Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 players to watch in the postseason

By Trisha Garcia
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Archie Bradley
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Paul Goldschmidt

He’s probably not going to win the National League MVP Award…again, but he couldn’t care less. Goldschmidt is entering his second postseason appearance in his storied career. There’s no doubt that he’s focused on getting the Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies and even farther.

However, Goldschmidt didn’t have the best September. After putting up a .330 batting average in the month of August, Goldschmidt’s numbers dropped to .171 in September.

Heading into the last month of the season, America’s first baseman actually had a .319 batting average in 2017 and was putting up career numbers with a serious candidacy for MVP.

I won’t call it a slump, but the fact that he slowed down no doubt contributed to the Diamondbacks dropping 11 of those last 22 games. But, have no fear, I have no doubt that he has been preparing for this one-game showdown and will bring the full force of his 36 home runs and 120 RBI’s.