Nick Madrigal
22-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Chicago White Sox AA
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the White Sox in July of 2018 that includes a $6.41 million signing bonus.
Sent back to minors camp
2BChicago White Sox  AA
March 6, 2019
The White Sox reassigned Madrigal to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Madrigal hasn't played above the High-A level, so his inclusion in the White Sox's first round of spring cuts doesn't come as a surprise. The infielder was, however, billed as an advanced college bat when he was selected with the No. 4 overall pick last summer in the first-year player draft, and should move quickly through Chicago's farm system. He could open the upcoming campaign at Double-A Birmingham.
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Starts in split-squad game
2BChicago White Sox  AA
February 24, 2019
Madrigal started at second base and went 1-for-3 in Saturday's spring loss to the Athletics.
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Could debut in 2019
2BChicago White Sox  AA
February 18, 2019
Madrigal could make his major-league debut in 2019, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
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Invited to spring training
2BChicago White Sox  AA
January 22, 2019
Madrigal was invited to the White Sox's big-league camp Tuesday.
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Will play shortstop during offseason
2BChicago White Sox  AA
September 20, 2018
Madrigal will get playing time at shortstop during the Instructional League, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Swipes two bases in return to action
2BChicago White Sox  AA
August 28, 2018
Madrigal (thumb) went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run scored for High-A Winston Salem on Monday.
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