Niko Goodrum
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Day-To-Day
Injury Illness
2019 Fantasy Outlook
In what was a bleak year for the Tigers, Goodrum was a relative bright spot. Inked to a minor-league contract last winter, Goodrum impressed enough in camp to crack the Opening Day roster. He saw only sporadic at-bats initially but was playing every day by June and ended up finishing top three on the team in runs, home runs and stolen bases. The switch hitter did most of his damage from the left side of the plate, slashing .303/.371/.412 against left-handed pitching compared to just .225/.294/.440 against righties. Goodrum walked at a solid 8.5% clip but gave a lot of that real-world value back by failing to put the ball in play in more than a quarter of his plate appearances (26.8 K%). He may not be a particularly good player, but this is fantasy, not reality, and opportunity drives value in our game. It looks like Goodrum will have a chance to play regularly for the rebuilding Tigers to start the year. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers in November of 2017.
Out with flu
2BDetroit Tigers
Illness
May 18, 2019
Goodrum (illness) is not in Saturday's lineup against the A's.
ANALYSIS
He was a late scratch Friday with flu-like symptoms and will remain out for at least one more game. Brandon Dixon gets the start at DH, hitting seventh.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
5
23
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
4
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2017
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .726 165 17 1 7 7 .271 .358 .368
Since 2017vs Right .701 502 55 18 58 8 .217 .291 .410
2019vs Left .533 27 5 0 1 1 .150 .333 .200
2019vs Right .660 130 11 3 11 2 .211 .300 .360
2018vs Left .783 132 12 1 6 6 .303 .371 .412
2018vs Right .734 360 43 15 47 6 .225 .294 .440
2017vs Left .167 6 0 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000
2017vs Right .167 12 1 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
Even Split
2019
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+214%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .708 324 35 10 33 6 .236 .299 .409
Since 2017Away .706 343 37 9 32 9 .224 .315 .391
2019Home .603 88 8 2 8 2 .207 .261 .341
2019Away .689 69 8 1 4 1 .192 .362 .327
2018Home .763 229 27 8 25 4 .251 .319 .444
2018Away .734 263 28 8 28 8 .241 .312 .422
2017Home .286 7 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143
2017Away .091 11 1 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000
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Stat Review
How does Niko Goodrum compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
BB/K
0.57
 
BB Rate
13.4%
 
K Rate
23.6%
 
BABIP
.250
 
ISO
.134
 
AVG
.201
 
OBP
.306
 
SLG
.336
 
OPS
.642
 
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2014 Fantasy Outlook
Goodrum, the Twins' 2010 second-round draft pick, got off to a fast start at Low-A Cedar Rapids by hitting .280/.392/.401, before he suffered a concussion on Jun. 3. He returned two weeks later but hit just .251/.347/.353 the rest of the season. He'll need more power to succeed at higher levels but has a good OBP, drawing 60 walks in 385 at-bats. He's seen as a raw but excellent overall athlete with a strong arm and good speed (20 stolen bases last season). His walk rate makes him an intriguing prospect, and he may develop more power. Given Minnesota's lack of high upside infield prospects, he could advance rapidly, if he improves at High-A in 2014.
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Late scratch Friday
2BDetroit Tigers
Illness
May 17, 2019
Goodrum was scratched from Friday's lineup against Oakland due to flu-like symptoms, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Leading off again
2BDetroit Tigers
May 12, 2019
Goodrum will start in right field and lead off Sunday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Rejoins lineup for Game 2
2BDetroit Tigers
May 11, 2019
Goodrum (knee) is leading off and starting at second base for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader at Minnesota.
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Not in Game 1 lineup
2BDetroit Tigers
Knee
May 11, 2019
Goodrum (knee) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.
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Nursing bruised knee
2BDetroit Tigers
Knee
May 10, 2019
Goodrum left Friday's game against the Twins due to a bruised right knee, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.
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