In Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Adalberto Mondesi tallied four hits and three steals. There’s no doubt he has a bright future for the Kansas City Royals.
According to Elias Sports, Adalberto Mondesi put himself among a strong cast of baseball players with his performance for the Kansas City Royals in Tuesday’s game. Mondesi, as of Tuesday, was 23 years and 18 days old. There are only six younger players in MLB history to achieve the feat of having four hits combined with three steals in the same game.
Of those players, three are in the Hall of Fame. Those names are Ty Cobb, Luis Aparicio, and Tim Raines. The other three are Howard Freigau, Gerald Young, and Jose Reyes.
It’s an elite list of names to be accompanied with. Though it may not seem like a statistic that’s all that important, though it may be a good fact to remember for MLB trivia some day. But, it proves that Adalberto Mondesi is the real deal, and that he is primed and ready to be the shortstop of the present and the future for the Kansas City Royals. He has been a bright spot in this dismal 2018 season.
Mondesi’s Season Statistics
There’s no doubt that Adalberto Mondesi is really good. In the 38 games he’s played with the Kansas City Royals, he’s slashing .279/.295/.450. Once he is the everyday starter, there’s a lot to look forward to.
His defense has been impeccable in his twelve games at second base, not recording a single error. At shortstop, he has committed five errors, for an overall fielding percentage of .960 at the position on the season throughout 25 games.
Adalberto Mondesi has proven that he has big game potential. Two of his four hits were doubles. Though the end result of the game was not desirable, Mondesi’s game was one for the books.