The reigning National League MVP is heading into the 2023 season leading an elite category.
MLB Network recently counted down the Top 10 first basemen in all of baseball.
The 35-year-old had a season to remember in 2022.
While the baseball world focused on Albert Pujols’ chase for 700 home runs, Goldschmidt was having the best season of his career and even put himself in the Triple Crown conversation.
The slugger hit .317 with 35 home runs and 115 RBI during the regular season.
MLB Network posted a graphic of the reigning MVP, hyping him up as baseball’s best first baseman.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 19, 2023
Goldschmidt certainly had a season to remember and is ready to add some more hardware to his resume.
In addition to his MVP Award, the 35-year-old is a seven-time All-Star, a five-time Silver Slugger, and a four-time Gold Glover.
He was one of five Cardinals to earn a Gold Glove in 2021.
But Goldschmidt truly is a complete player.
He and Nolan Arenado are the cornerstones of the Cardinals roster and are looking to help bring another World Series title back to St. Louis.
Goldschmidt was acquired by the Cardinals before the 2019 season and instantly gave the team an offensive boost and helped improve their defense.
The veteran first baseman did more of that in 2022 as he cruised to his first ever MVP Award.
And as of now, he may in fact be the best first baseman in the game, but that won’t stop him as he looks to add more to his resume.