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Paul Goldschmidt
Birthdate: 9/10/1987 (29 y, 6 m, 14 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/245     Position: 1B
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 8, Pick: 15, Overall: 246, Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Contract: $32M / 5 Years (2014 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Goldschmidt is looking forward to competing in the World Baseball Classic in March, the Arizona Republic reports. (2/21/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: For the first time in Goldschmidt’s career, he posted an isolated power below .200, but kept his fantasy value high with a career-best in stolen bases with 32. Since 2012 and excluding 2014 when he got hurt, Goldschmidt has stolen at least 15 bags. Again, excluding 2014, his SB numbers have increased since 2013. Even though he lost some value with his drop in home runs, he is still a fantasy monster posting high stats in the other four major categories. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a batting average or on-base percentage league: he is a top tier player. His home run to fly ball percentage was the second-worst of his career, which may explain some of the drop in his home run output. A 19% mark is only .7% less than his career rate, yet this was 3% lower than his 2015 mark (22%) when he hit 33 home runs. Add in the fact that his fly ball rate in general was much less than any of his other seasons and his infield fly rate was higher than any other season, he should be back on track for at least 30 home runs if he is able to normalize those numbers. (Paul Kastava)

The Quick Opinion: Goldschmidt saw his home run output drop, but was able to excel in all other categories, particularly in stolen bases where he put up a career-best. His fly ball rate went down and his infield fly rate went up, which veered far from his norm. Expect his power to normalize back to his past numbers, keeping him in the upper echelon of fantasy.

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SeasonBases EmptyGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2011Bases Empty4280901886044410028000000.225
2012Bases Empty135291317794619014141425079100000.271
2013Bases Empty152329376875618112121245086200000.264
2014Bases Empty106222260633620077736066100000.284
2015Bases Empty1503153631046325115151546085100000.330
2016Bases Empty153323371956118115151546087200000.294
TotalBases Empty7381560177744627010636767672080431700000.286

SeasonBases EmptyBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2011Bases Empty11.1 %31.1 %0.36.225.311.450.761.225.292111.3.334105
2012Bases Empty7.9 %24.9 %0.32.271.331.481.812.210.328459.2.351116
2013Bases Empty12.0 %22.9 %0.52.264.356.435.791.170.3255210.9.351119
2014Bases Empty13.8 %25.4 %0.55.284.386.468.855.185.3764213.8.379138
2015Bases Empty12.7 %23.4 %0.54.330.417.559.976.229.4147230.8.419164
2016Bases Empty12.4 %23.5 %0.53.294.385.495.881.201.3626318.9.380132
TotalBases Empty11.7 %24.3 %0.48.286.372.487.859.201.35728584.9.374133

SeasonBases EmptyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2011Bases Empty1.2821.2 %44.2 %34.6 %0.0 %22.2 %4.3 %0.0 %40.4 %36.5 %23.1 %17.3 %51.9 %30.8 %395158237
2012Bases Empty1.1022.6 %40.6 %36.8 %10.3 %17.9 %4.7 %0.0 %42.0 %26.9 %31.1 %10.9 %50.0 %39.2 %1276468808
2013Bases Empty1.2220.6 %43.6 %35.8 %5.7 %13.8 %7.5 %0.0 %32.1 %37.0 %30.9 %10.3 %51.4 %38.3 %1627647980
2014Bases Empty1.4725.6 %44.2 %30.1 %4.3 %14.9 %5.8 %0.0 %35.9 %35.3 %28.9 %7.7 %48.1 %44.2 %1110462648
2015Bases Empty1.1923.9 %41.3 %34.8 %3.8 %18.8 %4.2 %0.0 %29.1 %39.1 %31.7 %8.7 %50.9 %40.4 %1564642922
2016Bases Empty1.6224.6 %46.6 %28.8 %10.3 %22.1 %3.6 %0.0 %35.2 %39.0 %25.9 %14.0 %43.2 %42.8 %1646663983
TotalBases Empty1.2923.2 %43.3 %33.5 %6.6 %17.7 %5.1 %0.0 %34.9 %35.7 %29.4 %10.8 %48.9 %40.3 %761830404578