The 34-year-old is hitting .339 with 16 home runs, 58 RBI, and an outrageously good OPS of 1.031.
Goldschmidt is putting together an MVP season and isn’t too far behind Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts in MVP odds courtesy of Action Network, who tweeted that Goldschmidt’s odds sit at +425.
But with Betts out for the foreseeable future due to a cracked rib, Goldschmidt has a great chance to gain significant ground in the race for the National League MVP Award.
Current MLB MVP Odds via @BetMGM ⚾️
+200: Aaron Judge
+300: Shohei Ohtani
+400: Mike Trout
+290: Mookie Betts
+425: Paul Goldschmidt
+425: Manny Machado pic.twitter.com/FexWvxC8GV
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 21, 2022
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It would be great to see Goldschmidt gain some ground.
The last Cardinal to win the NL MVP Award was Albert Pujols in 2009, so it’s been quite a while since the Cardinals have had a player finish at the top in MVP voting.
Goldschmidt is certainly putting up some solid numbers and has a very good chance of getting the MVP nod.
Betts is of course at the top as of now, but Goldschmidt does have a chance to gain a lot of ground, especially with there being no definitive timeline set for when Betts will eventually make his return.
Again, the Cardinals’ offense has been much better this season than it has been in years past, and that’s thanks in large part to Goldschmidt, who won NL Player of the Month honors for the month of May after a torrid stretch.
He is still hitting and doing so with authority.
Betts may be the favorite as of now, but voters can’t sleep on Goldschmidt as he continues to stay hot.