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Paul Goldschmidt | First Baseman | #44

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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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Jon Heyman of FanCred Sports hears that the Diamondbacks are willing to "listen on anyone," including Paul Goldschmidt and Zack Greinke.
It's not a big surprise, as the Diamondbacks need to ask themselves some important questions about their future with A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin in free agency and Goldschmidt going into his walk year in 2019. As for Goldschmidt, he batted .290/.389/.533 with 33 home runs this past season and is owed $14.5 million next year. It would require a major haul for the Diamondbacks to part with him, so one rival told Heyman that they consider a trade as a "remote" possibility. Moving Greinke would be more of a challenge, as he's still owed $104.5 million over the next three years. Another source speculated to Heyman that the Diamondbacks would likely have to pay down one-third of it in order to make it palatable in a trade. Nov 6 - 10:43 AM

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Diamondbacks exercised 1B Paul Goldschmidt's $14.5 million option.

Obviously, it was a given that the option would be picked up. Goldschmidt is slated to hit the free agent market next winter and there's been some speculation that the D-backs could field offers for him this offseason. He batted .290/.389/.533 with 33 home runs for the Snakes this season.
Oct 29 - 6:01 PM

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

Goldschmidt will get another breather in this one, but should return for the regular season finale on Sunday. Daniel Descalso will start in his place at first base and bat fifth against Jacob Nix and the Padres on Saturday night.
Sep 29 - 4:44 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is not in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers.

With the Diamondbacks eliminated, Goldschmidt will get a breather with Clayton Kershaw on the hill for Los Angeles. Christian Walker will start at first base and bat cleanup.
Sep 24 - 3:53 PM

Paul Goldschmidt is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

Goldschmidt gets a day off, and Christian Walker gets the start at first base. It's been another outstanding season for Goldschmidt, and the overall numbers (.298/.399/.551) are even more impressive when you consider he got off to an atrocious start to the season.
Sep 19 - 4:52 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-2 with a homer and three walks against the Braves on Friday.

Goldschmidt is up to 33 homers, putting him on pace to overtake his career high of 36. That's especially impressive given what the humidor has done to Chase Field; Goldschmidt is hitting .346 with 21 homers on the road, compared to .252 with 12 homers at home.
Sep 8 - 2:05 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in the Diamondbacks' loss to the Padres on Monday.

Goldschmidt extended his hit streak to five games with an RBI double down the left field line off Padres reliever Craig Stammen, plating Eduardo Escobar from second base, in the eighth inning. After an ice-cold two-month stretch to begin the season, the 30-year-old veteran slugger is hitting .348 (111-for-319) with 24 homers and 60 RBI in 82 games since June 1.
Sep 3 - 11:57 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

Goldschmidt singled off Dodgers starter Walker Buehler in both the first and seventh innings. He scored the only Arizona run through the first eight frames, crossing the plate on an RBI sacrifice fly from Alex Avila in the seventh. He was also walked intentionally in the ninth. The 30-year-old veteran slugger is hitting .295/.398/.548 with 84 runs scored, 31 homers, 78 RBI and five steals in 599 plate appearances. He's striking out a bit more and his stolen base numbers have fallen off a cliff, but he's on pace to eclipse his previous career-high in homers (36), which he set back in 2013 and matched last season.
Sep 2 - 9:06 PM

Paul Goldschmidt homered and doubled in a losing cause against the Dodgers on Friday.

The first-inning homer gave the Diamondbacks the only runs they'd score tonight. Goldschmidt ended up hitting .356 with seven homers and 19 RBI in August. That's not far off what he did to win NL Player of the Month honors for June, but he's likely to place behind Ronald Acuna, Christian Yelich and maybe teammate David Peralta this month.
Sep 1 - 1:20 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 in the Diamondbacks' win over the Dodgers on Thursday.

Goldschmidt smacked a pair of two-out singles off Dodgers southpaw starter Rich Hill in the first and third innings, respectively. It was his 10th multi-hit performance since August 2. The 30-year-old veteran endured a brutal two-month stretch to begin the year, but he's hitting an unreal .344 (105-for-305) with 51 runs scored, 23 homers, 57 RBI and three steals in 78 games since June 1.
Aug 31 - 1:45 AM

Paul Goldschmidt clubbed his 30th home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory over the Mariners.

The Diamondbacks entered the third inning trailing 1-0, when they put up a five-spot on Mariners' hurler Mike Leake, capped off by a three-run bomb off the bat of Goldschmidt. He has completely turned his season around and has vaulted himself into the thick of the MVP discussion in the National League, slashing .294/.397/.551 with 30 long balls and 76 RBI.
Aug 26 - 7:07 PM

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and a walk against the Angels on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt has 22 homers and 54 RBI in 71 games since the beginning of June. He totaled seven homers and 19 RBI in 54 games the first two months.
Aug 23 - 12:57 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-4 and knocked in four runs against the Padres on Saturday.

That didn't stop the Diamondbacks from losing, but it was still a huge night for him. Goldschmidt had RBI singles in the first, third, and seventh innings and knocked in a run with a double in the fifth. The 30-year-old has been on a torrid hot streak of late, hitting .488 (20-for-41) over his last 10 games. It might have been unthinkable given where he was around the start of June, but Goldschmidt now holds a very Goldschmidt-like .293/.397/.547 batting line on the year.
Aug 19 - 12:12 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and three walks in the leading the Diamondbacks past the Padres 9-4 on Friday

Goldschmidt is batting .386 with four homers and four doubles during his current 10-game hitting streak. In spite of his first-half slump, it looks like he's going to finish with something pretty close to his usual numbers this season. The exception is in steals; he's stuck on five right now after finishing with 18 last season and 32 in 2016.
Aug 18 - 2:36 AM

Paul Goldschmidt will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Rangers.

Playing under AL rules allows Goldschmidt to get somewhat of a breather. Daniel Descalso will make the start at first base while Eduardo Escobar will play third.

Depth Charts

C1John Ryan Murphy
2Jeff Mathis
3Alex Avila
4Chris Stewart
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
3Ildemaro Vargas
2B1Daniel Descalso
2Ketel Marte
3Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Eduardo Escobar
2Jake Lamb
LF1Steven Souza
2Socrates Brito
CF1Jarrod Dyson
2Jon Jay
3Abraham Almonte
RF1David Peralta
2Chris Owings
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Clay Buchholz
4Shelby Miller
5Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
R1Archie Bradley
2Yoshihisa Hirano
3Brad Boxberger
4Andrew Chafin
5Jake Diekman
6T.J. McFarland
7Silvino Bracho
8Jimmie Sherfy
9Matt Koch
10Yoan Lopez
11Matt Andriese
12Randall Delgado
13Jake Barrett
14Artie Lewicki