David Goforth

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher David Goforth began playing in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league system in 2011.

Goforth was All-State in high school, hitting .430 with 11 HR and 65 RBI as a senior while going 10-3 with a 1.97 ERA and 140 K in 68 2/3 IP (35 BB). He was 22-8 with six saves and a 2.13 ERA in high school. He also played basketball. He redshirted as a college freshman at the University of Mississippi. He was 1-1 with 3 saves and a 2.80 ERA in 25 games in 2009. He had a save and a 4.32 ERA for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League. He fell to 1-6, 3 Sv, 9.43 as a redshirt sophomore with 38 walks in 56 1/3 IP. He was originally taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 31st round of the 2010 amateur draft, but did not sign a contract. He had a 4-8, 4.88 record at Ole Miss in 2011. He led the Southeastern Conference in losses. He did sign after being drafted in the 7th round by the Brewers in 2011. The scouts were Joe Mason and Tim McIlvaine.

After going 0-4 his first year (2 Sv, 4.43) for the Helena Brewers, he had a 10-win season in 2012, against 8 losses though his ERA rose to 4.66. He tied for 9th in the Midwest League in wins, tied for first in starts (28), allowed the second-most runs (91, 8 behind Aaron Brooks), tied J.R. Bradley for second in earned runs allowed (78), tied for 5th in gopher balls (16), was third in walks (63, behind Archie Bradley and Austin Wood) and led in balks (8). In the Brewers chain, he tied Hiram Burgos and Tyler Thornburg for fourth in wins, second in runs (5 behind Seth McClung), second in earned runs (6 behind McClung), tied Brandon Williamson for second in homers allowed (3 behind McClung), was 4th in walks (between McClung and Jimmy Nelson) and led in balks (as many as the next two combined). In all of the minors, he tied Daniel Rosenbaum and Roenis Elias for first in balks.

He posted another double-digit victory campaign in 2013, going 11-8 with 5 saves and a 3.17 ERA in 34 games (18 starts) split between the Brevard County Manatees (7-5, 3.10 in 14 starts) and Huntsville Stars (4-3, 5 Sv, 3.28 in 20 games, 4 starts). He went 8 balks to zero. He allowed a .217 average and was second in the Milwaukee farm in wins, behind Johnny Hellweg. He was named an Arizona Fall League Rising Star following the season (1-1, 4 Sv, 3.75 for the Surprise Saguaros) and prior to 2014, was named the 8th-best prospect in the Brewers system by Baseball America.

He spent 2014 with Huntsville, going 5-4, 3.76 in 54 relief appearances. He collected 27 saves. He was assigned to the [[Colorado Springs SkySox at the start of the 2015 season and made 16 appearances there before getting called up to Milwaukee at the end of May. His major league debut came on May 26th against the San Francisco Giants. He entered the game in the 9th inning in relief of Neal Cotts with Nori Aoki on second base with one out. Aoki attempted to steal third base, but Goforth saw him move and threw to third base, catching Aoki in a rundown from which he was unable to escape; he then ended the inning by forcing Hunter Pence to fly out to left. David pitched 20 games in relief for Milwaukee, with a record of 1-0 and a 4.01 ERA.


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