Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 31 (September 10, 1987) | 6' 3" | 225lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-155 DH-2 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
ARI NL 2014 109 406 75 122 64 110 39 1 19 69 9 3 .300 .396 .542 13 23 .368 45/22/33 27 26
ARI NL 2015 159 567 103 182 118 151 38 2 33 110 21 5 .321 .435 .570 17 22 .382 42/23/35 47 43
ARI NL 2016 158 579 106 172 110 150 33 3 24 95 32 5 .297 .411 .489 16 21 .358 46/25/29 40 36
ARI NL 2017 155 558 117 166 94 147 34 3 36 120 18 5 .297 .404 .563 14 22 .343 46/19/35 40 37
ARI NL 2018 158 593 95 172 90 173 35 5 33 83 7 4 .290 .389 .533 13 25 .359 39/25/36 31 30
Career 8yrs 1092 3975 709 1182 655 1059 267 19 209 710 124 32 .297 .398 .532 14 23 .355 n/a
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And off to the Cards, for two MLBers who could be labeled "post-hype prospects" ... Luke Weaver and Carson Kelly.

Owed $14 mil this year ... probably worth $25 mil.  So the Cards will not only get an underpriced year of a perennial MVP candidate ... but also most likely a 1st round pick in 2020.

NL Central is going to be brutal next year.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope

He had an awful six week slump where he looked completely lost at the plate. Was great after that. I was assuming Goldy is with another team in 2019; I'd agree a $1-2 downgrade to that $31 I cavalierly tossed out there is in order if Arizona doesn't move him to a contender.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Nov 28

I'd be leery of going $30. Walk rate down. K rate way up. Losing Pollock to FA won't help his RBI total recover. 

van wilhoite LVW
Nov 27

$31 is my gut feeling. Still think Goldy's bat is elite; am wary of paying him pre-2018 prices if he's not going to run anymore.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Nov 26
I'm working on Big Prices for the Guide. Today I have Paul Goldschmidt with a price of $32. What do you think?
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 17

Braves in town, D'backs just a game-and-a-half out of first in their division, and all they can lure though the turnstiles is 22,000?

Goldy did his part with a single, double and homer, upping his batting average to .298. His slash stats are essentially the same as last year and he may end up crossing the plate as often. His ribbies will fall way short. That he's not running as often is no surprise. He's about to be 31!

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 7

A sleeping giant has awoke!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jun 9

Four hits, three of them doubles, last night. Seven hits in the last two games. Four games ago he was hitting .208.

Slugging .739 in June.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 7

He's shown faint signs of life recently. Even so, this seems like the right place to post the following from the Associated Press.

NEW YORK -- Hits exceeded strikeouts across Major League Baseball in May after a historic number of whiffs in April.

This marks a return to form. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there were 7,033 hits and 6,971 strikeouts in May.

Strikeouts had topped hits in a full month for the first time in April, when then there were 6,656 strikeouts and 6,360 hits.

Strikeouts per game dropped to 16.75 in May from 17.5 in April, a record for a full calendar month.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have 131 more strikeouts than hits this season, while the Texas Rangers are at 119 and the San Diego Padres at 117. The Boston Red Sox have the best differential, with 97 more strikeouts than hits.

I think the reporter meant to say fewer in the last sentence.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 1

There has to be some physical explanation -- if not the eyes, something else.

Alex Patton Alex
May 22