Chicago White Sox: Three players they should lock up right now

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Chicago White Sox Nick Madrigal
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Nick Madrigal‘s situation is a lot different than Yoan Moncada and Lucas Giolito’s. Those guys were traded to Chicago while Nick Madrigal was drafted by the organization in 2018. After finishing his last season at Oregon State he came to the Minor Leagues and really started to improve his game. He was awesome through the Minor League ranks in 2019 which led to him eventually ending in AAA. He also won a Minor League Gold Glove along with his awesome offensive output.

The White Sox would be wise to extend Madrigal to a contract before the season starts. They could handle him the same way they handled Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez ahead of their rookie seasons. Robert is going to likely be with the White Sox on opening day so Madrigal should get the same treatment if they plan on having him at any point early in the 2020 season.

They surely believe that he is a part of the long term future. He has been wildly successful so far in the early part of his professional career and it can only get better from there. It would be nice to see the White Sox have their long term answer there for the whole season. They pretty much have a plan for every position in the infield and Madrigal is going to be a big part of that.

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It would be awesome to see the White Sox take care of the guys that are going to bring the good stuff to their team. They are certainly not going to be able to retain every single good player that comes through over the years but these three are ones that deserve to be here in the long term. Part of what will determine their success is how they are able to replenish those around them.