Nick Madrigal And Baseball Preconceptions

I’ve talked about Nick Madrigal a lot in the last year and a half. More than I’m happy to admit to. There’s like 10,000 players in affiliated baseball, but I’ve spent more time on Twitter, in the Baseball Farm GroupMe, doing Google news searches, and just thinking about this diminutive middle infielder than any other player since he came on my radar in the spring of 2018.

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2018 Farmhand Crop: Nick Madrigal

4th overall pick out of Oregon State after his Junior year, signed at slot value by White Sox. Probably gifted with the best hit tool in the 2018 first year player class. He’s small, and he might not ever hit for power. He’s displayed none in his professional career thus far. Still, even without power, he will be a valuable real-life and fantasy contributor driven by his double-plus hit tool and all-around solid game. More valuable in AVG leagues than OBP leagues.

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