current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#44 1B | 6'3", 245 lbs. | Arizona
Birth Date:September 10, 1987 (26 years old) Place of Birth:Wilmington, DE Hometown:The Woodlands, TX
Drafted:Drafted by Arizona in 2009 (8th round).
Drafted:Drafted by Arizona in 2009 (8th round).
|Assets:||Is a massive specimen with big-time power. Also has a great batting eye. A good athlete, he is also adept with the glove.|
|Flaws:||Strikes out too much and generally lacks consistency with the stick. Can he regularly handle right-handed pitching?|
|Career Potential:||Huge first baseman with some upside.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NL||Hank Aaron Award||2013|
|NL||Rawlings Gold Glove Award||2013|
|Southern League (AA)||Most Valuable Player||2011|
|Southern League (AA)||All-Star Team||2011|
|California League (A)||Most Valuable Player||2010|
|California League (A)||Rookie of the Year||2010|
|California League (A)||All-Star Team||2010|
Movements & Injuries
|3/29/2013||Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a five-year contract extension.|
|3/02/2013||Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.|
|10/01/2012||Missed 3 games (sore back).|
|9/28/2012||Sore back, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2012||Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.|
|8/01/2011||Contract purchased from Mobile (AA).|
|3/13/2011||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|6/09/2009||Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 8th round in 2009.|
Goldschmidt hits 1st spring home run Saturday | 03/15/2014 6:54 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's game against the Indians.
ImpactThere was little concern about Goldschimidt's power outage thus far, but it's still nice to see the first baseman get on the board with his first homer of the spring. Goldy also doubled and walked in the game. He's batting .244 this spring.
Goldschmidt has nice day in loss to Brewers | 03/14/2014 11:31 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt had a nice day at the plate in Friday's loss to the Brewers, going 2-for-3 plus a walk, and scoring three runs.
ImpactHe's been struggling with the bat in the early going, hitting just .216 (8-for-38) with no homers and five RBI. He's also missed a few days due to leg stiffness, which may have impacted his performance. He remains one of the top options on the board in fantasy drafts, but a full repeat of his 2013 season is probably wishful thinking.
Paul Goldschmidt dealing with leg stiffness | 03/07/2014 2:54 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt has missed the last two games due to leg stiffness.
Nick Piecoro on Twitter
ImpactThe good news is that Goldy expected back in there on Saturday. Barring a setback, it's nothing to worry about.
Goldschmidt goes 2-for-3 on Tuesday | 03/04/2014 6:43 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored in Tuesday's 8-6 victory over the Padres.
ImpactGoldschmidt was cold to start the spring but had a nice afternoon on Tuesday. The first baseman put up MVP-caliber numbers last season and can reasonably be expected to repeat the performance in 2014.
Paul Goldschmidt wins Gold Glove | 10/29/2013 8:32 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt has been named the 2013 National League Gold Glove winner at first base.
Jesse Rogers on Twitter
ImpactIt's the first Gold Glove for the big slugger. Goldschmidt finished first in the Fielding Bible voting among all MLB first basemen. He beat out the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo and the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez.
Paul Goldschmidt awarded NL Hank Aaron award | 10/27/2013 8:51 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt was named the recipient of the 2013 Hank Aaron award, recognizing the top hitter in the National League.
ImpactThe 26-year-old slugger slashed a mighty .302/.441/.551 with career bests of 36 home runs and 125 RBI. He also scored 103 runs and swiped 15 bags for good measure, making him a five category monster in fantasy leagues. He'll be the top first baseman off the board in most drafts next Spring, and should be one of the first five names called.
Paul Goldschmidt plates 125th run in victory | 09/29/2013 9:06 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt wrapped up a phenomenal offensive season by driving home his 125th run in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Nationals.
ImpactGoldschmidt finished the day 1-for-3, plating the D'Backs first run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. The 26-year-old slugger terrorized the rest of the National League to the tune of .302/.401/.551 this season, with 36 homers, 103 runs scored, 125 RBI and 15 stolen bases. He was one of the most dominant players in the fantasy game, and would've been a run-away MVP candidate had the Diamondbacks had a more successful season.
Goldschmidt has 5 HRs in last 10 games | 09/25/2013 2:24 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt launched his 36th home run in Tuesday's 2-1, 12-inning victory against the Padres.
ImpactGoldschmidt finished 1-for-4 with a walk. Goldy has parked five long-balls in his last 10 games. He's currently riding a 14-game hitting streak. The 26-year-old is slashing .304/.405/.556 with 124 RBI, 15 steals and 101 runs in 155 games.
Goldschmidt blasts NL-leading 35th home run | 09/20/2013 11:36 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a walk in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.
ImpactGoldschmidt launched a solo homer in the seventh inning and later added an RBI single in the ninth. The 26-year-old ranks first in the National League with 35 home runs and 121 RBI. Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen is considered the favorite for NL MVP honors, but Goldschmidt should get plenty of support on the ballot.
Goldschmidt goes 2-for-4 with walk, home run | 09/19/2013 1:56 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, stolen base and two RBI in Wednesday's victory over the Dodgers.
ImpactGoldschmidt isn't likely to win the National League MVP, but he can certainly make an argument for inclusion in the debate. He's only gotten better as the season winds to a close, going 17-for-31 (.548) with three homers, 11 RBI and seven runs scored during his current eight-game hitting streak. Goldschmidt ranks first in the NL in homers (34), RBI (118) and OPS (.962).
Goldschmidt smacks 33rd homer of the year | 09/17/2013 12:27 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt hit his 33rd homer of the year in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
ImpactGoldschmidt finished 1-for-3, but his only hit of the night produced the only two runs Arizona required in the 2-1 victory. The first baseman is 13-for-24 (.542) with nine RBI during his current six-game hitting streak.
Goldschmidt homers, plates 5 to lead D'Backs | 09/15/2013 7:06 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt had another monster day at the plate in Sunday's 8-2 victory over the Rockies, going 4-for-4 with a homer, double and five RBI.
ImpactGoldschmidt go the D'Backs on the board with an RBI single in the first, then added a two-run homer in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth inning. Even with the Diamondbacks long out of the playoff picture in the National League, it's hard to imagine any player being more valuable to his team than Goldschmidt has been this season. The 26-year-old slugger is now hitting .301/.404/.544 with 32 homers, 114 RBI and 14 stolen bases on the season.
Goldschmidt goes 2-for-5 with double, two RBI | 09/06/2013 1:40 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 4-2 victory against the Giants.
ImpactHe snapped an 0-for-15 skid over his previous five games. Batting .292, Goldy is second in the National League with 31 homers and ranks first with 106 RBI.
Goldschmidt reaches 100 RBI with grand slam | 08/20/2013 9:59 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a grand slam against the Reds on Tuesday.
ImpactThe slam pushed Goldschmidt's RBI count to an even 100, the first time in his three-year career he's reached the century mark in runs batted in. The homer also gave Goldy 31 home runs for the year, and the 25-year-old is batting .297/.393/.552. The legend grows.
Goldschmidt slugs 30th HR in rout of Pirates | 08/17/2013 8:11 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 3-for-6 with a homer and three RBI in Saturday's 15-5 trouncing of the Pirates.
ImpactSeven different Arizona hitters enjoyed multi-hit games in a big win for 53-68 Arizona. Goldschmidt is on pace for 40 home runs and 129 RBI. Both of those marks would rank third in Diamondbacks franchise history.
Goldschmidt blasts two dramatic homers | 08/14/2013 12:51 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt hit two key home runs in Arizona's 4-3, 11-inning victory over Baltimore on Tuesday.
ImpactGoldschmidt's leadoff homer on a 3-1 count in the ninth against O's closer Jim Johnson tied the game 3-3. The first baseman led off again two innings later, homering on T.J. McFarland's first pitch to end the game. Goldschmidt, slashing a spectacular .297/.390/.554, ranks first in the NL in homers (29) and RBI (93).
Paul Goldschmidt hits walkoff homer | 08/10/2013 1:12 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff homer off Scott Atchison in the bottom of the ninth as the Diamondbacks beat the Mets 5-4 on Friday.
ImpactThe Mets tied it up with two runs off Heath Bell in the eighth, but they could do no further damage from there. The walkoff homer was Goldschmidt's second of the year. He also stole his 12th base. He's attempted four steals in the last five games, but he's been successful on just two.
Goldschmidt has 3 walks, steal, 2 runs in win | 08/07/2013 12:42 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt posted an unusual line Tuesday, walking three times, stealing a base and scoring two runs against the Rays.
ImpactThe slugger played the role of table setter in Arizona's 6-1 win. Goldschmidt, batting .300, is up to 11 steals. He's on pace for 38 homers, 129 RBI and 106 runs.
Goldschmidt launches 26th home run in loss | 08/03/2013 10:22 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt slugged his 26th home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.
ImpactIt was a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin. Goldschmidt is hitting .301/.390/.554 and he's on pace for 131 RBI.
Goldschmidt goes 1-for-3 with homer, 4 walks | 07/25/2013 2:14 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a home run, four walks, two runs and three RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.
ImpactGoldschmidt saw 31 pitches as Chicago pitchers routinely tried to avoid the strike zone. Goldschmidt's batting average has jumped to .315 during his six-game hitting streak, good for ninth in the National League. He's on pace for 35 homers and 133 RBI, numbers that would put him squarely in MVP discussions.
Goldschmidt goes 2-for-3, doubles | 07/07/2013 7:04 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
ImpactGoldschmidt also had a walk and singled in the seventh inning. The double was his 21st of the season and he's now batting .308/.388/.564 with 74 RBI through his first 87 games.
Goldschmidt smacks two homers in blowout win | 06/22/2013 2:29 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 and smashed two home runs in a victory against the Reds on Friday.
ImpactHe collected three RBI. The 25-year-old is batting .306 with 19 home runs (second in the NL), 65 RBI (first) and 49 runs (sixth). In his last four games, Goldschmidt has four round-trippers and six RBI.
Paul Goldschmidt hits walkoff homer | 06/19/2013 12:39 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt homered off Chad Qualls in the bottom of the ninth to give the Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
ImpactDoes it still count as a walkoff homer when it comes off Qualls? We'll assume it does. The homer, Goldschmidt's 17th, snapped the Diamondbacks' four-game losing streak. He's batting just .232 in 69 at-bats this month, but he's driven in 20 runs anyway.
Paul Goldschmidt powers D'backs past Giants | 06/08/2013 1:01 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer off Jeremy Affeldt in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Diamondbacks to a 3-1 win over the Giants on Friday.
ImpactGoldschmidt has driven in runs in seven straight games (even though he went hitless in two of those games) and is up to 57 RBI in 60 games for the year. That's quite an improvement from last season, when he finished with 82 RBI in 145 games. Oddly, the homer tonight was just his fourth at home. 11 of his 15 homers and 41 of his 57 RBI have come in road games.
Goldschmidt slugs grand slam in win over STL | 06/06/2013 12:14 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt finished 2-for-5 with four RBI in Wednesday's 10-3 rout of the Cardinals.
ImpactGoldschmidt singled in the top of the first inning and hit a grand slam off Cardinals reliever Maikel Cleto in the top of the seventh. He's hitting .336/.417/.608 in 58 games this season and is on pace for 38 home runs and 146 RBI. Those are MVP-type numbers.
Paul Goldschmidt steals a pair of bases | 06/02/2013 5:54 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with an RBI, three runs scored and two stolen bases in Sunday's win over the Cubs.
ImpactHe also drew two walks. Even when he's not hitting homers, Goldschmidt manages to stuff the stat sheet elsewhere. The first baseman now has a multi-hit game in four of his last five contests, pushing his average up to .337. He's on pace to hit 38 homers and steal 17 bases.
Paul Goldschmidt hits grand slam in victory | 06/02/2013 1:19 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt's 13th homer was a grand slam off Carlos Marmol as the Diamondbacks beat the Cubs 12-4 on Saturday.
Impact11 of those 12 runs came in the final three innings, as the Diamondbacks quickly turned a good game into a rout. The slam was Goldschmidt's first in 18 career at-bats with the bases loaded. He also singled and walked tonight.
Goldschmidt swats a pair of two-run homers | 05/17/2013 9:59 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt swatted a pair of two-run homers on Friday, powering the Diamondbacks to a 9-2 victory over the Marlins on Friday.
ImpactGoldschmidt finished the outstanding evening 4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBI. He opened the scoring in the first inning with his first two-run blast off Kevin Slowey, then repeated the feat on the 13th pitch of his next at-bat in the third inning, which included fouling off seven two-strike offerings. He's been an absolute monster thus far, hitting .338/.421/.656 with 12 homers, 35 RBI and four stolen bases.
Paul Goldschmidt powers D'backs to sweep | 05/09/2013 12:58 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt homered off Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen to drive in all three Diamondbacks runs in a win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
ImpactGoldschmidt had a two-run shot to tie it in the sixth and the solo blast to give the Diamondbacks the lead in the eighth. Arizona ended up sweeping in L.A. to improve to 19-15 on the season. The reeling Dodgers are 13-20. Goldschmidt had four homers and nine RBI in the series.
Paul Goldschmidt hits seventh homer in win | 05/08/2013 1:55 AM
NewsCapping off an 11-pitch battle, Paul Goldschmidt homered off Brandon League in the top of the ninth to help the Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Tuesday.
ImpactThe homer was a two-run shot. Goldschmidt also had an RBI groundout in the game. He's driven in six runs in two days, and he's moved into the top five in the NL with 27 RBI on the season. He's quite the fantasy force right now, especially with his four steals already.
Paul Goldschmidt goes 4-for-5 with 6th homer | 05/07/2013 1:27 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 and smacked his sixth homer of the season in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
ImpactHis fifth-inning longball was the first of back-to-back shots with Cody Ross, which forced starter Chris Capuano from the game. Goldy is now hitting .316 with his six dingers, and his 24 RBI rank among the league leaders. The Diamondbacks first baseman could be in for a big breakout season.
Goldschmidt homers in win over Rockies | 04/26/2013 1:28 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt launched a two-run homer in Thursday's win over the Rockies.
ImpactThe fourth-inning blast broke a 1-1 tie and ended up being the difference in the ballgame. The 25-year-old is now hitting .325 with five home runs and 18 RBI through 22 games this season. The big difference has been a spike in his production against right-handers, though it's too soon to say whether it's a legitimate improvement or the product of a small sample size. Either way, he's looking like one of the better fantasy first basemen out there.
Paul Goldschmidt homers in Arizona's win | 04/24/2013 2:03 AM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt had a two-run homer and an RBI double as the Diamondbacks topped the Giants 6-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday.
ImpactThe go-ahead run scored in the 12th on a wild pitch, and Gerardo Parra followed with an RBI double for insurance. Goldschmidt's homer tonight, his fourth of the season, came off Matt Cain. Obviously, it's still very early, but it's nice seeing him produce against righties after he did all of his best work against lefties last year.
Goldschmidt leads D-Backs to win over Dodgers | 04/14/2013 9:17 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI single against the Dodgers on Sunday.
ImpactGoldschmidt and Cliff Pennington were the D-Backs' entire offense against Josh Beckett, who pitched a complete game six-hitter. Through the first 12 games of the season, Goldschmidt is batting .348 with with two home runs and 10 RBI. The 25-year-old first baseman is looking primed to take another step forward this season.
Goldschmidt has RBI double in win vs. Brewers | 04/05/2013 11:21 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt had an RBI double, a walk and a run scored in win over the Brewers on Friday.
ImpactGoldschmidt scored the go-ahead run of the ballgame on a bases-loaded wild pitch from left-hander Michael Gonzalez in the seventh. The 25-year-old first baseman has hit safely in three out of the first four games this season, but he has also struck out seven times in 17 at-bats. Improvement against right-handed pitching will be the key to him taking a step forward this season.
D-Backs finalize extension with Goldschmidt | 03/30/2013 12:45 PM
NewsDiamondbacks signed 1B Paul Goldschmidt to a five-year, $32 million contract extension with a club option for 2019.
ImpactThe deal was first reported by ESPN's Jim Bowden on Friday and is now official. Goldschmidt was already under team control through 2017, so the extension buys out his arbitration years and at least one year of free agency. The 25-year-old has quickly established himself as one of the top young first basemen in the National League and batted .286/.359/.490 with 20 home runs and 83 RBI in his first full season in the majors.
D'Backs, Goldschmidt agree to extension | 03/29/2013 10:35 AM
NewsESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Diamondbacks and Paul Goldschmidt have agreed to a contract extension.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactThe terms of the deal are not yet known. Goldschmidt hadn't been slated for arbitration eligibility until after 2014 and had previously expressed hesitancy at hammering out a long-term deal, but the two sides made up ground recently. The new deal figures to buy out Goldy's arbitration years and probably some free agent years, as well.
Paul Goldschmidt has a day in the desert | 03/23/2013 7:41 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI as the Diamondbacks fell to the Royals on Saturday.
ImpactGoldschmidt, 25, is hitting .412 this spring after an impressive showing in 2012 in which he posted a .286/.359/.490 line. There's plenty of hype to go along with his upside so he won't be cheap on draft day, but there's a reason why.
'More optimism' for Goldschmidt extension | 03/19/2013 6:22 PM
NewsThe Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro is "sensing more optimism" about a Paul Goldschmidt extension now than he was earlier this month.
Nick Piecoro on Twitter
ImpactThe D'Backs and Goldschmidt's agent, Joe Sambito, have stopped and started talks about a long-term deal a few times this offseason. The first baseman expressed a hesitancy at first to iron out an extension, but it appears the two sides are closing the gap. Goldschmidt isn't arbitration-eligible until after 2014 and is under team control through 2017.
D-Backs, Goldschmidt discussing extension | 03/19/2013 1:08 AM
NewsFOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Diamondbacks and Paul Goldschmidt are engaged in ongoing dialogue about a multi-year contract extension.
Jon Paul Morosi on Twitter
ImpactThe Diamondbacks approached Goldschmidt about an extension during the offseason, but he preferred to wait. However, he has apparently had a change of heart in recent weeks. The 25-year-old isn't arbitration-eligible until after 2014 and is under team control through 2017, but he has quickly established himself as one of the top young first basemen in the National League.
Goldschmidt homers in win over Dodgers | 03/18/2013 7:09 PM
NewsPaul Goldschmidt slugged a solo homer in Monday's win over the Dodgers.
ImpactIt was Goldschmidt's first home run of the spring, though he is batting .410 (11-for-26) in 17 games. The 25-year-old hit .286 with 20 homers, 82 RBI, 18 stolen bases and an .850 OPS in his first full season in the big leagues last year and still has plenty of room for growth.
D'Backs talk to Paul Goldschmidt's agent | 03/11/2013 9:10 AM
NewsDiamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers recently met with Paul Goldschmidt's agent, Joe Sambito, recently to discuss a possible extension for the first baseman.
ImpactNick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says it would be a "surprise" if a deal wound up getting done anytime soon. Goldschmidt isn't arbitration-eligible until 2015 and prefers to wait another year before discussing an extension, while the club would like to lock him up now.
D'Backs want to re-open talks with Goldy | 02/28/2013 11:01 PM
NewsNick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks would like to re-open extension talks with Paul Goldschmidt.
ImpactThe D'Backs approached Goldschmidt about the idea several weeks ago, but the first baseman told them he wanted to wait. Perhaps he'll reconsider if the club blows him away with an offer. Goldschmidt isn't arbitration-eligible until 2015.
| 02/09/2013 2:20 PM
NewsMLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports that the Diamondbacks have approached Paul Golschmidt about a long-term extension.
Steve Gilbert on Twitter
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|At Bats||8||vs. StL||Apr 3||6|
|Runs||4||at Mia||May 17||3|
|Hits||4||5 times-last:vs. Col||last:Sep 15||4|
|Doubles||3||vs. Atl||May 15||2|
|Triples||1||3 times-last:vs. Col||last:Sep 14||1|
|Home Runs||2||4 times-last:vs. Bal||last:Aug 13||1|
|Total Bases||11||at Mia||May 17||9|
|Extra-Base Hits||3||2 times-last:at Mia||last:May 17||3|
|Runs Batted In||5||vs. Col||Sep 15||5|
|Base on Balls||4||2 times-last:at Phi||last:Aug 24||2|
|Times on Base||6||at Phi||Aug 24||5|
|Stolen Bases||2||at ChN||Jun 2||2|
|Caught Stealing||1||7 times-last:at SF||last:Sep 7||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||602||2013 (Ari)|
|Home Runs||36||2013 (Ari)|
|Total Bases||332||2013 (Ari)|
|Extra-Base Hits||75||2013 (Ari)|
|Runs Batted In||125||2013 (Ari)|
|Base on Balls||99||2013 (Ari)|
|Times on Base||284||2013 (Ari)|
|Stolen Bases||18||2012 (Ari)|
|Caught Stealing||7||2013 (Ari)|
|Batting Average||.302||2013 (Ari)|
|On Base Percentage||.401||2013 (Ari)|
|Slugging Percentage||.551||2013 (Ari)|