Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch 7/13-7/20

By Thomas Lynch
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Jul 8, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) doubles during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

1-Paul Goldschmidt

He will be the starter at first base on Tuesday night for the National League, marking his second straight starting gig. It is the first time in D’backs’ history that a position player has started more than one All-Star Game. Randy Johnson was the starting pitcher in both the 2000 and 2001 Classics. This is Goldschmidt’s third All-Star appearance; he has received a total of five at-bats in his previous two contests. He doubled in the 2013 game while going 0-3 during last year’s event. Goldy enters the break with 70 RBI’s, tied with Nolan Arenado for the best in the game. He also leads the NL in batting with a .340 average.