At least he isn’t Brian Jordan. Mondesi’s career in a nutshell: He came up with the Dodgers in late 1993, hitting .291/.322/.488 in 86 AB. He then hit .306/.333/.516 in 1994, winning the Rookie of the Year award. It looked like he’d be a star for years… But he never got better. With the Dodgers through 1999 he put up a series of seasons of about that level. In 1997 he hit .310/.360/.541, his best season in all categories, but not a whole lot different from what he normally did. His batting average faded a little but he picked up a few more walks to compensate.
For two and a half years, he played for the Blue Jays, for whom he had one year like his Dodger season then faded, then went to the Yankees for two half seasons. They unloaded him on the D-Backs in late 2003. His 2003 season was pretty similar to his old standard, .272/.343/.484. He then got into a mess in 2004, playing briefly and poorly for the Pirates before jumping the team claiming there was a kidnap plot against a family member in the Dominican. Whether this is true is not clear, but he managed to finagle his release from the Pirates and hooked up with the Angels. But he soon got hurt, and soon enough he jumped them too, failing to show up for a rehab assignment.
If his head is screwed on right and he’s healthy he can give a Brian Jordan Mark I-level performance, say .275/.332/.488 — his career line. Considered a good defensive outfielder with a cannon arm, his range factors are only fair in recent years and his assist rate isn’t that high. Was 22-for-33 as a base stealer in 2003 and has probably slowed down a good bit. The Braves say he’s their right fielder and I guess that’s so, unless he flips out again.