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Taking Advantage of Every At Bat

View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy Sports are so much fun because of the strategy that is involved. Do you go for the power hitter to dominate the HR & RBI categories, do you take the singles hitter who can steal 50 bases? Scoring systems are typically designed to create a level playing field, unless of course its a home run derby league or something like that. ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patience, Power Make Paul Goldschmidt an Elite Hitter

CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 29: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks connects for a hit in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 29, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Goldschmidt reached first base on a fielder’s choice and Cincinnati defeated Arizona 3-0. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) There’s are many reasons Paul Goldschmidt...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, May 12

While it’s early to stream in H2H leagues, Tuesday gives us 19 starters that rate average or better. Take a look at your opponents’ pitching staff as this week gets underway. Do they have more starters than you? Do you think you’ll ultimately need to add someone? If so, and if any of Tuesday’s somewhat reasonable options are available (heck, maybe even Justin Masterson against...
Via Baseball Professor
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Edge Past Diamondbacks Despite Three Homers

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, right, shakes hands with third base coach Andy Green (14) after hitting a home run against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 8, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Now just two wins behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first in the National League West, the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gosewich's big night powers Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- Tuffy Gosewich doubled three times and drove in a career-high four runs, Rubby De La Rosa allowed three hits over seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened a four-game series against San Diego with an 11-0 rout of the Padres on Thursday night. Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo homered and doubled in Arizona's third straight victory. The Padres were shut out for...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, May 6

Yesterday I published two lineups, which featured a few players from the ARI@COL game. Weather reports grew drearier as the day wore on, and right before contests locked the Rockies Twitter account announced the game had been postponed. I shot over to DraftKings and updated my lineups, swapping out Paul Goldschmidt, Charlie Blackmon, and any other players I had from that game, but...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt named National League Player of the Week

The D-backs’ first baseman received the honor for the week that ended Sunday May, 3. Goldschmidt had a batting average of .556 (15-for-27) with a major league-leading 15 hits and NL-best 22 total bases. He had three consecutive three-hit games April 27th-29th while the team was in Colorado. Goldy slugged .815 during the week and had a .571 on-base percentage. He is the first D...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies get blown out twice, drop series in Arizona

It’s been a rough week for the Colorado Rockies, both on the field and in the trainer’s room. After starting their road trip with a win on Monday, the Rox were blown out in consecutive games by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks racked up 21 runs on 28 hits in their victories on Tuesday on Wednesday. They were led by the red-hot bats of Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates-Diamondbacks Preview

The last pitch Paul Goldschmidt saw in 2014 fractured his left hand in a matchup with Pittsburgh, leaving Arizona without its star for the final 52 games. Diamondbacks reliever Randall Delgado plunked Pirates star Andrew McCutchen the following day in retaliation, and McCutchen later said, "Just remember: I don't forget." The clubs meet for the first time since that series Friday...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Broken hands hard to avoid according to D-backs

The Diamondbacks have had quite a few players suffer broken hands in the past couple of seasons: Willie Bloomquist and Aaron Hill in 2013 and A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt last year. The tendency for players to start their swings early to catch up with mid-90s fastballs has led to this according to Zach Buchanan of AZCentral.Buchanan quotes Chip Hale on the phenomenon:"We've...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Which of these hot hitters can remain above average?

The 2015 season is barely two weeks old, but we’ve already witnessed a mass outpouring of offensive firepower from a few select hitters. Big names like Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt are already atop the WAR leaderboards, but what about the not-so prominent hitters? Let’s take a look at a handful of non-star players who are riding incredible hot streaks to start...
Via The Outside Corner
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Which of these hot hitters can remain above average?

The 2015 season is barely two weeks old, but we’ve already witnessed a mass outpouring of offensive firepower from a few select hitters. Big names like Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt are already atop the WAR leaderboards, but what about the not-so prominent hitters? Let’s take a look at a handful of non-star players who are riding incredible hot streaks to start...
Via Bloguin Best
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Win Away Series Against Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter pitchers against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. Collmenter threw a four-hitter as Arizona won 9-0. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Last season the Arizona Diamondbacks were the laughing stock, with their last-place finish, but that’s not how the beginning of this season is...
Via The Sports Journal
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt Contines to Goldschmidt, Giants Fall To Diamondbacks 5-1

Paul Goldschmidt gave the Arizona Diamondbacks all the runs they needed in the first inning, as the San Francisco Giants completed their first week at home the same way they’ve struggled so far. Pitching issues and lack of production continued to plague the reigning World Champs in their 5-1 loss to their division rival on Sunday afternoon. Paul Goldschmidt started things off early...
Via BaySportsNet
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt's bat helps cut down Giants in series finale

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson get his first win with for Arizona in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 victory over the struggling Giants on Sunday. Chris Owings added a two-run single and A.J. Pollock had three hits, scored two runs and made a run-saving diving catch for the Diamondbacks, who took three of four from the...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks past Giants 5-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson get his first with for Arizona in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 victory over the struggling Giants on Sunday. Chris Owings added a two-run single and A.J. Pollock had three hits, scored two runs and made a run-saving diving catch for the Diamondbacks, who took three of four from the defending...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Apr 17

I was thisclose! My strategy paid off big time (stacking against Madison Bumgarner) as Mark Trumbo, Paul Goldschmidt, and A.J. Pollock all homered, but the players I chose support my anti-MadBum lineup didn’t come through. I’m absolutely kicking myself for not picking Chris Archer, who I had in my lineup originally and then swapped out for Cole Hamels (who had poor control against...
Via Baseball Professor
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 11, 2015: Yasiel Puig sits, because reasons

Last night’s game was all kinds of frustrating. The Dodgers had ample opportunities to win, but they couldn’t pull through. Oh, and I know he’s a great player and all, but Paul Goldschmidt is really annoying. Dodgers Diamondbacks 5:40 p.m. Phoenix SS Rollins CF Pollock LF Crawford LF Inciarte 1B Gonzalez...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks trade Trevor Cahill to Braves

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded pitcher Trevor Cahill to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday for outfielder Josh Elander and cash considerations. According to the team, the Dbacks have acquired outfielder Josh Elander for Cahill. One source said the #Braves will be responsible for $5.5M of Cahill’s $12M salary. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman...
Via Sports-Glory
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt doubles twice, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 10-2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs with a pair of doubles, Tuffy Gosewich had four hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Jose Quintana, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-2 Thursday. Quintana was tagged for six runs and eight hits in two innings. Chris Owings hit a two-run double as Arizona scored five times in the second. Nick Ahmed had two hits and...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Trumbo, Goldschmidt homer as Diamondbacks beat Rangers 8-7

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-7 victory over a split-squad of Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Trumbo and Goldschmidt had three hits apiece, and Blake Lalli singled in the winning run in the ninth. Lalli is trying to make the team as a backup catcher. Texas center fielder Delino DeShields had two hits, including...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals rally past Diamondbacks with five-run seventh inning

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs for the Royals, who used a five-run seventh inning to win. Alex Liddi's two-run double tied it at 5 for the Royals...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Pollock hit 1st HRs in D'Backs' loss to Royals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs for the Royals, who used a five-run seventh inning to win. Alex Liddi's two-run double tied it at 5 for the Royals...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a disastrous 2014 season that saw them finish with a 64-98 record and resulted in the firing of Kirk Gibson. New chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa has assembled his own hand-picked crew to pilot the Diamondbacks into the future. Dave Stewart is now the general manager and Chip Hale will be calling the shots from the dugout. The question...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #3: Paul Goldschmidt | 1B | ARI

If you are lucky enough to have a top three pick in your draft you sure can’t go wrong with taking Paul Goldschmidt — unless, of course, you have the first overall pick. For me Mike Trout remains the clear cut number one and the only real debate is whether or not to go with Goldschmidt or Andrew McCutchen. However, if you take position out of the equation, the clear-cut choice...
Via Baseball Professor
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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