Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Goldschmidt is finally getting some national attention! Sort of?

Paul Goldschmidt currently leads all first baseman in WAR this season with a WAR of 4.8 and has the 7th highest WAR in all of baseball right now. WAR stands for Wins Above Replacement, meaning how many wins a certain player would give a team compared to a replacement player, which would be a bench player or minor leaguer. For position players batting, fielding and baserunning statistics to determine their WAR.

Goldschmidt, or Goldy as he is commonly referred to, is starting to gather some national attention, but still has a ways to go. Consider this article on which is titled, MLB All Star Roster 2013: Top MVP Sleepers to Watch in Midsummer Classic, by Mike Chiari, in which Goldschmidt is the first player that they discuss. That's great, right? Except that they refer to him as "Goldie" in the article and not Goldy.

"According to ESPN Stats & Info, Goldie is among the elite first basemen in the game this year."

Don't worry. I messaged Mike Chiari on Twitter and advised him of his error. You can do the same @MikeChiari.

Oh well, I guess it's better than no recognition at all!

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