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Paul Goldschmidt needs your attention, please

May 17, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

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At the end of March, the Diamondbacks unceremoniously signed first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to a five-year, $32 million contract extension. Just seven weeks later, that contract is looking like a steal. The 25-year-old entered tonight’s game with ten home runs and a 1.013 OPS, marks that not only put him near the top among first basemen, but among hitters at any position.

Goldschmidt has added two more homers to his line tonight against Miami Marlins starter Kevin Slowey. The first was a first-inning, two-run shot to left field that went over the Clevelander. The second was a third-inning, two-run shot to left field that landed in front of the Clevelander. Because has been playing in Arizona and isn’t named Justin Upton, hardly anyone has paid attention to the guy, but if he keeps hitting like this, it’s going to be hard to ignore him.

  1. chill1184 - May 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    So does Goldschmidt have the Midas touch?

  2. papacrick - May 17, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Gritty player what can you say?

  3. Walk - May 18, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    He is too tall to be gritty. There is a height requirement and the cutoff is five feet eight and below last I heard.

  4. Marty - May 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    He is a beast. This from a giants fan. This was one of the first guys to own Lincecum.

  5. djjackson81 - May 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    You people want to thrash talk a stud like Goldy believe me these other NL West teams took notice. Dbacks fan know who he is and as young and little sample size we have seen Goldy is only gonna get better. See you in the All Star games Goldy. Key word there ALL STAR GAMES….

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