Paul Edward Goldschmidt…Married to Amy…has 1 son, Jacob…In 2014, teamed with the D-backs to launch a "Bleacher Creature" program that raises money to benefi t Phoenix Children's Hospital through Goldy's Fund 4 Kids…Along with Amy, selected and presented 8 full-tuition University of Phoenix scholarships over the last 2 years (2014-15) as part of The Teaming Up For Education Scholarship program…Partnered with FOX Sports Arizona in Sept. 2013 to raise $100,000 for PCH with a limited-edition keepsake print…Is a 2013 graduate from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor's of science degree in Management…Attended Texas State University…won back-to-back Southland Conference Hitter of the Year titles in 2008-09…named All-SC Player of the Year in 2009 after breaking school records with 18 homers and 87 RBI…RBI total led all NCAA Division I in 2009… named the SC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2008-09…tabbed as TSU's male Student Athlete of the Year in 2009 after making the dean's list every semester he was enrolled…is the Bobcats' all-time leader with 36 homers and 178 RBI…his No. 37 was retired in Feb. 2015…Is a 2006 graduate from The Woodlands (Tex.) High School… won the 2006 Class 5A state baseball championship…Traveled to Australia and New Zealand in November 2013 as part of a D-backs goodwill tour…Signed by Trip Couch (D-backs).
Set career highs in average (.321), on-base pct. (.435), slugging pct. (.570), OPS (1.005), stolen bases (21) and walks (118)…tied his career bests in runs scored (103) and hits (182), while falling 1 game shy of matching his most (160 in 2013)…Finished second in the NL Most Valuable Player voting to Washington's Bryce Harper…Became the first D-back to be elected to start multiple All-Star Games (also 2014 at Target Field) and 1 of 4 D-backs to participate in 3+ Midsummer Classics, joining Luis Gonzalez (5), Randy Johnson (5) and Brandon Webb (3)…his 9,119,375 votes broke his own D-backs record from 2014 (3,566,216)…Received his second Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger and Rawlings Gold Glove at first base (also: 2013)…also selected to The Sporting News NL All-Star Team…Named the club's MVP by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA and the winner of the inaugural Luis Gonzalez Award, along with the D-backs' recipient of the Roberto Clemente and the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award…Established single-season team records with a .435 on-base pct., 118 walks and 29 intentional walks…finished second with a .570 slugging pct. and a 1.005 OPS…Is 1 of 5 D-backs with at least 3 seasons with 20+ home runs (also Gonzalez, Steve Finley, Chris Young and Mark Reynolds)…Is the second player in club history with multiple 100-RBI seasons (also Gonzalez)…also joined Gonzalez (2001) as the only 2 D-backs with 100 walk/100 RBI seasons, and was the first NL player to do so since Joey Votto and Prince Fielder in 2011…Is 1 of 7 D-backs with a 20 stolen base/20 homer season: Eric Byrnes (2006-07), Reynolds (2009), Justin Upton (2009, '11), Devon White (1998), Young (2011) and A.J. Pollock (2015)… prior to Goldschmidt, the last first baseman to accomplish feat was Florida's Derrek Lee in 2003 (21 SB/31 HR)…Moved from ninth place on the club's all-time home run list to fifth, passing Jay Bell (91), Miguel Montero (97), Matt Williams (99) and Upton (108)…also jumped from 11th place on the RBI list to fourth…Was the first player with 100+ walks, runs scored and RBI with a .320 average or better since Miguel Cabrera in 2011 and first in the NL since Albert Pujols in 2009… Ranked among NL leaders in OPS (2nd), RBI (2nd), times on base (2nd, 302), average (3rd), on-base pct. (3rd), slugging pct. (3rd), runs scored (3rd), walks (3rd), hits (3rd), total bases (3rd, 323), pitches per plate appearance (5th, 4.20), home runs (5th) and extra-base hits (5th, 73)…Led all first basemen with 18 defensive runs saved…Tied for second in the NL with 20 home runs on the road (also: Cubs' Anthony Rizzo)…the 20 road homers tied for the third most by a D-back (also Gonzalez in 2003)…His .341 average (90-for-264) at home was the fourth best in club history…16 home runs vs. NL West foes was second most in club history, trailing only Upton's 17 in 2011…Led all first basemen with 1,378 putouts and 1,505 total chances…the 1,505 TC were the most in the Majors since Pujols in 2010 (1,619)…His .9966 fielding percentage was third among NL first basemen, percentage points behind Brandon Belt (.99735) and Lucas Duda (.99731)…Made his club record fourth Opening Day start at first base…On April 11, became the first D-back to homer in 4 consecutive games vs. Dodgers…Achieved his sixth career multi-homer game on May 30 at Brewers…was the first D-back to homer off the same pitcher (Kyle Lohse) in consecutive innings since Aaron Hill on April 7, 2012 vs. Giants (Madison Bumgarner)… Accumulated 21 total bases during a 3-game series from May 29-31 @ Brewers, the third-highest total during a 3-game set in club history behind Steve Finley (27 from Sept. 7-9, 1999 at Brewers) and Aaron Hill (22 from June 18-20, 2012 vs. Mariners)…Became the first player in MLB history with 3 hits and 3 intentional walks in a single game on May 31 at Brewers…also set a club record by reaching base safely 7 times, and was the first D-back to be intentionally walked 3 times in a game, and first NL player with 3 IBB since the Cardinals' Pujols on Aug. 26, 2010 at Nationals…Hit his 100th career homer on June 10 @ Dodgers…Hit a 471-foot home run on Aug. 26 vs. Cardinals, the longest of his career (distance provided by Statcast)…Homered in 4 straight games at Dodger Stadium from June 10- Sept. 23, tying a club record (also: Chad Tracy in 2005).
Hit .300 (122-for-406) with 39 doubles, 19 home runs and 69 RBI in 109 games with Arizona before suffering a season-ending hand injury on Aug. 1 vs. Pirates... Elected as the NL starting first baseman (second All-Star Game), the fourth fan-elected starter in club history (Jay Bell and Matt Williams in 1999 and Luis Gonzalez in 2001)... Received 3,516,890 votes, ahead of the Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez (1,888,648) and Cardinals' Matt Adams (1,746,904)…was in fifth place in the initial balloting figures on May 28, and accumulated 2,732,864 votes over the last 4 updates, when he was second with 784,026...Was the second D-back to hit .300 in back-to-back seasons, joining Luis Gonzalez from 1999-2003 (min. 450 PA)...Entered game on Aug. 1 vs. Pirates as a pinch-hitter and was hit by an Ernesto Frieri pitch and was diagnosed with a fractured left hand... At the time of his disabled list placement on Aug. 2, ranked among NL leaders in doubles (1st), extra-base hits (1st, 59), total bases (2nd, 220), runs scored (T-2nd, 75), on-base percentage (3rd, .396), slugging percentage (3rd, .542), walks (3rd, 64), RBI (3rd), OPS (4th, .938), average (5th), hits (6th) and home runs (T-7th)... Finished fourth in the NL in offensive WAR with 32.7 [source: fangraphs.com; min. 450 PA]... Led the Majors by reaching base 4 times via catcher's interference... Set a club record with 36 doubles prior to the All-Star Break, the most in the NL in the first half since the Brewers' Lyle Overbay's 37 in 2004... Joined Danny Bautista (2002) as the only 2 D-backs to boast multihit efforts in each of the club's first 4 games (no one has accomplished in first 5)...His 26-game hitting streak from Sept. 10, 2013-April 5 was the second-longest in team history (.394, 41-for-104)…his streak of reaching base safely in 31 straight games from Sept. 10, 2013-April 10 tied for fifth-longest by a D-back... Club-record 40 hits in March/April were the most by a NL player since 2011 (41 by Andre Ethier and Placido Polanco; 40 by Starlin Castro)... Fifth career multi-homer game with a career-high 6 RBI on May 17 vs. Dodgers…also established a club record with 5 runs scored…since 1960, was the fifth player with at least 4 extra-base hits, 6 RBI, and 5 runs scored in a game: Willie Stargell on Aug. 1, 1970 @ Braves, Jeff Cirillo on June 28, 2000 vs. Giants, Shawn Green on May 23, 2002 @ Brewers and Alex Rodriguez on April 18, 2005 vs. Tampa Bay [source: Elias Sports Bureau]... Started 59 consecutive games at first base from March 22-June 1, 1 shy of tying Travis Lee's club record (60 from May 17-July 24, 1998)... Hit his first home run into the RamTrucks.com Pool on June 10 vs. Astros... 28 walks in June tied a club record for a month (also: Goldschmidt in Aug. 2013)... Reached base safely in a career-high 32-straight games from June 7-July 12, the fourth-longest streak in club history... Collected his 300th RBI on July 27 @ Phillies... Led the Major Leagues with a .446 OBP and 43 walks from June 7 until his injury on Aug. 1... Delivered a 10th-inning, walk-off double on July 9 vs. Marlins...Along with wife Amy, presented 3 full-tuition scholarships to the University of Phoenix in a pregame ceremony on Sept. 14...Named the D-backs' nominee for the following awards: Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Marvin Miller Man of the Year; Heart and Hustle and Branch Rickey... Received the 2013 BBWAA Houston Area Major League Player of the Year award in a pregame ceremony on June 11 @ Astros.
Finished second in the NL Most Valuable Player voting after hitting .302 (182-for-602) with 36 doubles, 36 home runs, 125 RBI, 99 walks and 103 runs scored in his second full season with the D-backs…his fi nish was the best by a D-back in club history, ahead of Matt Williams (1999) and Luis Gonzalez's (2001) third-place results... Won the NL Hank Aaron Award (league's top offensive performer) and Mel Ott Award (league home run leader), received his fi rst Silver Slugger® and Rawlings® Gold Glove Award at first base, and was selected as the club's MVP by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA... Joined Andruw Jones (2005) and Matt Kemp (2011) as the only 3 NL players to win both the league's top offensive accolade and defensive honor... Selected to his first NL All-Star Game, going 1-for-2 with a double... Became the 19th player since 1977 to tie/lead the NL in home runs and RBI and ninth to also hit .300 or above... Finished among the D-backs' all-time, single-season leaders in numerous offensive categories, including OPS (2nd, .952), walks (2nd), home runs (3rd), RBI (3rd), games (T-3rd), OBP (4th, .401), slugging pct. (4th, .551), hits (6th) and runs scored (T-8th)... Established club records for first basemen in home runs, walks, runs scored and RBI... Sixth D-back with 30 homers and 100 RBI, joining Steve Finley (1999), Williams (1999), Jay Bell (1999), Gonzalez (2000-01) and Mark Reynolds (2009)... Is 1 of 3 NL players to boast a .300 average, 35 home runs, 100 RBI, 100 runs scored and 99 walks during their 25-year-old season or earlier (also Mel Ott in 1929 and '32 and Eddie Mathews in 1953)... Ranked among NL leaders in slugging pct. (1st), OPS (1st), extra-base hits (1st, 75), RBI (1st), total bases (1st, 332), home runs (T-1st), walks (3rd), runs scored (T-3rd), OBP (4th) and doubles (T-10th)... Led the NL in walk-off home runs (3), home runs after the eighth inning (7), go-ahead homers (20) and go-ahead RBI (37)…also tied for the NL lead in game-winning RBI (19) and RBI with runners in scoring position (84)... Ranked second in the NL with a .997 fielding percentage, trailing only Todd Helton (.998)…according to fangraphs.com, led the Majors with 74 "scoops" at first base... Accounted for 19.3 percent of the D-backs' RBI and 27.7 percent of home runs, both tops in the Majors... Became the first player in club history with 3 grand slams in a season (June 1 @ Cubs, June 5 @ Cardinals and Aug. 20 @ Reds)... 77 first-half RBI were the third-most by a D-backs player, trailing Gonzalez (86 in 2001) and Williams (82 in 1999)... Homered in 3 straight games for the first time (4 total) from May 7-9, including his fi rst multi-homer effort on May 8 @ Dodgers…also tied a club record with 3 straight 3-RBI games from May 7-9, joining Reynolds (April 6-8, 2008) and Finley (June 1-4, 1999)... Tied for NL lead with 15 second-half home runs and tied for third with 48 RBI... Notched 3 extra-base hits in back-to-back games on May 15-17, only the second D-backs player to do so (also Finley on Sept. 7-8, 1999 @ Brewers)... Went 4-for-5 with a double, 2 home runs, 4 RBI and 4 runs scored on May 17 @ Marlins…tied a franchise record with 4 runs (18th time)... Became the first D-backs player to hit 2 grand slams on a road trip ( June 1 @ Cubs and June 5 @ Cardinals)…his slam on June 1 was the fi rst by a D-back to give the team the lead on the road in the 8th inning or later since Chad Tracy on July 8, 2006 @ Rockies... Recorded a RBI in a career-high 8 straight games (17 RBI total) from June 1-8, tying Gonzalez's club record (June 3-11, 2002)... Hit fi rst walk-off home run on June 18 vs. Marlins (off Chad Qualls)... His 457-foot home run on June 21 vs. Reds was the longest of his career (source: ESPN Sports & Info Group) and a team-best for 2013... Scored a run in 8 straight games from Sept. 13-20.
Hit .286 (147-for-514) with 43 doubles, 20 home runs
and 82 RBI in 145 games in his first full Major League
season with the D-backs...Is 1 of 6 players in club history with at least 40 doubles
and part of 3 pairs of teammates (Aaron Hill) to accomplish the feat (Stephen Drew and Chris Young in 2008
and Luis Gonzalez and Chad Tracy in 2006)...Is the only first baseman in club history with at least 10
homers and 10 stolen bases in a season (stats as 1B only)...Ranked fourth in the NL in doubles and tied for sixth
with an 85.7 (18-for-21) stolen base percentage...Among NL first basemen, finished second in average
(.290), doubles (43), third in slugging percentage (.497)
and hits (147) and fourth in home runs (20) and RBI
(81)...statistics as 1B only...His.497 slugging percentage and 43 doubles were a club
record by a first baseman, while his 81 RBI trailed only
Adam LaRoche's 100 in 2010...Hit .343 (59-for-172) with 10 home runs vs. left-handed
pitchers, ninth-best in the NL...10 home runs also tied
for 10th in the NL...Batted .303 (125-for-413) after starting the season hitting
.218 (19-for-87) in his first 27 games...Hit first Opening Day home run on April 6 vs. Giants...Launched a 471-foot home run on May 27 vs. Brewers,
the longest at Chase Field in 2012...Notched an extra-base hit in 7 straight games from May
30-June 8, tied for the second-longest streak in club history (also Chad Tracy from Sept. 17-24, 2005 and Matt
Williams from June 6-13, 1999)...Career-high 17-game hitting streak (.419, 26-for-62) from
May 19-June 10...Hit .341 (28-for-82) in June, tied for eighth-best in the
NL with teammate Willie Bloomquist...also tied for
fourth with 9 doubles...Hit the longest homer in 2012 by an opponent in Busch
Stadium on Aug. 15 (456 ft.).
Spent the majority of the season with Double-A Mobile but made 48 appearances with the D-backs and hit .250 (39-for-156) with 9 doubles, 8 home runs and 26 RBI...Named USA Today's Minor League Player of the Year, batting .306 (112-for-366) with 30 homers and 94 RBI in 103 games with the BayBears...joined Justin Upton (2007) as the lone D-backs to earn the honor...also selected to Baseball America's Minor League All-Star Team and named the Southern League Most Valuable Player...Played in the MLB All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field
and SL midseason All-Star Game...Garnered SL Player of the Week honors for April 7-17...His contract was selected on Aug. 1...led all Minor
Leaguers in home runs and RBI and ranked second with 82 walks at the time of his promotion...Played in 43 games (41 starts) at first base with the D-backs and did not commit an error (373 TC)...was one of 2 players in baseball to have a 1.000 fielding percentage (min. 40 G) at first (also Nationals' Adam LaRoche)...Made his Major League debut and recorded his first hit
on Aug. 1 @ Giants (single off Matt Cain)...According to Elias Sports Bureau, became the 17th player in club history to get a hit in his first plate appearance...Reached base safely in his first 10 games from Aug. 1-12, the second-longest streak in club history to start his career behind Gerardo Parra's 17-game in 2009 (Elias)...Hit his first home run on Aug. 2 @ Giants (off Tim
Lincecum)...Hit a go-ahead, 2-run triple to break a 1-1 tie in the eighth inning on Sept. 23 vs. Giants in the 3-1 NL West division-clinching game...Named by Baseball America as the No. 3 Prospect in the SL following the season...POSTSEASON: Batted .438 (7-for-16) with 2 home runs and 6 RBI in the NLDS vs. Milwaukee...homered in his first two postseason games, the second rookie in baseball history to accomplish the feat (Yankees' Shane Spencer in 1998 ALDS vs. Rangers)...his grand slam in Game 3, the first in D-backs postseason history, was the third by a rookie in playoff history (also Yankees' Ricky Ledee in Game 4 of the 1999 ALCS and Yankee's Gil McDougald in Game 5 of the 1951 World Series).
Named the D-backs' organizational Player of the Year, California League Most Valuable Player and league Rookie of the Year after leading the league with 35 home runs, 42 doubles, 80 extra-base hits, 318 total bases and a .606 slugging
percentage while ranking second with 108 RBI and fifth with 165 hits....was also named to the league's postseason
All-Star team...His 35 homers tied for third among all minor league batters, while his 108 RBI ranked sixth...Garnered league Player of the Week honors from May 10-16 and July 5-11...also named the organization's Player of
the Month for May after batting .336 with 20 runs scored, 10 doubles, a triple, 7 home runs and 19 RBI in 31 games...Went 5-for-5 with 4 runs scored and 3 doubles on May 28 vs. Rancho Cucamonga...Hit .339 (39-for-115) with 8 doubles, 12 home runs and 30 RBI in July...Plated a career-high-tying 6 RBI on July 24 vs. Stockton.
Batted .334 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI in 74 games at Rookie Missoula during his first professional season...led the Pioneer League in home runs and slugging percentage (.638)...Led the organization's short-season clubs in average, games played, runs, hits, total bases (183), doubles and home
runs...Went 2-for-5 with a home run in his professional debut on June 23 @ Helena...Named the league's Player of the Week for Aug. 3-9...Hit 2 home runs in back-to-back games on Aug. 11 and 12, combining for 6 RBI in those games...Collected a season-high 4 hits on two occasions; Aug. 3 vs. Helena and Sept. 11 @ Helena...Strung together a season-long 8-game hit streak from Aug. 31-Sept. 8, batting .424 (14-for-33) with 4 doubles, 2 homers
and 10 RBI...Connected for a grand slam on Sept. 8 vs. Billings and finished 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and a season-high 6