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MLB Draft 2010: Day 2 Open Thread

Second Round Pick

Niko Goodrum, SS/OF

  • Birthdate: 2/28/92
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Bats: Both
  • Throws: Right

Check out his video here, as well as the following scouting report:

Hitting ability: Goodrum is a switch-hitter but hasn't always made consistent enough contact hitting both ways.

Power: There's some raw power with the chance to be average from both sides of the plate, but the question is, will he be able to get to it?

Running speed: He has above-average speed.

Base running: He's the type who could be a threat on the bases.

Arm strength: Has an above-average arm that works okay at shortstop now and would be just fine in center field.

Fielding: Most foresee a move from shortstop to the outfield at the next level.

Range: He should have more than enough range in the outfield.

Physical Description: Goodrum has a streamlined, athletic body, kind of like Dexter Fowler.

Medical Update: Healthy.

Strengths: Raw athleticsm and tools; above-average speed.

Weaknesses: Everything is raw and needs development, particularly with the bat.

Summary: Goodrum fits the mold of the high-risk, high-reward toolsy high school athlete. He's got plenty of speed and some raw power from both sides of the plate, but his swing and approach will need work so he can tap into that power. Currently a shortstop, most foresee a move to the outfield, where he could put his speed and above-average arm to good use in center field. The big question is whether he'll be able to hit enough at the next level. The team that thinks he will is the one that will take a chance on his high ceiling.

Round 3:  Pat Dean, LHP

  • Born:  May 25, 1989
  • Height:  6-2
  • Boston College

Round 4:  Eddie Rosario, RF

  • Bats/Throws:  L/R
  • Born:  September 28, 1991
  • Height:  6-0
  • Weight:  170 lbs
  • Rafael Lopez Landron HS

Round 5:  Nathaniel Roberts, CF

  • Bats/Throws:  L/R
  • Born:  February 25, 1989
  • Height:  6-1
  • Weight:  200 lbs
  • High Point University

Round 6:  Logan Darnell, LHP

  • Born:  February 2, 1989
  • Height:  6-2
  • Weight:  210 lbs
  • Kentucky

Round 7:  Matthew Hauser, RHP

  • March 30, 1988
  • 6-2
  • University of San Diego

Round 8:  Lance Ray, RF

  • Bats/Throws:  L/R
  • Born:  September 2, 1989
  • Height:  6-1
  • Weight:  194 lbs
  • U Kentucky

Round 9:  Kyle Knudson, C

  • Bats/Throws:  R/R
  • Born:  September 12, 1987
  • Height:  6-3
  • Weight:  210 lbs
  • Minnesota

Round 10:  JaDaimon Williams, SS

  • Bats/Throws:  S/R
  • Born:  September 20, 1990
  • Height:  5-11
  • Weight:  183 lbs
  • Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate HS