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 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
STL NL 2019 123 460 74 119 52 130 15 0 28 68 1 1 .259 .335 .474 10 25 .299 40/20/40 19 19
Career 9yrs 1215 4435 783 1301 707 1189 282 19 237 778 125 33 .293 .392 .526 14 23 .349 n/a
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So looking at at low 20s earnings this year. The obvious change here is the BABIP.

Is that a stadium thing or a shift thing or a screwy hitting coach thing? His homers are still on target for mid-30s, but the batting average and speed is gone. Next year's bids: 25?

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 30

A wall-scraper with two on in the 8th turns defeat into victory against the Astros. Goldy's fifth straight game touching them all. Cards have won six straight, taking over the lead in the NL Central.

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 27

Showing power ... and the BABIP should climb taking BA and RBI along with it ... but the running game might be gone forever.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
May 10

Another win for the guys having one of their 2 best hitters batting 2nd. 

van wilhoite LVW
Mar 30

Orlando Cepeda redux?

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 30

The shortage of sure-thing 1Bs pushes the prices of the big 3 in the NL up.  Goldy $41, Freeman $40, Rizzo $35 in CBS.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 3

Just a nit, but it looks to me like he's tied for 3rd :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jan 16

Ties for second in the most Long Flies That Were Caught last year.

Balls hit 400+ feet last year that didn't land in the seats and in fact landed in fielders' gloves:

Mookie Betts 4

Nick Castellanos 4

Mike Trout 3

Alex Bregman 3

Eduardo Escobar 3

Kendrys Morales 3

Paul Goldschmidt 3

Goldy also had four of his flies that traveled between 380 and 399 feet get caught.

Exceptionally unlucky?

Not really. The number of fly outs between 380 and 390 for the other hitters on this list:

Betts 9

Castellanos 8

Trout 2

Bregman 11

Escobar 6

Morales 8

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 16

18th most valuable hitter, both leagues, in 5x5.

2018 Statcast averages

HIP: 419

Avg Exit Velocity: 90.7

Avg HR Distance: 401    

Avg Launch Angle: 15.7

Slashed .144/.252/.278 in May; otherwise it was the same old Goldy.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18
Fangraphs:   WAR 5.1   Bat 38   Field 0    Run 3    HR/FB 22%   Pull 38%   Hard 46%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18