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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. 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

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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

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal says Paul Goldschmidt "isn't going anywhere" this offseason.

Teams have been calling the Diamondbacks' new front office about Goldy's availability, but it would take a ridiculous haul to pluck him out of Arizona. The dynamic 29-year-old first baseman carries a superb .924 career OPS and he's on a very team-friendly contract that runs through the 2019 season. First-year general manager Mike Hazen is wise to want to build around the guy.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 01:02:00 PM

John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM in Phoenix reports that the Diamondbacks are set to name Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo their new manager.

He seemed to become the heavy favorite for the gig once Mike Hazen was named the D'Backs new general manager, as they are close from their days together in Cleveland and Boston. Lovullo has been a longtime major league coach and minor league manager and has interviewed for multiple big league manager jobs in the past, so it's probably time that he finally gets his shot to lead a big league club.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 12:56:00 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports the Diamondbacks are choosing between Phil Nevin and Torey Lovullo for their next manager.

Alex Cora also got an interview, but it doesn't sound like there's anything going on there. Lovullo has been called the frontrunner for this job by multiple sources, and he does have a great familiarity with new Diamondbacks general manager Mike Mazen. Nevin served as skipper for the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate in Reno in 2016. There is expected to be something official on this front within the next 24-48 hours.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Alex Cora has an interview scheduled with the Diamondbacks next week for their managerial vacancy.

All signs still point to Torey Lovullo being the favorite for the position, but Cora also has a familiarity with new general manager Mike Hazen from their time together in Cleveland and in Boston.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 01:55:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, "folks would be surprised" if the Diamondbacks didn't hire Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo as their next manager.

It's a logical fit, as new Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen knows Luvullo well from his time with the Red Sox and Indians. Phil Nevin, the manager of the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate, is also a strong candidate for the job. The Diamondbacks are staying quiet on the situation, but one person who knows both men told Heyman he’d be "shocked" if Lovullo doesn’t get the job.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Diamondbacks have hired Amiel Sawdaye as their new assistant general manager.

Sawdaye is following new GM Mike Hazen from Boston, where he had been the Red Sox' vice president of amateur and international scouting. It looks like a good hire, as Sawdaye has been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 10:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Shelby Miller
5Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Jake Barrett
3Randall Delgado
4Enrique Burgos
5Andrew Chafin
6Steve Hathaway
7Tom Wilhelmsen
8Archie Bradley
9Jorge De La Rosa
10JJ Hoover
11Silvino Bracho