Who’s hot and who’s not on the KC Royals Pt. 2
By Trey Donovan
2. Adalberto Mondesi
This season has not treated Adalberto Mondesi well and it does not look like that he will get out of this slump soon. His slash line this season is almost as bad as Gordon’s at .217/.244/.301 with an OPS of .545. With Mondesi this season he has not done a whole lot of things well even with his 5-tool abilities.
This season was going to be the season Mondesi shows all of his tools off and so far he has not done a good job of it. For one he is struggling to get on-base, again, and he is not hitting for much power with an ISO power of .084.
Another thing Mondesi has struggled with is stealing bases which is a little unsettling for a guy with his speed. This year Mondesi is 5-for-9 in stolen bases which is a far cry from his 43-for-50 ratio last year.
The good thing that comes from this is Mondesi’s BABIP which is .321. This means that when Mondesi makes contact he hits for a good average, but this year he has not hit for a lot of contact.
This season has not started great for Adalberto, but he should be able to turn it around and produce to help the KC Royals turn their season around.