The Washington Nationals are just starting to warm up after coming to terms with the 34th overall pick Brian Goodwin to a deal believed to be $3 million, according to Jon Heyman. Goodwin is left-handed outfielder who may possibly stick at center.
He originally played at the University of North Carolina, but was dismissed from there due to academic issues, according to the Miami Herald. He then restarted his career at Miami Dade College, where he became Florida's top ranked college player. He had a commitment to play at the University of South Carolina, but decided to sign with the Nationals instead. Last year, he had an on-base percentage of .500, allowing the Nationals to dream of him as a possible future leadoff hitter.
Goodwin had been drafted by the White Sox in 2009 after playing at UNC, where he was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team and the Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina, according to MASN.
Along with Goodwin, the Nationals also have sixth overall pick Anthony Rendon and 23rd overall pick Alex Meyer left to sign.