Woodlands HS grad Paul Goldschmidt meets rookie phenom in Arizona loss
Paul Goldschmidt, a 2006 Woodlands High School graduate, had a tough introduction to New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, striking out all three times he faced the hurler, who was making his first Major League start on Thursday.
Goldschmidt did manage to double later in the game, but it was too late, as the Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the slumping New York Mets by a score of 3-1.
On the season, the first baseman is batting .288, with 13 home runs and 47 RBI, and has been a major reason why the Snakes have made a strong push and sit just a few games out of a wildcard spot.
Goldschmidt was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 49 th round, 1,453rd overall, of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft, but opted to attend college at Texas State.
He 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 and the Diamondbacks minor league player of the year after batting .314 with 42 doubles, 3 triples, 35 home runs and 108 RBI for Vasalia.
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