Nate Mondou gets brief chance to make impression on Oakland A’s

Midland RockHounds' Nate Mondou makes the game winning out at second base in the game against the Corpus Christi Hooks, Friday, July 5, 2019, at Whataburger Field. The RockHounds won, 3-1.20190705 Bbm Hooks Hounds 0002
Midland RockHounds' Nate Mondou makes the game winning out at second base in the game against the Corpus Christi Hooks, Friday, July 5, 2019, at Whataburger Field. The RockHounds won, 3-1.20190705 Bbm Hooks Hounds 0002 /
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Two days may not be a lot of time. For Nate Mondou, they would make a world of difference.

The 27 year old minor leaguer is getting his first look at the majors. Vimael Machin was placed on the Paternity List on Monday, with Mondou called up for the first time in his professional career.

Nate Mondou getting chance to make impression

Mondou is the type of player that the Oakland A’s seem to clone in a lab. He makes contact, draws walks, and can play multiple positions around the diamond. Although he may not have much power, he does all the little things that could make him a useful role player at the major league level.

That profile showed up in his overall numbers. Mondou has posted a respectable .278/.363/.389 batting line in 2701 plate appearances over six seasons, hitting 30 homers and 127 doubles. While he is primarily a second baseman, he has also spent time at third and has been getting more action in left in recent years.

This had been the case in 2022 as well. He had posted a solid enough .283/.374/.431 batting line in his 449 plate appearances, almost replicating his batting line from 2021. Mondou had seven homers and 30 doubles as he continued to draw walks and make solid contact.

And now, he will get a brief chance to show what he can do for the A’s. The season will be over on Wednesday, making that time shorter than anyone would have wanted. But it is a chance to get the attention of the coaching staff and maybe get a leg up on a bench role in 2023.

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Nate Mondou will not have much time in the majors this season. However, he will get a chance to make an impression for a spot on the 2023 roster.

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