BY: MATTHEW PRESLAR
An impromptu free Saturday afternoon led us to check around the area for our first game of the season. The best choice was a return to Winston-Salem to see the Dash. The Dash are in the A Advanced Carolina League and one of the three Chicago White Sox affiliates within an hour and a half of our home (Low A Kannapolis, AAA Charlotte).
While we always keep an eye on the promotions, Winston-Salem was an early season destination because two highly ranked prospects were surprisingly assigned there out of spring training, Luis Robert and Nick Madrigal. These two position players are #4 and #5 prospects in the organization and top 44 in all of baseball according to MLB Pipeline.
Scouting grades, early season statistics, and biographical information for each is listed below.
Robert and Madrigal did not disappoint that Saturday. The two were the top two hitters in the lineup and combined to go 7-8 on the day as the Dash handled the Potomac Nationals. We look very forward to seeing these two up in AAA with the Charlotte Knights later in the season. Robert & Madrigal will be key pieces in the ongoing rebuild for the Chicago White Sox.