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Paul Goldschmidt's 2023 season was well within his range of expected outcomes, but it felt like a major letdown on the heels of his NL MVP campaign. His home-run total fell by 10 while is OPS plummeted from .981 to .810. The Cardinals finished last in the NL Central and the team's overall struggles played a part in his middling run production. The underlying numbers suggest his skills are mostly intact; Goldy still ranked in the 93rd percentile in hard-hit rate and in the 89th percentile in xwOBA. He's at the age now (36) where a lot of first basemen begin to rapidly decline, but he has never been the typical first baseman. Goldschmidt remains efficient on the basepaths as evidenced by his 11 steals in 13 attempts last season. After a spring in which he was overdrafted, Goldschmidt will likely go back to being undervalued in fantasy baseball as he's been for most of his career. Old and boring can win championships, and Goldschmidt is still a viable building block.

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2024 201.7 4 1 6 6 .182
2023 463.53 89 25 80 87 11 .268
2022 572.53.8 106 35 115 79 7 .317
3y Avg. 5243.4 99 30 98 78 10 .292
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Taking seat Wednesday

    Goldschmidt is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Phillies, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. It's a routine day off for Goldschmidt, who has just one hit in his last four games and is sporting a .544 OPS so far this season. Alec Burleson will fill in for Goldschmidt at first base Wednesday.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Struggling to get going

    Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts in Monday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies. The 36-year-old has had a poor start to the young season, slashing .200/.319/.275 with 13 strikeouts through 40 at-bats. It's possible that Goldschmidt's age is finally starting to show, but he's still a seven-time All-Star who won an MVP just two years ago. His average may not match those from previous years, but the veteran first basemen should still have some power left in the tank for 2024.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Homer, three hits in loss

    Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Dodgers. Goldschmidt accounted for all three of the Cardinals' hits Thursday, including a fourth-inning homer off Tyler Glasnow that stood at St. Louis' lone run in the Opening Day defeat. The veteran first baseman slashed .268/.363/.447 last season with 25 home runs and 80 RBI. The Cardinals are counting on Goldschmidt to provide a similar offensive presence in the middle of their order this year.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Whiffing early in spring

    Goldschmidt is 1-for-10 with five strikeouts and a walk over his first five Grapefruit League games. Goldschmidt's strikeout rate ticked up to 23.5 percent last season -- it's been steadily going up since his career-low mark of 18.7 percent in 2020. By normal standards, Goldschmidt was fine with a .268/.363/.447 slash line over 154 games last season, but it was a vast drop compared to his MVP-level performance the year before. The 36-year-old first baseman isn't in danger over losing his spot in the lineup, but he may simply no longer be the ever-reliable hitter he once was. A better showing from the Cardinals' offense as a whole may be able to buoy Goldschmidt's numbers even if his best years are behind him.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: On bench for season finale

    Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Goldschmidt returned to the lineup the past two games after missing a couple with back tightness, and he'll return to the bench for St. Louis' final game of the year. Barring an appearance off the bench, the veteran first baseman will close 2023 with an .810 OPS, 25 home runs, 11 steals, 80 RBI and 89 runs in 154 contests.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Returns to lineup

    Goldschmidt (back) is starting at first base and batting second Friday against the Reds, John Denton of MLB.com reports. Goldschmidt has sat out the Cardinals' last two games while dealing with back tightness, but the issue seems to have subsided ahead of Friday's contest. The 36-year-old first baseman has been held hitless (0-for-8) over his last three games.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Out with back tightness

    Manager Oliver Marmol said Goldschmidt is out of the lineup Thursday at Milwaukee due to back tightness, Bally Sports Midwest reports. Goldschmidt also sat Wednesday, though Marmol indicated that the back issue is nothing serious. "We want to make sure he's good to play when we get back home in front of our own fans [for the final weekend in St. Louis]," Marmol said Thursday. "No reason to really push through it today." Luken Baker has been filling in at first base.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Sitting again Thursday

    Goldschmidt remains out of the lineup Thursday at Milwaukee. There's no word of an injury, but Goldschmidt did not play in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday and will ride the pine again in Thursday's series finale. Luken Baker is starting at first base as Juan Yepez fills the DH role.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game at Milwaukee. Goldschmidt started the previous 14 games but will take a seat Wednesday after he posted a .200/.322/.380 slash line during that span. Luken Baker will move to first base while Juan Yepez receives a start as St. Louis' designated hitter.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Posts steal in loss

    Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Phillies. Goldschmidt had gone over a month since his last steal (Aug. 14). In that span, the first baseman hit a light .247 over 26 contests. He's up to 11 thefts in 13 attempts this year while slashing .271/.365/.448 with 24 home runs, 74 RBI and 83 runs scored over 142 games. He should continue to see regular playing time down the stretch, though it wouldn't be surprising to see the Cardinals rest the 36-year-old a bit more often since they are out of contention.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Goes yard in win

    Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Orioles. Goldschmidt welcomed Baltimore starter John Means back from Tommy John surgery with a first-inning solo shot. This was Goldschmidt's second homer over 10 games in September and his 24th long ball of the year, though he's hitting just .200 this month. The small slump has him down to a .272/.363/.452 slash line with 74 RBI, 82 runs scored, 26 doubles and 10 stolen bases through 140 contests overall.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Receives Sunday off

    Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati. It's likely just a maintenance day for Goldschmidt, who started the Cardinals' previous 42 games and had a .765 OPS during that span. Alec Burleson will take over at first base for Sunday's series finale versus the Reds.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Clubs 23rd homer

    Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Wednesday's 11-6 win over Atlanta. Goldschmidt has swung a steady bat lately, batting .309 (17-for-55) with four homers and 11 RBI over his last 15 games. The first baseman's homer Wednesday came in the first inning and set the tone for the Cardinals in their second straight win over Atlanta. Goldschmidt is up to 23 long balls this year while adding 73 RBI, 79 runs scored, 10 stolen bases and a .277/.367/.457 slash line through 135 contests.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Smacks homer in loss

    Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Padres. Goldschmidt has regained his power swing with three homers over his last eight games, and he's gone 10-for-28 (.357) with seven RBI in that span. The first baseman is hitting .278 on the year, his lowest mark since 2019, and he's added an .828 OPS with 22 homers, 69 RBI, 75 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 128 contests.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Blasts 21st homer

    Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 7-2 loss to Philadelphia. Goldschmidt gave the Cardinals an early lead with his first-inning dinger, but that was the only damage the Redbirds could manage on the evening. The 35-year-old slugger remains productive, slashing .278/.367/.457 through 125 games. However, his 21 home runs leave him on a pace to finish below 30 home runs in a full season for the first time since 2016.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Plates three RBI in win

    Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Mets. Goldschmidt jump started the Cardinals' offense with an RBI-single in the third and then a two-run blast in the fifth gave them a 3-2 lead and knocked Carlos Carrasco out of the game. It was his fourth game with at least three RBI this season and his fourth multi-hit effort over his last eight games. The long ball was Goldschmidt's 20th of the season, marking the 10th time he's reached that milestone in his career. Though it's a step down from his MVP season in 2022, the 35-year-old is having another productive campaign. He's now slashing .277/.364/.455 with 65 RBI, 70 runs and a 65:122 BB:K in 546 plate appearances.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Fills box score in win

    Goldschmidt went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, three walks, a stolen base and two total runs scored in Monday's 7-5 win over the Athletics. It was a little bit of everything for Goldschmidt as he ended a 15-game homer drought. In that span, he hit just .200 with two doubles and four RBI. The first baseman's slump has dropped him down to a .277/.366/.454 slash line on the year, and he's added 19 homers, 61 RBI, 67 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 115 games.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Pops homer in win

    Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's 11-7 win over the Diamondbacks. Goldschmidt went 4-for-12 with a pair of homers and five RBI during the Cardinals' three-game set in his old stomping grounds in Arizona. That productive stretch doubled his homer total for July. The first baseman is slashing .285/.373/.477 with 18 long balls, 55 RBI, 64 runs scored, 21 doubles and nine stolen bases through 99 contests.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Goes yard Monday

    Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 10-6 win over the Diamondbacks. Goldschmidt has gone 12-for-42 (.286) over 10 contests since the All-Star break. Monday was his fifth multi-hit effort in that span. The first baseman's recent work is right in line with his season numbers, aside from a moderate dip in power. He's at a .285/.371/.473 slash line with 17 homers, 53 RBI, 63 runs scored and eight stolen bases over 97 contests this season.
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  • Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Not starting Sunday

    Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Goldschmidt has a .586 OPS over his past five games and will take a seat Sunday after starting the past 11 contests. Alec Burleson will step in at first base and bat fifth.
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