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Goldschmidt was the runner-up to the Pirates'
Andrew McCutchen in the MVP voting in 2013.
Goldschmidt, 28, set career highs in 2015 in batting average (.321), on-base percentage (.435), slugging percentage (.570), on-base plus slugging (1.005), stolen bases (21) and walks.
Goldschmidt's clutch home run
HOU@ARI: Goldschmidt swats clutch homer for the lead
10/4/15: Paul Goldschmidt hits a clutch 7th-inning homer to give the D-backs the lead over the Astros
It wasn't just at the plate where Goldschmidt's contributions were felt.
at first base, Goldschmidt led all first baseman in the Majors with defensive runs saved, a metric compiled by The Fielding Bible. Winner of the Rawlings Gold Glove
The NL MVP Award winner will be announced Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network.
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