Adalberto Mondesí Biography
Adalberto Mondesí (Raúl Adalberto Mondesí) is a Dominican-American professional baseball shortstop for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the first player in modern MLB history to make his debut in the World Series. He did so with the Royals in Game 3 on October 30, 2015, against the New York Mets.
Adalberto Mondesí Age
He was born on July 27, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Adalberto Mondesí Family
His father’s name is Raul Mondesi and his mother’s name is not available. He has a younger brother called Raul Jr. His father, Raul, is a former professional baseball right fielder and former Dominican politician who was the mayor of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic. As a baseball player, he was the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year in 1994, an MLB All-Star, and a two-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner. He was elected as the mayor of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic and in November 2017, he was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined 60 million pesos (approximately $1.25 million) for after he was found guilty of corruption charge.
Adalberto Mondesí Wife | Kids
So far, there is no news about him being married or having kids.
Adalberto Mondesí Name Change
He was previously known as Raúl Mondesí (and was sometimes referred to in media as Raúl A. Mondesí or Raúl Mondesí Jr.) when he signed with the Royals from 2015 to 2018. In February 2018 the Royals announced that he will be going by Adalberto Mondesi.
He signed with the Kansas City Royals on July 27, 2011, receiving a signing bonus of $2 million. He made his debut in 2012 with the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Rookie-level Pioneer League finishing the season hitting .290/.346/.386 with three home runs in 50 games. During the 2013 season, he played with the Lexington Legends of the Class A South Atlantic League. He hit for the cycle on May 27. He finished the season hitting .261/.311/.361 with seven home runs. He was named the Class A Lexington Player of the Year by the Royals at the end of the season.
Prior to the 2014 season, Mondesí was considered one of the top prospects in baseball and was ranked by Baseball America as the team’s third best prospect. He was ranked by MLB.com as the 38th best prospect overall. He spent the 2014 season with the Wilmington Blue Rocks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and played for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League after the regular season. He played for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Class AA Texas League in 2015 and appeared in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.
Adalberto Mondesí Stats
His career stats with his team, The Royals, are as follows
2019: Average of .265, in 2018: Average of .276, in 2017: average of .170, and 2016: average of .185.
Adalberto Mondesí Net Worth | Salary
As of 2019, Mondesi is earning a base salary of $576,000, while carrying a total salary of $576,000. He has acquired great wealth from his career. His estimated net worth is still under review.
Adalberto Mondesí Kansas City Royals | Contract
He signed a 1 year / $576,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $576,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $576,000.
He was added to The Royals active roster for the 2015 World Series and became the first player since Bug Holliday in 1885 to make his major league debut during a championship series, when he pinch hit during Game 3 for pitcher Danny Duffy and struck out against New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard. He won his first World Series ring on November 2, 2015, when the Kansas City Royals won Game 5 over the New York Mets.
He hit his first major league home run against Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander on August 16, 2016 and became the he youngest Royal to hit a home run since Clint Hurdle in 1978. He ended the season hitting .185/.231/.281 with nine stolen bases in 47 games. He spent the majority of the 2017 season in AAA. He appeared in 25 games in the major leagues, batting .170/.214/.245 with five stolen bases. He was recalled during the month of June after the beginning of the 2017 season to play shortstop regularly. In 75 games, he batted .276/.306/.498 and hit 14 home runs with 32 stolen bases.
Adalberto Mondesi Suspension
On May 10, he got suspended for 50 games after testing positive for clenbuterol which is banned by Major League Baseball. His suspension was originally 80 games, but was reduced due to the substance having been ingested via cold medicine.