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Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt

1B - STL

Age: 33College: Texas StateBats: RThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) H #50
Best / Worst #38 / #91
ADP #80

Ownership

 
Yahoo
95%
 
ESPN
97%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B
ESPN 1B
CBS 1B
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Goldschmidt had an interesting 2020 season, during which he brought his batting average back up to .304 and his walk rate to 16%, while simultaneously dropping his strikeout rate to a career best 18.6%. After swinging more than he ever had in his first season with the Cardinals, Goldschmidt returned to the patient approach he had developed throughout his career, swinging at just 40.5% of pitches (after a 46.4% swinging strike rate the year before). But while his average went up, his power waned, as he hit just six home runs and had a career-worst .466 slugging percentage. Nolan Arenado batting behind him this year should help, and he had bone chips removed from his elbow this offseason. There could be another big-time power season left in Goldschmidt's bat, but the more likely scenario is that he will put up solid but unspectacular production at the first base position.

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Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove bone spur from elbow

Cardinals 1B Paul Goldschmidt underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.

Fantasy Impact

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.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#75#51#14327
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #151#87#963
ECR vs ADP
Projections
(2021 Season)
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Projections (2021 Season)
ABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
5558815028227828414941.274.366.472.837
Stats
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPSLGOPSBABIP
2018ARI158593951723553383901737.290.389.533.922.359
2019STL161597971552513497781663.260.346.476.822.303
2020STL58191315813062137431.304.417.466.883.364
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBAVGOBPOPS
Sun, Sep 27vs. MIL-4130001010.750.7501.500
Sat, Sep 26vs. MIL-4000000010.000.000.000
Fri, Sep 25@ MIL-3000000120.000.250.250
Fri, Sep 25vs. MIL-3011000000.333.3331.000
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Pitcher
DateOppTimePitcherThrowsVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1st@ CIN4:10pm
Sat, Apr 3rd@ CIN4:10pm
Sun, Apr 4th@ CIN1:10pm
Mon, Apr 5th@ MIA6:40pm
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