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Hunter Goodman

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Hunter Goodman
Name: Hunter Robert Goodman
Born: Oct 8, 1999 in Arlington,
College: Memphis
High School: Memphis
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (109th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2021 (signed for $600,000)
Goodman had a freshman All-American season in 2019 after hitting .326/.367/.573 with 13 home runs and 11 stolen bases. After playing in the outfield that season, Goodman began catching during his sophomore year and has continued to catch for Memphis this spring, which makes his powerful righthanded bat all the more interesting. Goodman’s raw power is easily plus, and has translated to 21 homers through 56 games, with a .307/.401/.678 slash line. That power does come with a good amount of swing-and-miss. He’s struck out around 21% of the time in his career in the American Athletic Conference and his swing is noisy, with plenty of moving parts. He’s got significant bat waggle pre-pitch and during his load, and also uses a very big leg kick in his lower half, which scouts believe will need to be toned down at the next level. There are question marks defensively as well. While Goodman is a solid athlete with big-time natural arm strength, his actions are clunky behind the plate and scouts are skeptical about how much he’ll be able to improve his receiving and blocking. His arm is only fringe-average behind the plate. Goodman is a solid runner who’s gone 22-for-25 in stolen base attempts in his career, so perhaps the best fit for him is a corner outfield position, where his arm might play better. A team who thinks he can figure out the catching could take him in the top few rounds.
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