Top prospect Goodwin could join Nats in 2013

Top prospect Goodwin could join Nats in 2013

WASHINGTON -- One National League scout is so high on outfielder Brian Goodwin that he predicts that Goodwin will be in the Major Leagues by the middle of next year. The scout didn't rule out Goodwin playing left or center field for the Nationals.

Goodwin played in his first full season in professional baseball, hitting a combined .280 with 14 home runs, 52 RBIs and 64 runs scored for Class A Hagerstown and Double-A Harrisburg. Goodwin is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League.

Goodwin is projected to be a leadoff hitter in the future.