2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Adalberto Mondesi
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Adalberto Mondesi to let fantasy baseball owners know what they can expect from the Kansas City Royals shortstop during the 2020 MLB season.
Kansas City shortstop Adalberto Mondesi did some good things for fantasy owners in 2019, notably coming through in the stolen base department. He went 43-for-50 on the base paths, which was big for fantasy owners, because speed is coming increasingly tough to come by, without completely hurting your team with a dearth of production in other categories. Mondesi was limited to just 102 games last season, and outside of those stolen base numbers, he was unable to replicate some of the numbers with the stick at the dish that he did back in 2018.
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Well, at least he ran with similar aggressiveness last year compared to 2018. Mondesi was due to regress in certain categories, but it’s crazy that his BABIP was actually higher in 2019, yet most of his offensive metrics declined last year. There’s a lot to dig into here, but let’s start with the power numbers.
Mondesi’s 14 home runs in 75 games in 2018, was exceptional. However, there was no way he and his...