Midseason Prospect Update: Though Numbers Are Down, Mondesi Tops Royals’ System [VIDEO]

Raul Mondesi

Royals shortstop Raul Mondesi

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In Baseball America's new Midseason Prospect Update, shortstop Raul Mondesi sits atop the Royals prospect rankings after starting the season at No. 3. Across the board, Mondesi’s numbers are down compared to his career averages. He’s batting just .225 this season with Class High-A Wilmington and his OPS (.603) is almost 60 points below his career mark. With that being said, the upside of Mondesi is enticing. Consistently playing against older competition, Mondesi has a simple, quick swing from both sides of the plate and projects as an above-average hitter with average power.

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