Kudos if you were able to read the title of this post with any kind of fluency. Right there is a sign that you’re a stand-up dynasty player. D-O-R-S-S-Y-S isn’t just a crappy Scrabble hand. It’s also the first name of one of the better (and younger) middle infield prospects that you’ll want to get to know sooner rather than later. Dorssys Paulino and Raul Adalberto Mondesi are two shortstops who have impressed in their first full season of pro ball, and both 18-year-olds are already creeping up some top prospect lists across the world wide web.
Paulino is about eight months older than Mondesi, so we’ll respect the elder and discuss him first. The Indians, like the Rangers, have a luxurious problem on their hands with all of these quality middle infielders in both the majors and minors. Paulino is one of the farthest away but no less exciting. He excelled in Rookie ball last year with 6 homers and 9 steals while slashing .355/.404/.610 in just 41 games. Not too shabby for somebody who was just getting his feet wet as a 17-year-old. Mike Newman of rotoscouting.com praised Paulino as one of the best pure hitters he saw this past spring in Arizona. Continue reading