1B - ARI
Paul Goldschmidt returns to camp over the weekend
Paul Goldschmidt returned from the WBC and joined his team on Thursday, but waited until Friday to make his return to the field.
Goldy did not get much playing time in the World Baseball Classic, including sitting for the semi-final and final matchups. It is good to see Goldschmidt return healthy to Arizona. While he is a veteran player, the fact that he basically missed out on most of his spring training could have an impact. Hopefully we see him in the lineup everyday until the regular season starts.
Paul Goldschmidt smacks first home run of spring
Goldschmidt put one over the right field wall in the win against the Dodgers on Friday in a 2-for-2 effort. It was his first long ball of the spring and he has collected four hits over his last two outings.
Not that anyone was worried about Goldy picking up right where he left off last season when he hit .297 with 24 home runs. Goldschmidt is a valuable all-around contributor in any format, and one of the safest picks in the first round. It is worth noting that the Diamondbacks were 3rd in the league in stolen bases in 2016 and a change at skipper could see that number come down.
Paul Goldschmidt with a run scored on Monday
Paul Goldschmidt finished 1-for-4 with a run scored against the Nationals on Monday. Goldschimdt is 10-for-24 with a double, three home runs, six runs scored, and six RBI over the last seven days. He has a .908 OPS this season.
Goldschmidt has hits in eight of his last 10 games and three multi-hit games in his last six games. He has a .294 batting average in September with three home runs, six doubles, 13 RBI, and 17 runs scored.
Paul Goldschmidt provides all scoring in a win
Paul Goldschmidt homered twice to plate all three Diamondbacks runs in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Padres.
With 23 homers and 90 RBI, Goldschmidt hasn't been his normal self this year. To be fair, he is the biggest threat in the Arizona lineup. He leads the NL in walks with 106.
Paul Goldschmidt hitless on Saturday
Paul Goldschmidt finished 0-for-4 on Saturday against the Dodgers. Goldschmidt is 8-for-26 with a double, three RBI, and six runs scored over the last seven days. He has an .894 OPS this season.
Goldschmidt has had two straight hitless games and only has three multi-hit games in his last 10 games. He has a .255 batting average in September with four doubles, seven RBI, and 10 runs scored.
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