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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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The Diamondbacks have named Mike Hazen their new executive vice president and general manager.
Hazen had been the GM in Boston, where he served as president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski's No. 2. The 40-year-old was the Red Sox' assistant GM for four years prior to that. Hazen is a Princeton grad and former minor league outfielder and is expected to lead a more analytics-based front office in Arizona.'s Steve Gilbert hears that former chief baseball officer Tony La Russa will remain with the D'Backs in an advisor role. Oct 16 - 2:13 PM

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David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Diamondbacks are interested in Braves first base coach Eddie Perez for their managerial vacancy.

Perez was interviewed for the Braves' full-time manager job before Brian Snitker had the interim tag removed this week. He has also drawn interest from the Rockies as they attempt to fill their managerial vacancy. The Diamondbacks fired both manager Chip Hale and general manager Dave Stewart after the season, so chances are they'll hire a new general manager before making any final decision about their next manager.
Oct 15 - 2:00 PM

Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer off Edwin Jackson in Arizona's 5-3 win over San Diego on Friday.

The homer gave him a career-high 104 runs scored. With 24 homers and 95 RBI, he's not going to come close to matching his previous bests in those categories (36 HR and 125 RBI in 2013). Still, even in a down season, he's rated as fantasy baseball's No. 1 first baseman.
Oct 1 - 1:06 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Goldy had three of the Diamondbacks' seven hits in the loss, and he scored their lone run in the ninth inning. A strong finish could earn the 29-year-old his fourth consecutive .300-plus season, as he's now hitting .301 (with a .912 OPS) after Saturday's good game. He's having another fantasy MVP-worthy season, hitting 23 homers with 90 RBI, 102 runs scored and 27 stolen bases overall.
Sep 24 - 11:19 PM

Paul Goldschmidt homered twice to plate all three Diamondbacks runs in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Padres.

With 23 homers and 90 RBI, Goldschmidt isn't quite tearing it up in the power categories this year. Still, he doesn't always get a lot to hit as by far the biggest threat in the Arizona lineup. It's Goldschmidt, not Joey Votto, currently leading the NL in walks with 106.
Sep 22 - 12:54 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

Goldschmidt connected for a two-run home run off Paul Clemens with two outs in the sixth inning. That shot temporarily knotted the score at 2-2, but the Padres would come back in the bottom of the frame with a two-run homer of their own. For his part, Goldy is now slashing .297/.413/.484 with 21 homers, 87 RBI and 27 steals over 539 at-bats.
Sep 21 - 2:37 AM

Paul Goldschmidt is out of Monday's lineup versus the Padres.

Goldschmidt had a rough series against the Dodgers, so a day off to clear his head isn't the worst idea. Kyle Jensen will start at first base and bat seventh against left-hander Clayton Richard. Brandon Drury will move into to the No. 3 spot.
Sep 19 - 6:48 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the slugger. Phil Gosselin is filling in at first base.
Aug 28 - 3:20 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

Goldschmidt was one of just two Diamondbacks to record hits on the evening (Jean Segura also notched a single). Goldy would come around to score on a Chris Owings RBI ground out in the seventh for the team's lone run of the contest. The All-Star first baseman is slashing .304/.421/.505 with 20 homers and 78 RBI across 461 at-bats.
Aug 26 - 12:46 AM

Paul Goldschmidt's third hit of Monday's game was a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Diamondbacks edged the Braves 9-8.

It was Goldschmidt's 19th homer. You know you're pretty good when you can be hitting .300 with an OPS over .900 and still be considered a modest disappointment. While he's not hitting like he did last year, Goldschmidt is right on pace to reach 25 homers and 100 RBI.
Aug 23 - 1:23 AM

Paul Goldschmidt had an RBI single and a solo homer in Tuesday's victory over the Mets.

Goldschmidt's opposite-field blast off of Steven Matz in the sixth inning put the D'Backs up at the time. After the Mets re-took the lead in the sixth, Goldy had an RBI single as part of a three-run seventh. The 18 home runs are a relatively disappointing total, but Goldschmidt is batting .295/.409/.495 on the season.
Aug 10 - 12:24 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 while driving in three runs and scoring another on Friday.

In his second at-bat of the seventh inning he doubled with the bases loaded as the Diamondbacks put up seven runs in the frame. Goldschmidt is unlikely to match his MVP-caliber stats from a year ago, but he is having another highly productive season in under-the-radar fashion. He is slashing .303/.418/.508 with 17 home runs, 62 runs, 68 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Jul 30 - 2:49 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with two RBI, a stolen base and a run scored Tuesday against the Brewers.

Goldschmidt had RBI singles in the first and seventh innings, giving him 65 RBI on the year. That's good for eighth-most in the National League, and his 14 steals are ninth-best in the league. The most complete fantasy first baseman to come along in years, the 28-year-old Goldschmidt is batting .295/.412/.504 through 98 games.
Jul 27 - 12:33 AM

Paul Goldschmidt picked up three hits in five trips to the plate in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

All three of his base knocks were singles. Goldschmidt was scuffling coming into this one with just two hits in his last 16 at-bats, but the three-hit night pushes his season line back to .294/.412/.506.
Jul 26 - 12:04 AM

Paul Goldschmidt swatted his 15th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Giants on Sunday.

The solo shot in the sixth inning pulled the Diamondbacks to within two runs at 4-2. He finished the afternoon 1-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and is now hitting .292/.418/.510 with 15 homers, 55 RBI and 11 stolen bases on the season.
Jul 3 - 8:07 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
4Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Chris Owings
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
3Peter O'Brien
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
3Kyle Jensen
4Mitch Haniger
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Archie Bradley
4Braden Shipley
5Shelby Miller
6Rubby De La Rosa
Relief Pitcher
R1Daniel Hudson
2Randall Delgado
3Enrique Burgos
4Jake Barrett
5Andrew Chafin
6Silvino Bracho
7Patrick Corbin
8Edwin Escobar
9Zack Godley
10Steve Hathaway
11Matt Koch
12Dominic Leone