Goldschmidt Named Finalist for NL MVP Award

By Matthew Hochberg

Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Goldschmidt might become the first Arizona Diamondback to ever win the National League Most Valuable Player Award. The 26-year-old has been named one of the three finalists for the prestigious piece of hardware. Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina are also in the running.

Goldy led the NL in home runs (36) and RBIs (25). He was a first time All-Star and finished with an impressive stat line of .302/.401/.551, leading the league with a slugging percentage of .551.

The first baseman has already received illustrious accolades this offseason. He was named the winner of the 2013 NL Hank Aaron Award and was rewarded with his first Gold Glove after stellar play in the field last season. The MVP Award would just be the icing on the cake to cap off the memorable year.

The winner will be announced Thursday, November 14 on MLB Network.