Nick Madrigal
23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Madrigal, the No. 4 overall pick in 2018, has been exactly as advertised in pro ball, for better and for worse. His elite bat-to-ball skill has been on full display at every level (career 3.0 K%), as has plus speed (35-for-48 on SB attempts last year) and 20-grade power (four HR in 163 games). His lack of power is backed up by a 13.4 Hard%. He didn't get the benefit of the juiced ball at High-A and Double-A, but no qualified MLB hitter even logged a 20.0 Hard% last year. Sometimes players vastly outperform their power grades as prospects, but this is the rare case where that should not be seen as a potential outcome. That should be just fine, however, as Madrigal projects to hit at least .300 with 20-plus steals and 100-plus runs. As long as expectations for his peak seasons are kept in that range, he shouldn't disappoint. Look for him to take over at the keystone early this season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a $6.41 million contract with the White Sox in July of 2018.
Out of Thursday's lineup
2BChicago White Sox
September 24, 2020
Madrigal is not in Thursday's lineup against Cleveland.
ANALYSIS
He is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak and is batting .400 with one extra-base hit (a double) and zero steals on one attempt over that span. Yolmer Sanchez will handle the keystone and bat eighth.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
1
20
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+99%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
+99%
OPS vs RHP
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .421 19 0 0 1 0 .211 .211 .211
Since 2018vs Right .837 79 6 0 9 1 .378 .418 .419
2020vs Left .421 19 0 0 1 0 .211 .211 .211
2020vs Right .837 79 6 0 9 1 .378 .418 .419
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+25%
OPS on Road
2019
No Stats
2018
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .644 30 2 0 4 1 .310 .333 .310
Since 2018Away .803 68 4 0 6 0 .359 .397 .406
2020Home .644 30 2 0 4 1 .310 .333 .310
2020Away .803 68 4 0 6 0 .359 .397 .406
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Nick Madrigal compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.57
 
BB Rate
3.8%
 
K Rate
6.7%
 
BABIP
.370
 
ISO
.030
 
AVG
.343
 
OBP
.381
 
SLG
.374
 
OPS
.755
 
wOBA
.338
 
Exit Velocity
79.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
20.5%
 
Barrels/PA
1.1%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
It is extremely rare for right-handed hitting college second basemen to be drafted in the first round, but the White Sox believed in Madrigal's hit tool and defense enough to pop him with the No. 4 overall pick last year. He came as advertised, hitting .303 with just five strikeouts (compared to seven walks) in 173 PA across stops in the AZL, Sally League and Carolina League. That bat-to-ball ability is Willians Astudillo-esque, that is to say, almost unparalleled. However, almost 50% of his hits went to the opposite field and he failed to hit a home run -- only seven of his 47 hits went for extra bases (all doubles). While he lacks power, Madrigal is a plus runner, and given how often he will end up at first base, that speed should lead to 20-plus steals annually. He is capable of playing shortstop but should be a plus defender at second base. Madrigal will likely head to Double-A at the start of his age-22 season, and should be on the fast track to the majors.
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Moves to leadoff
2BChicago White Sox
September 19, 2020
Madrigal went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 7-1 loss to the Reds.
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Sitting Sunday
2BChicago White Sox
September 13, 2020
Madrigal is not in Sunday's lineup against the Tigers.
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Plates two in win
2BChicago White Sox
September 9, 2020
Madrigal went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's 8-1 victory over the Pirates.
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Collects first extra-base hits
2BChicago White Sox
September 9, 2020
Madrigal went 2-for-3 with two doubles in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Pirates.
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Sitting for series finale
2BChicago White Sox
September 6, 2020
Madrigal is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals.
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