It's Goldschmidt's first silver bat, an annual honor for the best offensive player at each position in each league, as voted on by coaches and managers.
Goldschmidt, also one of three finalists next to Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen and St. Louis' Yadier Molina for the NL Most Valuable Player Award, destroyed league pitching this year, leading the NL in home runs (36) and RBIs (125).
Along the way, the 26-year-old earned his first All-Star nod, ultimately finishing with a .302 average and league-leading .551 slugging percentage. His on-base percentage wasn't too shabby either, at .401.
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.