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Brian Goodwin (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Brian Goodwin
Position:Outfielder
School:Rocky Mount (N.C.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:11/22/90
Height:6'1"
Weight:185 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Right
Report Date:3/7/09
Game(s):Impact Invitational


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting ability:Goodwin doesn't have a pretty swing, using all arms with no load. It's not quite a slap and he manages to hit thanks to some decent bat speed. He should hit for some average in the future.
Power:He should grow into some power. He has some strength, but it'll be fringe average at best and it's not a real part of his game.
Running speed:He's a plus runner.
Base running:Has decent instincts on the bases.
Arm strength:Has an above-average arm and it might be plus in the future.
Fielding:A plus defender in center field.
Range:He reads the ball well and uses his speed to cover a lot of ground.
Physical Description:Goodwin is small and strong, with wide shoulders. He's got a little Kenny Lofton in him.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Speed and defense.
Weaknesses:He's improved a lot, but he's still a little raw at the plate. Breaking balls give him trouble.
Summary:In a good class of North Carolina prepsters, Goodwin has the most intriguing set of tools. A Kenny Lofton type, he has plus speed that plays well on both sides of the ball. His approach is still a bit raw, but he gets hits and he might even grow into a little power. He has all the tools to be a top-of-the-lineup center fielder in the future.