The 2015 season was not an easy one for David Goforth. Bouncing back and forth from AAA to Milwaukee time and time again, Goforth couldn’t seem to find a home. Here is a look at the year in review for the 27-year-old right hander.
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Goforth debuted on May 26th and he was perfect in his first four outings before being sent back to AAA. In all he went 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA, striking out 24 batters in 24.2 innings of work.
At times Goforth looked impressive, but other times when holding a big lead, he simply could not seem to slam the door. His worst outing of they year came against the Pittsburgh Pirates. With a large lead, Goforth was not able to finish the job as he allowed two home runs and forced Francisco Rodriguez into the game. Though he did face the heart of the Pirates order, it is spots like that where he will need to get the job done if he hopes to lock down a spot in the future.
He got his first win as he pitched a scoreless inning in possibly the biggest win of the Brewers season, as they came back to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on September 27th with the help of a Jason Rogers grand slam.
Once viewed as a future closer or setup man, Goforth has seemed to have gotten lost in the shuffle with the recent surplus of hard throwing arms currently on the major league roster. After a decent debut, Goforth will be in a battle for one of the final roster spots heading into 2016, but with lots of arms in front of him he will really need to impress.
Final Grade: C-