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Paul Goldschmidt (1B)

Arizona Diamondbacks - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two runs scored in Friday's 7-5 victory over the Brewers. He is currently second in the National League behind only Bryce Harper in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, runs scored and walks. He is also in the top five in hits, batting average, home runs and RBI.

Fantasy Impact: As May winds downs, Goldschmidt shows no sign of slowing down. His peripheral stats suggest he may not stay quite this hot, but all signs point to the career-year continuing throughout the summer.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a RBI single, a walk, and a two-run HR against the Cubs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The only downside to Goldschmidt's game on Sunday was that he was caught stealing, but that certainly didn't mar his performance. Goldy is tied for fourth in MLB in homers, is in the top ten in batting average (.333), and is in the top 20 in stolen bases (8). He's a fantasy monster once again, and is earning every penny fantasy owners spent on him.


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Paul Goldschmidt was not in the starting lineup for the first time all season Thursday, but came off the bench in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and got a base hit. Goldschmidt had been 4-for-24 during the Diamondbacks' road trip coming into the game.

Fantasy Impact: The day off was just a rest day for Goldschmidt, who had started the first 39 games of the season for the D'backs. The Diamondbacks return home Friday after their seven-game East Coast trip and Goldschmidt is expected to be in his usual spot at first base, hitting third in the lineup.


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After a brief three-game-plus slide that saw him go 0-for-8 with two walks, Paul Goldschmidt returned to his mashing ways Wednesday, falling a home run short of the cycle and reaching base four times total. The three-hit day raised his batting average to .347.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt is going to perform and appears to be a top-5 fantasy stud in any format, but if you are the type to sell high, now is probably the time to shoot for the moon. His .418 BABIP is .067 higher than his career average. Goldschmidt's line drive percentage, HR/fly ball rate and other peripherals also suggest a moderate correction in the future. In addition, after 33 games, Goldschmidt is about to play his first games outside of National League West ballparks - though his first stop is at the basement-dwelling Philadelphia Phillies.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4, hitting a solo home run in the third inning and driving in another run with a sixth-inning double. He is now hitting .346/.433/.644 for the season and is in the top-five in the National League in batting average, runs, RBI and home runs.

Fantasy Impact: Another night, another multi-hit game for Goldschmidt. This is the seventh in his past nine games. It appears the only thing that can slow him down is rain. Literally. His only hitless game since April 26 came in the first game of a doubleheader that followed two rainouts.


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After going 0-for-5 with 4 strikeouts in the first game of the Diamondbacks' doubleheader sweep against the Rockies, Paul Goldschmidt contributed a solo HR, an RBI single and a stolen base in Arizona's 5-1 win in the 2nd game.

Fantasy Impact: The 2-for-10 day with six total K's is not ideal, but when they are accompanied by a homer and a steal, it softens the blow considerably. The underrated fantasy impact of Goldschmidt's season so far is the six stolen bases through 26 games. He historically steals bases frequently for a first baseman, but right now he is stealing bases frequently for any position, ranking 7th in the National League.


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Despite the Diamondbacks being swept for the second time in three series, Paul Goldschmidt has been putting on monster performances and earned NL Player of the Week honors. Goldschmidt has had multiple-hit games in five of his past six contests, going 15-for-27. He also stole two bases (with a third coming last Sunday), giving him five for the season, scored five runs and drove in seven. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt is carrying fantasy squads so far this season (and doing his best to try and carry the Diamondbacks). He is producing in all five standard categories and after a month or so of games is on pace to shatter all his previous career-highs.


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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