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44 Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/225 | Birthdate: 9/10/1987 | Birthplace: Wilmington, DE | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $500,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 8.47
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Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt blasts 12th home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 3 at the plate in Arizona's 4-3 win over the Cubs on Sunday.

Goldschmidt did his damage in the third inning when he blasted a two-run shot off of Jason Hammel to deep center field, his 12th of the season.

"I've never seen a guy, basically it's just the flick of his wrist to hit it that far," D-backs manager Chip Hale said to MLB.com. "He's got such good mechanics with his hands to stay through the ball. When he gets on a run, yes, it's enjoyable to watch. We have to have guys behind him hit because what's gonna happen is he's not gonna get a whole lot of pitches to hit."

Goldschmidt continues to tear up pitching early in the season and is now hitting .333 with 38 RBI in 156 at-bats. 


Diamondbacks getting aggressive on the basepaths


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) The Diamondbacks have been speed demons so far this season. Arizona entered Saturday's game tied for second in the National League with 40 stolen bases, led by A.J. Pollock with 10 and Paul Goldschmidt with eight.

"What we've really tried to do the whole year is if there's an opportunity there, be aggressive with it," Goldschmidt said to MLB.com. "It's just another way we can get a guy into scoring position and make it a little bit easier on offense to score."

Pollock is tied for fourth in the NL with his stolen bases and 12 different players have recorded at least one stolen base.

"If it is a good spot and it's a good opportunity to take one, we'll try to take it," Pollock said. "We've got a pretty dynamic team and overall our team speed is pretty good. You've got a couple guys that kind of fly under the radar with speed and they can sneak one here and there."


Diamondbacks 1B Goldschmidt homers against Cubs


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt made good use of the extra rest he got on Thursday. The slugger, who sat out Thursday's game due to rest, went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 5-4 win against the Cubs on Friday.

Goldschmidt tied the game with a two-run home run in the 10th inning off Cubs' closer Hector Rondon.

In 41 games, Goldschmidt is hitting .331/.429/.623 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 151 at-bats.


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt back in lineup, bats third


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who was rested on Thursday, is back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs. But, Goldschmidt is not batting in his typical clean-up spot.

Instead, he will bat third for the first time this year, while third baseman Yasmany Tomas hits fourth. Tomas got off to a slow start at the plate following his promotion on April 15. But he's been red-hot lately, going 14 for 32 with three doubles and a home run over his last nine games. 


D-Backs' Paul Goldschmidt gets day off for the first time in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was not penciled into the starting lineup for the first time all season for Thursday's afternoon game against the Marlins. Mark Trumbo, who usually starts in right field, started at first base in Goldschmidt's absence.

Goldschmidt, who had started the first 39 games, has been mired in a bit of a hitting slump for a couple of weeks. Since May 10, he is batting just .200 (7 for 35) in his last 10 games. He has one triple, one home run, two doubles, five RBI, six runs, five walks and seven strikeouts in that span.

"This is more of a mental day off," Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said, per the Associated Press. "To ask a guy to play 162 games today is tough to do."


Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt homers in losing effort Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Diamondbacks All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1 for 4 with his 10th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Phillies. Goldschmidt's two-run shot came in the top of the fifth to cut his team's deficit to 4-3.

Goldschmidt now has six hits (four for extra bases) in his last seven games. 


Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt comes up home run short of cycle


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 3 for 4 at the plate in Arizona's 9-6 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday. 

Goldschmidt grabbed a single in his first at-bat, a double in his second and a triple in his third. However, Goldschmidt was unable to complete the cycle, striking out and drawing a walk in his final two at-bats. If he would have hit a home run in his fourth at-bat, he would have become the 14th player in baseball history to hit for the cycle in order. 

"We were all thinking he was going to get his home run and get the cycle," manager Chip Hale said to MLB.com. "It just didn't work out."

Goldschmidt is hitting .347 with 28 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.


Diamondbacks' Goldschmidt smacks eighth home run of season Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt connected on his eighth home run of the season during Thursday's 11-0 win over the Rockies.

Goldschmidt hit the solo home run in the third inning off pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne. He finished the game 2 for 4 at the plate with two RBI. During the last nine games, Goldschmidt has 19 hits in 41 at-bats with three home runs and 10 RBI.


Diamondbacks' Goldschmidt homers, steals base Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 5 with a home run, two RBI and one stolen base in his team's 5-1 win over the Rockies in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Goldschmidt came up hitless in five at-bats in Game 1 of the twin-bill as the teams combined for 20 runs, but he found his way on the scoreboard to help lead his team to a doubleheader sweep Wednesday. The first baseman has hit .340/.431/.610 with seven home runs, 24 RBI and six stolen bases in 100 at-bats.


Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt cracks sixth home run Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1 for 4 at the plate in Arizona's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Goldschmidt did his damage in the first inning, ripping a two-run homer over the center field wall, his sixth of the season. Goldschmidt is now hitting .341 with 22 RBI in 85 at-bats.


D-Backs' Paul Goldschmidt plates three runs in win over Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt came up big at the plate, leading his club to a 12-5 win over Colorado.

Goldschmidt singled in the game's opening run in the first inning, doubled in the fifth and tacked on two more runs on a double in the eighth inning. He finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and three RBI.

Goldschmidt recorded his first three-hit performance since his fourth game of the season. He is hitting .315 with five homers, 19 RBI and a .425 on-base percentage through his first 73 at-bats to start the season.


Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt out to best start of career


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt entered play Wednesday hitting .314 with a 1.073 OPS, the latter of which would be a career-best mark in April. He's slugged five home runs in just 51 at-bats.

"You're going to have two weeks during the year when you hit a few homers and then you're going to go two weeks where you may not have an extra-base hit," Goldschmidt said Wednesday, per the Arizona Republic. "Early on, that's all you have to judge yourself off of, whereas if it happens in August you've built up four and a half months of credibility. It's not really that big of a deal."

Goldschmidt has been swinging more at the first pitch of his at-bats, and three of his home runs have come on first pitches.

"If you try to take pitches, they're going to notice that really quickly and start pumping strikes," Goldschmidt said. "When you're hitting behind in the count and they go to their off-speed pitches or become a little more particular with their pitches."

Goldschmidt will look to continue his hot start as the team continues its homestand with a three-game series against the Pirates beginning Friday.


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt connects for fifth homer of season


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt connected for his fifth home run of the season on Sunday, pulling even with the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez for the lead in the National League.

Goldschmidt went 1 for 3 with two runs scored in the D-Backs' win.


D-Backs' Paul Goldschmidt goes deep in back-to-back games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered for the second time in as many days Thursday night against San Francisco.

Goldschmidt took Madison Bumgarner deep for a three-run home run in the fifth inning. He finished 1 for 5 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBI in a 7-6 win in 11 innings. He is hitting .324 (12 for 37) with four homers and 12 RBI in 10 games.

Goldschmidt has homered in at least back-to-back games 14 times in his career. He's has only hit a home run in three straight games once. He'll get a crack at it Friday night against Jake Peavy and the Giants. He has a home run in two at-bats against the right-hander.


Home run marks the 500th hit of Paul Goldschmidt's career


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt wasted little time Wednesday getting Arizona on the scoreboard, as he connected for a two-run homer off Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow in the bottom of the first inning. 

"Just trying to put the ball in play," he said, per MLB.com. "I was able to get a ball kind of up and out, over, and get enough of it to get it out of there."

The home run marked the 500th hit of Goldschmidt's career. However, he wasn't in the mood to talk about the career milestone after the game since Arizona ended up taking a 3-2 loss.

"Honestly, no," he said when asked if the 500 hits meant anything to him. "I wouldn't have known unless you said something or somebody said something to me after the game. Just out there, we're trying to get wins, and we weren't able to do it tonight."


D-Backs' Paul Goldschmidt hits home run in loss to Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run during Wednesday night's 3-2 loss to the Padres. 

Goldschmidt hit his homer in the first inning, which also scored Ender Inciarte. Goldschmidt went 2 of 4 in the game, also hitting a single. His other two at-bats ended in strikeouts. 

The home run was Goldschmidt's third of the season and he now has totaled nine RBI. 

He has a slash line of .344/.447/.656 through Arizona's first nine games of the season. 


Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt rips home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1 for 4 Saturday with a home run and three RBI in Arizona's 6-0 win over the Dodgers.

Goldschmidt snagged his first RBI in the third inning after a fielding error led to A.J. Pollock scoring. Then in the seventh, Goldschmidt ripped the first pitch he saw from Clayton Kershaw to deep left center for a home run, driving in Ender Inciarte.


D-backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt drives in two in win over White Sox


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit two doubles in Thursday's 10-2 win over the White Sox. He was also responsible for driving in two runs off of those hits.

Goldschmidt, 27, is batting .292 in his career with 83 home runs and 302 RBI.


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt goes yard in win over Angels


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered in the team's 8-7 victory over the Angels on Tuesday, reports Rotoworld.

Goldschmidt, 27, also hit two singles, going 3 for 5 on the day. His performance raised his batting average to .255 this spring. The right-hander also has two home runs and five RBI this offseason.


Diamondbacks' Goldschmidt not concerned about hand this year


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not concerned about his hand this year, according to MLB.com.

Goldschmidt saw his first game action since last season on Tuesday, singling in his first at-bat since August 1. Goldschmidt missed the final two months of 2014 due to a broken hand, but said the injury has not been an issue during camp. 

"It was the last thing on my mind," Goldschmidt said. "It's not the first time I've gotten hit. It's not the first time I've gotten injured. Hopefully it doesn't happen again, but chances are something is going to happen in the future."

Goldschmidt has been wearing a small pad in his batting glove in order to prevent the injury should he get hit in the same spot. He's used the pad during batting practices, and said he doesn't even feel it. 

The 27-year-old hit .300/.396/.542 over 406 at-bats last season. 


Paul Goldschmidt takes batting practice Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) 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
(8/26/2014) 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
(8/12/2014) 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
(8/4/2014) 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
(8/3/2014) 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.