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  1. #21
    Niko rightfully was named to the MWL All Star Game this morning. Congratulations and let's hope he is healthy enough to play by then...

  2. #22
    Not much of an update this week, as Niko was recovering from last week's concussion and did not see any action. Let's hope he's back soon!

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    As Seth mentioned on another thread, they're hoping Goodrum can return to action this weekend and participate in the MWL AllStar game next week. Obviously, however, they aren't going to release him to play until he's 100% medically cleared.

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  4. #24
    Niko was taken off the DL Saturday night, being cleared to play in Sunday's possible division-clinching game against Peoria. And play he did, going 3-4 with a double, walk, RBI and 3 runs scored. Unfortunately, The Kernel's relief pitching blew a big lead in the 9th and with it ended the team's chances at a first half title.

    Either way, great to see Niko back in action and wishing him much luck at the MWL All Star Game this Tuesday. Now they'll just have to go out and win the second half!

  5. #25
    First half stats roundup:

    49G | 217 PA | .280/.392/.401 | 29RBI/33R | 5SB/2CS | 10E/20DP

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    I was at the game yesterday (June 16) and got my first look at Niko in game action. I was impressed, had a good day at the plate with the hits and looks confident and relaxed at the plate even after the stint on the DL. But he really caught my eye in the field. He looked smooth and steady out there, he ranged into the deep hole a couple a times and let loose his arm with accurate and strong throws to get the outs at first. His foot work looked good going both to his right and left and he covers a lot of ground for a bigger SS. Now when I say big I am not talking Sano big, think strongside linebacker in the NFL for him. I looking at tall, lean, athletic guy when I see Niko. James Beresford was my standard for Twins Minor League SS, tells you how pathetic it has been down here and I like James, but I was quite intrigued about seeing Niko and more so now that I have seen him play. As far as the Kernals bullpen goes...yuck!

  7. #27
    Niko's Back! After having a nice MWL All Star game going 1-1 with a walk and 2RBI after replacing Carlos Correa at SS for innings 5-9, Niko got a full weekend of game action. Fun stat, Niko's impressive OBP skills continue as he has reached base via hit or walk in 47 of 53 games this season and has done so in 13 consecutive games.

    On the week:

    4G | 21 PA | 4-1B/1-2B/0-3B/0-HR/1-RBI/2R | 2-BB/7-SO | 0SB/0CS | 1E/5DP

    On the season:

    53G | 238 PA | .279/.387/.393 | 30RBI/35R | 5SB/2CS | 12E/24DP

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    If today's game in CR is an indication, it appears Goodrum will be replacing Buxton as the lead off hitter for Jake Mauer's Kernels.

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    First Cedar Rapids game for me today. Niko made everything at SS look routine and smooth. His approach at the plate was impressive as he fouled off several two strike pitches top of the first and made mostly solid contact. Only one game but I liked what I saw.

  10. #30
    Another steady week for Niko. Only major change is that with the departure of Buxton, Niko has been the primary lead-off hitter, showing the kind of faith this club has in his on-base skills. Cool stat-line of the week, on 6/27 Niko reached base in all 5 of his plate appearances yet he only had 1 hit. That's right, your classic 4 walk game.

    Also, the on-base streak is now at 18 games which surpasses Niko's previous season-high of 17 consecutive games reaching base.

    On the week:

    5G | 22 PA | 1-1B/3-2B/0-3B/0-HR/1-RBI/7R | 5-BB/5-SO | 0SB/0CS | 0E/3DP

    On the season:

    58G | 260 PA | .275/.388/.394 | 31RBI/42R | 5SB/2CS | 12E/27DP

  11. #31
    Tough week for Niko, going 2 for 25 over 7 games. This slump took a big bite out of his slash stats. Let's hope he gets the bat going again this week.

    On the week:

    7G | 29 PA | 1-1B/0-2B/1-3B/0-HR/1-RBI/2R | 2-BB/6-SO | 0SB/0CS | 4E/5DP

    On the season:

    65G | 289 PA | .255/.367/.370 | 32RBI/44R | 5SB/2CS | 16E/32DP

  12. #32
    Another pedestrian week for Niko. This is the same kind of slump that he fell into towards the end of last season, which essentially derailed what was a great first 50-60 games. I predict the kid gets it right this week.

    On the week:

    4G | 17 PA | 2-1B/0-2B/0-3B/0-HR/1-RBI/0R | 1-BB/5-SO | 1SB/0CS | 1E/4DP

    On the season:

    69G | 306 PA | .247/.356/.355 | 33RBI/44R | 6SB/2CS | 17E/36DP

  13. #33
    I happened to catch Niko at a game last week, seemed very stoned handed to me. I hope he can figure it put.

  14. #34
    Per my prediction, Niko got back on track this week by reaching base 16 times over 6 games. Interestingly, Niko nearly doubled his stolen bases on the season with 5 SBs in 6 attempts this week. Not sure what spurred the new found aggressiveness on the base paths, but I love it. Way to go, Niko!

    On the week:

    6G | 29 PA | 10-1B/0-2B/0-3B/0-HR/2-RBI/0R | 6-BB/3-SO | 5SB/1CS | 0E/3DP

    On the season:

    75G | 335PA | .262/.373/.362 | 35RBI/44R | 11SB/3CS | 17E/39DP

  15. #35
    Sorry, was out of town last week - so here's your 2 week update:

    9G | 36 PA | 1-1B/3-2B/0-3B/1-HR/2-RBI/4R | 3-BB/11-SO | 2SB/0CS | 3E/5DP

    On the season:

    84G | 371PA | .251/.358/.359 | 37RBI/48R | 13SB/3CS | 20E/44DP

  16. #36
    Another busy and relatively productive week for Niko. Most notably, Goodrum hit a 3-run homer on Wednesday which ended up being the difference in the Kernels' 7-4 victory over Beloit.

    Niko also continued his aggressiveness on the base paths, swiping 3 more bases in 4 chances. Strangely, Niko only stole 6 of 9 bases over the first 70 games. Then something flipped in mid July and he has gone 10 for 11 in the past 21 games. Project this stretch over a full season, and you've got a real terror on the base paths.

    7G | 33 PA | 6-1B/0-2B/0-3B/1-HR/5-RBI/6R | 5-BB/8-SO | 3SB/1CS | 0E/4DP

    On the season:

    91G | 404PA | .251/.360/.360 | 42RBI/54R | 16SB/4CS | 20E/48DP (as SS)

  17. #37
    On the week:

    6G | 22 PA | 5-1B/0-2B/0-3B/0-HR/0-RBI/3-R | 1-BB/6-SO | 2SB/0CS | 1E/0DP (as SS)

    On the season:

    97G | 426PA | .253/.359/.356 | 42RBI/57R | 18SB/4CS | 21E/48DP (as SS)

  18. #38
    Niko is, unfortunately, still on the DL for a groin injury. So, no statistical update this week.

  19. #39
    Niko came back from the DL Friday to finish the regular season on a high-note:

    3G | 15 PA | 2-1B/2-2B/0-3B/1-HR/3-RBI/2-R | 1-BB/4-SO | 0SB/0CS | 2E/1DP (as SS)

    Final regular season stats:

    103G | 455PA | .260/.364/.369 | 45RBI/62R | 60-BB/105-SO | 20SB/4CS | 24E/49DP (as SS)

    Here's wishing Niko and the Kernels great luck in the playoffs! Will be back when they playoffs are finished for a season wrap up.

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