Full name is Raul Adalberto Mondesi...resides in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic in the offseason…Son of 1994 National League Rookie of the Year, Raul Mondesi, who played 13 seasons in the Majors with the Dodgers (1993-99), Toronto (2000-02), the Yankees (2002-03), Arizona (2003), Pittsburgh (2004), the Angels (2004) and Atlanta (2005)…Older brother, Raul Jr., played in the Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays' organizations.
Made his first Opening Day roster, but spent a majority of the season with Omaha (AAA) after being optioned on April 21…over three stints with the Royals, batted .170 (9-for-53) with a double, a homer, three RBI and five steals ... Opened the year as the starting second baseman, but hit .109 (4-for-39) over his first 14 games…returned to the big leagues on Sept. 1 and went 5-for-11 (.455) ... Hit his lone home run on April 12, a solo shot off Oakland's Frankie Montas in the ninth inning…all three of his career roundtrippers are solo shots ... Matched a career high with two steals on April 7 at Houston… collected all five of his thefts during his first 12 games of the season ... Fanned 22 times in just 53 at-bats (41.5 percent) at the Major League level ... In 85 games with the Storm Chasers, batted .305 (98-for-321) with 20 doubles, eight triples, 13 homers, 52 RBI and 52 runs scored…tied for 10th in the Pacific Coast League in triples and ranked eighth in steals (21) ... Selected to the PCL All-Star team, batting .316/.346/.544 (75-for-237) before the break…also hit .350 (48-for-137) with a .642 slugging percentage (12 doubles, five triples, six homers) at Omaha's Werner Park ... Had an 18-game hitting streak at Omaha (May 7-June 1), batting .397 (29-for-73) with 13 extra-base hits and 15 RBI.
Made his regular season debut on July 26 and played in 47 games over the final 10 weeks of the year…made 40 starts at second base and also played in seven games at shortstop...Played in 52 games in the minor leagues between Omaha (AAA), Northwest Arkansas (AA) and Wilmington (A)…served a 50-game suspension (May 10-July 4) for violating MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program...Among AL rookies, ranked fourth in stolen bases (nine), tied for sixth in triples (three)…also tied for eighth among all AL players in sacrifices (six) and tied for ninth in bunt hits (five)...Recorded his first Major League hit on his 21st birthday (July 27), a bunt single off Angels' pitcher Matt Shoemaker…became the first Royal to record his first hit on his birthday…also collected his first RBI later in the game...Hit his first Major League home run, a solo shot off Justin Verlander, on August 16 in Detroit…at 21 years, 20 days old, he became the fifth-youngest Royal to hit his first career home run…second home run also came in Detroit (September 25), the second of back-to-back shots off Anibal Sanchez...Recorded a go-ahead bases-clearing triple at Fenway Park on August 28…also had multiple RBI (two) on September 25 at Detroit...Went 17-for-18 in stolen base attempts at Northwest Arkansas and 24-for-25 (96.0%) across three levels in the minor leagues...Entered the season as the top prospect in the Royals' organization according to Ba
Spent the entire regular season at Northwest Arkansas (AA)...tied for ninth in the Texas League with 19 stolen bases in 25 attempts...also tied for fifth in the league with five triples…Participated in the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Cincinnati, going 1-for-2 for the World Team…Placed on the seven-day disabled list on April 12 with a lower back strain...reinstated on May 15…Batted .309 (29-for-94) with five doubles, three triples and a homer during the month of August...also tallied 10 steals in the final full month of the regular season.
In 2014, led the Carolina League (A) in triples (12), which also tied for seventh among all minor league players ... Named a 'Rising Star' in the Arizona Fall League following the 2014 season…hit .233 with six doubles and five steals for the Peoria Javelinas.
Selected as Lexington (A) Player of the Year in 2013 as well as a South Atlantic League All-Star…tied for eighth in the league in triples (7) and tied for 15th in steals (24)…also ranked fifth in at-bats (482), while appearing in a career-high 125 games.