"He always helped me, he played his game and gave me good tips," Mondesi said of his father. "That helped a lot."
After batting .261 with seven homers, 47 RBIs and 24 stolen bases, the switch-hitting shortstop was named the Class A Lexington Player of the Year.
"I feel good," Mondesi said. "I had a great year, but I can do better."
Mondesi and the Royals organization's other Pitcher and Player of the Year honorees were recognized in a Futures Night ceremony before the game against Texas on Friday night.
The Pitcher and Player of the Year recipients from each team are as follows:
Left-hander Chris Dwyer and infielder Christian Colon from Triple-A Omaha:
Right-hander Aaron Brooks and first baseman Matt fields from Double-A Northwest Arkansas:
Left-hander Sam Selman and outfielder Lane Adams from Class A Advanced Wilmington:
Right-hander Christian Binford and Mondesi from Class A Lexington:
Left-hander Patrick Conroy and third baseman Hunter Dozier from rookie classification Idaho Falls:
Right-hander Luis Santos and third baseman Mauricio Ramos from rookie classification Burlington:
Right-hander Pedro Fernandez and first baseman/outfielder Samir Duenez from rookie Surprise:
Right-hander Yunior Marte and infielder Angelo Castellano from the Dominican Royals.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.