Top 5 Draft Picks in Arizona Diamondbacks’ History

By Thomas Lynch
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Jun 5, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) makes the play for the final out against the New York Mets at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

2-Paul Goldschmidt-2009 8th round pick from Texas State University

Paul Goldschmidt may go on one day to be the first member of the Hall of Fame who was drafted and play a significant portion of his career with the D’backs. The 2013 NL MVP runner-up has rebounded quite nicely after having his 2014 season cut short due to a broken wrist. He is on pace for his third All-Star selection and leads the league in five offensive categories including runs scored with 44, RBI’s with 47 and on-base percentage at .468. Goldschmidt is proving his fantastic 2013 season was no fluke.

Like the others on this list, Goldschmidt has playoff experience, making his mark with a grand slam in Game 3 of the 2011 National League Divisional series. The one thing that is missing on his resume is hardware, something our #1 choice collected nearly a decade ago.