At 24, Mondesi emerging as star shortstop for Royals

Royals shortstop, Adalberto Mondesi, is a rising star ready to lead KC in 2020.

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February 19, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Adalberto Mondesi watches his triple in the first inning as the Kansas City Royals play the Minnesota Twins in April 2019. Photo by Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star/TNS

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Adalberto Mondesi might be one of the best kept secrets in baseball.

The only player to make his big league debut in the World Series, the 24-year-old Mondesi has blossomed into an emerging star for the Kansas City Royals.

Last season, his 10 triples tied for the most in the majors and his 43 stolen bases ranked second. He did that despite injuries limiting him to 102 games.

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