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Dee Gordon is everything you’d ever want in a great lead-off hitter

At the top of any batting order in the game of baseball, your lead-off hitter must have two things: the ability to get on base to set up run scoring chances and tons of speed. Dee Gordon has both of those things for the Miami Marlins. In fact, he may just have more speed and a greater ability to simply hit the ball than anyone else in the majors right now. If you don’t know who...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the tape: the race for the starting All Star spot at NL third base

All Star ballots have been updated once again, as they are weekly. On the National League side, things look pretty solid, with only a few days left before the final announcement is made. Paul Goldschmidt clearly deserves the nod at first base. Dee Gordon has been phenomenal at second, as have Buster Posey and Jhonny Peralta at catcher and shortstop respectively. Where things get...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt playing way over his salary

Paul Goldschmidt is quickly being given his due for being perhaps the best player in baseball. In the latest All-Star voting update released Monday, Goldschmidt was well ahead of fellow first baseman Adrian Gonzalez -- more than doubling his vote total -- and now ranks third overall in the NL in votes behind Bryce Harper and Buster Posey.The Arizona Republic points out that Goldschmidt...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt ranks third among all NL players in all-star voting

The final updates in balloting for the Major League All-Star Game were released Monday, and with three days left in the voting, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has now nearly doubled the vote total of his closest challenger, Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers. Goldschmidt has 7.34 million votes -- behind only Bryce Harper and Buster Posey among National League players. Gonzalez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who should start in the All-Star Game

There has been a lot of talk about the voting for this year’s All-Star Game being held in Cincinnati, mainly because the American League starting lineup included seven Kansas City Royals and Mike Trout. While Royals fans did their part to vote, many millions of votes were discounted due to fraud. While there are several deserving players who will not be all-stars this year, here...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 All-Star Game to feature new Home Run Derby format

Major League Baseball announced a new format for the 2015 Home Run Derby. The new format includes a bracket with seeding based on home run totals before July 7 and timed rounds instead of outs. Via the MLB Press Release, "the eight-player contest will be conducted as a single-elimination tournament in which the loser of each bracket is immediately eliminated.  Brackets in the first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt’s Musings: Infield All-Star Frontrunners Edition

So, who wants to see seven Kansas City Royals and two other AL players versus the NL in the All-Star Game? I surely don’t. While maybe one or two Royals actually deserve the honor, the rest don’t. The other Royals are as deserving as another Terminator re-boot or another Ghostbusters only with female leads and a male receptionist. Ha, get it? The role reversal from the first...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 76 (AZ vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (36-40) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-38) last, 4-2. Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.57) gave up both Diamondbacks runs in the third inning, on a Paul Goldschmidt two-RBI single. Ross ended his night after...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Justin Turner Has Earned a Starting Job

Over the past 365 days, Paul Goldschmidt has been the best hitter in baseball, posting a .331/.458/.610 line that is good for an absurd 184 wRC+. Do you know who the second best hitter has been over the past year? It’s not Bryce Harper: He’s third, at 167. And Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera are […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt 'couldn't care less' about lack of attention

PHOENIX (AP) No one in the majors, no position player anyway, is having a better season than Paul Goldschmidt. He leads both leagues in hitting (.356) and on-base percentage (.474). He is at or near the top in virtually every other offensive category. And he might be the best defensive first baseman in the game, too. Yet national attention, such as that showered on Washington Nationals...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

1 big inning dooms Padres in 7-2 loss at Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) -- For eight innings, San Diego blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks on two hits. That other, mistake-filled inning was a doozy. A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt each singled home a pair in a seven-run second, and the Diamondbacks won 7-2 Sunday to take two of three from the Padres. Two San Diego errors, two walks and a hit batter contributed to Arizona's big inning. Only...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs score 7 in 2nd, get series win

PHOENIX -- A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt each singled home a pair in a seven-run second inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to beat San Diego 7-2 Sunday, taking two of three from the Padres in the weekend series. Jeremy Hellickson (5-4) pitched six innings for the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs and six hits. He struck out a season-high seven with no walks. Arizona manager...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks score 7 runs in 2nd inning, beat Padres 7-2

PHOENIX (AP) A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt each singled home a pair in a seven-run second inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to beat San Diego 7-2 Sunday, taking two of three from the Padres in the weekend series. Jeremy Hellickson (5-4) pitched six innings for the Diamondbacks, allowing two runs and six hits. He struck out a season-high seven with no walks. Two San...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 position players at the plate with RISP in 2015

The chance to drive in a run when a batter steps into the box is a common occurrence in Major League Baseball. Some players often crack under the pressure, try to do too much and end up wasting the chance by meekly grounding or popping out. Some players thrive in these situations, and thus have found themselves in the appropriate spots in their teams’ batting orders. For our consideration...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
9 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 70 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (33-37) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (33-33), 4-2 last night in the first of three games at Chase Field. James Shields (7-1, 3.75) was saddled with his first loss of the season, giving up all four Arizona...
Via Padres Public
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Young D-backs position players praised by scouts

The Arizona Diamondbacks failed once again on Thursday in their eighth bid to reach .500 since April 24. It’s a young team though, and one that may be defying expectations. Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic spoke to a few American League scouts about the D-backs, and one of them had the following praise for the team:"It might sound crazy…but it's one of the best young position...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Target: Paul Goldschmidt

Following the 2015 season, perhaps even before the season mercifully comes to an end, the Boston Red Sox will need to replace former catcher turned first baseman Mike Napoli. Napoli was a centerpiece in the Red Sox championship run in 2013, but has  since seen a significant decline in production. While playing most of his career suffering from sleep apnea, Napoli decided to undergo...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

14 reasons to join the MLB season already in progress

This week saw a conclusion brought to both hockey and basketball season on consecutive days, with the Chicago Blackhawks cementing themselves as the burgeoning dynasty on the ice, while the..... The post We Now Join The Major League Baseball Season, Already in Progress appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs strike early, hold off Angels

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo each hit a solo home run, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night. Both homers came off Hector Santiago (4-4). Yasmany Tomas had three hits for Arizona, including an RBI triple. Goldschmidt's 19th home run came in the first inning. Castillo hit his fourth -- second since coming to the...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Goldschmidt, Castillo homer as Diamondbacks edge Angels 3-2

Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo each hit a solo home run, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night. Both homers came off Hector Santiago (4-4). Yasmany Tomas had three hits for Arizona, including an RBI triple. Goldschmidt's 19th home run came in the first inning. Castillo hit his fourth - second since coming to the Diamondbacks...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Castillo homer; Diamondbacks edge Angels 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo each hit a solo home run, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night. Both homers came off Hector Santiago (4-4). Yasmany Tomas had three hits for Arizona, including an RBI triple. Goldschmidt's 19th home run came in the first inning. Castillo hit his fourth - second since coming to...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Paul Goldschmidt Dinger Test

Is Paul Goldschmidt underrated? Probably, yes. Is Paul Goldschmidt the most underrated player in all of baseball? Probably. Maybe. I don’t know. It’s a tricky question, with no possible answer. I mean, on the one hand, Goldschmidt is the National League vote leader at first base for the All-Star Game, and his lead is something […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt’s Numbers are Approaching those of Babe Ruth

Paul Goldschmidt hits a 2-run home run against the Chicago Cubs in the 10th inning on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. (Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/AZ Central Sports) Paul Goldschmidt’s offensive onslaught is drawing comparisons to the historic seasons of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, mythical offensive legends in the current pitchers’ era. Through 63 games...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

True All Star lineup: the best starters for the National League

The National League All Star picture is a little less convoluted than that of the American League. Still, I would like to see if the voters are getting the starters correct or if something needs to change. Here is my perfect line up for the NL: Catcher Current leader: Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals Who it should be: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants This is one of the more...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt on pace for Babe Ruth-like season

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having a season comparable to Babe Ruth, and that’s no exaggeration. Though the understated Goldschmidt might be more akin to Lou Gehrig, and that would also be a fitting comparison. U-T San Diego notes that the underrated right-hander is on pace for numbers in a season that only Yankees legend Babe Ruth and teammate Lou Gehrig have...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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