First baseman / Outfielder / Right-handed slugger Ibandel Isabel will once again play a role on the American Association Champion Kansas City Monarchs in 2022 it was announced this morning by manager Joe Calfapietra.

The Monarchs open the 2022 campaign May 13 at Legends Field vs. 2021 playoff foe Sioux City.

Isabel 26, joined the Monarchs on August 5, 2021 and made 27 designated hitter appearances for the ballclub.  The Dominican Republic native hit .320 with 11 home runs and 24 RBI over the course of August and early September.  Item to note: Isabel hit a home run on the first pitch he saw as a Monarch.

In the 2021 American Association Playoffs Isabel played in all 6 games, scored 7 runs – had 7 hits and 7 RBI.  Hit 2 home runs and walked 5 times.  His playoff on base percentage was 429 and his batting average was .304

Prior to coming to the Monarchs, Isabel was with the Rocket City Trash Pandas – the double A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and hit 13 home runs and drove in 28 in 62 games.

Joe quote “We are very excited to have Isabel back on our Club for the 2022 season.  He was an impact player for us in August and during the stretch run.  This is a middle of the lineup bat with power that will contribute at home and on the road”.

The Kansas City Monarchs open up their 2022 season on Friday, May 13th against the Sioux City Explorers. Tickets are on sale now by calling 913.328.5618 or by visiting Follow the Monarchs on all social media platforms!