On Tuesday, Nick Goody became the second LSU pitcher selected in the MLB draft. Goody was selected in the sixth round by the New York Yankees and was the 217 overall selection. Goody was the third pitcher selected by the Yankees. Ty Hensley, Austin Aune and Corey Black were selected in the first, second and fourth round respectively.
What the Yankees are getting with Goody is a pitcher who is used to pressurized big-time college baseball that high school and the minor leagues struggle to provide. Goody finished second in the SEC with 11 saves and that is even more impressive number when you consider the amount of one-run games LSU was in this season.
Goody had some big shoes to fill replacing LSU career saves leader Matty Ott. Not only did he hold is own, but most of the season he was more dominant. Here are his season stats as a reference.
With exception to two rough outings, Goody has been one of LSU’s most reliable arms out of the bullpen. His strikeout per nine and WHIP is the best on the team.
It is clear that the Yankees are desperately trying to rebuild their pitching staff and Goody will be a great addition to the pinstripes.