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Follow The Prospects: Brian Goodwin, CF
« Topic Start: October 24, 2011, 03:05:49 PM »
Brian Goodwin

Position: CF Bats: Left Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 190 lb. Age: 20 (11/2/1990)
Picked No. 34 by the Nationals in June 2011 Draft

College Stats:
2010 (UNC): .291/.411/.511, 66 H/227 AB, 47 R, 13 2B, 8 3B, 7 HR, 63 RBI, 7/9 SB, 45 BB/49 K
2011 (MDC): .382/.492/.631, 60 H/157 AB, 42 R, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 37 RBI, 16/18 SB

Goodwin said he had no problems with UNC coaches or teammates but was dismissed from school because of academic issues.
Once he left, Price — a fellow native of Rocky Mount — recruited Goodwin to MDC, where he fixed his grades and got his career back on track.

...could be a center fielder and leadoff hitter, general manager Mike Rizzo said.

"Brian Goodwin is a top athlete and one of the most dynamic talents available in the 2011 draft. Goodwin is filled with potential offensively. He has a good approach at the plate and is willing to take a walk. He has plus bat speed. Goodwin’s swing is not geared to for hitting home runs, but he should be in the 10-15 home run range. He is also a threat to steal once he is on base. The only drawback for Goodwin is that he does tend to swing and miss a bit too often. Goodwin should be able to remain in center at the next level. He covers plenty of ground and has a plus arm. His breaks and routes need work...His game needs some polish, but there is plenty of potential here."

From Matt Grabusky, MLB Draft Guide, 6/5/2011:

He just went through the Instructional League in Florida, Byron Kerr reports that he's making good progress according to Byron Kerr of MASN:
"Goodwin made huge strides at instructs," Harris said. "The last three days, he put together some of the best at-bats we had seen."
 "He worked on his path to the ball and put together quality at-bats. Defensively, he made some nice plays at the end of camp."

Pros: Top flight speed, great on the base paths, good plate discipline, hits for some power
Cons: Defense in CF is questionable
MLB Comparison: If he lives up to his potential, Michael Bourn