Former Bobcats first baseman
named MVP of California League
Paul Goldschmidt, who was the Southland Conference hitter of the year and the student-athlete of the year in his last season with the Texas State baseball team, was named the most valuable player in the California League for 2010.
Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth round last year, Goldschmidt spent the season with the organization’s Class A team, the Visalia Rawhide. The first baseman wound up leading the league in home runs (35), doubles (42), total bases (318), slugging percentage (.606) and on-base-plus-slugging (.990). He was second in runs batted in (108) and also hit .314.
Goldschmidt also was named the league’s rookie of the year and was selected to the postseason all-star team.
The Texas State Athletics website has a complete roundup of how former Bobcats fared in pro baseball this season.