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Mon Jun 2419:16Paul Goldschmidt Getting An Off Day Monday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is getting a rare day off on Monday with the team facing the visiting Atlanta Braves. Alec Burleson will draw into the lineup at first base and will bat second against Braves rookie right-hander Spencer Schwellenbach. This will be Goldy's first day off since May 9 and only the third time all year that he hasn't been in the starting lineup. The veteran first baseman is hitting a disappointing .231 on the season but has turned things around in June and is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak in which he's gone 9-for-30 (.300) with two homers and four RBI in 32 plate appearances. The seven-time All-Star also has 10 homers on the season, 31 RBI, three stolen bases and 36 runs scored in 74 games. Burleson has been more productive than Goldy in 2024 and will be a nice DFS target against a rookie out of the two-hole.
Source: Belleville News - Jeff
Tue May 2800:37Paul Goldschmidt Hits Another Homer Monday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt added another long ball to his recent total in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Reds. Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout. He provided his team's entire offense, sending a first-inning Nick Lodolo fastball into the left-field seats. The 36-year-old has been cold at the plate overall this season but now has three HR in his last two games and is hitting .276 with six extra-base hits in his last seven games. Age is a concern for Goldschmidt, but hopefully, he can extend his hot streak and start performing closer to the high-end fantasy option he has been throughout his career.
Mon May 2701:09Paul Goldschmidt Smacks Two Homers On Sunday Night
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with two homers on Sunday, leading the Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs. Goldy drove in all four of the Cards' runs with his pair of two-run shots. After a miserable start to his season, the veteran has quietly been turning things around recently, improving his average from .190 to .222 and his OPS from .530 to .643 over the past two weeks. After tonight's performance, Goldschmidt should probably be in most starting lineups next week. If he was dropped in any shallow leagues and is still sitting on waivers, be sure to grab him now.
Sun May 1219:27Paul Goldschmidt Snaps Hitting Skid
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been flat-out awful to start the month of May. The veteran slugger entered Sunday's game 1-for-32 with 14 strikeouts. Luckily, was able to do some damage against the Milwaukee Brewers. Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the victory. This will raise his slash line to .197/.280/.279 on the season. This situation is obviously frustrating for fantasy managers, but maybe this is a sign of more good things to come.
Thu May 916:42Paul Goldschmidt On The Bench Thursday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt remains out of the starting lineup on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Goldschmidt was scheduled to sit out Wednesday's series finale against the New York Mets on Wednesday before the game was rained out, so the Cardinals have just elected to give the struggling Goldy another day off. Alec Burleson will once again start at first base and hit cleanup against Brewers right-hander Tobias Myers. The 36-year-old right-handed slugger hasn't recorded a hit in his last six games to drop his season slash line to .195/.287/.263 with only two home runs and 11 RBI in 133 at-bats. Burleson has never faced Myers in his career but will be a tempting DFS play out of the cleanup spot as the Cardinals look to get their offense going. Goldy should be back in action on Friday in Milwaukee as he looks to break out of his season-long slump.
Wed May 812:09Paul Goldschmidt Resting Against Mets
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is out of the team's starting lineup on Wednesday for the series finale against the visiting New York Mets. Alec Burleson will get the start at first base and will hit fifth against Mets left-hander Jose Quintana. Goldschmidt is hitting .545 with a 1.651 OPS, three home runs and 11 RBI in 22 career at-bats against Quintana in his career, but the slugging 36-year-old right-hander has also gone hitless so far in the month of May and could use a day off to clear his head. Goldy, like many of St. Louis' hitters, has been ice-cold to start the year and is currently slashing just .195/.287/.263 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 133 at-bats. Burleson went 3-for-5 with a home run on Tuesday but is also hitting just .188 (3-for-16) with a homer and four RBI against lefties this year.
Wed Apr 1012:09Paul Goldschmidt, Masyn Winn Resting Against Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and shortstop Masyn Winn are both getting a breather on Wednesday against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Alec Burleson is playing first base and batting sixth, while Brandon Crawford is at the 6 and is hitting seventh against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola. The 36-year-old Goldschmidt could use the break after putting up a weak .544 OPS to begin the 2024 season. Meanwhile, Winn has been consistent so far in his first full season as the Cardinals' starting shortstop, going 11-for-33 (.333) with a double, triple, three RBI and a stolen base in 11 games. Neither Burleson nor Crawford will be very strong DFS plays against Nola. Burleson is hitting .167 with an RBI in six at-bats against Nola, while Crawford is hitting .200 with three RBI in 15 career at-bats.
Sat Mar 1609:00Paul Goldschmidt Stays Cold Friday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went hitless in four at-bats in an 8-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Marlins on Friday. The veteran has been scuffling this spring, hitting just .148 (4-for-27) including 11 strikeouts (33.3%) and just one home run. You don't want to put too much stock in spring stats, but the 36-year-old is coming off of a season that was a continuation of some troubling trends, seeing his Contact% tick down while his Whiff% ticked up for a third consecutive season. Hopefully the 7x All-Star can pick up the pace, as he'll also be in talks with the Cardinals at some point about a contract extension as the former MVP will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Sat Jan 1314:11Paul Goldschmidt Extension Talks Will Wait Until Start Of Season
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season, will need to wait until the start of the 2024 season for potential extension talks to begin. In regards to an extension for Goldschmidt, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak told reporters on Saturday"I think right now, I think everybody just wants to see how this season starts. You know, obviously, we want to get off on the right track, and then we can address things like that." It makes sense that the Cardinals would slow play this as the team struggled with a 71-91 record, which was good for last place in the NL Central. In addition to that, Goldschmidt had a down year by his lofty standards, finishing with a 268/.363/.447 batting line to go along with 25 home runs, 80 RBI, and 11 stolen bases over 593 at-bats (154 games). The veteran first baseman is fully capable of bouncing back but he is entering his age 36 season. Whether he is extended during the season or traded is anyone's guess at this point.
Source: Jeff Jones of
Fri Sep 29 202316:06Paul Goldschmidt Back In Cardinals Lineup
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (back) is back at first base and is hitting second on Friday against the visiting Cincinnati Reds and left-hander Brandon Williamson. Goldschmidt didn't play the last two games due to back tightness, but he'll return for the final series of the regular season this weekend. It was a good time for him to take a rest on Thursday, though, as the 36-year-old former MVP has gone hitless in his last three games played. Fantasy managers still playing for a title this weekend will want to get Goldy back in their lineups, though. He's hitting .267/.362/.444 with an .806 OPS, 25 home runs, 79 RBI, 11 stolen bases and 87 runs scored in 588 total at-bats in 2023.
Thu Sep 28 202318:24Paul Goldschmidt Has Back Tightness, May Return Friday
St. Louis Cardinals manager Oli Marmol says first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (back), who is out of Thursday's lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers, is dealing with back tightness. The 36-year-old should be deemed day-to-day ahead of the final weekend set of the year versus the division-rival Cincinnati Reds, but fantasy managers should feel pretty good about Goldschmidt returning as soon as Friday. "We want to make sure he's good to play when we get back home in front of our own fans", Marmol also stated. Goldy will look to provide one last hurrah for those relying on him late in fantasy championship week, and the 2022 National League MVP is slashing .267/.362/.444 with 25 home runs, 79 RBI, and 11 stolen bases overall.
Source: Bally Sports
Thu Sep 28 202314:24Paul Goldschmidt Sitting Again On Thursday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is once again sitting out of the starting lineup Thursday versus the Milwaukee Brewers and right-hander Corbin Burnes. The 2022 NL MVP did not take part in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Brewers and will be on the bench again Thursday, although a specific reason for his absence has not been released. Of course, the Cardinals could be opting to give young players playing time in the final week of a wildly disappointing season that has them sitting in last place in the NL Central at 69-89. For the season, Goldschmidt has hit .267 with 25 home runs, 11 stolen bases, and an .806 OPS across 152 games played.
Mon Sep 18 202300:21Paul Goldschmidt Nails 25th Dinger Sunday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt smacked his 25th homer and 28th double of the season in a 6-5 win over the Phillies on Sunday. The 36-year-old slugger has 340 home runs since starting his major league career in 2011. Sunday's dinger tied him with Jack Clark for 105th place on the all-time home run list. Goldschmidt has had a slow few months but still carries a solid slash line of .273/.366/.456. He's also recorded 78 RBI in 561 trips to the plate.
Wed Sep 13 202300:19Paul Goldschmidt Hits 24th Homer Tuesday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Orioles. The first-inning blast was the veteran's 24th of the season. The 36-year-old hasn't been quite as productive as he has been the past couple of seasons, but he still owns a strong .272/.363/.452 slash line with 74 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Age decline is often a worry among fantasy managers, but Goldschmidt has once again performed like a higher-end fantasy option this season.
Thu Aug 17 202318:18Paul Goldschmidt Sees Favorable Matchup On Thursday
The St. Louis Cardinals and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt kick off a four-game set with the New York Mets on Thursday. The 35-year-old has posted three multi-hit efforts in his last four outings and looks to be in an outstanding spot out of the two-hole for the series opener against Jose Quintana. Goldschmidt has utterly wrecked the Mets' southpaw by going 11-for-17 with three home runs, three doubles, and a walk in 19 career plate appearances opposing Quintana. Season-long fantasy managers should already be setting and forgetting Goldschmidt in lineups, but perhaps there's an added layer of anticipation for this one in what could be a high-scoring affair.
Thu Aug 10 202318:14Paul Goldschmidt Aims To Bust Slump On Thursday
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals look to take the rubber match of a three-game series versus the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. The 35-year-old has struggled at the plate recently; Goldschmidt is batting a woeful .192 (9-for-47) with just one extra-base hit over a 12-game homerless dry spell since July 27. Goldy appears to have a prime opportunity in this one to get back on track with a matchup opposing Zack Littell, who he is a remarkable 5-for-6 with a home run and a double in seven plate appearances against in his career. Keep the 2022 NL MVP inserted in season-long fantasy lineups despite his recent troubles.
Tue Jul 25 202302:28Paul Goldschmidt Crushes 17th Homer In Win
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 10-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 35-year-old hurt his former club in this one, initiating a huge Cardinals scoring output with a first-inning two-run goner. Goldschmidt then hit a ninth-inning RBI single to uncork a late five-run St. Louis surge. The 2022 NL MVP is slashing a prolific .285/.371/.473 with 17 homers, 53 RBI, 63 runs scored and eight stolen bases over 439 plate appearances in 2023. Goldschmidt has two more shots this series at his old D-backs team, who he's now punished for a .395 BA with five bombs and 14 RBI across 38 at-bats against since 2022.
Source: CBS
Thu Jul 13 202320:51Paul Goldschmidt Aims To Keep Up Prolific Start
The St. Louis Cardinals and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt start their season's second half on Friday for a three-game set with the Washington Nationals. The 35-year-old has remained a fantasy stalwart in 2023, slashing .284/.369/.475 with 15 home runs, 46 RBI, and eight stolen bases over 341 at-bats. Goldschmidt has struggled mightily, however, versus Washington in recent years. He is hitting .188 with four homers, 11 RBI, and one swipe over 112 ABs against the Nationals since 2018. Goldschmidt's career .242 BA and .664 OPS opposing the Nats also signify his lowest figures vs. any NL club. The multi-time Silver Slugger should still be locked into daily fantasy lineups, but perhaps expectations could be slightly tempered considering these caveats.
Source: Baseball
Thu Jul 6 202316:06Paul Goldschmidt Resting Thursday
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not in the team's starting lineup on Thursday against the Miami Marlins. With Goldy taking a day off, Alec Burleson will fill in at first base and will bat seventh in the lineup against Marlins right-hander Eury Perez. Goldschmidt hasn't been the problem for the disappointing Cardinals this year, and he's gone 6-for-23 (.261) with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored in six games to begin the month of July. Overall, the 35-year-old MVP from a season ago is slashing .284/.370/.482 with an .851 OPS, 15 home runs, 20 doubles, 46 RBI, eight stolen bases and 52 runs scored in 84 games. Goldschmidt isn't quite performing at the elite level that he was last year, but he remains a must-start for fantasy purposes when he's active.
Source: Baseball
Sun Jun 25 202302:28Paul Goldschmidt Drives In The Cardinals Only Run
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk, and a strikeout in a 9-1 blowout loss to the Chicago Cubs in London on Saturday. The Cards didn't put on much of a show across the pond in MLB's London series as the Cubs put up seven runs in the first four innings. "Goldy" was the only batter on St. Louis to record an RBI as he singled in Tommy Edman in the sixth inning. Goldschmidt has been one of the few bright spots in what has been a wildly disappointing season for the Cardinals. He's slashing .287/.378/.491 with 13 home runs, 39 RBI, and eight stolen bases over 289 at-bats.