2019 Tigers Review: Niko Goodrum was the Tigers' most consistent player

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2019 Tigers Review: Niko Goodrum was the Tigers' most consistent player
2019 Tigers Review: Niko Goodrum was the Tigers' most consistent player

Nobody expected much of Niko Goodrum after the Detroit Tigers signed him as a minor league free agent heading into the 2018 season. The infielder was 1-for-17 in 18 plate appearances in his MLB career with the Minnesota Twins and was never considered a top prospect in the system. The Tigers seemed to like his minor league numbers, however — he posted a 102 wRC+ in Triple-A that year — and gave him a shot to make the team that spring. Naturally, Goodrum has been one of the most reliable players the Tigers have had in the past two seasons. He ranked fifth on the team in rWAR (1.6) and first among position players in 2019. While that top billing might sound better than it actually is given Detroit's

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