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.
Hits home run in loss
2BDetroit Tigers
April 19, 2019
Goodrum went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 7-3 loss to the White Sox.
ANALYSIS
Goodrum hit his second home run of the season in the ninth inning to draw the Tigers a little closer. The 27-year-old now has a solid .281 batting average and .897 OPS, along with seven RBI and eight runs scored. Goodrum should continue to occupy a premium spot in Detroit's lineup moving forward, making him a viable fantasy option in many formats if he keeps hitting.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
12
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+17%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2017
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .760 147 13 1 6 6 .285 .367 .392
Since 2017vs Right .741 430 51 17 54 7 .229 .300 .441
2019vs Left .778 9 1 0 0 0 .167 .444 .333
2019vs Right .909 58 7 2 7 1 .294 .379 .529
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
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+214%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .769 278 32 10 32 5 .254 .320 .448
Since 2017Away .724 299 32 8 28 8 .233 .314 .410
2019Home .883 42 5 2 7 1 .289 .357 .526
2019Away .914 25 3 0 0 0 .263 .440 .474
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
0.67
 
BB Rate
14.9%
 
K Rate
22.4%
 
BABIP
.350
 
ISO
.228
 
AVG
.281
 
OBP
.388
 
SLG
.509
 
OPS
.897
 
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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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Playing in second straight
2BDetroit Tigers
April 17, 2019
Goodrum will start at first base and bat cleanup Wednesday against the Pirates.
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Returns to action
2BDetroit Tigers
April 16, 2019
Goodrum (illness) is batting fourth and will start in right field Tuesday against the Pirates.
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Sitting Sunday
2BDetroit Tigers
Illness
April 14, 2019
Goodrum (illness) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
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Out with illness
2BDetroit Tigers
Illness
April 13, 2019
Goodrum (illness) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Hits first home run of season
2BDetroit Tigers
April 10, 2019
Goodrum went 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Indians.
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