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.
Activated from injured list
2BDetroit Tigers
Groin
September 30, 2019
Goodrum (groin) was activated from the 10-day injured list Monday.
ANALYSIS
With the season now over, the move is purely procedural. Goodrum failed in his bid to return before the end of the season, but it doesn't appear as though he'll be affected heading into next year. He finished his campaign with a decent .248/.322/.421 slash line, adding 12 homers and 12 steals.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
20
13
30
4
8
10
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
8
2
1
6
1
2
3
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+19%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+35%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2017
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .832 245 29 2 14 9 .321 .384 .448
Since 2017vs Right .702 737 88 26 84 15 .217 .292 .410
2019vs Left .927 107 17 1 8 3 .361 .411 .515
2019vs Right .689 365 44 11 37 9 .215 .296 .393
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
 
 
+11%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+214%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .694 475 54 12 43 9 .234 .295 .399
Since 2017Away .773 507 63 16 55 15 .252 .333 .440
2019Home .641 239 27 4 18 5 .221 .276 .365
2019Away .852 233 34 8 27 7 .279 .369 .483
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 2019 data (min 400 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
0.33
 
BB Rate
9.7%
 
K Rate
29.2%
 
BABIP
.338
 
ISO
.173
 
AVG
.248
 
OBP
.322
 
SLG
.421
 
OPS
.743
 
wOBA
.326
 
Exit Velocity
89.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
40.1%
 
Barrels/PA
3.6%
 
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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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Trying to make it back this season
2BDetroit Tigers
Groin
September 14, 2019
Goodrum (groin) did some running drills Saturday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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Not expected back this season
2BDetroit Tigers
Groin
September 10, 2019
Goodrum (groin) is not expected to return to action this season, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Could be done for season
2BDetroit Tigers
Groin
August 28, 2019
Manager Ron Gardenhire acknowledged Tuesday that Goodrum (groin) may not be able to play again this season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. "It just depends on how he does after the recovery," Gardenhire said, regarding Goodrum's chances of returning from the 10-day injured list. "He's going to have to lay off of baseball activities so, we'll see. I'm sure he will try to get back and play a little bit. But we'd be pushing the envelope with that."
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Out 10-to-14 days
2BDetroit Tigers
Groin
August 27, 2019
Goodrum was diagnosed with an abductor strain Tuesday and will miss 10-to-14 days, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on IL
2BDetroit Tigers
Groin
August 23, 2019
Goodrum was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday night due to a left groin strain.
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