP
46 87 Nick Noonan 2009 .000 DNP
47 87 Angelo Gumbs 2013 .000 DNP
48 87 Kenneth Peoples-Walls 2014 .000 DNP
49 87 Pedro Florimon 2007 .000 DNP
50 87 Junior Lake 2010 .000 DNP
51 87 Juan Sanchez 2007 .000 DNP
52 87 C.J. Henry 2006 .000 DNP
53 87 Orlando Calixte 2012 .000 DNP
54 87 Brent Brewer 2008 .000 DNP
55 87 Edward Salcedo 2012 .000 DNP
56 87 Brad Harman 2006 .000 DNP
57 87 Lonnie Chisenhall 2009 .000 DNP
58 87 Malquin Canelo 2015 .000 DNP
59 87 Cory Middleton 2006 .000 DNP
60 86 Jake Hager 2013 .000 DNP
61 86 Tyler Wade 2015 .000 DNP
62 86 Jefry Marte 2011 .000 DNP
63 86 Brandon Laird 2008 .000 DNP
64 86 Chris Bostick 2013 .000 DNP
65 86 Elvis Andrus 2009 .242
66 86 Aderlin Rodriguez 2012 .000 DNP
67 86 Gioskar Amaya 2013 .000 DNP
68 86 Jose Gualdron 2008 .000 DNP
69 86 Johan Camargo 2014 .000 DNP
70 86 Luis Sardinas 2013 .000 DNP
71 86 Nick Castellanos 2012 .000 DNP
72 86 Adrian Sanchez 2011 .000 DNP
73 86 Jamie Westbrook 2015 .000 DNP
74 86 Eduardo Escobar 2009 .000 DNP
75 86 Juan Perez 2012 .000 DNP
76 85 Claudio Bautista 2014 .000 DNP
77 85 Jorge Vega-Rosado 2012 .000 DNP
78 85 Eric Campbell 2006 .000 DNP
79 85 Carlos Rivero 2008 .000 DNP
80 85 Andrew Pullin 2014 .000 DNP
81 85 Jose Peraza 2014 .000 DNP
82 85 Gerson Montilla 2010 .000 DNP
83 85 Chris McConnell 2006 .000 DNP
84 85 Jorge Martinez 2013 .000 DNP
85 85 Neftali Soto 2009 .000 DNP
86 85 Jonathan Galvez 2011 .000 DNP
87 85 Jose Coronado 2006 .000 DNP
88 85 Jose Pirela 2010 .000 DNP
89 85 Brian Mathews 2008 .000 DNP
90 85 Cesar Fuentes 2007 .000 DNP
91 85 Francisco Martinez 2011 .000 DNP
92 85 Enmanuel Paulino 2014 .000 DNP
93 85 Alexander Nunez 2010 .000 DNP
94 85 Justin Sellers 2006 .000 DNP
95 85 Wilfredo Solano 2013 .000 DNP
96 85 Miguel Andujar 2015 .000 DNP
97 85 Asdrubal Cabrera 2006 .000 DNP
98 85 Tyler Austin 2012 .000 DNP
99 85 Steven Fuentes 2015 .000 DNP
100 85 Blake DeWitt 2006 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 When Mondesi became the first player in history to make his MLB debut in the World Series last fall, it was only the latest in a series of aggressive assignments for the young shortstop. He spent the entire summer playing Double-A ball, half of it while still a teenager, despite looking overmatched at the plate the season before in High-A. Scouts salivate over his speed, build and defensive chops, and see him growing into a power-hitting middle infielder with multiple All-Star appearances, though he's yet to find even a modicum of success at the plate. To do that he'll need to learn how to make contact and control the strike zone, which is easier said than done when you're habitually facing pitchers with a half-decade of baseball experience on you.
2015 Mondesi may be the top position prospect in the Royals' system, but you wouldn't know it from his minor-league numbers. He spent last summer as an 18-year-old in High-A, where more experienced pitchers hazed him like a fraternity pledge. Mondesi is a true shortstop with blazing speed and a cannon arm, but if they had thrown a kitchen sink at him last year he would have swung at it. He has yet to develop any pitch recognition or a sense of the strike zone, but he has the quick bat and power potential to become a lineup force if the skills come around. Few prospects have as full a tool chest as Mondesi, and a more reasonable assignment (like a repeat engagement with High-A) this year will give him a better chance to start using them to build a career.
2014 What were you doing when you turned 18? Mondesi, son of Raul, was clubbing extra-base hits and swiping bags as the youngest player in the Sally League. It wasn’t always easy (in his sixth game of the year, he went 0-for-6 at the plate with six whiffs, and he had a .582 OPS in June) but he always found a way to bounce back—he had seven extra-base hits and an .806 OPS in July. With his compact, clean stroke, scouts salivate over his hit tool, and his glove carries enough upside that he won’t have to move off shortstop. With plus instincts and feel for the game, he’s one of the top prospects in the Royals organization.
2013 Raul's son was the youngest player in the Pioneer League last summer, and more than held his own thanks to a premium set of tools and a tremendous feel for the game. With legit shortstop skills and precocious bat-to-ball ability, Mondesi has star potential if everything comes together. The Royals are suddenly flush with shortstop prospects in the low minors, and Mondesi may have the highest upside of the bunch.

BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Best SS prospect in 2016?
(Mitch from ATL)
Loaded question.

Assuming that Carlos Correa is still eligible, he is the obvious answer. My sleeper is Adalberto Mondesi. Witt's report is spot-on. I think Mondesi has a ton of growth left, and I have also seen the improvements that Witt talks about in his latest report:
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=170 (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Worried about Adalberto Mondesi?
(Chuck from K City)
Yes and no. I only got one look at him but I hated the approach and pitch recognition. On the other hand, I like the mechanics of the swing and raw ability. I absolutely loved the speed and the defense. He'll be a major leaguer just based on those skills, and he's a talented enough hitter to get it together. He's been pushed incredibly hard and has to hit at Wilmington, which doesn't help, but it's not enough of an excuse for how poorly he's performed. I think he'll always be a low-OBP guy who makes a lot of bad contact, but his defense and speed will be enough to make up for some offensive shortcomings. He's incredibly talented but I worry about the approach and plate discipline.

It should be noted that I am admittedly lower on him than most of our team and have only seen him in person one time, so I haven't finished formulating my opinion and will defer to the guys in that area who have seen a lot more of him and who I trust. I also tend to shy away from guys with terrible plate discipline no matter how skilled they are. (Jeff Moore)
2014-07-07 11:00:00 (link to chat)Still love Adalberto Mondesi?
(Tom from KC)
Yes. (Jason Parks on the Top 50)
2014-07-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Is Adalberto Mondesi overrated? I understand he has consistently been young for his level, but at some point he has to put up numbers offensively, right?
(SK from Boston)
Not at all. CJ Wittman could tell you more than I could but Mondesi is pure lotion in the field (very smooth) and seems to have more pop in his bat every time I've gotten a look at him. All that matters is that he lights it up in the show right? Every time I've seen him go against top flight competition he impresses. He will shine in the majors. (Ryan Parker)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Adalberto Mondesi's hitting?
(Jon from Kansas City)
Considering he's the age of plenty of GCL players, and is currently flashing a plus, plus glove in A+, I'm not too concerned. He has a decent approach, although it isn't showing up in the walk column quite yet. The bat may take a bit longer to manifest, as the glove is clearly the carrying tool. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Adalberto Mondesi - a top 5 ss ever?
(Ryan from Colorado)
He will be one of the top 5 Adalberto's of all time #adalberto (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)From a purely fantasy standpoint - Adalberto Mondesi or JP Crawford?
(Steve from New Mexico)
JP Crawford for me. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you worried about Adalberto Mondesi's struggles?
(Rick from NJ)
No. He's 18 in High-A. If the tools start to regress, then yes. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jp Crawford or Adalberto Mondesi? fantasy wise
(Nick from Colorado)
The reports on Crawford have been fantastic and he just got promoted to Clearwater so I should get a look at him soon. I'll take him. Don't tell Parks though. He loves guys named Adalberto. (Jeff Moore)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Adalberto Mondesi's potential?
(Rick from NJ)
All star SS. A small tick below lindor in the field, and even at the plate, but the glove is plus, plus, and the speed is legit. He's going to be a damn good MLB SS, and for a long time. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Still in love with Adalberto Mondesi?
(Steve from Nebraska)
Still. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please tell me your as high as me on Adalberto Mondesi? You like his Potential?
(Ryan from Kansas City)
Given that you're a Royals fan, I assure you that I'm not as high on Mondesi as you are, but anyone who hits .300 in Wilmington as an 18 year old has my attention. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you Adalberto Mondesi will be a star?
(Eric from Colorado)
I haven't seen him play. Parks seems to love him, and Parks doesn't give his heart to just anyone. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of upside do you see Adalberto Mondesi having?
(Ryan from chicago)
In terms of pure upside, I think we're looking at a potential All-Star caliber shortstop. In reality, he likely comes up a bit short of that projection and "ends up" a really good everyday player. (Mark Anderson)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on the potential of Adalberto Mondesi?
(Nick from chicago)
I defer to Parks & Co. there... I haven't seen him even on video, so it's all reading knowledge that I have - http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22285 (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Adalberto Mondesi?
(Ryan from Kansas City)
Another player that makes everyone feel old; prefers to be called Raul (I think); may not be a star, but that's OK. (Ronit Shah)
2014-03-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Adalberto Mondesi? Similar to Lindor down the line or better?
(Nick from chicago)
I think Lindor could be a star. I don't think Mondesi will be even though he is years behind his age. (Ronit Shah)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Try not to star-chasing but you have been in Seattle for more than I thought you would....Can I look for you door by door? You know, for the baseball talk, not for the "D"
(Jim from Bellevue)
Yes. Please knock on doors. I'll be behind one of them. I'll be the guy wearing a Raul Adalberto Mondesi mask and a half shirt. (and that's it) (Jason Parks)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)After Xander, correa, seager and Russell, who are the next best MI prospects to keep an eye on?
(Biscuits from Morgan hill, ca )
Raul Adalberto Mondesi could be a star; Jose Rondon will have helium this off-season. Just wait. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! The transcripts are always fun to read. Pick two to stash on a dynasty minors roster: Tyler Glasnow, Yordano Ventura and Adalberto Mondesi.
(Alex from Tacoma)
Ventura and Mondesi. Not a knock on Glasnow, but I would want a pitcher who is closer to producing in the majors. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)what is Adalberto Mondesi's potential and did he crack your top 50?
(Scott from NY)
Fist-division potential; he made the list. (Jason Parks on the Midseason Top 50 Prospects)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any players who have basically come out of no where this year to the point where they are a top 50 type prospect? For example someone like Gregory Polanco last year.
(petelunchbox from Handsome City)
You could say perhaps Raul Adalberto Mondesi, coming off his short-season resume last season. Sonny Gray has done a very nice job of reclaiming his prospect status (if not even surpassing it out of college). (Jason Cole)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What prospects in lower-level stand out to you in having a feel for the game?
(TPX2 from Taiwan)
Off the top of my head, Raul Adalberto Mondesi impressed big time with his overall feel in spring training. Rougned Odor in High-A with the Rangers is another. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Bret, I play in a fairly deep competitive keeper league 16 team with a 20 man minor system. I am always looking for the edge in future top prospects as they carry quite the value in mid season trades etc. In 2011 I was able to grab a pre breakout Taveras and Bogaerts, since that year I am always looking for prospects who look to really make that jump from back end or outside the top 100 to future top 30 stud. I was wondering if you had some names to watch in A and Low A, that could make these leaps, particularly position players. Alen Hanson and Polanco are already picked up, Adalberto Mondesi is spoken for as well, trying to stay ahead of my competition.
(Brandon from Toronto)
If you want a few off the radar names, how about Zach Eflin and Dilson Herrera. And if you don't need to dig quite that deep, check out Dorssys Paulino, Blake Snell, Jeimer Candelario and Joe Ross. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)You have Oscar Taveras and Adalberto Mondesi on a double date, who do you take and where do you go?
(SexyAndIKnowIt from LMFAO)
Taveras would get the date because he has seniority and more present skills. I'd take him to the IFC and then to casual yet charming bed and breakfast with a view of the park. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)If you could see 3 minor league teams this year, who would they be? Anything especially good in the Sally this year? Yay for real opening day!
(marjinwalker from lunch break)
Rafael DePaula (Yankees); Adalberto Mondesi (Royals); Javier Baez (Cubs). Just to name three that would probably be worth the price of admission. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see Adalberto Mondesi ranking next year .... top 10? top 20? or does he still have a lot of developing to do?
(lmb326 from jersey)
He still has a lot of development to do, and his bat might struggle at the first season level. A lot of people "scout" the numbers a prospect produces, and if Mondesi doesn't rake, he might not get the love. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Adalberto Mondesi and Gabriel Guerrero walk into a party....
(lpunkari from Fort Frances, Ontario)
And shit gets real (Jason Parks)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Adalberto Mondesi: if everything goes perfect - can he be the next teenager in the MLB's?
(Tony from Work)
If everything goes perfect, yes. If nothing goes perfect, no. (Matthew Kory)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Dorssys Paulino, Adalberto Mondesi, and Luis Sardinas. Who rises the most over the next year and who has the highest offensive ceiling?
(kojomoe from oakland)
Mondesi and Sardinas as legit SS prospects; Paulino is most likely a 2B in the end. Paulino has a nice bat; good contact and pop; Mondesi doesn't have a big power ceiling, but can drive the ball and will hit for average; Sardinas is a line-drive type that could hit .300 because of his 7 run. I like Mondesi as the all-around prospect. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any predictions about which outside-the-top-50-or-so prospects might be top-10 prospects in 2014? In other words, who should I draft this year who will make me look really smart next year?
(Dennis from WI)
Adalberto Mondesi has a chance to take another big prospect step forward; Kyle Crick could take a step and become a serious dude. (Jason Parks)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)A buddy who is in this chat right now traded me Adalberto Mondesi for Grady Sizemore in a keeper of all keeper leagues. Please help me in pitying the fool.
(tigerw701 from mpls, mn)
Mondesi is 17, so you will need to keep him for a long time before he reaches the majors. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)How does Adalberto Mondesi compare with Profar and Lindor when they were 17-year-olds?
(Gene from LA)
Very similar when it comes to baseball instincts and feel for playing the position. Mondesi doesn't have Profar's bat or offensive upside; closer to Lindor in that regard. He has a chance to be special. (Jason Parks)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2012 rok 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 afx 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 afa 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 aax 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 mlb 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 aaa 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 afa 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 aax 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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