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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
642 .277 30 92 96 14 .312 4.5
Birth Date9-10-1987
Height6' 3"
Weight245 lbs
Age27 years, 1 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
0.82011
3.42012
7.52013
9.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

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 9.5 -2.3 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 34.8 -2.8 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 53.0 15.9 7.5
2014 ARI 26 109 479 406 75 122 39 1 19 220 64 110 2 3 0 69 9 3 .300 .396 .542 .332 40.1 3.3 4.8
Career4621953167828849012768387824343891803024613.292.381.523.318137.414.216.4

Advanced

'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 1.0 -0.5 32.3 3.3 32.3 3.3
2010 VIS A+ 138 599 .325 .273 .345 .420 .265 .395 104 41.5 17.4 -11.1 -5.3 -2.5 48.6 4.4 48.6 4.4
2011 ARI MLB 48 177 .289 .247 .317 .379 .258 .323 97 5 4.8 -3 -2.3 1.4 9.5 0.8 9.5 0.8
2011 MOB AA 103 457 .342 .260 .334 .392 .253 .331 108 41.2 13.5 -8.6 4.7 4.5 50.3 5.5 50.3 5.5
2012 ARI MLB 145 587 .307 .253 .317 .401 .260 .340 102 27.4 16.1 -10.2 -2.8 2.2 34.8 3.4 34.8 3.4
2013 ARI MLB 160 710 .325 .255 .317 .397 .260 .343 103 44.3 18.6 -11.9 15.9 -0.3 53.0 7.5 53.0 7.5
2014 ARI MLB 109 479 .332 .249 .310 .388 .261 .368 104 32 12.2 -7.9 3.3 3.9 40.1 4.8 40.1 4.8

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 32.3 1.0 3.3
2010 VIS A+ 599 102 165 42 3 35 108 57 161 5 1 .314 .390 .606 .291 .325 48.6 -5.3 4.4
2011 ARI MLB 177 28 39 9 1 8 26 20 53 4 0 .250 .333 .474 .224 .289 9.5 -2.3 0.8
2011 MOB AA 457 84 112 21 3 30 94 82 92 9 3 .306 .435 .626 .320 .342 50.3 4.7 5.5
2012 ARI MLB 587 82 147 43 1 20 82 60 130 18 3 .286 .359 .490 .204 .307 34.8 -2.8 3.4
2013 ARI MLB 710 103 182 36 3 36 125 99 145 15 7 .302 .401 .551 .249 .325 53.0 15.9 7.5
2014 ARI MLB 479 75 122 39 1 19 69 64 110 9 3 .300 .396 .542 .241 .332 40.1 3.3 4.8

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
2011 788 0.4759 0.4079 0.7072 0.5840 0.2470 0.7260 0.6667 0.2928
2012 2336 0.4824 0.4392 0.7719 0.6202 0.2705 0.8283 0.6514 0.2281
2013 2862 0.4892 0.4161 0.7935 0.6100 0.2305 0.8454 0.6617 0.2065
2014 1916 0.4577 0.3935 0.7586 0.5701 0.2445 0.8100 0.6575 0.2414
Career79020.47820.41660.770.60070.24740.81990.65810.23

Injury History

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
2 yrPrevious$982,000
2011Current$1,100,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$2,082,000
5 yrFuture$30,900,000
8 yrTotal$32,982,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 59 dRelativity Baseball1 year/$0.5M (2013)

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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 685 104 180 40 2 33 109 91 142 16 5 .307 .401 .554 .337 57.7 1B 3 6.6
80o 670 99 171 38 2 32 104 87 142 15 5 .297 .389 .535 .327 50.0 1B 3 5.7
70o 659 96 164 37 1 31 100 83 141 14 4 .289 .380 .521 .320 44.6 1B 2 5.1
60o 649 92 158 36 1 29 97 80 141 14 4 .283 .373 .509 .314 40.1 1B 2 4.6
50o 640 90 153 34 1 29 94 78 140 13 4 .277 .366 .499 .308 36.0 1B 2 4.2
40o 631 87 148 33 1 28 91 75 140 13 4 .271 .359 .488 .302 32.0 1B 2 3.7
30o 621 84 143 32 1 27 88 73 140 13 4 .265 .352 .477 .296 27.8 1B 2 3.3
20o 610 81 138 31 1 26 85 70 139 12 4 .258 .344 .463 .289 23.1 1B 2 2.8
10o 595 76 129 29 1 24 80 65 138 11 3 .248 .332 .445 .279 16.8 1B 2 2.1
Weighted Mean64190155351299578141134.278.367.500.30936.51B 24.2

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
5% 52% 0% 4% 100%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2015276299414734129948613713.274.374.500.3134.337.80.6-9.014.931.32.0
2016286189414435027929213013.280.388.509.3204.842.40.4-8.814.935.92.0
2017296039114533127908312711.282.383.508.3174.640.80.3-8.614.934.12.0
2018306029114332026878712510.282.389.498.3194.741.30.1-8.614.934.92.0
201931600891393012585861279.273.379.483.3114.236.90.0-8.614.930.52.0
202032636911413012587881428.261.364.460.2973.328.1-0.0-9.114.922.22.1
202133618961533603096841297.290.388.527.3295.347.1-0.1-8.814.941.12.0
202234624881393312585821395.258.357.461.2953.126.5-0.1-8.914.920.62.0
202335627871372902381841404.256.358.441.2902.823.7-0.1-8.914.917.82.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
94.9117.4106.1104.595.375.1518.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 66)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 81 Miguel Cabrera 2009 .310
2 79 Joey Votto 2010 .362
3 78 Prince Fielder 2010 .310
4 76 Ike Davis 2013 .249
5 75 David Wright 2009 .299
6 75 Evan Longoria 2012 .322
7 74 Frank Thomas 1994 .391
8 73 Carlos Gonzalez 2012 .279
9 73 Will Clark 1990 .297
10 72 Mark McGwire 1990 .320
11 72 Ryan Braun 2010 .311
12 72 Nick Swisher 2007 .302
13 72 Jay Bruce 2013 .290
14 72 Harmon Killebrew 1962 .318
15 71 Adam Lind 2010 .237
16 71 Eddie Mathews 1958 .311
17 71 Justin Morneau 2007 .288
18 70 Kyle Blanks 2013 .256
19 70 Ken Griffey 1996 .326
20 70 Grady Sizemore 2009 .278
21 69 Mitchell Page 1978 .308
22 69 Willie Mays 1957 .360
23 69 Fred McGriff 1990 .327
24 69 Adrian Gonzalez 2008 .301
25 69 Andrew McCutchen 2013 .330
26 68 Buster Posey 2013 .296
27 68 Pedro Alvarez 2013 .274
28 68 Willie McCovey 1964 .286
29 68 Hanley Ramirez 2010 .315
30 68 Frank Robinson 1962 .361
31 67 Kal Daniels 1990 .334
32 67 Rocky Colavito 1960 .275
33 67 Chris Carter 2013 .281
34 67 Jim Thome 1997 .339
35 67 Ryan Klesko 1997 .273
36 67 Carlos Quentin 2009 .257
37 66 Pablo Sandoval 2013 .275
38 66 Carlos Santana 2012 .288
39 66 Darryl Strawberry 1988 .340
40 66 Matt Kemp 2011 .357
41 66 Ryan Zimmerman 2011 .285
42 66 Matt Joyce 2011 .300
43 65 John Mayberry 1975 .338
44 65 Glenn Davis 1987 .277
45 65 Kevin Maas 1991 .269
46 65 Troy Tulowitzki 2011 .306
47 65 Hank Aaron 1960 .339
48 65 Brandon Allen 2012 .213
49 65 Mickey Mantle 1958 .365
50 65 Eddie Murray 1982 .336
51 65 Boog Powell 1968 .297
52 65 Orlando Cepeda 1964 .336
53 65 Manny Ramirez 1998 .316
54 65 Dick Allen 1968 .340
55 65 Kevin Kouzmanoff 2008 .261
56 65 Tim Salmon 1995 .346
57 64 Billy Butler 2012 .302
58 64 Bob Horner 1984 .278
59 64 Mark Reynolds 2010 .273
60 64 Mike Napoli 2008 .332
61 64 Chase Headley 2010 .275
62 64 Ron Blomberg 1975 .298
63 64 Vladimir Guerrero 2001 .307
64 64 Alex Avila 2013 .253
65 63 Ian Stewart 2011 .170
66 63 Jeff Bagwell 1994 .393
67 63 Andre Thornton 1976 .275
68 63 Darin Ruf 2013 .279
69 62 Jim Ray Hart 1968 .301
70 62 Eric Davis 1988 .295
71 62 Alex Rodriguez 2002 .326
72 62 David Justice 1992 .294
73 62 Mike Carp 2012 .242
74 62 Danny Tartabull 1989 .300
75 62 Jack Clark 1982 .308
76 62 Jonny Gomes 2007 .268
77 62 Chris Davis 2012 .282
78 62 Lucas Duda 2012 .261
79 62 Geovany Soto 2009 .237
80 62 Nolan Reimold 2010 .207
81 62 Don Mincher 1964 .292
82 62 Jose Canseco 1991 .325
83 62 Erubiel Durazo 2000 .280
84 62 Cesar Cedeno 1977 .298
85 61 Justin Smoak 2013 .281
86 61 Corey Hart 2008 .267
87 61 Matt LaPorta 2011 .264
88 61 Chris Iannetta 2009 .274
89 61 Mark Trumbo 2012 .287
90 61 Lance Berkman 2002 .323
91 61 Matt Rizzotti 2012 .000 DNP
92 61 Bill Skowron 1957 .294
93 61 Mike Piazza 1995 .350
94 61 Willie Horton 1969 .290
95 60 Adam Jones 2012 .289
96 60 Elijah Dukes 2010 .000 DNP
97 60 Barry Bonds 1991 .334
98 60 John Olerud 1995 .275
99 60 Wily Mo Pena 2008 .192
100 60 Don Mattingly 1987 .318

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .315 .393 .610 .348
11 vs R (Multi) .288 .384 .501 .307
18 Split (Multi) -.027 -.009 -.109 -.042
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.013 -.023 -.037 -.020
30 vs L (2013) .309 .382 .604 .341
31 vs R (2013) .300 .406 .534 .319
38 Split (2013) -.009 .024 -.070 -.022
39 LgAvg (2013) -.011 -.021 -.036 -.019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Tim Lincecum probably gets holiday cards from Goldschmidt, having given up five of the first baseman's 28 lifetime homers in the majors. Goldy started slowly in 2012, hitting just two homers before May 27, but a sudden power surge at the beginning of the summer saw him club five bombs in a seven-game span. After that he settled into a comfortable 20-homer pace. He led all of baseball in line-drive percentage and is overflowing with secondary skills. Goldschmidt's a star-in-the-making who could make a leap forward if a handful of doubles find their way into the pool, and who could have every kid in Phoenix clamoring for Paulie-boy to ďstay Gold.Ē
2012 The Snakes didnít quite strike gold as the calendar turned to August, but they did strike Goldschmidt, which was almost as good given that Chase Field held more Latino voters in favor of SB 1070 than first basemen who could hit last season. At the time of his promotion, Goldschmidt led the minors with 30 homers and ranked second with 82 walks. Not only was he on the verge of matching the power numbers he put up in a full 2010 season, but his plate discipline had made a marked improvement, as evidenced by a K:BB ratio that had improved to 1.12 after two years over 2.00. That performance helped him repeat as the organizationís Player of the Year and likely would have given way to further fireworks had he not bypassed Triple-A, but it didnít fully translate to the major-league level, where Goldschmidt proved highly susceptible to strikeouts. That wasnít enough to keep him from being the best of a bad first-base bunch, but it didnít ease concerns about his long swing. However, roughly half of his strikeouts came in the first third of his plate appearances, so he may already have made some adjustments.
2011 A graduate of Texas State University, 2009 eighth-rounder Goldschmidt has taken well to pro baseball, winning the California League MVP last year; he has mashed 53 home runs in 812 career at-bats. The simultaneous cause and downside of all that production is the uppercut swing and massive strength that frequently combine to launch the ball, but also result in a concerning number of strikeouts. More experienced pitchers in a less offense-crazy environment than the California League could use Goldschmidt's approach against him. "Massive uppercut" is also the sum of Goldschmidt's baseball skills, as he has the speed and mobility of a very firm pudding. He's the classic all-bat, no-field first basemanóprobably. We're sure about the latter part, but Goldschmidt will have to survive the Double-A test before we feel secure about the former.

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DateQuestionAnswer
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)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)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)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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