Nick Madrigal

Nicklaus Michael Madrigal (born March 5, 1997) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Chicago White Sox. He made his MLB debut in 2020.

Nick Madrigal
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Madrigal with the Charlotte Knights in 2019
Chicago Cubs – No. 1
Second baseman
Born: (1997-03-05) March 5, 1997 (age 24)
Sacramento, California
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 31, 2020, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2021 season)
Batting average.317
Home runs2
Runs batted in32
Teams

Amateur careerEdit

Madrigal attended Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California, where he was teammates with Dylan Carlson.[1] In 2015, his senior year, he batted .449 with 28 stolen bases.[2][3] He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 17th round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft.[4] He did not sign with the Indians and attended Oregon State University where he played college baseball for the Beavers.[5]

As a freshman at Oregon State, Madrigal started in 49 games and hit .333/.380/.456 with one home run and 29 runs batted in (RBIs). He was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and was a first team All-Pac-12 selection.[6][7] In 2017, Madrigal's sophomore year, he batted .380 with four home runs and forty RBIs in sixty games and was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. He was also named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team.[8] In 2018, as a junior, he slashed .367/.428/.511 with three home runs and 34 RBIs in 42 games.[9]

Professional careerEdit

Madrigal was selected fourth overall by the Chicago White Sox in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.[10] He signed for $6,411,400,[11] and was assigned to the AZL White Sox before being promoted to the Kannapolis Intimidators in July[12] and the Winston-Salem Dash in August. In 43 games between the three clubs, Madrigal slashed .303/.353/.348 with 16 RBIs and eight stolen bases.[13] He returned to Winston-Salem to begin 2019 and was promoted to the Double-A Birmingham Barons in June after slashing .272/.346/.377 with 52 hits, 20 runs scored, and 17 stolen bases in 49 games with the team.[14] Madrigal was named to the 2019 All-Star Futures Game.[15] After the 2019 MLB Trade Deadline, Nick was promoted to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.[16]

Chicago White SoxEdit

On July 31, 2020, Madrigal was promoted to the MLB. He started at second base and batted ninth against the Kansas City Royals. He went 0-for-3.[17] On August 4, Madrigal suffered a separated shoulder while sliding into third base during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The next day he was placed on the injured list. Overall with the 2020 Chicago White Sox, Madrigal batted .340 with no home runs and 11 RBIs in 29 games.[18]

Madrigal underwent surgery to repair his separated shoulder following the 2020 season.[19]

On April 24, 2021, Madrigal got his first walk-off hit in his major league career in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers off of pitcher John King, leading the White Sox to a 2-1 win.[20] On May 17, 2021, Madrigal hit his first major league home run off of J. A. Happ of the Minnesota Twins.[21] Madrigal hit .305/.349/.425 with 2 home runs and 21 RBI in 54 games. He was the team leader in hits with 61 until June 9, when he suffered a proximal tear of his right hamstring. He was placed on the 60-day injured list the following day.[22] On June 15, the Chicago White Sox announced on Twitter that Madrigal had undergone surgery to repair the hamstring and would miss the remainder of the 2021 season. [23]

Chicago CubsEdit

On July 30, 2021, Madrigal was traded along with Codi Heuer to the Chicago Cubs for Craig Kimbrel.[24]

Personal lifeEdit

His twin brother, Ty, played college baseball at Saint Mary's College of California.[25][26] He signed with the White Sox as an undrafted free agent on June 16, 2020.[27]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://sportstarsmag.com/2020/08/elk-grove-baseball-mlb
  2. ^ "2015 Indians 17th rd pick: SS Nick Madrigal". 247sports.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  3. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, Connor Letourneau | The (June 10, 2015). "Nick Madrigal, Oregon State Beavers recruit, goes to Cleveland Indians in 17th round". oregonlive.
  4. ^ "Indians draft Elk Grove's Madrigal in 17th round".
  5. ^ "Oregon State freshman Nick Madrigal making immediate impact at plate: Beavers rundown". The Oregonian. OregonLive.com. February 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "Nick Madrigal works his infield magic at OSU". Portland Tribune. Pamplin Media Group. May 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Moran, Danny (March 25, 2017). "Nick Madrigal strives for greatness, and wants to push Oregon State to Omaha in the process". The Oregonian. OregonLive.com.
  8. ^ Hull, John. "Former Herd SS Madrigal named Pac-12 player of the year". Elk Grove Citizen.
  9. ^ Boone, Tony (June 28, 2018). "CWS notes: Nick Madrigal, Trevor Larnach, Cadyn Grenier leave Beavers with championship". Omaha World-Herald.
  10. ^ Van Schouwen, Daryl. "White Sox select second baseman Nick Madrigal with fourth pick in draft". Chicago Sun Times.
  11. ^ Sullivan, Paul. "White Sox sign first-round pick Nick Madrigal". chicagotribune.com.
  12. ^ Bokun, Ben. "White Sox first-round pick Nick Madrigal was magical in his Kannapolis debut". NBC Sports Chicago.
  13. ^ "Nick Madrigal Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  14. ^ Duber, Vinnie (June 5, 2019). "Highly ranked White Sox prospect Nick Madrigal getting promoted to Double-A Birmingham". NBC Sports Chicago. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  15. ^ Jim Callis (June 28, 2019). "Here are the 2019 Futures Game rosters". MLB.com. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  16. ^ Pope, LaMond. "White Sox promote Nick Madrigal to Triple-A Charlotte while No. 3 pick Andrew Vaughn heads to Winston-Salem". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2019-08-01.
  17. ^ Scott Merkin (August 1, 2020). "No. 4 prospect Madrigal makes Majors debut". MLB.com. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  18. ^ https://www.mlb.com/player/nick-madrigal-663611?stats=career-r-hitting-mlb&year=2020
  19. ^ Merkin, Scott (January 5, 2021). "Madrigal plans to be ready for Opening Day". mlb.com. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  20. ^ Merkin, Scott (April 24, 2021). "Madrigal gets his first career walk-off in White Sox 2-1 win". mlb.com. Retrieved April 25, 2021.
  21. ^ Duber, Vinnie (May 17, 2021). "Nick Madrigal hits first career home run". NBC Sports Chicago. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  22. ^ Van Schouwen, Daryl (June 10, 2021). "White Sox' Nick Madrigal lands on 60-day injured list with hamstring tear". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  23. ^ @whitesox (June 15, 2021). "Madrigal will miss the remainder of the 2021 season but is expected to be without restrictions by spring 2022" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  24. ^ "White Sox net Kimbrel from crosstown Cubs". MLB.com/WhiteSox. July 30, 2021. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  25. ^ "Elk Grove's Madrigal brothers grow from tiny premature newborns to big baseball talents".
  26. ^ Intern, Jared Rebensdorf - Citizen Sports. "Madrigal twins creating their own paths to success, separately".
  27. ^ @JamesFox917 (16 June 2020). "The #WhiteSox have signed Ty Madrigal..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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