The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms with Miami Dade College outfielder Brian Goodwin, their sandwich-round (34th overall) selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. To date, the Nationals have agreed to terms with 27 players from this year’s Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement.
Goodwin batted .382 (60-for-157) with 11 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 37 RBI and 42 runs scored in 47 games with Miami Dade College in 2011. The left-handed hitting Goodwin posted a .492 on-base percentage and 16 stolen bases for the Sharks.
The 6-foot, 190-lbs. Goodwin began his collegiate career at the University of North Carolina, where he batted .291 with 13 doubles, eight triples, seven home runs, 63 RBI, seven stolen bases and 47 runs scored in 60 games in 2010. He earned 45 walks and posted a .409 on-base percentage for the Tar Heels en route to being named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team.
In 35 Cape Cod League games in 2010, Goodwin batted .281 (32-for-114) with four doubles, one triple, one home run, nine RBI and 18 runs scored for the Harwich Mariners.
Goodwin was selected by the White Sox in the ‘09 First-Year Player Draft (did not sign) after being named the Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina.