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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%: 100/98 | Average Draft Position: 8.46
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Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt gets rare day off on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9/2/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies. Goldschmidt is getting his first day off since May 21. In other words, he had started 92 straight games prior  to Wednesday.

The MVP candidate is batting .265 with three home runs over his last 10 games. With Goldschmidt out, Jake Lamb is making his second career-start at first base.

Goldschmidt is expected to return to the lineup Friday after attending the birth of his child.


Paul Goldschmidt powers D-Backs to victory with two homers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt wasn't going to stay quiet for long. The MVP candidate broke out of a slump in a big way on Saturday, as he went 4 for 5 in the 11-7 win over the Reds.

Goldschmidt hit two home runs, drove in four runs, scored three and even stole a base, as he filled up the box score on Saturday. He launched a two-run home run in the first inning to give the D-Backs an early 3-0 lead. He added another two-run shot in the seventh, giving him 24 longballs on the year.

He also stole his 20th base, giving him his first-career 20-20 season.

Goldschmidt had gone 22 games since his previous home run, which came back on July 27.


D-Backs slugger Paul Goldschmidt rests for second time in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2015) For just the second time in 107 games this season, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was not in the starting lineup Thursday at Washington. Jarrod Saltalamacchia started at first base in Goldschmidt's absence.

Goldschmidt snapped a 0-for-15 slump to start August with a three-hit performance Wednesday against the Nationals. He has a .339/.453/.580/1.033 slash line through 106 games.


Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt hits in 12th straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 4 in Friday's win over Houston.

Goldschmidt singled twice and walked once. He extended his hitting streak to 12 straight, the longest current streak in the National League. He's hitting .436 over the streak. 


D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt extends hit streak to 11 games


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt pushed his hitting streak up to 11 games with a 2 for 5 effort in the 8-2 win over the Mariners on Wednesday. Goldschmidt also drove in a pair of runs and scored a run on the afternoon.

Over the course of the streak, Goldschmidt is batting .429 (15 for 35) with a home run and five RBI. He has also walked 13 times in the 11-game span, compared to just six strikeouts.


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt drives in two runs Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Giants.

Goldschmidt drove in the first run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning. His second RBI came on another sacrifice fly in the third inning. He also walked once.

Goldschmidt is hitting .268 with one home run and seven RBI in his last 11 games.


Paul Goldschmidt goes 1 for 3 with a run in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1 for 3 in his third All Star Game on Tuesday. 

Goldschmidt scored a run in the game, the first Diamondback to score in the game since Luis Gonzalez in 2005. 

Goldschmidt has started the last two All Star Games and is 2 for 8 in his career. 


National League announces lineup for 2015 All-Star game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2015) The National League released its starting lineup for the 2015 All-Star game on Monday.

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will bat leadoff and play center. He will be followed by Reds 3B Todd Frazier at third, Nationals OF Bryce Harper in right field, Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt at first, Giants catcher Buster Posey will be behind the plate, Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo will DH, Cardinals infielder Jhonny Peralta will play shortstop, Dodgers OF Joc Pederson will be in left with Rockies infielder DJ LeMahieu at second.

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke will be the starting pitcher and face Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel.


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt slugs 21st homer in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt added to his MVP-like start to the season by hitting his 21st home run of the season during Sunday's loss to the Mets.

Goldschmidt went 1 for 4 with a solo blast. He now has a season slash line of .340/.455/.610.


Mets SP Jonathon Niese picks up fifth win of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Mets starting pitcher Jonathan Niese did what he had to do to pick up a win on Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Niese wasn't overly impressive, but he did limit Arizona to just three runs over 6 2/3 innings of work. He struck out three batters and allowed three walks in the process of picking up his fifth win of the year. Niese gave up a home run to MPV candidate Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth inning, but that was about as bad as it got for him.

Niese (5-8) has a 3.61 ERA in 104 2/3 innings this season.


NL starters announced for 2015 All-Star Game


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) The National League starters for the All-Star Game were announced Sunday, and leading the way after an impressive first half is Nationals slugger Bryce Harper, who racked up nearly 14 million votes to pace the field. 

Harper entered Sunday's game with a .344 average, 25 home runs and 60 RBIs, numbers that have him squarely in the conversation for the Triple Crown. He'll be joined in Cincinnati by players from an array of teams, unlike the AL's Royals-heavy squad. 

Catcher: Buster Posey, Giants
First baseman: Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
Second baseman: Dee Gordon, Marlins
Third baseman: Todd Frazier, Reds
Shortstop: Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
Outfield: Bryce Harper, Nationals
Outfield: Matt Holliday, Cardinals
Outfield: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins 


Average falls for Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt on hit streak


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) It seems that Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt states his case for being the finest hitter in the sport every time he swings the bat.

Goldschmidt simply continues to rake. His latest show of force is a 10-game hitting streak in which his batting average has actually fallen from .357 to .352. He has one home run and 10 RBI during that stretch.

He ranks second in the National League in average, fifth in home runs (20) and third in RBI (64).


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt extends hitting streak to six


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt extended his hit streak to six games, despite the Rockies' willingness to walk him on Thursday.

Goldschmidt picked up two walks -- giving him 59 on the season -- but managed to go 1 for 2 with a RBI.

Over his last six games, Goldschmidt is hitting .316 with six hits, a home run and six RBI.


D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt hits 2-run HR in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit his third home run in his past 10 games during Wednesday night's 8-7 win over the Rockies. 

Goldschmidt blasted a two-run bomb in the fifth inning to give him 20 for the year. Over his last 10 games, Goldschmidt is hitting .343 with nine RBI. That's pretty much in line with the .353/.471/.655 slash line Goldschmidt has posted this far this season. 


D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt goes yard in win over Angels


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit his 19th home run of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Angels. 

Goldschmidt hit his solo shot in the bottom of the first inning. Goldschmidt finished the game 2 for 4 and is now hitting an incredible .472 over his last 10 games. Goldschmidt has hit three home runs over this span as well. 

For the season, Goldschmidt holds a slash line of .363/.481/.679. 


Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt serving as DH on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Paul Goldschmidt will be the designated hitter for the Diamondbacks' matchup with the Angels on Tuesday. Goldschmidt has started at first base in all but one game this season, so manager Chip Hale will use Tuesday's game in an American League ballpark as a way to get Goldschmidt some rest.

Danny Dorn, just recalled from Triple-A, will get the start at first base on Tuesday.


D-Backs 1B Paul Goldschmidt blasts HR in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit his 18th home run of the season in Monday night's 7-3 win over the Angels. 

Goldschmidt hit a three-run bomb in the third inning. Goldschmidt finished the game 3 for 4 and also hit a double. Over the past 10 games, Goldschmidt is hitting .457 with two home runs, two doubles and eight RBI. 

Goldschmidt now holds a .366/.484/.678 slash line. 


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt continues hot streak


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continued to be unstoppable at the plate during Sunday's 4-0 win over the Giants.

Goldschmidt went 2 for 3 with two walks and a run scored.

In his las five games, Goldschmidt is hitting a whopping .550 with 11 hits in 20 at-bats.


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt picks up 2 more hits


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continues to hit the ball well, adding two more notches to his ledger in Saturday's victory over the Giants. 

Goldschmidt's fourth-inning single drove in the D-Backs' fourth run, giving him 50 RBIs on the season. And, after going 2-for-4, Goldschmidt now leads the majors in batting average at .355. 

Goldschmidt has nine hits in his last four games to raise his average by 17 points. 


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt slams 17th homer of the year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt continues to make a case for his MVP-like season thus far.

Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 with a home run, a double and two RBI in his team's 7-6 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt is now hitting a monstrous .349 with 17 home runs and 49 RBI in 212 at-bats this season.


Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt slugs 16th homer Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Mets.

Goldschmidt wsa able to crank a sixth-inning home run to pull his team to within one run, but they were unable to take the lead over the remainder of the game. The elite first baseman has delivered a .349/.470/.677 line with 16 home runs, 45 RBI and eight stolen bases in 192 at-bats.


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt walks four times on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt reached base in all five plate appearances in Tuesday's win over the Braves. But he only recorded one hit in the game, his 13th double of the season.

Goldschmidt walked four times on Tuesday, twice intentionally. Its the third time this year, and second time in three days, that he had four walks in a game and his .471 on-base percentage currently ranks tops in the National League. 

He is currently riding a six-game hitting streak, and has reached base safely via a hit or a walk in 13 straight contests. 


Diamondbacks 1B Goldschmidt reaches base seven times in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt set a franchise record by reaching base safely seven times in his team's 7-6 loss to the Brewers in 17 innings on Sunday.

Goldschmidt went 3 for 4 with four walks, a home run and an RBI.

Goldschmidt is enjoying an MVP-caliber season, hitting .354 with 15 home runs and 43 RBI in 181 at-bats this season.


Paul Goldschmidt homers twice in Diamondbacks' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit two home runs and drove in four runs in Saturday's win over Milwaukee. 

Goldschmidt hit a solo home run in the third inning and a three-run shot in the fourth. It's his first four-RBI day since June 4 of last year and his first two-homer game since May 17 of last season. 

"I think he has success everywhere, to be honest," D-backs manager Chip Hale said to MLB.com. "But this is a good place to hit. Good background. Ball seems to carry well. Guys are comfortable hitting here."

Goldschmidt went 3 for 5. He now has 14 homers and 42 RBI. 


Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt gets three hits on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/30/2015) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt contiued his torrid pace at the plate in Friday's win over the Brewers. Goldschmidt went 3 for 5 with a double and scored twice in the 7-5 victory.

Goldschmidt now has 13 hits in 35 at-bats over his last 10 games. He has two home runs and six RBI over that stretch.