Nicholas Gunnar Goody…he and his wife, Katelyn have a son Braxton Gunnar...his favorite pro athlete as a youngster was Chipper Jones with the Atlanta Braves being his favorite pro team…was influenced most by his mother, Cheryl Bunker and State College of Florida Coach Tim Hill…participated in the Texas Rangers 2020 Winter Caravan.
Was recalled from Columbus (AAA) on 6/5 and went 3-2, 3.54 in 39 relief appearances with CLE the rest of the season…ranked 4th on the staff in holds (10) and T6th in games and set career best for wins (3)…recorded 50 strikeouts in 40.2 innings and held opponents to a .201/.301/.389/.690 batting line…opponent batting average splits were .188 vs. RHB and .226 vs. LHB…issued runs 10 times with 15 of 39 first batters reaching base…allowed 9 of 19 inherited runners to score… was designated for assignment by the Indians 11/20 and placed on unconditional release waivers on 11/22.
Season was limited to just 12 appearances due to a right elbow injury suffered in early May and did not pitch after May 3...Season got off to a strong start, allowing just one run (ER) over his first eight appearances, covering 8.0 innings...Allowed runs over each of his last four appearances (8R-ER/3.2IP) and was removed from his final appearance of May 3 vs. Toronto (game 1) after four batters and 12 pitches with a right elbow hyperextension/bone spurs...Progressed to throwing bullpens and live batting practice in Cleveland before transferring his rehab to Goodyear, AZ in early August ...Was shutdown on August 20 due to continued soreness in the elbow...For the year allowed runs in 5 of his 12 outings, striking out 12 over 11.2 innings...Allowed all four homers on the season over his last four outings, April 26-May 3 (3.2IP)...Batters hit just .167 (5-for-30) off him with runners on and .188 (3-for-16) with RISP...Underwent right elbow arthroscopic debridement on August 31 in Dallas, TX (Dr. Keith Meister)...Meister performed a debridement of elbow and removed a small bone spur...Expected to be ready for the 2019 season.
Spent virtually the entire season in the Indians bullpen and provided steady relief through the middle innings on his way to a season ERA of 2.80 (20th-lowest relief ERA in the A.L.)...His .198 average against (39/197) was the 13th-lowest relief batting average against in the American League...Started the year off in AAA Columbus after a strong spring (0.90 ERA), recording three scoreless outings for the Clippers over 4.1 IP, fanning 10 of 17 batters faced while right-handed hitters were 0-for-8...Recalled to Cleveland on April 14 and spent the remainder of the season at the Major League level...Did not allow an earned run over his first 17 games with Cleveland, covering 20.1IP (9H, 1R/0ER, 5BB, 22SO, .134 avg)...On the year posted 42 scoreless outings in 56 appearances...Struck out 11.9 batters per 9.0IP...Batters hit .218 (19/87) with runners on base against him and were 11-for-75 (.147) when behind in the count...His ERA from July 5 thru the end of the season was 5.09 (23.0IP, 19H, 13ER) over 27 games...ERA from August 17-on was 2.70 (13.1IP, 8H, 4ER) over his final 16 appearances...Had 11 outings of at least 1.1 IP. Nick Goody 44 Age: 26, born July 6, 1991 in Orlando, FL Resides: Orlando, FL Position: Pitcher Bats: R Throws: R Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 ML Service: 1 + 159 Contract Status (options remaining): Signed thru 2018 (1) Acquired: December 20, 2016; Acquired by Cleveland from the New York Yankees in exchange for a player to be named later (5/5/17) or cash...Indians sent Yoiber Marquina (May 5, 2017) to the Yankees to complete the trade. 138 Cleveland Indians...Recorded his first Major League win on June 17 at Minnesota (night)...Recorded 3 holds...Struck out a single-game career-best 5 batters on July 30 at Chicago-AL...Batters hit just .170 (8/47) off him with runners in scoring position... Recorded an ERA of 1.93 in 12 September outings (9.1IP, 6H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 9SO, .182 avg)...Did not allow a walk in his last 36 PA's against a LHH dating back to June 26th...Was not on the ALDS roster.
Split the season between AAA Scranton and the Major Leagues with the Yankees, posting a 4.66 ERA (29.0IP, 15ER) without recording a decision in 27 relief appearances over four stints(4/22-6/26, 7/9-21, 8/1-11 and 9/2-10/2)….Retired 17-of-27 first batters faced (62.9%) and allowed 11-of-24 inherited runners to score (45.8%)...Tossed a career-high 3.1 scoreless innings (1H, 3K) in 5/13 loss vs. Chicago-AL, retiring 10-of-11 batters faced...Made his final appearance of the season in 9/2 loss at Baltimore, allowing 2ER in 1.1IP (2HR)...Was dominant at AAA, did not allow multiple runs in any of his 18 outings and limited hitters to a .146 (12-82) average against with 5 extra base hits and 35 strikeouts in 23.1 IP (13.0 SO per 9.0IP)...Batters hit .100 (2-20) off him with runners on base...Went at least 1.0IP in all of his Triple-A games.
Saw his first Major League action over five stints with the Yankees (7/25-28, 7/30-8/1, 8/12-13, 8/26 and 9/6-10/4)...posted a 4.76 ERA (5.2IP, 3ER) and did not record a decision in seven relief appearances...opponents batted .273 (6-for-22, 0HR); LH .333 (4-for-12, 0HR); RH .200 (2-for-10, 0HR)...retired 4-of-7 first batters faced (57.1%)...did not allow any of his three inherited runners to score...Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster on 7/25...Made his Major League debut in 7/30 loss at Texas, allowing 1BB in 0.1IP (1K)...recorded his first career strikeout (Robinson Chirinos, swinging)...was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to the game...Stranded the bases loaded in 9/12 Game 1 loss vs. Toronto, retiring his only batter faced in the 11th inning (0.1IP)...Began the season with Double-A Trenton, going 1-1 with four saves and a 1.73 ERA (41.2IP, 8ER) and 59K in 29 relief outings...was promoted to Scranton/WB on 7/7 and went 1-1 with four saves, a 1.31 ERA (20.2IP, 3ER) and 25K in 14 relief appearances with the RailRiders...Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Yankees, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (4.2IP, 2ER) in five relief appearances.
Split time with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton, going 2-3 with a 4.60 ERA (31.1IP, 30H, 16ER, 15BB, 46K) in 27 games (four starts)...missed the first month of the season on the minor league disabled list (4/3-5/6) recovering from "Tommy John" surgery, performed in April 2013...Appeared in 12 games (four starts) for Tampa, going 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA (15.1IP, 4ER)...Made 15 relief appearances for Trenton, going 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA (16.0IP, 12ER)...did not allow an earned run in nine straight appearances (11.2IP, 23K) from 5/20-6/21 (8G with Tampa, 1G with Trenton).
Made two appearances with Single-A Tampa, going 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (3.0IP, 1ER)...Was placed on the minor league disabled list on 4/10 and missed the remainder of the season...underwent "Tommy John" surgery on 4/16.
Made his professional debut, combining to go 1-2 with seven saves and a 1.13 ERA (32.0IP, 20H, 4ER, 52K) in 23 relief appearances with short-season Single-A Staten Island, Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa...Began his season with Staten Island (3G, 3.1IP, 0R, 5K)...was transferred to Charleston on 6/29, going 1-2 with six saves, a 1.09 ERA (24.2IP, 3ER) and 40K in 17 relief appearances...was transferred to Single-A Tampa on 8/23 and posted a 2.25 ERA in three games (4.0IP, 1ER).