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coachw513
03-21-2007, 06:38 PM
From the Reds site:

Tyrell Godwin | OF Current Status: Non-roster invitee

Full Name: Carlton Tyrell Godwin
Born: 07/10/1979
Birthplace: Wilmington, NC
Height: 6'" Weight: 200
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
College: North Carolina
MLB Debut: 05/27/2005

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG
2006 No Major League Stats Available
Career 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Biography:
Carlton Tyrell Godwin...single...a December 2000 graduate of the University of North Carolina...majored in history...attended UNC on the prestigious Morehead Scholarship...hit .362 with 54 stolen bases in 3 seasons at UNC...as a junior, hit .363 with 11 home runs, 67 RBI and 24 stolen bases...played 2 seasons (1997-98) of football at North Carolina before choosing to concentrate on baseball...was ranked among Top 50 prep players in the nation as a high school senior...a 2-time prep All American in baseball, was rated by Baseball America as the top prep player in the state of North Carolina...led American Legion team to state championship in 1996...on the gridiron, was rated by the Durham Herald Sun as one of the state of North Carolina's top 5 prep players...was featured in 1997 Sports Illustrated article chronicling 2-sport athletes...played for Team USA in summer of 1999...started 34 games and hit .357 with 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 22 RBI and 9 stolen bases...underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in November of 1998 after suffering an injury in a football game against Pittsburgh.


Okay...a couple of questions...how did we get him and what happened to him in '06???...I have to admit to being totally unaware of this guy being in the system...

Thanks for the info...

TOBTTReds
03-21-2007, 09:57 PM
I'm with you. Don't know anything.

In 06 he played at AAA for washington and hit .248/.307/.387. Sounds like filler to me.

Gallen5862
03-21-2007, 10:17 PM
I found this in my Hometown Newspaper online.
http://starnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070315/COLUMNIST03/703150413/1005/sports&template=printart
Article published Mar 15, 2007
Godwin yet to find the right place at the right time

Maybe it is bad karma. A decade ago, Tyrell Godwin was a second-team, high school All-America in baseball at East Bladen and spurned a $1.8 million signing bonus as the 24th overall selection by the New York Yankees.
After making third team All-America at North Carolina in 2000, the Texas Rangers chose him as a compensatory pick, 35th overall, but he returned to school to complete his education.
Considered almost a surefire big league player, he turns 28 in July, yet still doesn't have a major league hit.
"Baseball is about being in the right place at the right time,'' Godwin said. "Sometimes it is hard finding that right place.''
Three years after the Toronto Blue Jays drafted him in the third round, Godwin thought he'd found that place when the Washington Nationals took him in the Rule 5 minor league draft just before Christmas 2004. At the time, he received several congratulatory calls, including one from Ryan Howard, last year's National League Most Valuable Player.
He and Howard formed a friendship while playing against each other for four years in the minors.
"He told me he thought he'd have to go to camp and compete for a job,'' Godwin recalled. "I was like, 'You hit 48 home runs last year between Double A and Triple A.' At the start of 2005, they sent him back to Triple A until Jim Thome got hurt and the rest is history.''
An opposite fate befell Godwin.
After going 7-for-20 in his first spring training with the Nationals, he was among the last players sent to the minor leagues. Washington promoted him to the majors in mid-season, but he returned to New Orleans after only three at-bats.
Last spring, Godwin felt better than ever about making the Nationals. Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons mentioned Godwin as a possible fourth outfielder, not necessarily with the Nationals, who acquired Alfonso Soriano in a December 2005 trade.
I remember the buzz surrounding Soriano's reluctance to switch from second base to the outfielder. I knew the decision would impact Godwin.
Godwin learned the same thing at the outset of spring training a year ago when Nationals general manager Jim Bowden told him if Soriano accepted the move to left field, Godwin was ticketed for Triple A, where he had batted .321 in 499 at-bats in 2005.
Sure enough, Godwin was sent to minor league camp, but went 3-for-4 in his first exhibition.
The next day he pulled a hamstring, a nagging injury that contributed to a career-low .248 for New Orleans in 2006.
In retrospect, he should have opened the season on the disabled list.
"When you are a guy who can run, it does play in the back of your mind,'' he said. "When you can run, you don't have to center every ball. If I miss-hit one, I still have a chance to get a hit. Then, you start to dwell on how did I get from coming into camp looking to compete for a fourth or fifth outfield position to being in Triple A with a sore hammy and a 2 for 30 start.''
Late this winter, Major League Baseball informed Godwin that since he had six years of minor league experience, he could declare for free agency, even though he was technically under contract with the Nationals. He opted to sign a split contract with the Cincinnati Reds Jan. 14.
He will open the season with Triple-A Louisville.
Although he signed too late for a non-roster invite to big league camp, maybe his luck will change with a new organization.
Staff writer Chuck Carree can be reached at 343-2262 or
chuck.carree@starnewsonline.com

coachw513
03-21-2007, 10:38 PM
I found this in my Hometown Newspaper online.
http://starnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070315/COLUMNIST03/703150413/1005/sports&template=printart
Article published Mar 15, 2007
Godwin yet to find the right place at the right time

Maybe it is bad karma. A decade ago, Tyrell Godwin was a second-team, high school All-America in baseball at East Bladen and spurned a $1.8 million signing bonus as the 24th overall selection by the New York Yankees.
After making third team All-America at North Carolina in 2000, the Texas Rangers chose him as a compensatory pick, 35th overall, but he returned to school to complete his education.
Considered almost a surefire big league player, he turns 28 in July, yet still doesn't have a major league hit.
"Baseball is about being in the right place at the right time,'' Godwin said. "Sometimes it is hard finding that right place.''
Three years after the Toronto Blue Jays drafted him in the third round, Godwin thought he'd found that place when the Washington Nationals took him in the Rule 5 minor league draft just before Christmas 2004. At the time, he received several congratulatory calls, including one from Ryan Howard, last year's National League Most Valuable Player.
He and Howard formed a friendship while playing against each other for four years in the minors.
"He told me he thought he'd have to go to camp and compete for a job,'' Godwin recalled. "I was like, 'You hit 48 home runs last year between Double A and Triple A.' At the start of 2005, they sent him back to Triple A until Jim Thome got hurt and the rest is history.''
An opposite fate befell Godwin.
After going 7-for-20 in his first spring training with the Nationals, he was among the last players sent to the minor leagues. Washington promoted him to the majors in mid-season, but he returned to New Orleans after only three at-bats.
Last spring, Godwin felt better than ever about making the Nationals. Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons mentioned Godwin as a possible fourth outfielder, not necessarily with the Nationals, who acquired Alfonso Soriano in a December 2005 trade.
I remember the buzz surrounding Soriano's reluctance to switch from second base to the outfielder. I knew the decision would impact Godwin.
Godwin learned the same thing at the outset of spring training a year ago when Nationals general manager Jim Bowden told him if Soriano accepted the move to left field, Godwin was ticketed for Triple A, where he had batted .321 in 499 at-bats in 2005.
Sure enough, Godwin was sent to minor league camp, but went 3-for-4 in his first exhibition.
The next day he pulled a hamstring, a nagging injury that contributed to a career-low .248 for New Orleans in 2006.
In retrospect, he should have opened the season on the disabled list.
"When you are a guy who can run, it does play in the back of your mind,'' he said. "When you can run, you don't have to center every ball. If I miss-hit one, I still have a chance to get a hit. Then, you start to dwell on how did I get from coming into camp looking to compete for a fourth or fifth outfield position to being in Triple A with a sore hammy and a 2 for 30 start.''
Late this winter, Major League Baseball informed Godwin that since he had six years of minor league experience, he could declare for free agency, even though he was technically under contract with the Nationals. He opted to sign a split contract with the Cincinnati Reds Jan. 14.
He will open the season with Triple-A Louisville.
Although he signed too late for a non-roster invite to big league camp, maybe his luck will change with a new organization.
Staff writer Chuck Carree can be reached at 343-2262 or
chuck.carree@starnewsonline.com

Well, good luck Tyrell, and may we get over on ole Jimbo for once...:devil:

Thanks for the article!!

Ravenlord
03-22-2007, 07:23 AM
that name takes me back. when i first started playing High Heat he was on my AAA roster (the year was 2006 in game time then, 2004 real time). i thought he was a character of fiction.

he seems fast given his minor league numbers, 128 for 173 in stolen bases with a high of 42 for the season.

his reality career line is 282/351/383.

FWIW (not much) HH2003 had him pegged as this:
per 600 ABs, 60 SB, 270 AVG, 320 OBP, 410 SLG, 45 BB, 150 K, 3 out of 10 arm, 9.7 out of 10 range.

Doc. Scott
03-22-2007, 01:08 PM
Funny that Godwin was selected in the first round in two separate years, then didn't sign until he was a college senior and had dropped to the third round. Cost him hundreds of thousands, likely. It's also interesting that he had good plate discipline at UNC and then lost it upon turning pro.

He's now basically a stop on the Aspiring Fifth Outfielders streetcar line, now stopping at Wise, Taylor, Hopper, and McCracken. His numbers are better than Hopper's were before Norris' surprise breakout, if that means anything.

redsmetz
03-22-2007, 01:31 PM
I know he was picked up as filler, but he's only a year older than Ryan Freel was when we picked him up on a minor league contract. You never know on these things, every now and then you find a gem. I'm not saying that's the case, but nice to have someone like this in our system.

Gallen5862
03-22-2007, 03:08 PM
I agree he could be a Gem. He will be getting time to show he recovered from his hamstring problems in AAA and will be a good influence in AAA. He will also be a good baserunner to possibly be called up in September or if a trade takes place.

15fan
03-22-2007, 03:43 PM
Wasn't Godwin one of the names that got a lot of mention as the Reds' possible top pick in 1997?

(For those of you keeping score at home, that was the year the Reds picked Brandon "Eat, Sleep & Crap Baseball" Larson with the #14 pick.

The Astros picked Lance Berkman 2 slots later at #16.

Other Reds picks in 1997:

Round 2 - Gookie Dawkins
Round 3 - Thad Makray
Round 4 - Monte Roundtree
Round 5 - Dewayne Wise
Round 6 - Toby Sanchez
Round 7 - Mike Frank
Round 8 - Matt Borno
Round 9 - Scott Williamson
Round 10 - David Runk

Outside of Williamson, that has to be one of the more putrid drafts in recent memory. It reads like a de la Hoz game recap.

princeton
03-23-2007, 11:54 AM
Outside of Williamson, that has to be one of the more putrid drafts in recent memory. It reads like a de la Hoz game recap.

heck, we've had much worse drafts than 1997

15fan
03-23-2007, 04:25 PM
1996 was a pretty empty year. Buddy Carlyle and nothing else...except the legacy of John Oliver.

1998 was Kearns, Dunn, BJ Ryan, and Todd Coffey. That's a pretty good haul.

1999 was Ben Broussard and a whole lot of nothing.

2000 was the Sardinha / Espinosa / Moseley year.

2001 netted pretty much squat.

2002 brought in Votto and Denorfia.

(This year is particularly painful seeing Chris Gruler at #3, with subsequent names picked in round 1 like Prince Fielder, Jeff Francis, Jeremy Hermida, Khalil Greene, Nick Swisher, Scott Kazmir, Cole Hamels & Jeff Francouer.)

2003 is turning out to be pretty putrid, too. Jamie D'Antona instead of Thom Pauly in round 2 might have been a better pick, eh? ;)

Not exactly a draft legacy to shout about, that's for sure.

Gallen5862
04-18-2007, 12:15 AM
http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?n=Tyrell%2520Godwin&pos=OF&sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=434880
Tyrell Godwin 26 | RFStatus: Active

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Louisville BatsMLB Parent Club: Cincinnati Stats
AVG:
.182
HR:
0
RBI:
5
SB:
0 Bookmark PlayerFull Name: Carlton Tyrell Godwin
Born: 07/10/1979
Birthplace: Wilmington, NC
College: North Carolina
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Bats: L
Throws: R


2007 Season
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
LOU INT .182 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 7 2 6 0 0 .229 .212 .441
Minors .182 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 7 2 6 0 0 .229 .212 .441

Last 10 Games: (Current team only)
Date OPP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS
Apr 05 TOL .200 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Apr 06 TOL .333 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Apr 07 TOL .400 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Apr 08 TOL .400 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Apr 09 COL .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 10 COL .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 11 COL .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 17 @RIC .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Totals .182 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 0


Splits: (Current team only)
Entire Season AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
vs Left .200 10 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .273 .300 .573
vs Right .174 23 2 4 0 0 0 4 1 5 0 0 .208 .174 .382
Home Games .200 7 30 4 6 1 0 0 4 2 4 0 0 .250 .233 .483
Away Games .000 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Night Games .182 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 0 .229 .212 .441
On Grass .182 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 0 .229 .212 .441
April .182 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 0 .229 .212 .441
Pre All-Star .182 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 0 .229 .212 .441
Ahead in Count .143 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 .333 .286 .619
Behind in Count .143 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Bases Empty .188 16 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .235 .250 .485
Runners On .176 17 4 3 0 0 0 5 1 3 0 0 .222 .176 .399
Scoring Position .273 11 3 3 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 .333 .273 .606
Season Totals .182 8 33 4 6 1 0 0 5 2 6 0 0 .229 .212 .441

2006 Season:
Team League AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG OPS
NOZ PCL .248 126 411 59 102 22 7 7 45 159 32 68 19 6 .307 .387 .694
Minors .248 126 411 59 102 22 7 7 45 159 32 68 19 6 .307 .387 .694

Biography:
Selected by Blue Jays in third round of 2001 draft...Selected by Expos from Blue Jays in Rule 5 Minor League draft, Dec. 13, 2004.
Awards/Honors:
null null
07/13/2005 PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Steve4192
04-18-2007, 10:04 AM
Other Reds picks in 1997:

Round 2 - Gookie Dawkins
Round 3 - Thad Makray
Round 4 - Monte Roundtree
Round 5 - Dewayne Wise
Round 6 - Toby Sanchez
Round 7 - Mike Frank
Round 8 - Matt Borno
Round 9 - Scott Williamson
Round 10 - David Runk

Outside of Williamson, that has to be one of the more putrid drafts in recent memory.

In the grand scheme of things, that is not a horrid draft. Half of the guys drafted in the first 10 rounds (Larson, Dawkins, Wise, Frank, Williamson) made the big show.

Granted, none of 'em were stars and only one of 'em (Williamson) managed to carve out a major league career, but I have seen worse drafts. 1996 for example, had only one of the top 10 picks (Buddy Carlyle) even make it to the show, and none of 'em carved out a major league career.

camisadelgolf
04-18-2007, 10:19 AM
Yeah, that wasn't too bad of a draft. 1998 was pretty good, too. However, from looking at the drafts from 1999-2002, it looked like Bowden was actively trying to destroy the team.

M2
04-18-2007, 12:40 PM
2003 is turning out to be pretty putrid, too. Jamie D'Antona instead of Thom Pauly in round 2 might have been a better pick, eh? ;)

Jason Hirsch would have been a nice pick at that spot. I've got a weakness for giant power pitchers.

dougdirt
04-18-2007, 01:10 PM
Jason Hirsch would have been a nice pick at that spot. I've got a weakness for giant power pitchers.

Hirsch reminds me of Aaron Harang in so many ways..... you know, minus the Frankenstein look.

M2
04-18-2007, 01:33 PM
Hirsch reminds me of Aaron Harang in so many ways..... you know, minus the Frankenstein look.

Hirsh was actually my choice for that selection going into that draft. To be fair, I also had my eye on Josh Banks in the 2nd round of that draft and he's hit a ceiling in the upper minors, but the Jays snatched him up right before the Reds picked so I never would have had to make the choice.

What always intrgued me about Hirsh is that he can pitch (not just throw) and that frame of his was always going to yield higher and more sustained velocity as he got older. He had some serious projectability.

dougdirt
04-18-2007, 01:53 PM
Hirsh was actually my choice for that selection going into that draft. To be fair, I also had my eye on Josh Banks in the 2nd round of that draft and he's hit a ceiling in the upper minors, but the Jays snatched him up right before the Reds picked so I never would have had to make the choice.

What always intrgued me about Hirsh is that he can pitch (not just throw) and that frame of his was always going to yield higher and more sustained velocity as he got older. He had some serious projectability.

I cant say I knew a whole lot going into that draft, but the last few years I have really liked his size and his stuff. Like I said, he reminds me of Harang a lot with a fastball thats a little faster and he throws a good slider as well. The Rockies got a steal when they pulled off that trade last year.... but I guess the Astros were desperate.