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Paul Goldschmidt (1B)

Arizona Diamondbacks - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Paul Goldschmidt struck out three times in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, with a walk and run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt's struggles continue. He's only mustered a .765 OPS in September after posting a sub .800 OPS in August. He's also struck out 13 times in 10 September games.


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Paul Goldschmidt missed Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies and is likely out until Saturday on paternity leave. The All-Star first baseman is currently among the league leaders in multiple categories. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Diamondbacks have lost their faint hopes for the playoffs so the departure of Goldschmidt for a few days won't have major ramifications in the "real" world but for fantasy players fighting for a playoff spot or currently in the playoffs, the Goldschmidt family blessing could be a season-ender.


National League MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt added to his resume Thursday afternoon picking up his 27th home run of the year in a 5-3 diamondback win over the Rockies. That was Goldschmidt's only hit of the game but it was enough to help the Diamondbacks sweep the doubleheader. He is batting .322 on the year with 27 home runs and 97 RBIs.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt ranks inside the top ten in just about every offensive statistic in the National League. He has clearly been outstanding this season and should be the anchor of your fantasy team. Although costly, he always makes for a great pickup in daily fantasy because of his high average and outstanding power. Goldschmidt has been struggling a bit the past week batting just .219. Look for him to break out of this mini cold run and continue to be one of the best players in the league.


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Paul Goldschmidt continued to show signs of coming out of his August-long swoon by going 2-for-2 with a double and a walk before being lifted in the 8th inning. The walk was his fourth in the past three games and he has struck out just once in the past four games after having a 24-to-9 K/BB ratio in the month through August 21.

Fantasy Impact: Even while struggling, Goldschmidt is a must-have in your lineup regardless of matchup. He has had big games in August they just have not been as frequent as the first four months of the season when it seemed it was every other game. One thing to keep an eye on for Goldschmidt is a possible paternity leave. His wife is expecting any day and he may be pulled from the lineup at the last minute.


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Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt was again hitless, finishing Thursday's game 0-for-5 with a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt is now 2-for-21 with six strikeouts over his last five games. He's struggled to the tune of a .625 OPS in August, a time when fantasy owners are counting on him most.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts Tuesday in the loss against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rare bad night at the plate for Goldschmidt and should be viewed as a fluke. The last time Goldschmidt struck out four times in a game was May 6 of this year.


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Paul Goldschmidt could not manage to get any hits off of Houston pitching in tonight's game. He had a twelve game hitting streak going in. He also has had a .570 on-base percentage during the streak.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt's slump from just before and after the All-Star break is a thing of the past. Look for him to steadily contribute as the season winds down.


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Paul Goldschmidt was walked in his first two at-bats and singles in his third. There are very few games where he does not get on base at least once. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale has said Goldschmidt should get a day off soon.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt should get a day off soon so watch for that. Goldschmidt typically does well after a day off as he does not like to have them.


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Goldschmidt collected his two hits off of Madison Bumgarner but could not get anything against the Giants bullpen. Goldschmidt hit the two balls hard today that fell in. He looked more comfortable than he has.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt is still hitting mistakes but he also has missed a few balls he normally would drive. As a Diamondbacks fan that has watched most of his games, I have noticed Goldschmidt is the one guy that can always break a slump at anytime.


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Goldschmidt had two singles and two sacrifice flies but the Diamondbacks could not hold on to the lead or come back in extra-innings. Goldschmidt's two RBIs expanded his league lead to 72.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt had a small slump heading into the break as his average dropped to .340 (like that is bad). His two hits and two sacrifice flies are a good sign as he was not having good at-bats during the small slump.


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Goldschmidt hit his first home run this month but the Diamondbacks could not prevent getting swept by the Mets. The Diamondbacks offense could not muster much against the Mets' starters this past weekend.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt has been scuffling a bit as of late but this home run may get him turned around. The All-Star break could also help him relax and enjoy himself with his start in the All-Star game.


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Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and two walks. Goldschmidt is now batting .351 on the year. There are very few games where he does not reach base at least once.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt did not hit well in the last series against the Rockies but is able to turn it around as soon as the next game starts. He is a safe bet to at least get on base once, while getting hits if they decide to pitch to him.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the Diamondbacks 4-3 extra innings win. He continues to hit in spite of being pitched around and getting intentionally walked in big situations.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt has another two-hit game and draws another walk. Obviously, fantasy owners would love for him to get more to hit, but it's just not happening as much as he leads the league in walks with 64 and on-base percentage at .470.


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Goldschmidt extended his hit streak to eleven games as well as taking back the top batting average in the league in tonight's game. He had a single and an RBI double, bumping his batting average to .354. The Diamondbacks' bullpen could not hold a tie game in the top of the 10th inning, giving up three in the 10th inning to make it 6-3. Goldschmidt's RBI double came in the bottom of the 10th off of Kenley Jansen.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt will most likely chase for a Triple Crown barring any injuries. With Giancarlo Stanton out for a while, Bryce Harper and Goldschimdt will chase an NL Triple Crown.


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Paul Goldschimdt extended his hit streak to 10 as well as getting a second hit, a two RBI single in the Diamondbacks big 8th inning. The Diamondbacks came back from an early 4-0 deficit to win 10-6 in a back and forth game.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt is now hitting .352 with 20 homeruns and 64 RBIs. He is top 5 in nearly all offensive categories.


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The Dbacks dropped the series opener against the Padres 4-2. It's tough to win a game where there were more errors than hits for the Dbacks. However, they did manage to draw five walks off of starter Tyson Ross, but only Goldschmidt could cash them in. Goldschmidt went 1-4 with a two RBI single in the third. He now has 62 RBIs on the season. (Source: Fox Sports Arizona)

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt has shown he is a clear superstar in the game of baseball. Goldschmidt has been the number one hitter in fantasy baseball and looks to stay around for a while. The Fox Sports Arizona broadcast showed he is projected to finish with 45 homers and 137 RBIs.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a single, two RBI, and a stolen base on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Goldy is now tied for 18th in stolen bases (12) to go along with being fifth in homers (19), and he's tied with Dee Gordon (MIA) for first in MLB in average (.356). Goldschmidt is the complete package, and should be the front-runner for NL MVP.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo-HR against the Angels on Wednesday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Goldy just can't be stopped, moving back into the top five in homers with 19, with his .363 average dominating the category. While many focus on Bryce Harper's breakout season, Goldschmidt is the one in the lead for MVP.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a single, a double, and a three-run HR against the Angels on Monday. He also walked and struckout once.

Fantasy Impact: After showing off his base stealing skills on Sunday, Goldy switched over to power with a three-run homer on Monday night. Goldschmidt's three-hit effort raised his already incredible average to .366, and he simply seems unstoppable this season.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with two singles, two walks, a run scored, and a stolen base against the Giants on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt now has double digits in steals (10) and home runs (17), and it's only 62 games into the Diamondbacks season. Goldy also managed to raise his MLB-leading average even higher, now batting a ludicrous .359.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with two singles, a RBI, and a run scored against the Giants on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt's multi-hit game on Saturday raised his average to .355, while Dee's 1-for-4 dropped his to .353, giving Goldy the MLB average lead. Goldschmidt is the full package, hitting for a crazy average, with 17 homers and 9 steals so far this season, and he's well on his way to an MVP because of it.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 with a double and two-run HR against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Goldschmidt's 17th home run, tying him for fourth in MLB. The four-hit day pushed his average up to .349, moving him into third in that category. Goldschmidt continues to rake, and is on his way to a potential MVP.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with a solo-HR, a walk, and two strikeouts against the Mets on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: The solo shot was one of two homers the D-Backs hit off of Matt Harvey, but that was all the damage they did in the game. Goldschmidt is keeping pace with the league leaders in the HR category, his 16th tying him for 5th in the majors. He's a fantasy monster.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-1 with a double, a RBI, and four walks against Atlanta on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Two of the walks were intentional as it seems every pitcher has come to fear Goldschmidt's bat (and rightly so). Goldschmidt moved into first in OBP after the perfect day at the plate, at .471, just narrowly over Bryce Harper (.470).


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Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with two singles, a solo-HR, and four walks (three intentional).

Fantasy Impact: The only negative about Goldschmidt's amazing performance was being caught stealing. Once extra innings were reached it was all walks for Goldy, as the Brewers refused to risk pitching to one of the best players in MLB. Reaching base seven times set a new Diamondbacks franchise record, fitting for someone of Goldschmidt's caliber.


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Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a single, a solo-HR, and a three-run homer against the Brewers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Goldschmidt absolutely torched Milwaukee on Saturday, hitting a pair of homers, tying Donaldson and Teixeira for fifth in MLB with 14. Goldschmidt is also third in the majors in batting average (.345), and in the top-20 in stolen bases with eight. His MVP-caliber season shows no signs of stopping.


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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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