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Paul Goldschmidt | First Baseman | #44

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/10/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 8 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Paul Goldschmidt's miserable season continued on Tuesday, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Brewers.
He drew a walk in his first at-bat before going down on strikes against three different Brewers hurlers -- Jhoulys Chacin, Matt Albers and Corey Knebel. With his hitless night, Goldschmidt is now hitting under the Mendoza line, slashing an unthinkable .198/.320/.355 with five homers, 13 RBI, two stolen bases and a 64/28 K/BB ratio in 203 plate appearances. Even Goldschmidt's staunchest supporters are slowly losing faith with the 30-year-old slugger. May 22 - 11:12 PM

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Paul Goldschmidt had another rough night at the plate on Friday versus the Mets, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Yes, the dreaded "Golden Sombrero." To be fair, Jacob deGrom dominated the Diamondbacks on Friday and Jeurys Familia struck out the side in the ninth, but Goldschmidt continues to look lost at the plate. He’s batting just .203/.326/.354 with four homers and 12 RBI through 44 games, which is a far cry from what fantasy owners were hoping this spring. It’s easy to call him a buy-low candidate given his track record, but he’s striking out more often than ever before and generating more soft contact than ever before.
May 18 - 10:11 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a walk in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Goldschmidt's walk is the 27th on the year for the first baseman, and he's on pace to have another triple-digit season; which would be the third in four years. Unfortunately, the hit "raises" his average to just .213, and he's still slugging just .374. Hopefully the hot streak starts soon, but it's understandable that those who selected or invested early in Goldschmidt are frustrated.
May 16 - 12:32 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored during Saturday's loss to the Nationals.

The perennial MVP-contender is contending for the most disappointing player award so far this year. He has a .216 batting average with four homers and 12 RBI in 167 plate appearances. He does have 25 runs scored to salvage some value but his fantasy owners didn't spend a first-round draft pick for this sort of production. He's simply too good to hit this poorly for much longer though, so keep the faith.
May 12 - 8:12 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went hitless in four at-bats Sunday, dropping his season line to .225/.350/.417.

Goldschmidt does have a hit in his last 21 at-bats, and he hasn't homered since April 15. The Diamondbacks haven't hinted at anything being wrong with the 30-year-old, but the season to date has certainly been un-Goldschmidt-like. There's plenty of time for him to right the ship, but fantasy owners have to be frustrated with his performance thus far.
May 6 - 7:36 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

It's the first day of rest for Goldschmidt this season. Christian Walker is starting in his place at first base and batting fifth against Jeremy Hellickson and the Nationals on Saturday.
Apr 28 - 12:48 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-4 but scored twice and swiped a bag on Thursday against the Phillies.

He reached base on an error in the fourth inning and ended up scoring when Chris Owings walked with the bases loaded. He reached base on an error again in the sixth inning, stole second base and went to third when the catcher threw the ball away, then scored on a sacrifice fly. Perennial MVP candidates find a way to make things happen even when they have a bad day at the plate.
Apr 26 - 12:48 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Goldschmidt turned in his sixth multi-hit game in his last 11 contests, raising his season line to .278/.429/.569. He ranks among the National League leaders in runs scored, with 16, and walks, having drawn 17 through 21 games. Of note, he still hasn't stolen a base and has just four homers after stealing 18 bags and hitting 36 bombs a year ago.
Apr 22 - 8:23 PM

Paul Goldschmidt finished 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's 6-2 victory against the Padres.

Goldschmidt started out a bit slow by his standards, posting just one double for his only extra-base hit in his first nine games. Since April 9 he has managed four doubles, two triples and four homers in 10 games to give his fantasy owners what they expect. He'll look to keep it rolling in Sunday's series finale against rookie southpaw Joey Lucchesi.
Apr 22 - 1:21 AM

Paul Goldschmidt was hitless in three at-bats with a walk and three strikeouts Friday against the Padres.

Tyson Ross was on point for San Diego, as Arizona was unable to produce a hit until the eighth inning. Goldie will look to rebound in Saturday's game vs. LHP Clayton Richard. He is 10-for-27 (.370) with three doubles, a home run, nine walks and six strikeouts with a 1.093 OPS lifetime against Padres southpaw.
Apr 21 - 1:12 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored against the Giants on Wednesday.

He doubled in the ninth inning and scored the tying run on an A.J. Pollock double to send the game to extras. He also walked in the ballgame. The perennial MVP candidate has been good if not spectacular so far this year. He has a .250 batting average with four home runs, 10 RBI and 14 runs scored through 17 games. We all know he can hit a ton but it is his stolen bases that have been the difference-maker for his fantasy owners the last few years. He has yet to swipe a bag this year after averaging 21 steals over the last three seasons.
Apr 19 - 1:43 AM

Paul Goldschmidt hit his fourth home run of the season, a solo homer, in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

Goldy went down to get a Clayton Kershaw offering in the seventh inning, pounding it out to center to get the D'backs on the board. In addition to being his fourth homer of the year, it was also his fourth in his last five games as he's begun to heat up at the dish. With Sunday's jack, the all-everything first baseman is now hitting .241/.388/.537 on the year.
Apr 15 - 8:17 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 9-1 win against the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt has hit safely in a season-best five straight while posting seven RBI, and he has homered in three of the past four. He faces a tough matchup against Clayton Kershaw on Sunday afternoon in Chavez Ravine. Goldie is just 10-for-46 (.217) with two doubles, two homers, eight RBI and 17 strikeouts against the lefty.
Apr 15 - 4:19 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double in a 7-3 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.

It makes back-to-back games with homers for Goldschmidt, with this one coming off Giants starter Andrew Suarez. The Diamondback star got off to a rough start to begin the 2018 season, but now has his on-base percentage up to .370 with a .429 slugging percentage. He's going to be just fine.
Apr 11 - 6:58 PM

Paul Goldschmidt finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss in San Francisco.

Goldschmidt cranked a no-doubt solo bomb into the left-center field seats off of closer Hunter Strickland to briefly tie the game and give his team a jolt. Jorge De La Rosa gave the gift right back by allowing the game-winning run in the bottom half of the frame. The homer was the first of many for Goldie.
Apr 11 - 2:18 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado