1B - STL
Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.
Goldschmidt didn't miss any time with his elbow issue as he played in 58-of-60 games this year. He hit .304 with an .883 OPS, which was a nice rebound from a disappointing first season with the Cardinals in 2019. Goldy should be fully healthy entering spring training next year.
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and one RBI as the Cardinals fell 11-9 to the Padres in Game 2 on Thursday.
Goldschmidt hit his first two-bagger of the post season and took Trevor Rosenthal deep in the top of the ninth inning for his second bomb of the series. Goldy is hitting .300 with a 1.300 OPS (3-for-10) through two playoff games to go along with a pair of home runs and three RBI.
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run dinger as the Cardinals beat the Padres 7-4 in Game 1 of their Wild Card series on Wednesday.
Goldy did all his damage in the first inning as he pulled a Chris Paddack offering, with Tommy Edman aboard, over the fence to put the Cards up 2-0. It would turn out to be the first baseman's only hit of the day. He only hit six home runs during the regular season but put up an impressive .304/.417/.466 batting line across 191 at-bats.
Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring going in Thursday's win over the Brewers, putting the Cardinals up 1-0 in the third inning with an RBI single to center.
Goldschmidt also drew a walk in the game. He's now the team leader in hits (54), walks (36), runs (30), average (.305), OBP (.423), SLG (.475), OPS (.898), and more. He's also top 10 among all first basemen in all of those categories, so he's rewarded owners who were able to stick with him through the period without games with a productive fantasy season.
Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.
Goldschmidt had the only extra base hit for the Cardinals in the game. The RBI were his seventeenth and eighteenth of the season. While some of his counting stats aren't where fantasy players would hope, the opportunity is there, as he is batting .314 and has an OBP of .443, good for third best in all of baseball.