Niko Goodrum
27-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
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.
Back in action
2BDetroit Tigers
July 18, 2019
Goodrum (finger) returns to the lineup Thursday in Cleveland, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Goodrum was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's contest after bruising his pinky finger during batting practice, but the injury evidently wasn't a serious one. He'll bat sixth and play first base Thursday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
20
2
25
4
5
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
7
4
1
2
2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+24%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2017
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .785 213 25 1 11 9 .304 .371 .414
Since 2017vs Right .697 640 78 22 72 13 .219 .292 .405
2019vs Left .834 75 13 0 5 3 .328 .387 .448
2019vs Right .671 268 34 7 25 7 .218 .299 .372
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
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+39%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+214%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .683 410 47 10 36 9 .233 .293 .390
Since 2017Away .753 443 56 13 47 13 .246 .330 .423
2019Home .596 174 20 2 11 5 .215 .264 .331
2019Away .827 169 27 5 19 5 .273 .373 .455
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.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.35
 
BB Rate
9.9%
 
K Rate
28.0%
 
BABIP
.327
 
ISO
.147
 
AVG
.242
 
OBP
.318
 
SLG
.389
 
OPS
.707
 
wOBA
.314
 
Exit Velocity
89.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.8%
 
Barrels/PA
4.5%
 
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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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X-rays return negative
2BDetroit Tigers
Finger
July 17, 2019
Goodrum was diagnosed with a bruised right pinky finger after X-rays came back negative Wednesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Scratched from lineup
2BDetroit Tigers
Finger
July 17, 2019
Goodrum was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Indians with a right pinky injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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On bench Tuesday
2BDetroit Tigers
July 16, 2019
Goodrum is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game on the road against the Indians, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Records four hits Sunday
2BDetroit Tigers
July 14, 2019
Goodrum went 4-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and two stolen bases in Sunday's 12-8 win over the Royals.
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Out of Saturday's lineup
2BDetroit Tigers
July 13, 2019
Goodrum is not in Saturday's lineup against the Royals.
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