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Paul Goldschmidt | First Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Paul Goldschmidt drew three walks and went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's 10-inning win over the Mariners.
Goldschmidt put the Diamondbacks up 1-0 in the first inning when he drilled a solo home run to left field off of Mike Montgomery. The Mariners didn't seem to have any interest in pitching to him after that, and with good reason: the first baseman is batting an absurd .346/.465/.611 with 22 home runs, 75 RBI, and 17 stolen bases. Goldschmidt also leads the majors in walks by a large margin with 82, 10 more than the next-highest total (Bryce Harper, 72). Jul 28 - 1:40 AM

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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, double and run scored in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt continues to torment pitchers amidst another lost season for Arizona. He's now slashing a ridiculous .343/.456/.603. The All-Star first baseman has become a five-category fantasy monster. He's on pace for 37 homers, 125 RBI, 106 runs and 30 steals.
Jul 23 - 1:04 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss at Citi Field to the Mets.

Goldschmidt drilled a solo home run in the fourth inning off of Jon Niese to reduce the Diamondbacks' deficit to 4-2. With it, he temporarily broke a tie with Nolan Arenado for the major league lead in RBI at 70. The All-Star first baseman also has 21 home runs, 16 stolen bases, and a .340/.455/.610 triple-slash line.
Jul 12 - 4:08 PM

Paul Goldschmidt did a little of everything Tuesday, finishing 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base against the Rangers.

Goldschmidt walked, stole second base and scored in the fifth inning and later added an RBI single in the eighth. The stolen base was his 16th of the season, bringing him with two steals of his single-season high. He certainly can do it all, leading the National League in batting average (.351), RBI (68) and runs scored (59) while ranking among the leaders in almost every other category with a few days left before the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 1:35 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a walk, but the Diamondbacks lost in 10 innings to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Goldschmidt kept hope alive, drilling a two run double in the bottom of the 10th inning against Kenley Jansen to make it a 6-4 game. The first baseman is on a 10-game hitting streak, batting a ridiculous .354/.469/.639 with 20 home runs, 65 RBI, and 15 stolen bases to date.
Jul 1 - 1:53 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, a two-run single, and two stolen bases as the Diamondbacks pounded their way to a win over the Dodgers on Monday.

Goldschmidt is now on a 10-game hitting streak, extended with a single in the sixth inning just ahead of a Yasmany Tomas home run. Goldy then ripped a two-run single in the eighth to cap off a four-run frame. He's having a bonkers year, carrying a .352/.467/.637 triple-slash line with 20 home runs, 64 RBI, 15 stolen bases, 55 runs scored, and 60 walks.
Jun 30 - 1:30 AM

Paul Goldschmidt launched his 20th homer of the year Wednesday against the Rockies.

Goldschmidt's 20th homer came in his 71st game of the season. Last year, he hit 19 in 109 games before a fractured hand ended his season. He's also surpassed his 2014 total in steals (12 to 9) and he's getting close to last year's walk total (57 to 64).
Jun 25 - 1:25 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Angels.

Goldschmidt jumped the Diamondbacks out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when he homered off of Hector Santiago. The bomb was his 19th of the season. He later added a single. The all-world star has now reached base in 27 games in a row and leads the majors with a .363 batting average. The rest of his triple-slash is just as impressive, as Goldschmidt holds an on-base percentage of .481 and a slugging percentage of .679 in what's been one of the most impressive offensive performances in the majors to this point.
Jun 18 - 12:59 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a walk and a three-run home run, powering the Diamondbacks past the Angels on Monday.

Goldschmidt broke a 0-0 tie with his three-run home run off of Jered Weaver in the third inning. The first baseman has multiple hits in five consecutive games, continuing yet another MVP-caliber campaign. He has 18 home runs, 53 RBI, and a ridiculous .366/.484/.678 triple-slash line.
Jun 16 - 1:12 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Saturday's win against the Giants.

Just another day at the office for one of the game's best hitters. The 27-year-old leads the major leagues with a .355 batting average and is third in RBI behind Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton. As long as he stays healthy, Goldschmidt should continue to be in the MVP conversation.
Jun 13 - 10:38 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 with a double, a homer, two runs and two RBI in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Dodgers.

You probably haven't noticed it because of his amazing overall numbers, but this was actually the slugger's first multi-hit game of June. Overall, Goldschmidt is slashing .349/.469/.665 and is one pace for 47 homers, 25 steals, 135 RBI and 126 runs scored.
Jun 11 - 1:55 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with an RBI ground out in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

A run came into score on Goldschmidt's first inning RBI grounder. Otherwise, it was a relatively quiet game for the slugger, as Jacob deGrom had nasty stuff on the day. Goldschmidt did manage a walk. He's slashing a spectacular .343/.468/.657 with 16 homers, 47 RBI, 44 runs scored and nine steals over 201 at-bats.
Jun 7 - 7:01 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Mets.

Goldschmidt launched the 415-foot dinger off of Matt Harvey in the sixth inning. The homer was his 16th of the year. He's having an all-world season and is slashing .349/.470/.677 with 16 homers, 45 RBI, 40 runs scored and eight steals over 192 at-bats. You run out of superlatives with the slugger. In his last three games, Goldschmidt has walked seven times, a sign that pitchers might just be giving up at this point.
Jun 5 - 1:29 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-1 with four walks as the Diamondbacks fended off the Braves for a win on Tuesday.

One of the walks came with the bases loaded. With the way Goldschmidt has been hitting, it's hard to blame pitchers for wanting nothing to do with him. The first baseman is hitting .355/.471/.677 with 15 home runs, 44 RBI, and eight stolen bases.
Jun 3 - 1:07 AM

Paul Goldschmidt hit his third homer in two days during Sunday's 7-6, 17-inning loss to the Brewers.

Goldschmidt homered twice against the Brewers on Saturday. On Sunday, he stayed hot, hitting a solo homer in the first inning off of Brewers starter Tyler Wagner. Goldy would finish 3-for-4. How does one acquire just four at-bats in a 17-inning game? One walks four times, as Goldschmidt did. He's slashing .354/.463/.680 with 15 homers, 43 RBI and 39 runs scored. Nobody's hitting in Bryce Harper's universe at the moment, but Goldschmidt's pretty close.
May 31 - 8:08 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Oscar Hernandez
4Gerald Laird
5Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
S1Patrick Corbin
2Chase Anderson
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Archie Bradley
6Robbie Ray
7Zack Godley
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Daniel Hudson
3David Hernandez
4Andrew Chafin
5Oliver Perez
6Randall Delgado
7Josh Collmenter
8Addison Reed