About the only knock on Paul Goldschmidt coming into 2015 was the broken hand that sidelined him for the final two months of 2014, but he rebounded from it just fine, spending most of 2015 as the No. 1 hitter in Fantasy. Bryce Harper eventually surpassed him, but the Nationals slugger is the one with the more concerning injury history of two. If you have the top overall pick in 2016, it'll ultimately come down to Mike Trout, Harper or Goldschmidt, and of the three, Goldschmidt may be the safest bet for batting average and -- believe it or not -- stolen bases, having exceeded 15 three of the last four seasons. With no real weaknesses to his game, he's not going to slide far even if he doesn't go No. 1.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rockies on Thursday. Goldy just continues to get it done, adding his 38th double and 107th RBI on the season in this game. All the numbers across the board are ridiculous for the first baseman and he's making a strong case for MVP, albeit his team being below .500. No first baseman provides the power, speed, and average combo that Goldy does and that makes him immensely valuable going into next season.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 4 with his 30th home run of the season Tuesday in a win over the Dodgers. Goldschmidt tops the 30 home run mark for the second time in his career. While his .286/.409/.488 line in the second half represents a swoon only compared to his first half dominance, it's worth remembering that he only played 109 games due to injury last year, so fatigue may be a factor as he closes out the season. With six more runs scored, Goldschmidt can join Jose Bautista (and eventually Bryce Harper) as the only hitters this year with more than 30 home runs, 100 runs, RBI, and walks.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 2 with two walks and a run scored in a 2-0 win over San Francisco on Friday. The on-base percentage continues to rise for the All-Star first baseman, as he is now at .435. Over the last 11 games, Goldy has been in a bit of a mini-slump, as he's hitting just .263 with one home run and three RBI. In any case, he's still having an MVP-type season and may be in line to be the number one pick in fantasy next year.
National League Most Valuable Player candidate Paul Goldschmidt was 0-for-1 Tuesday, but walked three times and scored in a win for the Diamondbacks over the Padres. Goldschmidt has seen his batting average decline over the past month, but games like these continue to allow him to be an on-base percentage monster - his .433 OBP ranks fourth in baseball.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was back in the lineup for Saturday's game at the Chicago Cubs, the team announced. Goldschmidt had not played since Tuesday due to the birth of his child.
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