Table of Biography
Niko Goodrum is a professional baseball utility player for the Lotte Giants. Niko Goodrum previously played for the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, and Houston Astros.
On February 28, 1992, Cartier Niko Goodrum was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. As of now, he is 31 years old and has Pisces as his zodiac sign. Additionally, he was born to his father Tim Goodrum, and his mother Connie Goodrum.
Talking about his education, he went to Fayette Country High School. Apart from that, he has not mentioned facts about his early life.
Niko Goodrum – Net Worth 2023
As a professional baseball player, Niko Goodrum has played many games. Also, he has experienced many victories with his team. When it comes to his earnings, his salary is not known but his estimated net worth is $7 million.
Niko Goodrum is a very private person and revealed only a few details related to him. He is already married and has a beautiful daughter. Unfortunately, he has not revealed the names of his wife and his daughter.
In the 2nd round, the Minnesota Twins, with the 71st overall selection, of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Additionally, he signed, receiving a $514,800 signing bonus. And, he finally made his debut with the Gulf Coast Twins of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.
In 2011, the Elizabethton Twins of the Rookie-level Appalachian League had a .275 batting average. he batted 260, in 2013, for the Cedar Rapids Kernels of the Single–Midwest League.
He played a game for the Fort Myers Miracle of the High–Florida State League, where he batted 249, in 2014. Additionally, he transitioned from shortstop to third base. In 2015, he spent with both Fort Myers and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Double-A–Southern League. In the 2017 season, he began with the Rochester Red Wings of the Triple-A International League.
Similarly, on November 2, 2017, he was outrighted to Triple–A. Later on, he signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on November 25, 2017. It also included an invitation to the Tigers’ 2018 spring training camp.
On April 5, 2018, he hit his first major league home run off Joakim Soria of the Chicago White Sox. Likewise, he hit two home runs while driving in five in a 6–3 Tigers win over the Cleveland Indians, on May 14.
More About Career
In the 2018 season, he finished it with a .245 batting average, 16 home runs, 53 RBI, and 12 stolen bases. Thus, he was awarded the 2018 Detroit Tigers Rookie of the Year Award. It was voted by members of the Detroit Sports Media Association.
He went 5-for-5 with a double and 2 home runs, on May 31, 2019 game against the Atlanta Braves. At least three extra-base hits and 2 home runs, he became the 1st Tigers player to go 5 for 5 in a game. While playing for the first time in his home state, he was the 1st player to have 5 hits.
Later, he did not return for the rest of the season, due to his injury. Moving on, he hit .248 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI in 423 at-bats. He and the Tiger agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract, avoiding arbitration, on January 15, 2021. For the 2021 Tigers, he played 90 games batting 214 with 9 home runs, 14 stolen bases, and 33 RBI.
Following the 2021, season, the Tigers removed Goodrum from the 40-man roster. Therefore, he cleared waivers and elected free agency, on November 19, 2021. Similarly, he signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Houston Astros, on March 15, 2022. Therefore, he was designated for assignment, on September 1, 2022. After 2 days, he cleared waivers and became a free agent.
Hence, he signed a minor-league contract with the Boston Red Sox organization, on December 21, 2022. He exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and was released by the Red Sox, on July 2, 2023. Moving on, he signed a $400,000 contract with the Lotte Giants of the KBO League, on July 11, 2023.
Niko Goodrum – Social media
Niko Goodrum is active on his Instagram account named @nikogoodrum28 with 17.1k followers. Similarly, he has a Twitter account named @NikoGoodrum and has gained 3,824 followers.
Niko Goodrum is good-looking and stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 97 kg. The 31-year-old player has a dark brown eye color and black hair colour. Besides that, there are no facts related to his body measurement.