The Detroit Tigers, minor leagues are full of top pitching prospects. For the Tigers, to speed the rebuild up they should look no further than University of Oregon State 2B Nick Madrigal.
He stands just 5′ 7″ but don’t let that fool you. Madrigal, is a very good player. Much in the same vein as Houston Astros star 2B Jose Altuve who is also 5′ 7″. Nick Madrigal is almost a Altuve clone.
Above average in the field and with a bat. Nick, will most likely not make it out of the top 5 draft picks in the 2018 MLB draft. He hits to all fields with some pop in his bat.
His glove work is so good he can be penciled in as a future Gold Glove winner. If the Detroit Tigers do draft Nick Madrigal, then the future of the team has a good core of players to begin competitive baseball at Comerica Park.
Madrigal, draws a lot of walks in part because of his size and in part because he is so disciplined at the plate. He is very fast and can steal bases. This is exactly the type of player Detroit, needs to draft and develop.
He would be an outstanding addition to the Detroit Tigers. Mostly because he will not be there long after the team picks first in the draft.