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Birth Date3-5-1997
Height5' 7"
Weight165 lbs
Age22 years, 5 months, 14 days
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MLB Statistics


Statistics for All Levels

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2018 KAN A SAL 12 49 .240 .310 .366 .319 97 2.9 1.4 -0.1 145 0 0.9 1.1 2.2 0.6
2018 WNS A+ CAR 26 107 .243 .320 .356 .319 103 -0.2 3.0 -0.2 121 0 -1.8 0.0 2.2 0.3
2018 WSX Rk AZL 5 17 .234 .303 .330 .154 103 -0.2 0.5 -0.1 106 0 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 0.0
2019 WNS A+ CAR 49 218 .238 .321 .363 .269 107 2.8 5.9 -0.8 114 0 3.5 3.6 2.7 1.6
2019 BIR AA SOU 42 180 .249 .320 .377 .348 103 9.2 4.8 -0.4 154 0 0.0 0.3 9.3 1.5
2019 CHR AAA INT 16 74 .281 .362 .484 .279 114 -2.1 2.4 -0.1 96 0 -0.4 0.6 -0.3 0.2

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2018 WSX Rk AZL 17 13 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 .154 .353 .154 .000 0 0
2018 KAN A SAL 49 44 9 15 3 0 0 18 6 1 0 2 2 .341 .347 .409 .068 3 0
2018 WNS A+ CAR 107 98 14 30 4 0 0 34 9 5 5 6 3 .306 .355 .347 .041 1 0
2019 CHR AAA INT 74 64 14 18 1 0 1 22 8 9 3 3 2 .281 .365 .344 .063 1 0
2019 BIR AA SOU 180 164 30 56 11 2 1 74 16 14 5 14 6 .341 .400 .451 .110 0 0
2019 WNS A+ CAR 218 191 20 52 10 2 2 72 27 17 6 17 4 .272 .346 .377 .105 3 1

Plate Discipline

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 403 48 112 13 0 10 42 11 54 12 6 .292 .320 .405 89 13.9 2B -3 1.2
80o 376 42 97 11 0 8 37 10 52 11 5 .270 .298 .368 79 6.4 2B -3 0.4
70o 357 38 88 10 0 8 34 9 51 10 5 .258 .284 .358 71 1.7 2B -3 -0.1
60o 341 35 80 9 0 7 31 8 49 9 4 .245 .271 .337 64 -2.0 2B -2 -0.5
50o 325 32 72 8 0 6 28 7 48 8 4 .232 .256 .315 58 -5.2 2B -2 -0.8
40o 309 29 67 8 0 6 26 7 46 7 4 .226 .249 .313 52 -8.0 2B -2 -1.1
30o 293 27 59 7 0 5 24 6 45 6 3 .210 .233 .288 45 -10.7 2B -2 -1.4
20o 274 24 51 6 0 4 21 5 42 6 3 .194 .216 .262 38 -13.4 2B -2 -1.6
10o 247 20 43 5 0 4 17 4 39 5 2 .181 .199 .252 27 -16.4 2B -2 -1.9
Weighted Mean33233769062974884.239.263.32461-3.82B -2-0.7

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2019-07-31 12:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Madrigal is hitting much better at AA than he did in A-ball this season. Will the ChiSox give him a look before season's end? If not, is he top 10 on this upcoming offseason's top 100?
(ironcityguys from urban area)
He just got promoted to Triple-A, but my answer is still no. I think we see him after they get an extra year of control on him in April (which isn't condoning the practice of service time manipulation. We'll see how he does in Triple-A but he could well *earn* a call up in September and not receive it. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-07-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seems like Nick Madrigal's star is starting to rise a bit. Any chance he sees the majors late this year?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I think he could earn a shot but again see it as unlikely that the org gives him time there until early next year. Perhaps if Chicago remains on the fringes of the wild card and wants to make a push. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Madrigal seems to be having an uneven year in high A ball--good onbase, no power. Any additional info on him you can share?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
The power output isn't ideal, but he's still got a good ideal at the plate and I think he'll run. I'm not worried. I think we're still looking at a solid average and double digit homers/steals when it's all said and done. (Mark Barry)
2019-05-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Craig. Has Nick Madrigal's season so far been a bit underwhelming?
(The Pointy End from Somewhere)
My pleasure! Yes, it has and I think those creeping doubts about how much power he has are resonating right now. It's still early, and we've cited the roundtable we did on Madrigal and the smaller-framed guys who trade off hit for power a lot (Jeffrey did it in his article today, even), but there has to be power to trade off for. Whether Madrigal has enough is going to be the question. That might also be the issue for Pratto, going back to before. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-04-19 18:00:00 (link to chat)Excluding anyone in the majors currently and also Vladdy dadi... give me your top 5 prospects of your choice to start a dynasty with.
(Rocky from Los Angeles )
I'll stick to guys I've seen, however briefly. Hitters would be Royce Lewis, Alex Kirilloff and Nick Madrigal. All are young, have very advanced hit tools and really understand the strike zone. Pitchers would be Mitch Keller, Brusdar Graterol and Ian Anderson. They each already have the requisite pitches and enough command of each to have pretty high floors and the chance to be great fantasy starters. (Scott Delp)
2019-03-15 16:00:00 (link to chat)Are you a Nick Madrigal fan?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
I am. I'd like to see a little more pop, like any pop, but I think this season he'll earn back some of the draft day fans. (Mark Barry)
2019-03-08 16:00:00 (link to chat)First year player draft starts this weekend (2018 Draft pick, J2, and random prospects who weren't rostered before 2018). I have first pick, trying to decide between all the 2018 draft guys and others; Kristian Robinson, Paddack. Who would you take?
(Gary Mack from in the back)
Nick Madrigal is a top choice from 2018 draft. I like Paddack a lot, and he's close to the MLB now, but Mize the better upside long term. Kristian Robinson maybe my third choice behind Madrigal, Mize. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Jeff. Thanks for chattin! Do you think Nick Madrigal can be a 300/350/450 guy with 30 SB a year when he is fully matured, say 2 or 3 years into the majors? or is that SLUG% too high? He seems very advanced with the stick and scouts are always talking about "power comes later".
(sailenac from SD)
That's in the general vicinity of the "lesser Jose Altuve seasons" which is a comp we've used around here. And yeah, I'm somewhat bullish on the swing generating at least 40 game pop once he's fully healthy, It's not like it's a Ben Revere hack. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hot take! Who has best offensive career? Ke'Bryan Hayes, Yusniel Diaz, Nick Madrigal, Nate Lowe, Garrett Hampson. Do any of them really stand out as definitively the best of this group or are they all close? And yes, this is an altered fantasy question. Thanks, Jeff.
(djdj from house)
Probably Madrigal who gives you Hayes' batting average with Hampson's steals, but Hayes could also have a power breakout and be a fantasy monster. I don't know that I'd BET on that, but I would not be surprised certainly. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2019-02-25 16:00:00 (link to chat)Does Nick Madrigal see the Majors this year? If so, what do you expect from him?
(Buddy from Peoria, IL)
Probably not. You will dream of Dustin Pedroia, you will get, I dunno, right-handed Joe Panik? (Jon Hegglund)
2019-02-18 16:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Kevin thanks for chattin! I have my choice between Nate Lowe, Vidal Brujan, Gavin Lux, Nick Madrigal, Yusniel Diaz, and Ke'Bryan Hayes, in a draft coming up for 12-t keep-forever dynasty. I'm in the position to win now coming off a 1st place finish last year. Which of these TWO do you like most for offensive output?
(djdj from house)
Long term, Madrigal for sure. Next, it's between Yusniel and Brujan. Brujan has more SB upside, Yusniel a safer floor and less speed. However, if you want specific help for the short term, Hayes and Yusniel your best bets. I'd still go Yusniel over Hayes for 2019 help--but take Madrigal even if he doesn't help this year. (Kevin Jebens)
2019-02-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)So I have first pick in my draft - First year players, so we're talking 2018 draftees and J2 guys. Considering India or Larnach - who would you take, and is there someone else I should consider?
(Gary Mack from in the back)
I'd lean Larnach. He's probably my favorite guy of the 2018 draftees. I know Bret loves Nick Madrigal, and I've consulted his list often this offseason. (Mark Barry)
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Holy Nick Madrigal. Does Bret have a gun pointed to your head right now?
(Jeff from Miami)
We really, really, really think he will hit. We talk a fair bit about him on the companion podcast, and Jarrett would have him top ten overall right now for one. You can also tell that Bret provides no editorial leverage because of the lack of big beefy corner bats on the list. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Crystal ball time...if the White Sox sign Machado i would presume it’s to play 3b. How would you see this impacting Yoan Moncada and the development of Nick Madrigal? Madrigal appears that he could move up quickly and eventually will settle at 2b. Thanks.
(Cubbie Bear from Chi-Town)
I'm not sold on Machado at 3B. Feels like he still fancies himself as a SS, so I'd imagine that would be a big piece of the free agency pitch. Tim Anderson was a lot better defensively last season, but was sort of a disaster in 2016-17, so I don't think he has that spot on lock. Let's say Moncada at 3B, Madrigal at 2B, Anderson in CF and Machado at the six. (Mark Barry)
2018-12-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does Nick Madrigal's lack of power concern you as a prospect evaluator? How much does it limit his value?
(Terry from Connecticut)
There's more power projection there than it might seem, in part because of the era. We like him a lot, but he might be a much better real life player than a fantasy player if that concerns you. (Jarrett Seidler)
2018-08-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What's the difference in Nick Madrigal and Nicky Lopez the profiles seem similar yet all the love for madrigal and you rarely hear about Lopez?
(bphil2712 from The Ozarks )
Madrigal's hit tool is more than a grade better than Lopez's and Madrigal has more speed. Not to mention the lack of strikeouts (4 in 146 PA). And I think we've all come to agree that short guys with elite bat control are worth more than we think, which is why Madrigal gets the hype. I agree that no one talks about Lopez. He can take a walk, something Madrigal is still learning to do, but otherwise is a little uninspiring. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-09-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Are you confident the White Sox starting middle infield in, say ... 2022 will be Timmy and Moncada?
(George from Kankakee)
I think they're both solid regulars at SS/2B right now, I think there's a lot more in there from Moncada and think Anderson can keep improving. However, 2022 is pretty far away and a lot can happen by then. Moncada may get bigger and move to 3B or 1B, and there's always a chance guys have to move off shortstop just because it's so difficult--although Anderson has athleticism to spare and has looked a looooooooot better there in recent weeks.

Still, Nick Madrigal may put pressure on a position change for *someone* as soon as next year, so 2022 feels like forever away. (Nick Schaefer)

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