2011 MLB Draft Grades: Nationals Get Brian Goodwin; Can He Be Legit OF in DC?
Brian Goodwin, OF, Miami Dade JC
Goodwin could have been a top-10 pick in the 2012 draft had he stuck around at UNC. Especially after he flashed all five tools in a stunning freshman season that saw him hit .291 with 13 doubles, eight triples, seven home runs, 63 RBI and seven steals.
Unfortunately, Goodwin was suspended for academic reasons and headed down to a JUCO school in Florida in order to achieve draft status for 2011.
He hit .392 for Miami Dade this season with eight homer and 16 steals, showing a good approach at the plate, a chance for solid power and great speed.
Goodwin is a very capable fielder with fluid movements in the outfield. While he has his makeup concerns, Goodwin's intriguing package of tools, that also includes a strong arm, should make him a first-rounder.
Still, going at the top of the second round is a solid place for Goodwin, and he's a good get for the Nats.
Draft grade: B
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