Also, the Nationals reassigned infielder
Goodwin, who is viewed as the organization's second-best prospect, has focused on taking his opponents out of their comfort zone with his speed and aggressiveness. He has struck out 47 times in 38 games and has gone 7 for 14 in stolen-base attempts.
Double-A manager Matt LeCroy told MLB.com that Goodwin can make the necessary adjustments to become the team's future leadoff man.
"It's just a matter of time. He can throw, he runs really well, he can hit, he's got power, he can drive the ball in the gaps," LeCroy said. "He's got all these great skills, he's just got to put it all together in the field. You see glimpses of it a lot during games. Every day he goes out and plays he's going to learn and get better."
Goodwin is hitting .243 with one home run, three RBI in his last 10 games played. He has struck out 11 times and has gone 2 for 6 in stolen-base attempts.
Double-A Harrisburg will open the season with nine of the
Among those nine prospects are the team's top three hitting prospects ranked by Baseball America. They are
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