Collette Calls: Are Goldschmidt's Problems in his Head?
Collette Calls: Are Goldschmidt's Problems in his Head?

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

After last week's piece on Marcell Ozuna, a few commenters asked for a similar analysis of Paul Goldschmidt. I do truly appreciate those that make requests for article topics because it is the biggest challenge of writing. Jeff Erickson and I got together for lunch this week while I was on a business trip out in his neck of the woods, and I confessed that my biggest challenge each week is finding a topic to write about. My typical approach is to keep a file on my phone where I jot down thoughts and observations as I hear or see things during broadcasts that I consume. I could tell you that, perhaps, Justin Anderson could get saves in Anaheim, but after watching him struggle with his fastball command, I am not sold. I could discuss the weirdness of the White Sox bullpen where Nate Jones has gone from seventh-inning work to picking up two saves this week (on my bench), but that is a narrowly focused topic.

Looking into what is wrong with a consensus first-round pick who is hitting .204/.325/.370 nearly 200 plate appearances into the season is something that everyone will want to read about and a topic that can lead to a 1,500 word count before I know it.

I want to preface this piece with a hypothesis of what is likely wrong with Goldschmidt as it was a topic of conversation during the lunch above with Jeff. We both agreed on the belief that

Want to Read More?
Subscribe to RotoWire to see the full article.

We reserve some of our best content for our paid subscribers. Plus, if you choose to subscribe you can discuss this article with the author and the rest of the RotoWire community.

Get Instant Access To This Article Get Access To This Article
RotoWire Community
Join Our Subscriber-Only MLB Chat
Chat with our writers and other RotoWire MLB fans for all the pre-game info and in-game banter.
Join The Discussion
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Showdown Picks
DraftKings MLB: Monday Showdown Picks
FanDuel MLB: Monday NLCS Breakdown
FanDuel MLB: Monday NLCS Breakdown
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Showdown Picks
DraftKings MLB: Sunday Showdown Picks
FanDuel MLB: Sunday ALCS Breakdown
FanDuel MLB: Sunday ALCS Breakdown