There is not a single hitter on the face of the earth who is hotter than Paul Goldschmidt.
After a bad start to the season, the St. Louis Cardinals‘ slugging first baseman is on a tear.
He earned National League Player of the Month honors after a red-hot May.
He had a hit streak of 25 games, which lasted up until the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, and he currently has an on-base streak of 42 games.
MLB Stats tweeted a graphic featuring all of Goldschmidt’s numbers for the month of May and what ultimately led him to earning the NL Player of the Month Award.
Everything's coming up Goldy.
He's the NL Player of the Month.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) June 4, 2022
Goldy Is Gold
These are some video game type numbers.
Goldschmidt can hit.
This is what the Cardinals were hoping for when they traded for him after the 2018 season and signed him long-term.
He was brought in to be that power threat that they had been looking for since the initial departure of Albert Pujols and he has done just that.
By winning NL Player of the Month, he also is following in his teammate Nolan Arenado‘s footsteps.
Arenado was Player of the Month in April.
But right now, it seems like nobody can stop Goldschmidt.
The Cardinals offense has been considerably better in 2022 than in years past as they sit fourth in the National League in runs scored with 269, thanks in large part to Goldschmidt’s hot streak.
It’s hard to imagine Goldschmidt not being an All-Star this July.
It’s also very likely that he will garner some consideration for the NL MVP Award if he keeps hitting like this.
The man simply cannot be stopped, and he is leading the way for the resurgent Cardinals.