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Paul Goldschmidt (1B)

Arizona Diamondbacks - 100% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI, giving him a Major League-leading 13 in the Diamondbacks shutout victory over the Giants on Friday. The third-inning single extended a modest hitting streak to five games as well.

Fantasy Impact: The hitters surrounding Goldschmidt are performing well in the early going also and it is allowing him to rack up the RBIs and the runs (10). If they continue to exceed expectations, it could result in a banner year in all standard fantasy categories.


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Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run for the second consecutive night, this time a three-run shot off World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. He now has four on the year. He also scored what proved to be the winning run in extra innings after being intentionally walked.

Fantasy Impact: Although the one-for-five night was not ideal, Goldschmidt made the most of the "one", driving in three, plus scoring twice. He is still hitting .324 for the (very young) season and has homered off Clayton Kershaw and now Bumgarner, among others.


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Paul Goldschmidt hit his third home run in the past six games and continued his hot start to the season, going two-for-four against the San Diego Padres in a losing effort. He currently sits at .344/.447/.656.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt has not had a full-month OPS below .828 since August of 2012. While a scalding hot start can mean "SELL HIGH" for many players, when a player is as consistent as Goldschmidt has been the past couple of seasons, even when he cools off, the floor is still quite high and desirable.


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Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered for the second consecutive game Saturday, hitting a two-run shot off reigning Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw in a 6-0 win. Goldschmidt also had an RBI groundout in the third inning, giving him three RBIs for the game and six on the season.

Fantasy Impact: There's a reason Goldschmidt was the fifth-ranked player in FantasyPros' Expert Consensus Rankings coming into the season and the top-ranked first baseman (just ahead of Miguel Cabrera). He is healthy and in his prime.


Paul Goldschmidt hit his first home run of the season with two men on off the Dodgers' Brett Anderson in the third inning of the Diamondbacks' extra-inning win on Friday. He had two other hits in the victory, improving his (very) early season slashlines to .462/.588/.769.

Fantasy Impact: It's always nice to get the first home run on the board early in the season, especially when your previous season ended in injury. Even more encouraging is the opposite-field nature of the home run. If there were any issues lingering with the broken hand, it should've been more difficult to go yard going the other way.


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Paul Goldschmidt went two-for-two with two singles, walked twice, scored twice and stole his first base of the season in Tuesday's victory over the San Francisco Giants. His abbreviated (109 games, 9 steals) 2014 season due to a broken hand was the first season since his 48-game rookie season in 2011 he failed to steal at least 10 bases.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt was a first-round pick in most drafts. Despite missing 50+ games in 2014, he led all first basemen in stolen bases for the third consecutive year. If the new management team in Arizona chooses to run frequently, Goldschmidt - entering his age-27 season - could challenge his career high of 18 steals.


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Paul Goldschmidt hit his first home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Kansas City's Danny Duffy. Goldschmidt has had subpar numbers this spring, hitting .214 with a .357 slugging pct. His 2014 ended prematurely on August 1 due to a fractured left hand. (Source: Nick Piecoro)

Fantasy Impact: Although Goldschmidt and Manager Chip Hale say they're unconcerned by the poor spring stats, the home run helps ease the concerns of those who are drafting him in the first round of drafts (FantasyPros ECR: #5). If his hand is 100% healed - which by all accounts, it is - he is one of the safest bets in the game. The 27-year-old also has the upside for .300/30/100 RBI with 100 runs and 10 stolen bases.


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Paul Goldschmidt singled in his first at-bat of the spring as the Diamondbacks defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 4-0.

Fantasy Impact: Standing in the batters box for the first time since breaking his left hand last August, Goldschmidt delivered a base hit in his only at-bat of the game. Continue to monitor his spring status going into fantasy drafts, as Goldy should be a sure first-rounder.


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