Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins
31-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Chicago White Sox
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ryan Goins in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox in December of 2018.
Signs minor-league deal
2BChicago White Sox  AAA
December 10, 2018
Goins agreed to a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Monday and has been invited to spring training, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Goins appeared in 41 games for the Royals a season ago, batting .226 with nine extra-base hits and six RBI. He figures to begin the 2019 campaign at Triple-A Charlotte after latching on with Chicago.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+11%
OPS vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
+31%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+7%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .573 98 6 0 6 2 .236 .281 .292
Since 2017vs Right .637 481 41 9 62 1 .234 .279 .358
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .450 20 1 0 1 0 .200 .200 .250
2018vs Right .589 100 9 0 5 0 .232 .263 .326
2017vs Left .607 78 5 0 5 2 .246 .303 .304
2017vs Right .650 381 32 9 57 1 .235 .283 .367
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Since 2017
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
+127%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+7%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .660 276 21 3 30 3 .247 .298 .363
Since 2017Away .596 303 26 6 38 0 .223 .262 .333
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .814 54 5 0 4 0 .308 .333 .481
2018Away .359 66 5 0 2 0 .159 .185 .175
2017Home .621 222 16 3 26 3 .231 .289 .332
2017Away .663 237 21 6 36 0 .242 .284 .379
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ryan Goins
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Erik Siegrist checks out the available talent in the AL and warns that the much-traveled Eduardo Nunez could end up being the best hitter to join the Junior Circuit at this year's trade deadline.
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June 18, 2017
Erik Siegrist looks over the free agent pool in the American League and notes a number of veteran pitchers poised to come off the DL and help your roster, including Hisashi Iwakuma.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Goins turned a career-high volume of playing time into new bests in homers (nine), RBI (62) and stolen bases (three). With a low walk rate and limited pop, he continues to bring more to the table with his defensive prowess than he does with his bat, and it's difficult to imagine a scenario in which he plays in 143 games again. The return of a healthy Devon Travis at second base would theoretically block one path to at-bats for Goins, whose playing time mostly came from the two middle-infield spots last season. Even if he were to see something that resembles an everyday role in 2018, the limited offensive tools will prevent him from offering much for fantasy owners to get excited about, but it's more likely that the Blue Jays will look to younger options in the organization to take on a utility role before turning back to Goins.
Goins had a golden opportunity in 2016 when the Jays starting second baseman, Devon Travis, began the year on the disabled list. Unfortunately, the 28-year-old was unable to capitalize on the vacancy, hitting just .176 and losing his starting gig before he, too, landed on the DL. Goins spent most of the second half at Triple-A Buffalo where he slashed .265/.318/.388 in 110 at-bats -- far from impressive after posting similar numbers over an entire MLB season the prior year. Meanwhile, his teammate and top competition, Darwin Barney, was productive in Goins' stead and Travis eventually returned, leaving little room for Goins to see playing time. Overall, the infielder posted career-worst marks in average (.186) and strikeout rate (24.5 percent) in 279 at-bats. With shortstop Richard Urena, a top-100 prospect, on the horizon and a healthy roster in place, Goins will have an uphill climb to make the big league roster in 2017. He will work on adding to his versatility by playing some outfield this spring, as he is out of minor league options.
Goins and Kevin Pillar were two of the biggest surprises of the 2015 season for Toronto. With Devon Travis snagging the starting second base role, Goins was stuck in Triple-A for the start of the season because he retained options, but Goins’ stint in Triple-A lasted all of six games. The strong defender is capable of playing both middle infield spots with aplomb while also filling in at third base and in the outfield. In 128 games, Goins hit for a passable .250/.318/.354 slash line while knocking in 45 runs and scoring 52 runs of his own. With Devon Travis and Troy Tulowitzki occupying the middle infield roles for the foreseeable future, Goins is likely stuck as the utility guy until one of those two succumbs to the injury bug. However, despite showing flashes of being a better hitter, he doesn’t steal bases or provide enough offensively to roster in most fantasy leagues.
Goins is a terrific defensive player, and the Jays value his defense. Offensively; did we say he is a great defender already? He owns a career slash line of .213/.231/.300 in more than 300 plate appearances in the major leagues, and the numbers in the minor leagues are only slightly better. This a glove-first second baseman who barely has gap power and does not do much on the basepaths. There is little reason to believe that profile is going to change any time soon.
Goins is a light-hitting middle infielder, so it shouldn't be surprising that he slashed just .252/.264/.345 over 121 plate appearances in his first major league action last season. He'll likely compete for a backup spot in spring training but doesn't figure to be in the mix for a starting job. If he sticks on the Opening Day roster, Goins will be used sparingly.
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Signs with Phillies
2BPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
July 3, 2018
Goins agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Tuesday.
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Outrighted to minors
2BKansas City Royals  AAA
July 3, 2018
Goins was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Monday after passing through waivers unclaimed.
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Designated for assignment
2BKansas City Royals  AAA
June 28, 2018
Goins was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.
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Stationed on bench Wednesday
2BKansas City Royals  AAA
June 13, 2018
Goins is not in the lineup against Cincinnati on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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Moves to bench Sunday
2BKansas City Royals  AAA
June 10, 2018
Goins is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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