White Sox MiLB Report: Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal Remain Hot
White Sox prospects remain hot as they continue to carry the offense of High-A Winston-Salem en route to another victory on Monday night.
White Sox fans have been enamored with the team’s farm system since the current rebuild started after the end of 2016 season. Fans have followed tirelessly over the past few years the results of many of the Sox minor league affiliates on a nightly basis.
This season has been no exception. With good reason. There are two prospects that are currently on a tear to start this year. Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal have been wreaking havoc on High-A pitching as of late and it didn’t stop on Monday night.
The Winston-Salem Dash was able to outlast the Wilmington Blue Rocks 9-8 thanks in large part to good performances from Robert and Madrigal. Robert had a 2-for-4 night with one walk for the Dash. He improved his batting average to .477 through 10 games to start the season.
For Madrigal, he collected three hits and saw his batting average climb to .377 through nine games. Robert and Madrigal both are likely to not remain with the Winston-Salem much longer if they continue to perform well. With the Sox not likely to rush either of their promotions, it wouldn’t be surprising if either Robert or Madrigal end this year in Triple-A. They’ve both had good starts to 2019 and it should be a fun time for Sox fans to follow each player.
If Robert can remain healthy for the remainder of this year, he will surely be in a position to make his major league debut to start the 2020 season. Injuries have stalled his progression but Robert still has the talent to make an impact with the Sox. Madrigal, on the other hand, can possibly become another fast riser through the Sox farm system. It would erase doubts about the Sox inability to draft well throughout this rebuild.
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Gwinnett Stripers 9-Charlotte Knights 8
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 5-Birmingham Barons 1
Winston-Salem Dash 9-Wilmington Blue Rocks 8