Woodlands HS grad Goldschmidt and Bellaire HS grad Young lead Diamondbacks over Astros
Woodlands High School graduate Paul Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with two RBIs as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Astros, 6-3, Wednesday.
Goldschmidt is a 2006 graduate of The Woodlands High School. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 49th round (1,453rd overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft, but he did not sign. Goldschmidt accepted a baseball scholarship at Texas State and played three seasons (2007 to 2009) for the Bobcats, appearing in 151 career games.
Goldschmidt was drafted in the eighth round (246th overall) of the 2009 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2010, his first full professional season, he was named MVP of the California League (advanced class-A) and the Diamondbacks minor league player of the year after batting .314 with 42 doubles, three triples, 35 home runs and 108 RBI for Vasalia. Goldschmidt was born Sept. 10, 1987, in Wilmington, Del.
Bellaire High School graduate Chris Young went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the win.
Young is a 2001 graduate of Bellaire High School and a 16th-round selection (493rd overall) of the Chicago White Sox in the 2001 Major League Baseball draft.
After the 2005 season, Young was traded by Chicago to the Arizona Diamondbacks as the center piece of a four-player deal. Young made his big league debut with Arizona on Aug. 18, 2006, appearing in 30 games that season with 17 hits, including two homers, in 70 at-bats. In 2007, his first full big league season, Young batted .237 with 32 home runs and 68 RBIs to finish fourth in the National League rookie of the year voting. He was named to the NL all-star team in 2010 during a season in which he hit .257 with 27 home runs, 91 RBIs and 94 runs scored. Through the 2010 season, Young had 98 homers in 328 games. He was born Sept. 5, 1983, in Houston.
Local Advertising by PaperG