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David Goforth

RHP | NationalsWAS
David Goforth
Name: David Paul Goforth
Born: Oct 11, 1988 in Meridian, Miss. USA
High School: Neshoba Central HS, Philadelphia, Miss.
College: Mississippi
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Career601.13.911.383.886.44
Drafted in the 7th round (221st overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 (signed for $100,000)
Goforth showed mid-90s velocity and thrived in a set-up role as a freshman in 2009, striking out 36 in 35 innings. He was a draft-eligible sophomore last season and imploded when he moved into a part-time starting role, with an 8.41 ERA. He couldn't throw his secondary pitches for strikes, but remedied that in 2011 when he added a cut fastball. Goforth's four-seamer still has plenty of giddy-up, at times reaching 97 mph even when he starts. He can throw strikes with the cutter, which sits 88-92 mph and gives him a power pitch with life. His four-seam fastball tends to flatten out. He still throws a curveball and changeup on occasion, but his approach is mostly to overpower hitters. He's thrown a lot more strikes this year thanks in large part to the cutter, and should be able to pitch mostly off his fastball and cutter as a pro reliever. A 31st-round pick a year ago, Goforth should go out in the fifth-round range this season.
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