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Birth Date9-10-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight225 lbs
Age31 years, 1 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
4.82014
9.22015
6.32016
6.42017
5.92018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 ARI 23 48 177 156 28 39 9 1 8 74 20 53 0 1 0 26 4 0 .250 .333 .474 .289 8.2 -1.1 0.8
2012 ARI 24 145 587 514 82 147 43 1 20 252 60 130 4 9 0 82 18 3 .286 .359 .490 .307 35.5 -3.4 3.4
2013 ARI 25 160 710 602 103 182 36 3 36 332 99 145 3 5 0 125 15 7 .302 .401 .551 .325 50.8 17.7 7.4
2014 ARI 26 109 479 406 75 122 39 1 19 220 64 110 2 3 69 9 3 .300 .396 .542 .332 40.4 2.6 4.8
2015 ARI 27 159 695 567 103 182 38 2 33 323 118 151 2 7 0 110 21 5 .321 .435 .570 .348 68.8 17.0 9.2
2016 ARI 28 158 705 579 106 172 33 3 24 283 110 150 7 8 0 95 32 5 .297 .411 .489 .311 45.3 16.1 6.3
2017 ARI 29 155 665 558 117 166 34 3 36 314 94 147 8 4 0 120 18 5 .297 .404 .563 .328 58.0 5.7 6.4
2018 ARI 30 158 690 593 95 172 35 5 33 316 90 173 6 0 0 83 7 4 .290 .389 .533 .332 55.4 1.8 5.9
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 MSO Rk 74 331 .336 .275 .346 .410 .275 .400 108 30.4 11.0 -7 -0.8 -0.5 34.0 3.3 34.0 3.3
2010 VIS A+ 138 599 .325 .273 .345 .420 .265 .395 104 41.5 17.4 -11.1 -1.8 -2.5 45.3 4.4 45.3 4.4
2011 ARI MLB 48 177 .289 .247 .317 .379 .258 .323 97 5 4.8 -3 -1.1 1.4 8.2 0.8 8.2 0.8
2011 MOB AA 103 457 .342 .260 .334 .392 .253 .331 108 41.2 13.5 -8.6 4.5 4.5 50.5 5.5 50.5 5.5
2012 ARI MLB 145 587 .307 .253 .317 .401 .260 .340 102 27.4 16.1 -10.2 -3.4 2.2 35.5 3.4 35.5 3.4
2013 ARI MLB 160 710 .325 .255 .317 .397 .260 .343 103 44.3 18.6 -11.9 17.7 -0.3 50.8 7.4 50.8 7.4
2014 ARI MLB 109 479 .332 .249 .310 .388 .261 .368 103 32.1 12.2 -7.9 2.6 3.9 40.4 4.8 40.4 4.8
2015 ARI MLB 159 695 .348 .256 .315 .400 .261 .382 101 59.7 18.7 -12 17.0 2.4 68.8 9.2 68.8 9.2
2016 ARI MLB 158 705 .311 .252 .317 .411 .263 .358 104 36.7 19.9 -12.8 16.1 1.5 45.3 6.3 45.3 6.3
2017 ARI MLB 155 665 .328 .254 .323 .424 .266 .343 98 47.3 19.4 -12.4 5.7 3.7 58.0 6.4 58.0 6.4
2018 ARI MLB 158 690 .332 .246 .313 .404 .261 .359 99 49.8 19.3 -12.4 1.8 -1.3 55.4 5.9 55.4 5.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 MSO Rk 331 51 96 27 3 18 62 36 74 4 3 .334 .414 .638 .303 .336 34.0 -0.8 3.3
2010 VIS A+ 599 102 165 42 3 35 108 57 161 5 1 .314 .390 .606 .291 .325 45.3 -1.8 4.4
2011 ARI MLB 177 28 39 9 1 8 26 20 53 4 0 .250 .333 .474 .224 .289 8.2 -1.1 0.8
2011 MOB AA 457 84 112 21 3 30 94 82 92 9 3 .306 .435 .626 .320 .342 50.5 4.5 5.5
2012 ARI MLB 587 82 147 43 1 20 82 60 130 18 3 .286 .359 .490 .204 .307 35.5 -3.4 3.4
2013 ARI MLB 710 103 182 36 3 36 125 99 145 15 7 .302 .401 .551 .249 .325 50.8 17.7 7.4
2014 ARI MLB 479 75 122 39 1 19 69 64 110 9 3 .300 .396 .542 .241 .332 40.4 2.6 4.8
2015 ARI MLB 695 103 182 38 2 33 110 118 151 21 5 .321 .435 .570 .249 .348 68.8 17.0 9.2
2016 ARI MLB 705 106 172 33 3 24 95 110 150 32 5 .297 .411 .489 .192 .311 45.3 16.1 6.3
2017 ARI MLB 665 117 166 34 3 36 120 94 147 18 5 .297 .404 .563 .265 .328 58.0 5.7 6.4
2018 ARI MLB 690 95 172 35 5 33 83 90 173 7 4 .290 .389 .533 .243 .332 55.4 1.8 5.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2011 786 0.4771 0.4084 0.6916 0.5733 0.2579 0.7209 0.6321 0.3084 385 0.000104
2012 2336 0.4580 0.4392 0.7544 0.6224 0.2844 0.8063 0.6583 0.2456 1074 0.008800
2013 2862 0.4689 0.4161 0.7716 0.6244 0.2322 0.8186 0.6601 0.2284 1358 0.002636
2014 1915 0.4501 0.3932 0.7357 0.5870 0.2346 0.7846 0.6356 0.2643 956 -0.003756
2015 2817 0.4586 0.3940 0.7486 0.6006 0.2190 0.7925 0.6467 0.2514 1440 -0.010639
2016 2961 0.4752 0.3911 0.7712 0.5821 0.2181 0.8168 0.6608 0.2288 0 0.000000
2017 2804 0.4429 0.4016 0.7353 0.6119 0.2343 0.7895 0.6230 0.2647 0 0.000000
2018 2902 0.4538 0.4245 0.7354 0.6257 0.2574 0.8010 0.6029 0.2646 0 0.000000
Career193830.45950.40840.74870.60690.23980.79890.64060.2513649.2953-0.0005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-02 2014-09-28 15-DL 57 51 Left Hand Fracture HBP -
2014-03-06 2014-03-08 Camp 2 0 Bilateral Thigh Tightness - -
2012-09-28 2012-10-01 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 ARI $2,000,000
2018 ARI $11,100,000
2017 ARI $8,850,000
2016 ARI $5,850,000
2015 ARI $3,100,000
2014 ARI $1,100,000
2013 ARI $500,000
2012 ARI $482,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$19,882,000
2018Current$11,100,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$30,982,000
1 yrFuture$2,000,000
8 yrTotal$32,982,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 59 dExcel Sports5 years/$32M (2014-18), 2019 option

Details
  • 5 years/$32M (2014-18), plus 2019 club option. Signed extension with Arizona 3/29/13. $0.5M signing bonus. 14:$1M, 15:$3M, 16:$5.75M, 17:$8.75M, 18:$11M, 19:$14.5M club option, $2M buyout.
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2013). Re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012). Re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Arizona 8/1/11.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2009 (8-246) (Texas State). $95,000 signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .353 .477 .599 .367
11 vs R (Multi) .290 .395 .497 .311
18 Split (Multi) -.064 -.082 -.101 -.056
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .352 .494 .576 .358
31 vs R (2016) .282 .386 .465 .297
38 Split (2016) -.070 -.108 -.111 -.061
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-09-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Justin Mason is mad. He's conducting mock 2019 fantasy baseball drafts this weekend. Which players do you see infiltrating the top 10 picks in 2019 compared to this season's ADP top 10? Jose Ramirez? Aaron Judge? Chris Sale? And who do we see dropping out? Kershaw? Harper? Stanton? (2018 ADP) 1 Mike Trout 2 Jose Altuve 3 Nolan Arenado 4 Trea Turner 5 Clayton Kershaw 6 Bryce Harper 7 Paul Goldschmidt 8 Giancarlo Stanton 9 Charlie Blackmon 10 Mookie Betts
(Tom Pringle from UK)
He is. I think it's the lack of sleep. Ramirez is a no-doubter - forget top 10, he's top 5. Judge's injury probably stops him, although I think he and Sale will be borderline. Kershaw will be out, as will Blackmon, and probablg Goldschmidt. Bryce has been really good for a couple of months now and I think a good last three weeks might just keep him in there. (Darius Austin)
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)Don't mean to be one of those fans with crazy hypothetical trades but I have one for you: Mets send Duda, Conforto, Matz/Wheeler/Gsellman, Dom Smith, and Gavin Cecchini to the Diamondbacks for Paul Goldschmidt? Hows that?
(Richard from NY)
The volume is there, but I'd think that the Diamondbacks would want at least one "stud" prospect in a deal like that, and Smith isn't quite it. Duda's back is still a bit of a concern, Conforto's stock slipped last year, and Matz and Wheeler both have injury concerns. The Diamondbacks would likely want at least one major league ready player who is a 3-4 WARP guy with potential to grow into a 5-6 WARP guy. Even though I like Smith, I don't see that here. (Mike Gianella)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)Am I the next Paul Goldschmidt? Without the steals of course.
(Rhys Hoskins (Bret's Heart) from Reading, PA)
Oh honey, no. (Bret Sayre)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Taking the other side of the contract equation. Every time I see Chris Archer's name I think of Paul Goldschmidt because they have a couple of the most team friendly contracts in the game. An article fictitious team with the best team friendly contracts, only players in arbitration or beyond, would be interesting.
(oldbopper from New Britain, CT)
Yes, Archer, Sal Perez (even if he's shown some warts now, and even if Ned Yost is determined to kill him with two years left on the deal), Goldy, all excellent. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Breen - was hoping you'd share your thoughts on AJ Pollock's breakout? His numbers don't seem especially fluky, except that he's AJ Pollock and seemingly shouldn't be this good. Are the Diamondbacks just the kings of unearthing the great hitting prospect that no one else believed in?
(David W from Atlanta, GA)
Consider this: through 287 PA in 2014, Pollock compiled a .372 wOBA with 7 home runs and 14 stolen bases. Through 237 PA in 2015, Pollock has a .374 wOBA with seven home runs and 14 stolen bases. He's in a phenomenal offensive environment in AZ and hits in front of one of the best offensive threats in baseball, Paul Goldschmidt. It's fantasy gold, as long as Pollock keeps running. He controls the strike zone well and handles righties well enough. The dude smashes lefties, though. He's hitting .396/.453/.604 against southpaws in 2015. Keep that in mind if you're a DFS player. (J.P. Breen)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Since you mentioned Betances, Who are some guys you either wrote off and surprised you or were high on them only for them to disappoint? Do you keep any lessons from these guys on your mind when scouting?
(I ask everyone from BP Chats)
Yes. Paul Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman are two I just discounted for being 1B prospects and missed the boat there. I still believe in Mike Olt, but that's worrying me. Mookie (see above). I LOVED Allen Webster. Thought he was front of rotation arm. Still may be. Definitely needed a change of scenery.

I'm very much an organized person who likes to look back in the winter and see where I messed up. Giving a player the wrong role isn't always a fault of the evaluator though. Players are people. People change over time. Baseball skill sets change over time. YOUNG player are young people and young people change often and dramatically. It's a cliche, but this is an industry where 30% (.300 AVG) is the measure of an All Star. Probably true of prospects as well. Have to accept sometimes the right projection is unknowable. You CAN'T be right 100% of the time. I just like to figure out WHY I was wrong and what I can learn from it. With Betances - big guys take longer sometimes. They're on their own schedule. Have to remember what appealed to you about them in the first place. Thought I have to admit when I see a big guy who can't repeat his delivery I still want to smoke the guy in my report! (Al Skorupa)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)David Wright, Mike Minor, James Shields, Gregory Polanco for Paul Goldschmidt, George Springer and Dellin Betances. Would you make this move or is it not enough for Goldy?
(Jimbo from LA)
This is bordering on too many moving parts but I think this is fair, unless you suddenly find yourself in need of starting pitchers. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)If they could, should St. Louis trade Shelby Miller, Matt Adams and Carlos Martinez for Paul Goldschmidt? (Goldy's just 26 and only makes a bit over $40M for the next 5 years. At 5 WAR per year he'd generate $100M in surplus value.) Thanks for chatting, Matthew!
(Mo Zeliak from Slightly Hot Seat)
It's always fun to chat. I appreciate that you guys take time out of your busy days to talk baseball with me. I really do. Many thanks for that.

As for that deal, wow, that's a lot of talent to give up. I'll put it this way: if I were the Diamondbacks, I'd make that deal two times.

And now, sadly, it's time for me to go. I have a podcast to do and an article to write and a sunny day to enjoy. I will be in Seattle this weekend with Jason Parks, Joe Hamrahi, Geoff Young, and Harry Pavlidis and I hope to see you there! Should be a blast.

Have a great week everyone and thanks for spending some time here at BP! (Matthew Kory)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Jake Lamb alleviated concerns about his bat with his performance this year? Out of the Cal League yet the power is up and the Ks down. Future above avg regular?
(Mike from San Antonio)
Scouts tend not to change their minds about things like bat speed, so I doubt it, but his performance speaks for itself. He's made the biggest jump in the minors and not only handled it, but has improved. The strike outs being down is a big thing for me. Scouts miss on guys like this sometimes because the tools aren't crazy. Same thing happened with Paul Goldschmidt.

Everybody calm down now. I'm not making a comparison of Lamb to Goldschmidt. It's just an example of how sometimes we overlook production because of a simple physical flaw. Goldschmidt had bat speed concerns too. His production was much better than Lamb's, but you get the idea. The point is, Lamb's production is now more than we can simply ignore. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Aside from being Paul Goldschmidt's plaything, how good will Tim Lincecum be this year? Improve on last year? There was some suggestion that the presence of Tim Hudson (and his methods) might be of benefit (certainly Hudson has been good so far) - is that asking too much of a veteran teammate? Thanks, again, Matthew.
(Drifter from Long Branch)
I think there's a better Lincecum in there than he's showed over the last couple seasons. This season he's got 17 Ks and one (!) walk in 15 innings, which is terrific. Then you look farther down the list and see he's got a 7.20 ERA because he's given up 12 runs and five homers in those 15 IP. He can clearly still get guys out, but what I keep hearing is that he hasn't ever adjusted to pitching with lesser velocity. The margin for error of a pitcher who throws 90-91 is much less than for a pitcher who can hit 96. The command has to be there and it seems it just isn't. He can't live up in the zone and out over the plate like he used to and unless that changes, it's hard to be optimistic. I do think a change of approach could benefit him, but the Cy Young winner is gone. (Matthew Kory)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)H2H with SB,Ave,Runs,HR,RBI,XBH,I have the 4th pick.Who do you like at that pick from C.Davis,Goldschmidt,McCutcheon.
(Chesty from New Bern ,NC)
Andrew McCutchen
Paul Goldschmidt
Chris Davis

In that order. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Mike,ave,runs,hr,RBI,sb,xbh.Top 5 Picks for draft.Thanks as a new member to fantasy I will be interested with the questions and answers .
(Chesty from Mohegan Sun)
Hey Chesty.

This is kind of a copout, but Top 5 with that category added are Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis, Paul Goldschmidt, and Andrew McCutchen. Davis is probably the biggest difference with the XBH category added. I might have kept him out of the Top 5 otherwise. Likewise, McCutchen slips a little for me adding XBH. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Keeper league, trying to consolidate; Hosmer and Cole for Goldschmidt, is that an overpay?Thanks!
(Cansy from YYZ)
Hi Cansy

I think it's a bit of an overpay. Paul Goldschmidt is great, but both Eric Hosmer and Gerrit Cole have growth potential, particularly Cole. I don't know if Cole's going to be an ace this year, but he WILL be an ace at some point and in a keeper that seems like too much ceiling to give up for Goldy, even though he's obviously great. Push back a little bit on the pitcher and see what you can give up besides Cole. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Goldy at $32, or Matt Adams at $15 in a $250 keeper league?
(Al from Indy)
Paul Goldschmidt. He's still potentially a bargain at that price and even if Goldy and Adams are both undervalued by $5 or so in a keeper you want to go with the better player. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)When you are looking for players that might be under the radar, might be undervalued towards the end of the fantasy draft, and trying the get players that will contribute in the five major categories moderately, what stats and do you use to identify those players? What are those numbers in those identified stats?
(allangustafson from San Diego )
Hi Allan.

At the end of a draft/auction, I probably look more at playing time than I do at stats. If I see a player with a weak everyday player in front of him or a player with injury risk, I'm more likely to take that player than a borderline guy who has Paul Goldschmidt in front of him on the depth chart. If I were going to look at categories though, I'd probably look at batting average and line drive rates first and foremost. A hitter with a good batting average is more likely to score runs, drive in runs, and hit home runs than a hitter that doesn't. Likewise, a hitter with a high line drive rates is more likely to have a good BABIP...or at the very least have a good expected BABIP, which is more useful in predicting future performance. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Joey Votto's paucity of RBI was a topic of big discussion last year. What should we expect on the RBI front in 2014 and how would you rank him among 1B in a standard 5x5?
(RMR from Cincinnati)
Hey RMR.

All of this depends on whether or not the Reds put someone decent in front of him in the lineup. Votto was virtually the same as he ever was but suffered through Todd Frazier's miserable OPS and a wounded Brandon Phillips most of the year. If Billy Hamilton can get on base at a semi-decent clip/stick, then Votto's RBI opportunities instantly go up. I'm an unashamed, unapologetic Votto lover. In my mixed valuations last year, only Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Davis, and Michael Cuddyer ranked higher at 1B (not including any non-OF who were 1B eligible). If Miguel Cabrera isn't 1B eligible in your league on Opening Day, Votto's 3rd behind Goldy and Davis. Some of this is just the weakness of the position, some of it is that runs count - and Votto's walks lead to runs - but some of it is that I like valuing skills over stats, particularly since even in a "down" year Votto was still a Top 25 mixed league hitter. I might even put Votto ahead of Davis when I actually sit down and rank these guys in February. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)If you had Kimbrel in a dynasty league, name a hitter who you trade him for. Thanks
(rkessl from chicago)
A top-50 bat that could help me win this year, since I want to win NOW in every league I'm in, regardless of format. Kimbrel will help do that more than any other closer, so give me a bat who will also be a difference maker. Let's say, Paul Goldschmidt? Allen Craig? Yoenis Cespedes? Just spitballing some names there.. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-03-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)5x5 10 team keeper league. Lineup is 14 Sticks, 9 Arms, have 4 Bench Spots, no DL. I am keeping Encarnacion at 1B, and have to decide between keeping of the 3: Starlin Castro, Eric Hosmer and Paul Goldschmidt. If I go all 1B, then my 1B, CI and Util are filled before the draft starts. So maybe the question is... Hosmer or Goldy?
(sergeantegnew from NYC)
The question should be Hos or Goldy, I agree. Goldy seems like more of 'sure thing' but I think you could argue Hosmer based on upside. I guess it will come down to the relative cost and if you need production now or in 2-3 years. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I don't really have a 1B. I have excess pitching and RF: If I package one of Hunter Pence/Jose Bautista and Max Scherzer, what kind of 1B would you target (my team is built to win now).
(Michael from Milwaukee)
It really depends on which one of Pence/Bautista you package. Bautista/Scherzer should probably fetch you one of the elite first baseman. I'd probably pair Pence and Scherzer and aim a bit lower. Perhaps target someone like Edwin Encarnacion in hopes that his owner has questions about his ability to follow up on his breakout. You could also inquire about the availability of Paul Goldschmidt or Billy Butler in a deal revolving around Pence/Scherzer. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you think Paul Goldschmidt will do this season?
(Bryan from Chicago)
I'd take the under on the first two-thirds of PECOTA's .248/.324/.474. Trumbo's 2011 line isn't a bad guess for him. (Sam Miller)
2012-03-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)With the movement of 1B out of the NL, which of the young NL 1B's do you see moving to the top of the position?
(will.I.ain't from roaming)
Ike Davis if he stays healthy--particularly with the fences moving in. I'm not sure what to make of Freddie Freeman, Paul Goldschmidt, or Anthony Rizzo just yet. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Paul Goldschmidt capable of production similar to Mike Stanton? Any concern with the squatty looking stance that Goldschmidt employees?
(PeterShammons from Chicago)
Paul Goldschmidt is a really nice young first baseman who has exceeded all expectations and sure looks like the real deal. He's also not even in Mike Stanton's zip code. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)We all know it is early in the season, however, what have you heard so far from scouts regarding Paul Goldschmidt?
(Nevy72 from SI, NY)
I don't think there was ever a question about the raw power. He's a huge, and hugely strong guy. Still not convinced he will hit, but it's a great start worth watching. (Kevin Goldstein)


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