Alabama Junior Pitcher Goodman Plans to Take Competitive Spirit All The Way to The College Level
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June 11, 2023
Cottondale, AL: Before Addison Goodman even began kindergarten, he got a taste of high competition baseball.His team played in an Alabama state tournament and placed third overall. He's had that competitive spirit in his blood ever since. Goodman's game has progressed through years. Now, the 2024 athlete will head to American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He has two quality years as a varsity starter and is thriving as a pitcher and a catcher. "I love baseball and everything about it from the games to practices to my teammates,'' said Goodman, who bats righty and throws righty. "It is far more than just an athletic requirement to be able to play. You have to mentally be smart in the game of baseball. Through little league all the way to high school, my goal has been to get better than the prior year. "I am ready to step it up to the next level.'' Goodman has put up solid numbers on the varsity team and in summer ball, putting him on the radar as far as colleges. He has been in contact with several schools and once he rounds at various summer camps, he feels a college offer is on the horizon. "That is my goal and my focus,'' said Goodman. "I just love the game.'' Goodman has a unique intangible going for him as his stepbrother, Evan Lightsey, is a starting right fielder and DH for the Pats. They've developed a special bond as teammates and brothers. "Having a brother on the team is a plus,'' said Goodman. "He is a grade younger than me but we both have different strengths to help each other out with. It’s also good to have each other's back for support on and off the field.'' A pitcher and a catcher, Goodman considers himself a pitcher first. At 5-10, 180 pounds, the right hander throws 86 mile per hour and features a high fastball, but his bread-and-butter pitch is a nasty, moving curve. "When I pitch, I love to compete and lock in,'' said Goodman, owner of a 3.92 grade point average. "My best pitch is my curveball, which I can throw in any count that leads to a good number of strikeouts.'' In summer ball prior to his junior year, Goodman fashioned a 1.50 earned run average with 32 strikeouts in 29 innings. In a regular-season game, he once struck out 13 in 5.2 innings. MORE ON GOODMANHis favorite team is the Atlanta Braves.His favorite player is Spencer Strider (pitcher for Braves)He wears No. 3He bench presses 180 and squats 335He runs the 60 in 7.4 seconds To learn more about Addison Goodman, please visit his personalized player page here: Addison Goodman | GoMVB About GoMVB: GoMVB offers personalized digital and social media promotional services specifically for high school prospects aspiring to become next level collegiate athletes. The GoMVB coaches and advisors are former college athletes, high school, and youth coaches themselves with vast experience in marketing and promotions. GoMVB GUARANTEES every prospect will immediately see a marked increase in exposure to and communication with college scouts, coaches and recruiters. To learn, visit GoMVBSports.com.