Woodlands High School's Goldschmidt causes headaches for Pirates
Woodlands High School graduate Paul Goldschmidt played well, but the Arizona Diamondbacks lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in Major League Baseball action Aug. 6.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a double in the loss.
On the season, Goldschmidt is batting .304 with 16 home runs, 55 RBIs and nine stolen bases
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 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 Arizona. 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 RBIs for Vasalia.
Goldschmidt was born Sept. 10, 1987, in Wilmington, Del.
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