Revisiting the Paul Goldschmidt Trade, Four Years Later

On Dec. 5, 2018, the Arizona Diamondbacks traded their cornerstone first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals for a package of prospects and a compensatory pick in the 2019 MLB Draft. The Diamondbacks hoped that the prospect haul would help reload their farm system, and set them up extremely well for the future.

Four years later, the trade hasn’t aged particularly well for the Diamondbacks. Included in the prospect haul were pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, outfielder Andrew Young, and the no. 75 pick of the 2019 MLB Draft, outfielder Dominic Fletcher.


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