Nick Goody, Relief Pitcher, Cleveland Indians
Date of Birth: 7/6/1991
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
College: State College of Florida, Louisiana State University
Nick Goody, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, was a shortstop in high school but he transitioned to a pitcher in college. He was a closer at both the State College of Florida and LSU. He was first drafted in 2011 by the New York Yankees but he opted instead to continue playing college baseball. A year later, the Yankees drafted him again and this time he signed with them.
Goody pitched in the Yankees' minor league system from 2012 through 2014. He had Tommy John surgery in 2013 and missed most of that season.
Goody spent most of the 2015 season in the minors, pitching just 5.2 innings in 7 games with the Yankees. In 2016, he pitched 29.0 innings in 27 games and he had a 4.66 ERA. He struck out 34 batters and walked 12.
Goody was traded to the Indians on December 20, 2016.