If it weren’t for Luis Robert, Nick Madrigal would be so much more hyped. He is still really highly touted but Robert is their number one prospect by far. Madrigal, however, has the potential to be a very good player himself. He was drafted fourth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft out of Oregon State. The White Sox were able to move Yoan Moncada to third base knowing that Nick Madrigal would be there to take over as the second baseman one day.
Madrigal is a kid who is so good defensively. He won the Minor League Gold Glove in 2019 because he was so good defensively as he rose through the White Sox system. He is also an elite level contact hitting prospect. The White Sox have so much youth in their clubhouse right now and Madrigal is a big part of the next wave.
There was some question as to where he would start before COVID-19 delayed the start of the season. It seemed like they were going to ease him in with Leury Garcia starting at second but now it seems like Madrigal might have a bigger role than we thought. It is going to be fun watching him make his MLB debut but it is going to come in 2020.