NIKO GOODRUM TO RECEIVE 2018 BILL MACADAM TENTH MAN AWARD FROM THE DETROIT BASEBALL SOCIETY
Tigers infielder Niko Goodrum has been named the winner of the 2018 Bill MacAdam Tenth Man Award, presented by the Detroit Baseball Society.
Goodrum will be honored at the 18th Annual Detroit Baseball Dinner, set for 6:00 p.m., January 26 at the Polish American Cultural Center in Troy, MI. The Bill MacAdam Tenth Man Award, named for the Detroit Baseball Society’s founder, has in the past been presented to Tigers players John Hicks (2017), Andrew Romine (2016), Don Kelly (2011, 2013) and Quintin Berry (2012). The award is given annually to a Tigers player who demonstrates flexible talents and the ability to help a team in multiple roles.
Goodrum, 26, made an Opening Day roster at the Major League level for the first time in his career in 2018, hitting .245/.315/.432 with 55 runs scored, 29 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 53 RBI in 131 games. He saw time at six different defensive positions, playing 64 games at second base, 37 games at first base, 12 games at shortstop, 11 games in left field, 10 games at third base and eight games in right field.
He finished the season tied for the lead among Major League rookies with three games of four-or-more hits, while he ranked second among American League rookies with 48 extra-base hits, tied for second with 42 walks, third with 29 doubles and 12 stolen bases, fourth with 109 hits, fifth with 55 runs scored and 192 total bases, tied for sixth with 16 home runs, seventh with 53 RBI and tied for seventh with 22 multi-hit games.
Goodrum was originally drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the second round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He spent eight seasons in the Twins organization before signing with the Tigers as a Minor League free agent on November 14, 2017.