Making Texas State Proud

Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Courtesy of Sports

At the MLB All Star Game in New York City, Paul Goldschmidt will be a part of the National League All Stars team. Paul Goldschmidt plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and he is one of the game’s rising stars. He has a batting average of . 313, 21 home runs and 77 RBI’s (runs batted in) on the year so far. He also happens to be a Texas State alum. He was at Texas State from 2007-2009, setting new school records in home runs and runs batted in (Wikipedia.) In 2009, his junior year, he was drafted to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 First Year player draft .
After spending some time in the minors, He was called up to the Major Leagues on August 1, 2011 (USA Today.)He has a bright future ahead of him.

However, if baseball doesn’t workout for the long term, Goldscmidt has a plan for his future beyond baseball mentioned in this “Rising Stars” profile featured on the Texas State University website.

As a student here at Texas State and an avid follower of the baseball team. It makes me extremely proud to know that Paul was a Bobcat and that he understands how truly special this place is. He took advantage of the opportunities that are here and it helped him succeed in life . I wish him nothing but the best in his career! Even though I’m a die hard Astros fan, I’ll always root for Paul!

Paul Goldschmidt ‘s Double in All Star Game


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