Woodlands' Goldschmidt leads Arizona past Chicago
Former Woodlands High School star Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a double and his 10th home run of the season, while scoring three times and driving in two leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Chicago Cubs, 10-5, Saturday, June 23.
Goldschmidt, a first baseman, is batting .290 with 32 RBI, 32 runs scored and six stolen bases on the season.
The Woodlands native played his college baseball at Texas State University where he was a .352 hitter with 36 home runs and 179 RBI in three seasons.
Goldschmidt was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 49th round (1,453rd overall) of the 2006 amateur draft but he did not sign. In 2009, he was drafted in the eighth round (246 overall) by Arizona.
In 2010, his first full professional season, he was named MVP of the California League (Class-A advanced) and Arizona's minor league player of the year after batting .314 with 35 home runs, 108 RBI with 42 doubles and three triples for Vasalia.
Goldschmidt was born Sept. 10, 1987 in Wilmington, Del.
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