In a trade snuck in just under the deadline wire, the Reds have picked up outfielder Brian Goodwin from the Angels, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports (via Twitter). The Angels officially announced the deal, revealing that the return is left-hander Packy Naughton, as well as either cash or a player to be named later.
Goodwin can play all three outfield positions, though his likeliest deployment in Cincinnati is left field or center field, giving the Reds an upgrade over Shogo Akiyama and rookie Mark Payton. Once Nick Senzel returns from the injured list, the Reds will be able to juggle some combination of Senzel, Goodwin, Jesse Winker, and Nick Castellanos between the three outfield spots and the DH position.
Over 109 PA with the Angels this season, Goodwin has hit .242/.330/.463 (113 wRC+, 114 OPS+) with four home runs. It marks Goodwin’s second straight year of good production in Anaheim, after being claimed off waivers from the Royals in March 2019 and originally slated as a fill-in for an injured Justin Upton. The 34th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Goodwin was a well-regarded prospect coming up in the Nationals’ farm system but became expendable since Washington had several other outfielders in the pipeline. He is already 29, so is perhaps something of a post-hype breakout player, but Goodwin has shown that he can contribute as an everyday player.
This gives the Reds extra outfield depth going forward, as Goodwin is controlled via arbitration through the 2022 season. Senzel and Winker don’t appear to be going anywhere and Akiyama is signed through 2022, plus Castellanos’ $64MM contract runs through the 2023 season. Goodwin’s presence could give the Reds a plan B if Castellanos exercises either of the opt-out clauses in his contract (after this season or after the 2021 season).
Naughton was a last-second addition to the Reds’ 60-man player pool, which allowed him to be dealt to L.A. now rather than officially traded in a few months time as a player to be named later. A ninth-round pick out of Virginia Tech in the 2017 draft, Naughton has a 3.59 ERA, 3.72 K/BB rate, and 8.0 K/9 over 371 career minor league innings, starting 68 of his 70 games. MLB Pipeline ranked Naughton 14th in their list of the top 30 Cincinnati prospects, describing him as a “cerebral pitcher” whose “stuff doesn’t wow people, but it’s still considered a good enough three-pitch mix where he has the feel for his fastball (87-94 mph), slider and changeup.”
Solid pickup. Good bench/platoon
Brandon Marsh on line 1?
Line 1? Is he calling from 1986 or something? If so, he should tell the Angels to intentionally walk Dave Henderson.
Brandon WILL accept the charges
i like al conin
Like! I can still physically feel the pain from that game. But if the Angels had gotten one more strike there wouldn’t have been a Bill Buckner play.
Ouwwwwwwwwch. That hurt. You remember the 1900s too?
Better than Bryan Badloss.
#Fail. Not even close to funny.
i like al conin
Eh, not bad. Life is short, I’ll laugh at this.
I liked it. Not the best joke, but really good considering it was free. Don’t worry about complainers, just enjoy your puns.
i like al conin
No field but can hit. It will probably be meh in return-as long as the meh is a pitcher.
he has improve on defense tremendously. or baby steps. anyway he is decent chasing the white ball now.
Hmmm…odd move. At least he shouldn’t have cost a lot.
top pitching prospect(s)!
Reds needed catching and bullpen help… Not another outfielder that David Bell can substitute in and out every other day.
Being reported that reds got Archie Bradley too
It could mean Senzel is out for longer than any of us think. Although more likely this is just a replacement for Phillip Ervin.
Wonder how much they’d have to give up to get someone to take on uptons contract
Throw in Ohtani, and a team would take Upton’s and Pujols’ contracts.
What team is going to take on $80Mil from Pujols and Upton for Ohtani? Kinda like a $100,000,000 posting fee for Ohtani if you include the Angels 20 Mil they spent on him….He can’t even keep his helmet on…I assure you I want to believe in Ohtani…But he looks beyond bad in many of his plate appearances, strikes out all the time…..Angels will hold on to him for maybe one more year, and if he doesn’t come through, he’ll get traded for a sandwich. Ohtani is not the monster he was in NPB. I am convinced he is looking solely for Home Runs…
It was a joke about the Pujols’ and Upton contracts.
Regarding Ohtani, he had nearly 800 PA in 2018-19 showing he was a very good hitter and now 120 PA in this weird season showing he isn’t. At his salary – even at arbitration salaries – he’d have to keep performing well below average for the Angels to give up on him. It’s certainly something to follow into next season.
My apologies…I can’t spot a joke as quick as I used to…..As a longtime fan/player/student of the game, I just can’t wrap my head around Ohtani…..Maybe if the whole pitching thing is finally scrapped he can really dial in and focus as a hitter. Get his confidence up etc… If he didn’t strike out as much and put the ball in play more I think all would be well. But he truly needs to make immediate adjustments at the plate, and I think it’s possible that everyone is afraid to try and tweak his mechanics and offer advice because of all his “past success.” I just gotta say that the whole “Japanese Babe Ruth” thing might have been one of the great over-estimations of all time. But I’m pulling for him….Same way I pulled for Gary Matthews Jr…and Vernon Wells…and Josh Hamilton….I could go on..
No apologies necessary. Some fans throw out absurd trade proposals that of course benefit their team (Upton for Acuna, maybe ).
I hope Ohtani succeeds in whatever capacity he can. The “Japanese Bath Ruth” comparisons were completely unfair because no one could live up to those expectations.
That list of hitters…ugh!!
The guys is a class act, good move for the Reds.
he always plays with smile. and the first to cheer his teammates.
A real class act…
Angels & NL West
Sad to see him go. He has very quietly been a productive player for the Angels and a good clubhouse guy. Good luck, Brian.
Goodwin has played well for the Angels. The Reds got a good bat at the deadline. Angels had a too many OFs and no one else would want to take on Upton’s contract.
Packy Naughton and a PTBNL or cash coming back to the Angels.
Packy Naughton is a name only a mother could love… and potentially Angels fans desperate for decent starting pitching. I’ll take it!
There are some players that are hard to watch play. Goodwin and Rengifo for example.
I’m not going to miss him.
Did you see his play/throw to the plate last night? Johnny Damon type stuff….He snuffed out the 3-game winning streak all by himself. Not nearly a good enough hitter to nullify the major liability he is in the OF. I’ll take the LHP over him just on principle. I’m sure Brandon Marsh will be just fine with it.
Naughton was the Reds Minor League pitcher of the Year in 2019.
seems good return for the angels.
You really can’t complain on the return for a fringe outfielder this is huge
He’s not exactly a prospect. He’s 24 and is in AA. He’s not to be found on Roster Resource prospects at Fangraphs.
He’s a long shot at best.
Baseball projects him as a back of the rotation starter.
He’s probably more of a middle relief type of guy. His stuff is below average. Plus, the Reds have 4-5 pitchers in the minors they like far better than Naughton, beginning with Nick Lidolo,
He played college ball for a few years and was their ML Pitcher of the Year last year. He’s hardly long in the tooth. Give him a break.
Good move by the Halos. Give Jo Adell ample room and opportunity to develop.
I have naughton else to add to this conversation
Big Red Machine
That’s a Packy lies
Big Red Machine
Name a single person that thought thought we would need to add an outfielder at the trade deadline with Castellanos, Senzel, Akiyama, Winker, Aquino and Ervin to start the season
2 decent picks by Reds, Goodwin, Bradley can hopefully help tighten up the push for the divisions last month!!
This guy’s a starter on the Angel’s. Great opportunity for him. Back of the rotation guy is still better than what we’ve been able to field on a consistent basis.
I don’t really uinderstand this trade for either team, honestly. Why would the Reds give up a potential 5th starter type for another OF, when they can’t find playing time for the OFs they have, most of whom are better than Goodwin?: Maybe Senzel is out for the year?
And I’m surprised Naughton is as good a return as the Angels could get for Goodwin. He’s a decent hitter who can play an OK CF.