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Nick Madrigal

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Nick Madrigal
Name: Nick Madrigal
Born: Mar 5, 1997 in ,
High School: Elk Grove (Calif.) HS
College: Oregon State
Ht.: 5'7" / Wt.: 165 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018155.303.353.3480
Career155.303.353.3480
Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2018 (signed for $6,411,400)
Most 5-foot-7 second basemen wouldn't figure to be top-of-the first round talents if healthy, let alone if they had missed almost two months of their junior season. But Madrigal is far from the ordinary, undersized middle infielder, as he possesses arguably the best hit tool in the 2018 draft class. Northwest area scouts saw just six games of Madrigal (in which he hit over .500 with two home runs) before he went down with a broken left wrist after sliding into home plate during a February game against Ohio State. Fortunately, Madrigal''s track record is a lengthy one, as he played for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team during the summer of 2017 and also hit .303/.342/.376 as an 18-year-old in the West Coast Collegiate League in 2015, with more walks than strikeouts. Many area scouts and scouting directors alike are convinced that Madrigal would be a top-10 selection even if he never came back to the field, given the non-chronic nature of his injury combined with his prolific feel for the barrel. While Madrigal will never be confused for a slugger and likely doesn't have much more fringe-average power, he makes the most of all the juice he has, with elite bat-to-ball skills that allows him to drive the gaps and use his speed to collect extra-base hits in the form of doubles and triples. He's not just a hitter, however, as Madrigal possesses plus-plus running ability and matches that skill with savvy baserunning prowess. A potential top-of-the-order hitter, Madrigal also projects as a plus defensive second baseman at the next level. The hands that allow him to hit with such apparent ease also translate to the field, where he is sure-handed and quick around the bag with enough arm strength for the keystone. Arm strength is the one knock on Madrigal--aside from his size--and scouts are split on whether he can be a major league shortstop, as Oregon State teammate Cadyn Grenier's defense was enough to push Madrigal to second base in 2016. Regardless of which side of the bag teams see him playing in the future, Madrigal seems like a lock to be taken inside of the first ten picks this June and could be a fast-moving college bat at the professional level, thanks to both his baseball skills and professional makeup and work ethic.
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