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44 Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/245 | Birthdate: 9/10/1987 | Birthplace: Wilmington, DE | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $500,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 5.26
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NL announces batting order for All-Star game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen has been chosen as the leadoff hitter for the NL team in Tuesday's All-Star game.

The batting order following McCutchen will be Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (DH), Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will be on the hill to start the game for the NL All-Stars.


National League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals


Paul Goldschmidt off to great start in July


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt delivered his 16th home run during a 3-1 win Sunday at Atlanta. He finished 2 for 3 with one walk, one run and one strikeout.

Goldschmidt provided pretty much all the offense Arizona needed when he connected for a two-run homer off the left-field foul pole with two outs in the third inning.

He is now batting .500 (11 for 22) with one triple, one home run, four doubles, five runs and five RBI in six July games. He's hit safely in each game.


Paul Goldschmidt's late triple brings in two runs


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt ended a streak of seven games without an RBI Thursday, as he drove in two runs in a 10-2 win over the Pirates.

Goldschmidt drove in both runs with his ninth-inning triple, the first of his season. He went 2 for 4 overall with a walk and a run scored in the win.

Goldschmidt has fallen a bit behind in the RBI race thanks to his recent dry spell. He still ranks third in the National League with 55 RBI, while hitting .308/.398/.545 in 325 at-bats. 


Paul Goldschmidt slugs 14th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers Saturday.

Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to eight games with his home run, which was his third home run during the current streak. He has hit .309/.373/.560 with 14 home runs and 50 RBI in 275 at-bats.


Paul Goldschmit goes deep again in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered for the third time in six games Tuesday, in a 4-1 win over the Astros.

For much of the game, Goldschmidt's early solo home run was the only offense the Diamondbacks could muster. He ultimately reached base three times, finishing the game 2 for 3 with a walk, while scoring once and driving in one run.

Goldschmidt is putting together yet another strong season, ranking second in the National League in RBI (48) and runs scored (49). He is hitting .309/.374/.556 with 13 home runs in 259 at-bats as well.  


Paul Goldschmidt finally gets a day off


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) For the first time all season, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was not in the lineup Tuesday. That snaps his streak of 59 straight starts, one shy of Travis Lee's team record for first basemen set in 1998.

Goldschmidt is hitting .299 with 10 homers, 22 doubles and 38 RBI.


Paul Goldschmidt launches 10th home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 12-6 win over the Padres Wednesday.

Goldschmidt absolutely crushed a ball to center field in the seventh inning that traveled 480 feet, according to ESPN Stats & Info. He also recorded his 22nd double in the victory. Goldschmidt has hit .309/.361/.545 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI in 220 at-bats.


Paul Goldschmidt hits two home runs Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt clubbed two home runs Saturday against the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt got in on the scoring in the second inning, hitting a run-scoring double. He walked and doubled in his next two plate appearances before stepping to the plate in the seventh inning. With two men on, Goldschmidt worked an eight-pitch at-bat against Chris Withrow. On the final pitch, Goldschmidt clubbed an 89 mph fastball out to left. Goldschmidt was able to add another one the following inning against Drew Butera. 

Goldschmidt finished 4 for 5, with five runs and six RBI.


Paul Goldschmidt remains torrid with tater against Milwaukee


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt put his team ahead to stay Wednesday with a two-run homer in the third inning and added a single against Milwaukee.

Goldschmidt has been on a tremendous stretch that extends back to late April. He has 18 hits in his last 40 at-bats with four homers, seven runs and seven RBI. His tear has raised his average from .306 to .342 and sweetened his slugging percentage to .555.


Paul Goldschmidt delivers fourth straight multi-hit performance


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt remained hot Tuesday, going 3 for 5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in his team's 7-5 win over the Brewers.

Goldschmidt popped a two-run home run in the first inning, and his three-hit game gives him four straight multi-hit outings as he continues to pummel National League pitching during an eight game hitting streak. The Diamondbacks first baseman has hit .342/.384/.555 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 146 at-bats.


Paul Goldschmidt cranks homer, double in loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 4 with a double and a home run in his team's 5-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday.

It was the eighth double and third home run of the season for Goldschmidt, who is following up his breakout 2013 season with an excellent April. He has hit .338/.392/.577 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 71 at-bats.


Paul Goldschmidt goes hitless vs. Dodgers Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 0 for 4 and struck out twice in his team's 6-0 loss to the Dodgers Friday.

It was just the second hitless performance of the season for Goldschmidt, who owns an excellent .340/.404/.580 line with two home runs and eight RBI in 57 at-bats. He's played every inning of the season at first base while batting third in each game for the Diamondbacks.


Paul Goldschmidt characteristically hot to open season


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been hot to start the season, as he hit safely for the sixth straight game to open the season Thursday against the Giants.

Goldschmidt hit his first home run of the season Thursday, as he went 2 for 4 with a run scored and two driven in. His two-run homer gave the Diamondbacks a 2-1 lead in the first inning, but they would go on to lose, 5-3.

Goldschmidt is hitting .423 through six games, and has extended his hitting streak to 25 games dating back to last season. 


Diamondbacks announce lineup for opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado is batting cleanup in his team's regular-season opener against the Dodgers in Australia.

Prado made 28 of his 149 starts last season in the No. 4 spot in the order, batting .296/.349/.470 in 115 at-bats from that spot in the lineup. The entire Diamondbacks lineup: CF A.J. Pollock, 2B Aaron Hill, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 3B Prado, LF Mark Trumbo, C Miguel Montero, SS Chris Owings, RF Gerardo Parra, P Wade Miley.


Paul Goldschmidt plates run in return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt returned to action as a designated hitter on Saturday against the Angels.

Goldschmidt, who had been dealing with leg tightness, doubled in a run in the third inning for his only hit of the day. He finished 1 for 4 in a 5-2 win. He is hitting .238/.360/.333 with four RBI over his first 21 at-bats.

Paul Goldschmidt ready to play Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt should be ready to play Saturday, according to azcentral.com.

Goldschmidt has been dealing with leg tightness. He did not play Thursday, and is not in the lineup for Friday's game due to the issue. Manager Kirk Gibson said Goldschmidt would return to the lineup Saturday.

Goldschmidt hit .302/.401/.551 in 602 at-bats last year.


Paul Goldschmidt 'prepared' to handle success


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said he isn't concerned about first baseman Paul Goldschmidt getting complacent following a breakout season in 2013, according to MLB.com.

"He's prepared and he's stayed extremely humble," Gibson said. "I don't think anything is going to go to anybody's head. As good as you think Goldy was, in his mind he thinks he could be so much better and he thinks his teammates could be so much better and we agree."


Paul Goldschmidt explains high RBI total


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/14/2013) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who hit .338 with runners in scoring position en route to an NL-leading 125 RBI in 2013, told the Arizona Republic he made a conscious effort not to put extra pressure on himself in those situations.

"When there were guys on base, I almost tried to just pretend there was nobody on," he said. "Or if it was late in the game, I'd try to take the same approach as if it's the first inning so I didn't have too much adrenaline in the box."

Goldschmidt also led the NL in home runs (36), slugging percentage (.551) and OPS (.952).


Paul Goldschmidt wins Silver Slugger award


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has won the National League Silver Slugger award for his position.

Goldschimdt hit .302/.401/.551 with 36 home runs and 125 RBI in 602 at-bats while also winning his first Gold Glove award. He's one of three finalists for the NL Most Valuable Player award.


Paul Goldschmidt wins first Gold Glove


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2013) Paul Goldschmidt became the first Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman to win a Gold Glove as he was announced as the winner for the National League Tuesday night. 

Gerardo Parra also won a Gold Glove for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday in the outfield. Goldschmidt had a fantastic season with the bat as well. He hit .302 with 36 homers and 125 RBI for the D-Backs. 


Paul Goldschmidt named 2013 Hank Aaron Award winner


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was awarded the 2013 Hank Award Award for the National League, given to each league's best hitter.

Goldschmidt led the National League with 36 home runs, 125 RBI and a .551 slugging percentage. He hit .302 and posted a .401 on-base percentage while also stealing 15 bases.


National League Gold Glove finalists announced


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) The finalists for the 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove awards were announced on Friday, with three players at each position. The awards honor the league's best defenders, and winners will be announced Oct. 29. 

The National League nominees are:

Catcher: A.J. Ellis, Los Angeles; Russell Martin, Pittsburgh; Yadier Molina, St. Louis

First Base: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona; Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles; Anthony Rizzo, Chicago

Second Base: Darwin Barney, Chicago; Mark Ellis, Los Angeles; Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati

Third Base: Nolan Arenado, Colorado; Juan Uribe, Los Angeles; David Wright, New York

Shortstop: Ian Desmond, Washington; Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta; Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado

Left Field: Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado; Starling Marte, Pittsburgh; Eric Young Jr., New York 

Center Field: Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee; Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh; Denard Span, Washington

Right Field: Jay Bruce, Cincinnati; Jason Heyward, Atlanta; Gerardo Parra, Arizona

Pitcher: Patrick Corbin, Arizona; Zack Greinke, Los Angeles; Adam Wainwright, St. Louis


Paul Goldschmidt hits 33rd home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt clubbed his 33rd home run Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt struck in the first inning, hitting a two-run blast off Hyun-Jin Ryu. Goldschmidt finished the game 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. He's hitting .301/.403/.548 in 551 at-bats. 


Paul Goldschmidt blasts 32nd home run


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit his 32nd home run in Arizona's win Sunday over Colorado.

Goldschmidt finished 4 for 4 with a run scored and five RBI in one of his best games of an MVP-caliber season. Goldschmidt's line is a lofty .301/.404/.544.