Brian Goodwin
Brian Goodwin
29-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Goodwin spent spring with the Royals before he was surprisingly waived just before teams broke camp. The Angels claimed Goodwin to fill in for Justin Upton. Upton's absence dragged into mid-June. In his stead, Goodwin slashed .289/.349/.446. Goodwin's playing time waned before he was shelved in early July after being hit on the wrist by a pitch. He returned in mid-July, resuming a reserve role, but playing frequently as Upton and Mike Trout battled injuries over the second half. Goodwin's production dipped precipitously; he fanned at a 23% clip as a starter compared to 35% as a reserve. Last season's final slash of .262/.326/.470 is a fair baseline. Goodwin's 2020 playing time is tied to how soon uber prospect Jo Adell is called up. If Goodwin is playing regularly to begin the season, he's mixed-league worthy in deep formats. Just be ready to find a replacement when Adell debuts. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $2.2 million contract with the Angels in February of 2020.
Swats solo homer
OFLos Angeles Angels
August 12, 2020
Goodwin went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's victory over the Athletics.
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Goodwin was part of a trio of Angels to go deep against Oakland starter Mike Fiers in the fourth inning. The long ball was the first in nine games during the month of August for Goodwin, who has moved into a left-field platoon with Justin Upton. On the season, Goodwin is slashing .271/.352/.542 with three homers and 10 RBI.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
1
1
1
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
Even Split
2020
 
 
+25%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+3%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+12%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .783 145 15 6 18 3 .242 .322 .461
Since 2018vs Right .780 547 78 20 64 9 .260 .327 .453
2020vs Left .750 12 1 1 1 0 .250 .250 .500
2020vs Right .937 42 7 2 9 1 .278 .381 .556
2019vs Left .815 104 12 4 15 1 .263 .320 .495
2019vs Right .790 354 53 13 32 6 .261 .328 .462
2018vs Left .643 29 2 1 2 2 .143 .357 .286
2018vs Right .717 151 18 5 23 2 .254 .311 .406
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+135%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2018
Even Split
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .823 371 50 15 42 8 .260 .333 .489
Since 2018Away .733 321 43 11 40 4 .253 .318 .415
2020Home 1.233 28 5 3 8 0 .320 .393 .840
2020Away .525 26 3 0 2 1 .217 .308 .217
2019Home .816 255 33 10 25 5 .258 .327 .489
2019Away .771 203 32 7 22 2 .266 .325 .446
2018Home .710 88 12 2 9 3 .247 .333 .377
2018Away .707 92 8 4 16 1 .232 .304 .402
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Stat Review
How does Brian Goodwin 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
0.43
 
BB Rate
11.1%
 
K Rate
25.9%
 
BABIP
.323
 
ISO
.271
 
AVG
.271
 
OBP
.352
 
SLG
.542
 
OPS
.894
 
wOBA
.386
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.2%
 
Barrels/PA
8.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Goodwin has been on the Triple-A-to-MLB shuttle the past few seasons, teasing with speed and athleticism but with inconsistent results to show for it. He did well plugging injury gaps in the Nationals' outfield in 2017, slugging .498, but did so with a low on-base percentage. He was not afforded the same opportunities in 2018, and his production dropped back to that of a fifth outfielder and someone only rosterable in single-league formats. His overall offensive production has been right about league average for the first 500 plate appearances of his career, and at 28, it is still too early to write him off, but athletic outfielders with potential are a dime a dozen. This one comes with a high strikeout rate (career 27.9%), a low on-base percentage (career .315) and does not run much on the bases. Kansas City is a place that can give him one more chance, so keep him in mind in the endgame in AL-only leagues.
Goodwin began the season at Triple-A Syracuse where he was slashing a middling .256/.327/.367 when he was summoned on May 8. Initially, Goodwin played sparingly, backing up Michael A. Taylor who took over in center field after Adam Eaton was lost for the season. In mid-June, Goodwin took over for the injured Jayson Werth, not missing a game between June 20 and August 13, when he was put on the disabled list for the duration of the season with a groin injury. When healthy, Goodwin exhibited some pop, slugging a robust .498, including 21 doubles and 13 homers in 278 plate appearances. In general, Goodwin looked more comfortable than his cup of coffee in 2016, fanning an acceptable 25 percent of the time with a reasonable 8.3 percent walk rate. With Eaton back, and Taylor worthy of regular playing time, Goodwin is earmarked for backup duty. However, Eaton, Taylor and Bryce Harper aren’t known for their durability, making Goodwin an intriguing endgame play in NL-only.
Things really seemed to click for Goodwin following the 2015 season, when he batted .316 in 154 plate appearances over 35 games in the Venezuelan Winter League. He then followed that up with a strong campaign back in the states, slashing .280/.349/.438 in 492 plate appearances over 119 games with Triple-A Syracuse before earning a promotion to the big leagues in the fall, where he batted .286 in 44 plate appearances. That batting average can essentially be thrown out altogether, as it was accompanied by a .429 BABIP and 31.8 percent strikeout rate. Additionally, he had been a below league-average hitter at Triple-A in 2014 (92 wRC+) and at Double-A in 2015 (81 wRC+), so the fact that he finally succeeded against upper-level minor league pitching last season may have had more to do with his age (25) than anything else. He will compete with Michael Taylor and Chris Heisey for a bench role, and is likely to open 2017 back at Triple-A.
Goodwin struggled through a tough season at Triple-A, and couldn't repeat the gains he had seemingly made at the plate the year before. Injuries limited him to 81 games, which didn't help, but based on who they called up when needed, it looks like the Nationals now view Michael Taylor as the more viable long-term option for the organization in center field. Don't write off Goodwin just yet, though. His package of tools is as impressive as any player in the organization, and when he's got everything working he can display power, speed, plate discipline and solid defense, a profile which is more than major-league quality. A return engagement at Syracuse, and a chance to prove that he can take that next step in his development, will be crucial for his future. If the 24-year-old picks himself up, he'll be right back in the Nats' plans. If not, he could be stuck for a while in the Triple-A wilderness.
Goodwin is still a work in progress, but there were some very encouraging signs in last season's performance. He maintained a strong walk rate, while beginning to tap into his power potential, and although his 121 strikeouts in 457 at-bats look bad, it was actually an improvement over his 2012 rate at Double-A. He'll likely always struggle to hit for a great batting average, but otherwise, he has every tool you could want in a center fielder. The Nationals don't have a problem promoting prospects when the organization feels they're ready, so if Goodwin finally pieces it all together, Denard Span could become expendable in a hurry.
Goodwin's pro debut went as well as the Nationals could have hoped as he torched Low-A pitching before getting jumped two levels (and, admittedly, closing out the year with much less impressive numbers). The club now views the 2011 supplemental pick as their center fielder of the future, and it's easy to see why given the combination of power, speed, plate discipline and defense he is capable of displaying. There are still questions to be answered in the high minors, and the Nats do not need to rush him, but if he puts together another strong performance he will be knocking on the door of the 25-man roster as a potential fourth outfielder in 2014.
Goodwin was the Nationals' sandwich-round pick in the 2011 draft and is ready to start his pro career at Low-A or High-A in 2012. There is some debate as to whether he would be best suited at the top or in the lower half of a batting order, but there is no doubt that his bat speed and plate discipline could allow him to develop into an above average hitter. His speed in center field is very impressive, but there are questions about whether he could play the position every day. Don’t expect a trip to Washington until 2014.
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Not starting against lefty
OFLos Angeles Angels
August 5, 2020
Goodwin is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.
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Slated for platoon
OFLos Angeles Angels
August 5, 2020
Goodwin will platoon with Justin Upton in left field while Jo Adell takes on an everyday role in right, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Knocks in three runs
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 31, 2020
Goodwin went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI, a run scored and two walks in Friday's 9-6 loss to the Astros.
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Draws start against southpaw
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 30, 2020
Goodwin is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Mariners, batting second and playing center field.
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Homers, drives in three
OFLos Angeles Angels
July 30, 2020
Goodwin went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBI in a loss to Seattle on Wednesday.
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