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Diamondbacks minor league 1B Paul Goldschmidt, who was drafted in the 8th Round of the 2009 draft, has already hit 31 Home Runs for Class A Visalia in the California League.  This ties Goldschmidt for the minor league home run league with AAA catcher J.P. Arencibia of the Blue Jays, who also has 31 HR for Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League. Goldschmidt's 90 RBI also place him in the Top 5 in the minors for the season. A move up to AA Mobile may happen soon for Goldschmidt; the current Mobile first basemen are 26 year old Bryan Byrne, 25 year old Cyle Hankerd, and 25 year old Sean Coughlin, all of whom are slugging below .375 for the year.  The main thing preventing Goldschmidt from moving up is his strikeout-to-walk ratio - he already has 118 strikeouts and only 38 walks.  After Goldschmidt, the leading power hitters in the Diamondbacks' farm system are Marc Krauss (.320, 20 HR, 73 RBI for Visalia)  and Brandon Allen (.261, 18 HR, 61 RBI for AAA Reno). Here is a look at the minor league HR leaders through Monday, August 2nd.
Team Player Pos Age Level HR RBI AVG OBP SLG
ARI Goldschmidt, P. 1B 22 H-A 31 90 .312 .369 .614
TOR Arencibia, J.P. C 24 AAA 31 79 .306 .359 .644
TAM Johnson, Dan 3B 30 AAA 30 95 .303 .430 .624
LAD Sands, Jerry 1B 22 L-A,AA 29 72 .311 .414 .625
SEA Chavez, Joher. RF 21 H-A 27 76 .314 .383 .586
LAA Trumbo, Mark 1B 24 AAA 26 89 .292 .348 .563
KCR Moustakas, Mk. 3B 21 AA,AAA 26 87 .323 .376 .634
NYY Laird, Brandon 3B 22 AA,AAA 25 92 .298 .360 .542
KCR Ka'aihue, Kila 1B 26 AAA,MAJ 24 78 .319 .463 .598
OAK Carter, Chris 1B 23 AAA 24 76 .251 .357 .510
BAL Guzman, Joel DH 25 AA 24 74 .274 .333 .501
CLE Goedert, Jared 3B 25 AAA,AA 24 69 .306 .375 .587
COL Eldred, Brad 1B 29 AAA,MAJ 24 67 .278 .334 .598
SEA Halman, Greg CF 22 AAA 24 60 .253 .331 .571