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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 singled and walked Wednesday in the Reds’ 2-0 loss to the Brewers.
His fourth-inning single off Zach Davies was one of three Cincinnati hits on the afternoon as the Reds were shut out for the second straight game and the fifth time this year. Nothing is going right for Cincinnati and Votto’s slow start (.258 AVG, no homers) has done nothing to stop the bleeding. Last year’s runner-up for NL MVP has just one extra-base hit in 66 at-bats for the Reds, who own MLB's worst record at 3-15. Apr 18 - 6:09 PM

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Reds manager Bryan Price said Joey Votto is just getting a night of rest Thursday against the Cardinals.

Wednesday night's game against the Phillies went into extra innings, so Price and Votto agreed this would be a good time for a day off. Adam Duvall is starting at first base and batting cleanup Thursday night against Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha.
Apr 12 - 3:44 PM

Joey Votto is out of the Reds' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Cardinals.

It might just be a routine day of rest, though Votto doesn't take many of those. Adam Duvall is at first base and batting cleanup versus Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha. Jesse Winker is batting third.
Apr 12 - 2:59 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Phillies.

All three hits were singles, including one in the fourth inning that plated Jose Peraza. Today's strong game boosts his line to .273/.313/.273 with no homers and three RBI in 48 plate appearances. Votto is a notorious slow starter who eventually turns into a monster as the season gets going. He finished second in the NL MVP voting last year following a .320/.454/.578 season with 36 homers, 100 RBI and 106 runs scored.
Apr 11 - 11:53 PM

Joey Votto went 0-for-4 on Sunday in a loss to the Pirates.

Votto has not gotten off to a blistering start this year, and is now hitting just .226 on the season. While frustrating if you drafted him early, this is just a friendly reminder that Votto is among the best hitters in baseball and will be just fine.
Apr 8 - 4:36 PM

Joey Votto had a pair of hits and drove in a run in a 10-6 victory over the Indians on Thursday in the Cactus League.

He also scored two runs in the victory. Votto has had a sluggish start to the spring, and the two hits raise his average to just .143 in the Cactus League. No matter. Votto was one of the best offensive players in all of baseball last year, and there's no reason to expect anything else from Cincinnati's best player again in 2018. He's well worth a selection in the first 25 picks in your fantasy league.
Mar 15 - 7:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jose Peraza
2Phil Gosselin
3Alex Blandino
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Cliff Pennington
LF1Jesse Winker
2Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Luis Castillo
3Brandon Finnegan
4Sal Romano
5Tyler Mahle
6Cody Reed
7Anthony DeSclafani
8Rookie Davis
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Kevin Quackenbush
5Amir Garrett
6Jared Hughes
7Wandy Peralta
8Dylan Floro
9Austin Brice
10Jackson Stephens
11Zack Weiss
12Kevin Shackelford