|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||610.00||33.00||.310||118.00||105.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis||11||3||0|| .333|| .455|| .273|
|vs RHP||333||94||16|| .362|| .532|| .282|
|Last 10 Games|
|Paul Goldschmidt takes batting practice Saturday |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(9/27/14) For the first time since fracturing his left hand in early August, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt took part in batting practice prior to Saturday's game against St. Louis, per MLB.com. Goldschmidt should be on track to be 100 percent healthy for spring training. He finished his 2014 campaign with a .300/.396/.542 slash line with 19 homers and 69 RBI over 406 at-bats.
|Surgery not needed for Paul Goldschmidt |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(8/26/14) A CT scan Tuesday confirmed that Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will not need surgery on his fractured left hand, FOXSportsArizona.com reports.
Goldschmidt is roughly two-to-three weeks away from beginning strengthening work on the hand, and while he's expected to miss the rest of the season, he should be 100 percent by spring training.
|Is that stashed superstar really worth the wait? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/12/14) So you're at the point, with the season winding down, where you have to win at all costs. Seems straightforward enough. The only problem is your bench is overflowing with players you can't actually use -- ones that are injured but too valuable to drop, like Brett Lawrie, Brandon Phillips, Adam Eaton, Michael Wacha, Paul Goldschmidt, Yadier Molina, Ryan Zimmerman, Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez or Masahiro Tanaka.
Or maybe your albatross isn't injured but just doesn't inspire much confidence right now, like Pedro Alvarez, Justin Verlander or Mike Minor.
I've got news for you: This late in the year, when winning is paramount, you can consider dropping them. Granted, it shouldn't be the goal because the competition can only benefit from whatever you forfeit, but sometimes, it's your only choice.
I break it down player-by-player in my latest post to the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, so if you could a little assistance with that season-shifting dilemma, be sure to check out.
|Need a replacement for Paul Goldschmidt? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(8/4/14) So Paul Goldschmidt has a fractured left hand and, at least in the opinion of manager Kirk Gibson, is likely to miss the rest of the season. Bummer. He was one of the few first-round picks who had actually performed like one up to this point.
Naturally, you shouldn't expect to get first-round production off the waiver wire or for anything close to a discount on the trade market. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't aim high. If the rest of your lineup is strong, the right replacement at first base should keep you competitive.
Of course, finding the right replacement is easier said than done, but I offer some suggestions in the Fantasy Baseball Today blog. Be sure to give it a read if you haven't already.
|Paul Goldschmidt likely to miss rest of season |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(8/3/14) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson delivered some disappointing news Sunday in regards to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who is sidelined due to a fractured left hand.
Gibson hinted Goldschmidt is likely done for the season, per The Arizona Republic.
"Realistically, it's eight weeks. So he's done," Gibson said.
|Paul Goldschmidt experienced a breakout campaign in 2013, which has sent the 26-year-old slugger surging up the Fantasy rankings heading into 2014. Goldschmidt led the National League in home runs (36), RBI (125), slugging percentage (.551) and OPS (.952). He also had three triples, 15 stolen bases, 36 doubles, 103 runs and 182 hits, while earning his first All-Star nomination. Goldschmidt didn't only provide offense. He won his first Gold Glove award after committing just five errors and finishing with a .997 fielding percentage. If you are worried Goldschmidt's 2013 season might be a fluke -- don't. Goldschmidt hit .317 with a .407 on-base percentage, .620 slugging percentage and 1.026 OPS in 315 minor-league games. This dude can rake, and he's just entering the prime of his career. Goldschmidt even decreased his strikeout rate from 22.1 percent to 20.4 percent and increased his walk rate from 10.2 percent to 13.9 percent from 2012 to 2013 (per FanGraphs.com). Goldschmidt has hit his way into the first round of all Fantasy drafts.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
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