Hitters That Have Owned the Dodgers Since 2010 – Paul Goldschmidt, Multiple Teams
When the Arizona Diamondbacks traded Paul Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals there was much rejoicing in Dodger Town. No longer would they be subjected to seeing the first baseman 20-plus times yearly.
But how bad could it really have been?
In 137 career games versus the Dodgers, mostly during his time in Arizona, Goldschmidt has a career slash line of .291/.365/.533 with 32 home runs and 99 RBI. That’s right, he has four more home runs and 17 more RBI during that span. He also paces the competition in ISO (.243) and wRAA (31.1), while placing 2nd in wRC+ (138), 2nd in wOBA (.382), and rates 5th in hard-hit rate (39.0%).
Of course, Goldy is no stranger to production against other teams either. He’s a career .292/.391/.524 hitter with 141 wRC+ for his career and has been worth 39.2 fWAR since debuting in 2011.
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The trade out of Arizona seemed to do the trick to some degree, as the move to St. Louis resulted in a meager two hits in 26 at-bats against Los Angeles in 2019, good enough for a .077/.143/.192 batting line against the boys in blue. The Dodgers will skip the Goldschmidt tour in 2020, with the shortened schedule holding them to only western teams this season. However, they weren’t eager for him to find himself at the plate again anyway.