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The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

Starter: Paul Gold­schmidt, Di­a­mond­backs

Back­ups: An­thony Rizzo, Cubs; Adrian Gon­za­lez, Dodgers

Gold­schmidt trails only Bryce Harper with his 1.102 OPS and leads the NL with a .354 av­er­age, .470 on­base per­cent­age, 57 runs and 64 walks. On a con­tender, he’s an MVP can­di­date. At 25, Rizzo is the most ad­vanced of a slew of tal­ented Cubs hit­ters, with a league-lead­ing 24 dou­bles, a .406 OBP and .955 OPS.

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