Nick Goody
Nick Goody
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Texas Rangers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Following an injury-filled 2018 campaign, Goody failed to make the Indians' Opening Day roster last season. He was eventually recalled in early June despite an awful 7.77 ERA for Triple-A Columbus. He remained on the big-league roster the rest of the way with respectable results, as he finished the year with a 3.54 ERA in 40.2 innings. His 4.62 FIP creates considerably more skepticism about his performance, as his 12.7% walk rate largely offset his 28.9% strikeout rate. He could have been punished more by his very low 25.7% groundball rate, but his 1.55 HR/9 came in only slightly worse than average. The total package looks like a playable reliever but not one who should be trusted in a high-leverage role, as reflected in his zero career saves. Now in Texas after getting claimed off waivers, he should again hold down a big-league role, but it's not likely to be a fantasy-relevant one. Read Past Outlooks
$Agreed to a one-year, $915,000 deal with the Rangers in December of 2019.
Avoids arbitration with Rangers
PTexas Rangers
December 2, 2019
Goody agreed to a one-year, $915,000 contract with the Rangers on Monday, avoiding arbitration, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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The 28-year-old righty was released by the Indians and then claimed by Texas earlier this offseason. He had a 3.54 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 50:22 K:BB in 40.2 innings for Cleveland. Look for him to fill a middle-relief role.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Nick Goody generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Nick Goody generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-13%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .213 153 40 16 29 6 0 6
Since 2017vs Right .210 299 94 31 55 11 3 12
2019vs Left .226 64 14 10 12 3 0 2
2019vs Right .188 109 36 12 18 2 1 5
2018vs Left .263 20 3 1 5 2 0 1
2018vs Right .303 38 9 4 10 3 1 3
2017vs Left .188 69 23 5 12 1 0 3
2017vs Right .203 152 49 15 27 6 1 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-35%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-35%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.18 1.29 60.1 2 4 0 10.9 3.9 1.6
Since 2017Away 2.70 1.14 46.2 2 2 0 11.8 4.1 1.4
2019Home 4.13 1.33 24.0 2 1 0 10.1 4.5 2.3
2019Away 2.70 1.20 16.2 1 1 0 12.4 5.4 0.5
2018Home 11.57 2.43 7.0 0 2 0 12.9 3.9 5.1
2018Away 0.00 0.64 4.2 0 0 0 3.9 3.9 0.0
2017Home 2.45 0.99 29.1 0 1 0 11.0 3.4 0.3
2017Away 3.20 1.18 25.1 1 1 0 12.8 3.2 2.1
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Stat Review
How does Nick Goody compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. 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, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in 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.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.27
 
K/9
11.1
 
BB/9
4.9
 
HR/9
1.5
 
Fastball
92.7 mph
 
ERA
3.54
 
WHIP
1.28
 
BABIP
.262
 
GB/FB
0.53
 
Left On Base
80.6%
 
Exit Velocity
85.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.0%
 
Spin Rate
2280 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
29.7%
 
Swinging Strike
15.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
2017
2016
After his breakout 2017 campaign, the Indians expected Goody to help replace the void with Bryan Shaw leaving for Colorado. The season began swimmingly as Goody registered a 1.13 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in his first eight appearances, spanning eight innings. However, it fell apart quickly as Goody allowed eight runs in his next four outings, ballooning his ratios to 6.94 and 1.71. He could have been pitching hurt, as he was then placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation which eventually required season-ending arthroscopic surgery in late August. Goody is expected to be fully recovered in time for the 2019 campaign where he'll have to work his way back into a high-leverage role in a revamped Cleveland bullpen. As a flyball pitcher with spotty control, Goody was risky even before the injury. He's at best a wait-and-see for fantasy purposes.
Goody turned in an excellent season for Cleveland in 2017, but he's an extreme flyball pitcher (48.4 percent flyball rate last season) without a clear path to regular save opportunities. Of course, the lack of save chances doesn't disqualify him from consideration, even in standard fantasy leagues, but Goody does not have the track record of other skilled middle relievers. He struggled in a major way while with the Yankees in 2016, with the aforementioned flyball propensity leading to an unsightly 2.17 HR/9. The right-hander gets opposing hitters to come up empty a lot of the time thanks to his slider -- he had a 16.1 percent swinging-strike rate and a mid-30s O-Swing percentage -- but any regression with the walks (3.3 BB/9 last year, 3.7 in 2016) or homers could lead to more pedestrian ratios. He should at least pick up more holds this season while working more in high-leverage duty.
Goody came seemingly out of nowhere to impress in the upper levels of the minor leagues in 2015, and he continued that progress with a 1.93 ERA and 13.5 K/9 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 2016. He hasn't yet been able to translate that success in the majors, where he got knocked around to the tune of a 4.66 ERA and 1.45 WHIP, with the latter being boosted by command issues. The young righty also gave up seven home runs in just 29 innings in the big leagues -- more than he had given up in the minors the last two seasons combined. He was designated for assignment this offseason, so he will really need to improve his command to earn his way back onto the 40-man roster.
Goody burst onto the scene in 2015 after a few unremarkable seasons at the lower levels. The 24-year-old had only pitched 16 innings at Double-A coming into the season, but worked to a 1.73 ERA there en route to earning his first promotion to Triple-A. Goody continued his success with a 1.31 ERA at Triple-A and finished his minor league season with 84 strikeouts in 62.1 innings across both levels. He struggled a bit after getting a call up to the big leagues though, and he wasn't able to miss bats as regularly as he was in the minors. If Goody can build on his minor league success during spring training, then he could earn a spot in the big league bullpen on Opening Day but he likely won't see too many high leverage situations.
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Accepts assignment with Rangers
PTexas Rangers
December 2, 2019
Goody accepted the Rangers' waiver claim Monday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Claimed by Rangers
PTexas Rangers
November 26, 2019
Goody was claimed off release waivers by the Rangers on Tuesday.
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Becomes free agent
PFree Agent
November 22, 2019
Goody was released by the Indians on Friday.
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Removed from 40-man roster
PCleveland Indians
November 20, 2019
Goody was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday.
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Joins big club
PCleveland Indians
June 5, 2019
Goody was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
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