|Birth Day:||February 28, 1992|
|Birth Place:||Atlanta, United States|
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He was a second round pick of the Twins in the 2010 MLB Draft.
In a May 31, 2019 game against the Atlanta Braves, Goodrum went 5-for-5 with a double and two home runs. He became the first Tigers player to go 5-for-5 with at least three extra-base hits and two home runs in a game since Dmitri Young in 2003, and the first Tigers shortstop to collect five hits in a game since Alan Trammell in 1987. He also was the first player to have five hits while playing for the first time in his home state since Ohio-born Pete Susko did so for the Washington Senators at Cleveland in 1934. Goodrum was placed on the 10-day injured list on August 24 due to an adductor strain. He did not return the rest of the season. For the year, Goodrum hit .248 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI in 423 at-bats.
With the Elizabethton Twins of the Rookie-level Appalachian League in 2011, Goodrum had a .275 batting average. For the Cedar Rapids Kernals of the Class A Midwest League in 2013, Goodrum batted .260. In 2014, Goodrum played for the Fort Myers Miracle of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League, where he batted .249 with 3 home runs and 49 RBI's and he transitioned from shortstop to third base. Goodrum spent 2015 with both Fort Myers and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Class AA Southern League, where he posted a combined .232 batting average with nine home runs and 38 RBIs.
Goodrum began the 2017 season with the Rochester Red Wings of the Class AAA International League. The Twins promoted him to the major leagues on September 1. He was outrighted to AAA on November 3, 2017. He elected free agency on November 6, 2017.
Goodrum signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers on November 25, 2017. The deal included an invitation to the Tigers' 2018 spring training camp. After a strong spring season, which included hitting four home runs, Goodrum made the Tigers' 25-man opening day roster.
Goodrum hit his first major league home run on April 5, 2018 off Joakim Soria of the Chicago White Sox. On May 14, he hit two home runs while driving in five in a 6–3 Tigers win over the Cleveland Indians.
On June 11, 2018, after learning about the Flint water crisis, Goodrum donated 1,440 cases of water to residents of Flint.
Currently, Niko Goodrum is 29 years, 6 months and 25 days old. Niko Goodrum will celebrate 30th birthday on a Monday 28th of February 2022.
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