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Adalberto Mondesi

Born: 07/27/1995 (Age: 18)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190
Primary Position: SS
Might even be taller than listed height; noticeable added 10-15 lbs but room for much more growth; broad shoulders; plus-plus athlete; long way away from maturity.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 04/22/2014
Dates Seen 4/8/2014 - 4/14/2014
Affiliate Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)

Very rich demeanor; always helping teammates and working with coaches; controls emotions well on field and is commander on the field.

MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Realistic Role Video
2016 High 65 First division regular No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Left side; hands drift in load; plus-plus bat speed; natural bat-to-ball skills; swing has slight natural lift through hitting zone; will use the opposite field and loves going to left-center; often makes loud contact; can get tied up inside at times. Right side; hands more quiet; plus-plus bat speed; swing is more linear with less lift; still learning to use the right side; presently makes more weak contact than hard from this side. From both sides of the plate, shows an advanced approach; comes up with a plan and will adjust to the situation; plate discipline and idea of strike zone is plus; identifies spin early and tracks ball deep into the hitting zone; can barrel quality spin and velocity.
Power 50 Present gap-to-gap pop; shows ability to backspin the ball in BP; presently more 2B power from bat speed and lift with HR power coming with added strength; gets great post contact extension with balls on outer half.
Baserunning/Speed 70 Gets out of the box quick and accelerates; long graceful strides; has a serious 2nd gear; 3.88, 3.94 on jailbreak bunts from both sides; 4.0 range on ground ball from right side; instinctive base runner; makes good reads on balls in play; added weight has helped; will stay athletic as he grows.
Glove 70 Silky smooth actions; soft hands; great reactions off the bat with quick first step; range is plus-plus; can make backhand pick in the hole; plus instincts on the field; lightening quick transfer from glove to hand; collects himself well when throwing on the run; presently a 60 but with reps could even get better.
Arm 60 Strong, accurate throws; made deep throw in the hole to 1B; fast arm with clean arm action; added strength has helped.

There's big risk here because Mondesi is still a very young player with a long way to go with the bat. He shows great promise at the plate with how dynamic he can be and could develop into a star. His defensive profile is much more advanced than his offensive profile but what he can do at the plate will be more than enough for a premium defensive position. There is a present gap between the top-flight SS prospects and Mondesi but don't be surprised if he enters that conversation.

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