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Joey Votto | First Baseman | #19

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Joey Votto, Paul Goldschmidt and Giancarlo Stanton are the three finalists for the BBWAA's 2017 National League MVP award.
Some voters will immediately (and foolishly) ding Stanton and Votto because their teams didn't make the playoffs, which could be enough to give the very deserving Goldschmidt this award. Stanton's 59 homers are hard to ignore, though, and Votto's 1.032 OPS was tops in the NL. Mon, Nov 6, 2017 07:10:00 PM

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Joey Votto doubled twice Sunday as the Reds beat the Cubs 3-1.

Votto finishes an MVP-quality season with a .320 average, an MLB-high .454 OBP and an NL-leading 1.032 OPS. He finished with his second-highest homer total of 36, and he drove in 100 runs for the first time since 2011. It's probably a long shot that it will be enough to actually get him his second MVP trophy -- he played for a 68-94 team -- but he's as deserving as anyone.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Joey Votto singled in a run and also doubled in Friday's loss to the Reds.

The RBI gave Votto an even 100 on the season, marking the first time he's reaching that plateau since 2011. The Reds' first baseman is also on pace to start every game this season.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 05:51:00 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk Wednesday against the Brewers.

Votto has not discriminated, treating all three NL Central contenders like his own personal batting practice pitchers this year. He has an 1.140 OPS against the Cubs, a 1.228 OPS against the Brewers and a crazy 1.367 OPS against the Cardinals. In fact, he's done most of his best work against good teams this year; his OPS versus teams over .500 is 160 points higher than his OPS versus sub-.500 teams.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 12:02:00 AM

Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with a walk during Saturday's shutout loss to the Red Sox.

He was the only Red to reach base more than once, in fact his team managed only two other hits in the contest. Votto would be a contender for the National League MVP Award if he played on a better team. He has a .316 batting average with 35 home runs, 96 RBI and 101 runs scored. His 1.025 OPS leads the major leagues as does his .452 on-base percentage.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 and cracked a solo home run during Friday's win over the Pirates.

He took starter Chad Kuhl deep in the first inning and also doubled and walked in the ballgame. The superstar first baseman leads the major leagues with his 1.039 OPS. He needs two more home runs to match his career high of 37 set back in 2010 when he was the National League MVP. He has a .318 batting average, a league-leading .453 on-base percentage and a .586 slugging percentage with 98 runs scored and 95 RBI.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Joey Votto reached base three times in Friday’s loss to the Mets.

Votto had a pair of singles and a walk in his four plate appearances. He’s reached base safely in 12 straight games and ranks first in the majors with a .450 on-base percentage.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 10:15:00 PM

Joey Votto finished 2-for-4 with a double in the Reds' loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

It was a sluggish afternoon overall for the Cincinnati offense, but Votto continued to do his thing. The star first baseman is now slashing .312/.448/.589 in 137 games.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Friday’s win against Pittsburgh.

He doubled home Billy Hamilton in the first inning before coming around to score on a two-run double from Adam Duvall. Votto has hit safely in four straight games since his five-walk day against the Pirates on Sunday. He’s batting .312/.449/.592 on the year. Ho-hum, he's pretty good.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 10:43:00 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

His club managed only three hits in the contest but their superstar still found a way to have a good game. He now owns a .311 batting average with 33 home runs, 90 RBI and 90 runs scored in 132 games. His 1.037 OPS ranks second in the majors behind only Giancarlo Stanton.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 10:14:00 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

In what's been a tremendous season for the 33-year-old, August will likely go down as his best month to date. Votto now has 10 multi-hit games in 23 contests this month, having scored 20 runs and driven in 18 with a full week still left to play. The first baseman is hitting a robust .316/.447/.599 on the year and ranks among the league leaders in basically every offensive category.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:16:00 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 and cranked a solo home run in a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

The superstar first baseman hit the first of three Reds' solo homers in the ninth inning, but it didn't matter as they began the frame trailing by nine runs. The Reds have found a way to be one of the worst teams in the majors despite having Joey Votto, who is perhaps the best hitter in the National League. He leads the major leagues with his 1.044 OPS. Votto has a .314 batting average with 33 home runs, 88 RBI and 88 runs scored in 127 games.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 12:02:00 AM

Jose Votto went 2-for-5 and hit a three-run homer off Jon Lester on Thursday.

Votto's streak of 20 straight games having reached base safely twice ended Wednesday, when he went 1-for-4, so he'll just go ahead and work on a new one now. He's up to 32 homers, leaving him five shy of his career high from his MVP season of 2010.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 06:25:00 PM

Joey Votto drew three walks and scored a run in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Votto struck out in his other two plate appearances, but with the three walks he's now reached base safely at least twice in 20 consecutive games. That's one shy of Ted Williams' major league record, which was set back in 1948. His .448 on-base percentage leads baseball.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Padres on Wednesday.

He singled and doubled in the ballgame, but his RBI came on a fielder's choice groundout in the sixth inning. Today's game moved Votto's OPS to 1.040 and bumped him past Aaron Judge for the highest OPS in the major leagues. He has a .315 batting average with 30 home runs, 76 runs scored and 82 RBI in 114 games.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Devin Mesoraco
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Dilson Herrera
3Cliff Pennington
4Shedric Long
5Brandon Dixon
SS1Jose Peraza
2Alex Blandino
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
3Jose Siri
4Mason Williams
RF1Scott Schebler
2Jesse Winker
3Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Luis Castillo
4Brandon Finnegan
5Sal Romano
6Robert Stephenson
7Tyler Mahle
8Amir Garrett
9Cody Reed
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Wandy Peralta
5Jared Hughes
6Austin Brice
7Kevin Shackelford
8Kyle Crockett
9Kevin Quackenbush
10Ariel Hernandez
11Joe Mantiply
12Jackson Stephens
13Zack Weiss
14Domingo Tapia