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Paul Goldschmidt | First Baseman | #44

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / ARZ
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Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.
It looks to be a rare day off for the slugger. Yasmany Tomas is also sitting out, as the D'Backs have Daniel Descalso at first base and Chris Herrmann in left field. May 28 - 11:42 AM

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Paul Goldschmidt finished 2-for-4 with a home run in the Diamondbacks' defeat of the White Sox on Monday.

Goldschmidt singled and scored on Daniel Descalso's three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning before popping Miguel Gonzalez for a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth. The star first baseman is batting .315/.448/.580 with 11 home runs, 35 RBI, 11 stolen bases, and 38 runs scored in 46 games this season for Arizona.
May 23 - 12:22 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 6-4, 10-inning loss to the Pirates.

Goldschmidt tormented Robbie Ray with a two-run homer in the first inning and a solo bomb in the fifth. He is now up to 10 homers and 32 RBI for the campaign as a whole. In addition, the All-Star first baseman boasts a beautiful .314/.450/.584 triple-slash across 137 at-bats. Six of his 10 home runs this season have come in his last 10 games.
May 14 - 8:29 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-3 with two homers, five RBI and a walk to lead the Diamondbacks to a 6-3 win over the Rockies.

Goldschmidt didn't get off to the fastest of starts, but here he is with a 1.064 OPS after 31 games. He's hitting .330 with seven homers, 26 RBI, eight steals and more walks (25) than strikeouts (22).
May 6 - 12:25 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against the Padres on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt also swiped his fifth base. The Diamondbacks have decided to be awfully aggressive when it comes to basestealing, so it looks like Goldschmidt will make another run at 30 this year.
Apr 27 - 2:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt finished 4-for-4 with a double, solo home run, walk, two runs scored and three RBI in Tuesday's game against San Diego.

Goldschmidt started the season slow by his standards, posting just six RBI over his first 17 games. Over the past week he has made up for lost time, driving in nine runs over his past five games with at least two RBI in four of the outings. He's back hammering divisional foes, raising his season OPS to .981 in the process.
Apr 26 - 1:02 AM

Paul Goldschmidt is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Monday.

It's Goldschmidt's first day off of the season. The D'Backs are going with Chris Herrmann in his place at first base.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Despite Goldy being out, the D'Backs are still a very appealing team target against Jhoulys Chacin. In 2016, Chacin was able to record over a K per inning pitched against RHBs, striking out 76 in 71.2 IP while allowing just five home runs. On the flip side, Chacin does not fare well against lefties - he allowed a 35.0% hard contact rate last year while struggling to miss bats, posting a weak 13.6 K%. In a limited 2017 sample, Chacin has allowed a .373 wOBA to LHs with a 35.1% hard contact rate. Jake Lamb and David Peralta are elite targets across the board.
Apr 24 - 5:22 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt whacked a two-run home run off Brandon McCarthy in the first inning to give the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead, but they would not score again in the contest. The dinger was his third of the young season. In addition, Goldy is slashing .257/.409/.457 in 70 at-bats. That average should start to normalize as the season progresses -- he has never finished with an average lower than .286 in a season in which he has received at least 500 at-bats.
Apr 23 - 7:35 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Dodgers.

With the Diamondbacks holding a tight 2-1 advantage, Goldschmidt came through with an insurance run via an RBI single in the seventh inning. The All-Star first baseman is slashing .277/.393/.468 with two homers, six RBI and three steals in 47 at-bats through the first two weeks of the season.
Apr 16 - 8:41 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went hitless in four at-bats Monday as the Diamondbacks fell to the Giants.

It was the first game this season in which Goldschmidt failed to reach base. The stud first baseman is batting .300/.400/.600 with two home runs and two stolen bases.
Apr 10 - 7:35 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Goldschmidt's double off Cody Allen in the eighth inning was as loud as they come. He ripped it to straightaway center and the only real question was whether it had enough oomph to make it over the fence. That did not occur, but Goldy ended up with his third double of the season nonetheless. He has essentially obliterated talk of a slow spring by jumping on the 2017 season for two home runs, three doubles and five RBI through the first seven games. The Diamondbacks are off to a surprise 6-1 start.
Apr 9 - 8:11 PM

Paul Goldschmidt homered and walked Tuesday in a losing cause against the Giants.

Goldschmidt didn't seem comfortable in the WBC and he hit just one homer this spring, but it was hard to imagine him remaining down for long. He's 3-for-7 through two games.
Apr 5 - 1:27 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Angels.

Goldy's double off Tyler Skaggs was his first two-bagger of the spring. You can expect plenty more come the regular season, as the top-tier fantasy bat is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .299/.398/.525 with 24 home runs, 95 RBI and 32 steals over the course of 579 at-bats.
Mar 25 - 7:23 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-2 with a homer and four RBI as the Diamondbacks routed a Dodgers split squad 15-3 on Friday in Cactus League play.

He tagged Dodgers' starter Brandon McCarthy for a two-run homer in the first inning and added on a two-run single in the third inning. Goldschmidt already looks to be in mid-season form and remains one of the top overall options available in all fantasy formats.
Mar 3 - 7:19 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in a loss to the Padres on Thursday.

The perennial fantasy first-rounder is off to a solid start to the spring. He is now 4-for-10 but has yet to go deep. He put up another monster fantasy season in 2016, hitting .297/.411/.489 with 24 home runs, 106 runs scored, 95 RBI and somehow pitched in 32 stolen bases.
Mar 2 - 11:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
3Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Randall Delgado
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8T.J. McFarland
9Jorge De La Rosa