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South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 65: Randel Mondesí

Time is running short for this MLB son and brother

He’s got the lineage, but Randel Mondesí will need to start putting up the numbers in Arizona this summer.

Randel Mondesí

Left Fielder
190 pounds
Age: 20
2022 SSS Top Prospect Ranking 70
2022 High Level Dominican (Rookie)
Age relative to high level +1.3 years
SSS rank among all left fielders in the system 3
Overall 2022 regular season stats 46 games ⚾️ 4 HR ⚾️ 21 RBI ⚾️ .239/.333/.377 ⚾️ 17 BB ⚾️ 41 K ⚾️ 5-of-9 (55.6%) SB

Randel Mondesí, as the son of former major leaguer Raul and younger brother of MLB shortstop Adalberto, certainly has big shoes to fill. He signed with the White Sox on Feb., 2021, and got off to a good start for the DSL squad; he slashed .267/.353/.300 in July, but started slumping halfway through August and ultimately spent his remaining time on the injured list beginning on September 1. It’s very likely he played hurt, which essentially watered down his overall results.

In 25 games totaling 70 at-bats, Mondesí hit .229/.349/.314 with three doubles, one homer, four RBIs, six-of-seven stolen bases, 10 walks (12.0%), 26 strikeouts (31.3%) and 95 wRC+. Despite his lack of power, Mondesí has the build that seems conducive to hitting extra-base hits.

In 2022, his numbers improved, but only marginally, with an uptick in OPS and power but little progress outside of that. On top of it, he’s settled in as a left fielder, indicating that both his range and arm are average at best defensively.

Mondesí’s Baseball Cube player ratings
Speed 77
Durability 61
Power 45
Hitting 44
RBIs 40
Runs 36
XBH 33
Contact 29
Team Winning Percentage .441

At this point, Mondesí’s strongest suit is his gene pool, and the White Sox will hope he has yet to tap major-league potential at a still-young 20 years of age. However, he begins his third season in the system in Arizona, so things really do need to click for him late this summer for him to gain traction. It’s not a make-or-break year, but that time is coming quick.

2023 South Side Sox Top 102 White Sox Prospects

65. Randel Mondesí, LF
66. Emerson Talavera, RHRP
67. Declan Cronin, RHRP
68. Fraser Ellard, LHRP
69. Colby Smelley, C
70. Ethan Hammerberg, RHRP
71. Lincoln Henzman, RHRP
72. Vince Vannelle, RHRP
73. Brooks Baldwin, 3B-2B
74. James Beard, CF
75. Gabriel Rodríguez, RHSP
76. Ronny Hernandez, C
77. Troy Claunch, C
78. Brooks Gosswein, LHSP
79. Tim Elko, 1B
80. Yoelvín Silven, RHRP
81. Trey Jeans, LHRP
82. Jerry Burke, RHSP
83. Carlos Jiménez, 1B
84. Mason Adams, RHSP
85. Frankeli Arias, LHSP
86. Ernesto Jaquez, RHSP
87. Laz Rivera, 3B
88. Xavier Fernández, C
89. Álvaro Agüero, CF
90. Ben Norman, RF
91. Erick Bello, RHRP
92. Adisyn Coffey, RHRP
93. Arnold Prado, RF
94. Alsander Womack, 2B
95. Johan Domínguez, RHSP
96. Evan Skoug, C
97. Noah Owen, RHSP
98. Javier Mora, 2B
99. Will Kincanon, RHRP
100. Yohemy Nolasco, RHSP
101. Billy Seidl, RHRP
102. José Rodulfo, RHRP