The White Sox announced today on Twitter around 12:00 PM PT that former National Champion Beaver Nick Madrigal will be called up to the MLB, where he will be starting at second base in tonight’s lineup against the Kansas City Royals.
Madrigal comes in as MiLB’s 39th overall ranked prospect, and the fourth ranked prospect in a loaded farm system for the White Sox. The former 2018 No. 4 overall pick hit for a .309 batting average, four home runs and 71 RBIs combined between high Class A, Double-A and Triple-A in his two years in the minors. Another important stat to know is that Madrigal only struck out 16 times TOTAL in his two seasons. In addition to his stellar MiLB stats, Madrigal also represented the United States in last year’s All-Star Futures game.
Madrigal was a part of the White Sox “Summer Camp” roster when the MLB restarted, but ultimately was not invited to the opening day roster. Still, Madrigal receiving the call up only one week into the new season is a huge vote in favor of Madrigal’s development. Another important factor of this call up is that by calling him up this early, the White Sox will gain another year of team control on Madrigal’s rookie contract.
And I already know the major question that you’re thinking. Reports say that Madrigal will wear No. 1 for the White Sox, because he is still number one in Beaver fan’s hearts.