Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kansas City Royals agree to deal with Adalberto Mondesi, Royals firman Mondesi

The Dominican Baseball Guy has blogged on the Dominican Prospect League previously.  The Giants signed Dominican baseball player Simon Mercedes out of the DPL back in February.

The son of former major leaguer Raul Mondesi, Adalberto Mondesi, signed a $2 million deal with the Kansas City Royals.  The elder Mondesi played 13 MLB seasons, and was the rookie of the year in 1994.  He was really a fun guy to watch and a five tool talent at his best.  Raul is now mayor of his hometown, San Cristobal, DR.

Raul's son, Adalberto signed the contract on his 16th birthday, the first day that international players can sign with a big league club.  The Royals feel he is one of the top free agent prospects on the international market and jumped at the chance to sign him.  They see him as a great defensive player at shortstop already, and a switch hitter with great potential at the plate.

Since Adalberto does not have an MiLB profile page yet, The Dominican Baseball Guy is assumed he is from San Cristobal too.  But upon further inspection it looks like he was born in Los Angeles when his father played for the Dodgers, this according to his Dominican Prospect League profile page.

Good luck with the Royals young Mondesi, hope to see you in the bigs soon.

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