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Paul Goldschmidt | First Baseman | #44

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 went 2-for-3 with a go-ahead two-run home run in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Astros.
Goldschmidt struck a temporary blow to the Astros' playoff chances when he launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning to snap a 3-3 tie. The Astros would ultimately sneak in to the final Wild Card spot thanks to an Angels loss. For his part, the 28-year-old slugger finishes the 2015 regular season with a beautiful .321/.435/.570 triple-slash, 33 homers, 110 RBI and 21 steals. Sun, Oct 4, 2015 06:51:00 PM

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Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Goldschmidt doubled off Rockies starter Chad Bettis, his 37th two-bagger of the season. Overall, he's slashing .315/.432/.557 with 31 homers, 106 RBI and 21 steals. The steals number is the best in his career and should that triple-slash hold steady over the closing days, all three of those numbers would represent career bests as well.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 12:55:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt is absent from the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the slugger. Yasmany Tomas is handling first base in Goldschmidt's place.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and an RBI in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers.

Goldy knocked home his 104th run of the season with an RBI single in the third inning. In addition to the triple-digit ribbie total, he's hitting .319/.435/.563 with 31 homers and a career-high 21 steals.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

DFS players smelled the juicy potential for a four-bagger from a mile away. Goldschmidt was 3-for-7 against Dodgers' SP Carlos Frias this year and he came into this game having homered in two straight games. The stud first baseman is up to 31 homers and 103 RBI.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 01:01:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Diamondbacks shut out the Dodgers 8-0 on Tuesday.

Goldschmidt hit the second of back-to-back solo homers with A.J. Pollock in the seventh inning. It's number 30 on the year for the first baseman. He's hitting .318/.436/.560 with 102 RBI, 94 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:13:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run as the Diamondbacks topped the Dodgers on Monday.

Goldschmidt made it a 6-2 game in the top of the eighth with a solo home run off of Joel Peralta. It's his 29th of the season. He's also hitting an outstanding .317/.436/.556 with 101 RBI, 93 runs scored, and 21 stolen bases.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 01:34:00 AM

Diamondbacks activated 1B Paul Goldschmidt from the paternity leave list.

Goldschmidt had been away from the team since Wednesday to attend the birth of his first child. He's back in the lineup in his regular spot for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Cubs.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt traveled back to Phoenix on Wednesday for the birth of his first child.

Goldschmidt is expected to return to the club for their game Saturday in Chicago. Yasmany Tomas is likely to fill in for Goldschmidt at first base in the MVP candidate's absence.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 06:39:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.

There were no street clothes in his locker at Coors Field, which is a pretty good indication that the MVP candidate has been excused from the team and flown back to Arizona for the birth of his first child. Arizona has a scheduled team off day Thursday.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt hit his 27th home run of the season in Tuesday's nightcap against the Rockies.

Goldschmidt took Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick deep in the first inning for a solo shot. The dinger was his only hit in five at-bats. Goldschmidt has struggled, relatively, in recent weeks, but the first baseman is still hitting a magnificent .322/.437/.563 with 97 RBI, 85 runs scored and 21 stolen bases overall.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 01:37:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help the Diamondbacks beat the A's 6-4 on Friday.

Goldschmidt's homer came off switch-pitcher Pat Venditte in the seventh inning. He has four homers in his last seven games after going 25 days without one.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 01:27:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Goldschmidt jumped the Diamondbacks out to a 1-0 lead with a solo home run off John Lackey in the first inning, but the team wouldn't score again in the game. The bomb was Goldy's 25th of the season and pushed his RBI total to 94. Pair those counting stats with a .331/.446/.571 triple-slash and you have yourself a legitimate MVP candidate. Oh, and he's also stolen a career-high 20 bases. Not too shabby.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt terrorized the Reds in Saturday's 11-7 win, finishing 4-for-5 with a pair of two-run homers, four total RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.

This was Goldschmidt's second four-hit game of the season. He started off the hit parade with a two-run homer against Reds starter Andrew DeSclafani in the first inning to give the Snakes a 3-0 advantage, then smacked another two-run bomb in the seventh inning to push his team's lead to 8-5. He'll be on the short-list for NL MVP when the dust of the season has settled, as he's hitting .331/.444/.568 with 24 home runs, 93 RBI and 20 steals.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and three walks as the Diamondbacks lost in 15 innings to the Pirates on Tuesday.

Goldschmidt opened the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the first inning. The Pirates didn't seem interested in pitching to him, walking him in half of his plate appearances the rest of the night. It's hard to blame them, as Goldschmidt is a candidate for the NL MVP award, batting .333/.449/.567 with 22 home runs, 87 RBI, and 19 stolen bases.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Oscar Hernandez
4Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Chris Owings
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Jean Segura
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
2Brandon Drury
LF1David Peralta
2Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1Yasmany Tomas
2Gabby Guerrero
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Shelby Miller
3Patrick Corbin
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Robbie Ray
6Zack Godley
7Tyler Wagner
8Matt Koch
9Miller Diaz
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Ziegler
2Daniel Hudson
3Randall Delgado
4Josh Collmenter
5Matt Reynolds
6Silvino Bracho
7Wesley Wright
8Andrew Chafin
9Enrique Burgos
10Keith Hessler
11Sam LeCure
12Evan Marshall
13Tim Stauffer
14Cody Hall