Adalberto Mondesi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/27/1995 (27)
Adalberto Mondesi Season Stats
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Adalberto Mondesi News
Kansas City Royals president of baseball operations Dayton Moore said that shortstop Adalberto Mondesi (knee) has a torn ACL in his left knee. The Royals officially placed Mondesi on the 10-day injured list on Thursday and recalled outfielder Kyle Isbel and infielder Emmanuel Rivera from Triple-A Omaha in corresponding moves. Right-hander Brady Singer was also optioned to Omaha. Injuries continue to plague Mondesi, and he'll now miss the rest of the 2022 season, a major blow for the Royals and fantasy managers alike. The 26-year-old speedster played in just 35 games last year due to injuries and has become a major injury risk. Nicky Lopez will likely become KC's regular shortstop the rest of the way, with Whit Merrifield moving to the keystone.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi (knee) had his test results come back on Wednesday. Those results showed that he did do some structural damage to his left knee, which he tweaked during Tuesday's game. The Royals have yet to release an official timeline for Mondesi but he is expected to need a stint on the injured list. Mondesi has struggled with assorted injuries over his career, but he has also been one of the game's most dangerous base stealers when healthy. The 26-year-old is hitting .140 with three runs, three RBI, and five steals across 50 at-bats in 2022. Nicky Lopez should handle most of the work at shortstop in Mondesi's absence.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Adalberto Mondesi (knee) is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. This is not shocking considering Mondesi was forced to exit early on Tuesday. The Royals don't expect Mondesi to miss significant time, but will have him undergo more testing. Nicky Lopez will bat leadoff and play shortstop versus righty Dylan Cease on Wednesday. Lopez could be worth looking at as a possible streaming option with Cease on the mound.
Is Adalberto Mondesi a good MLB player? No, not really. His plate discipline is completely non-existent with a 20.1 SwStr% and 38.8% chase rate, leading to an ugly .230/.271/.452 triple-slash line with a 31.6 K% and 4.4 BB% in 2021. When he makes contact, he struggles to produce line drives (last year's 13.9 LD% was actually an improvement over his 2020 mark) and hits way too many pop-ups (26.5 IFFB%, 43 FB%). As a result, his .299 BABIP was below .300 despite his legendary speed. Mondesi also struggled to stay on the field, logging three IL stints during the 2021 season. The Royals are growing tired of their enigmatic infielder, with reports surfacing that the team may limit his playing time to keep him healthier in 2022. Playing less isn't what fantasy managers are looking for, but the Royals lack the roster depth to follow through with that plan. Instead, RosterResource projects Mondesi as Kansas City's regular DH, allowing him to accumulate a full season of PAs without playing the field to keep him healthy. That should easily produce 60 SB with upside for more. Mondesi isn't a zero in the power categories either, as he boosted his average airborne exit velocity to 97.8 mph and posted a 17.6% HR/FB last season. Steals and homers are the name of the game in fantasy, and Mondesi's ability to dominate the scarcer category without hurting you in the other makes him well worth his ADP of 53.21.