Raul Mondesi always thought he would be a ballplayer like his father, also named Raul, and he is well on his way. The younger Mondesi is currently playing at the Class A level in the Kansas City Royals organization. He signed his first professional contract at age 16, just two years ago. The senior Mondesi was National League Rookie of the Year in 1994 while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He played for thirteen seasons in the big leagues before retiring in 2005.
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