Nick Madrigal helped lead the Oregon State University Beavers to a College World Series championship last year. He would be a part of another postseason team when he ended the 2018 season with Winston-Salem as they reached the playoffs. Madrigal had a solid first season in the White Sox farm system.
In 43 total games last season, Madrigal had a .303/.353/.348 slash line with seven doubles and 16 RBIs. Madrigal won’t hit for much power in the majors but his ability to get on base will be an asset for the Sox in the future. This season after going hitless in his first two games for the Dash, Madrigal has been hot at the plate recently.
On Friday, Madrigal went 4-for-4 at the plate with one double and two RBIs. Through eight games with Winston-Salem, Madrigal has a .303 batting average with one double, one triple, two stolen bases, and nine RBIs. Along with Robert at the top of the Dash lineup, Madrigal is likely to be no match for High-A pitching if he continues to perform well to start this season.
Madrigal could also end this season in Triple-A similar to Robert. All of the aforementioned prospects will see a promotion or two to the next level at some point. The Sox have a good luxury right now in not needing to rush any promotions that could ultimately stall a player’s development. Sox fans won’t have to wait too long, however, as each of these prospects will be with the team no later than the start of next season.