Raul Mondesi, Infield, Kansas City Royals
Date of Birth: 7/27/1995
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Raul Mondesi, infielder for the Kansas City Royals, was signed by the Royals in 2011. He played in the Royals' minor league system from 2012 through 2015. In 366 games, he batted .246 with 352 hits, 71 stolen bases, 143 RBIs, and 393 strikeouts to 94 walks. Defensively, as a shortstop, he made 890 assists, 157 double plays, 419 putouts, and 82 errors in 324 games.
Mondesi made his major league debut in the 2015 World Series. He became the first player since 1885 to have his first major league at-bat in a World Series game. He struck out as a pinch hitter on October 30, 2015.
In 2016, Mondesi split his time between the Royals and the minors. He batted .185 with 25 hits in 47 games with the Royals. Defensively, he played 42 games at second base and 7 games at shortstop.
Mondesi's father, also named Raul, played major league baseball for seven teams from 1993 through 2005. In 1994, he was named the National League Rookie of the Year. He won Gold Glove awards in 1995 and 1997.