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Joey Votto | First Baseman

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Reds' win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Votto singled and scored in the top of the sixth and then cranked a go-ahead three-run shot with the game tied at 5-5 in the top of the ninth. The 31-year-old first baseman is having a huge comeback season for Cincinnati, now with a .316/.457/.567 slash line, 27 home runs, 70 RBI, and 81 runs scored in 130 games. Sep 2 - 5:35 PM

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Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run, but the Reds were bested by the Cubs on Tuesday.

Votto put the Reds on the board with a solo homer in the first inning off of Dan Haren, then added an RBI double in the sixth. The first baseman boasts an outstanding .315/.458/.563 triple-slash line with 26 home runs, 67 RBI, and 79 runs scored.
Sep 1 - 11:12 PM

Joey Votto reached base four times in Monday's win versus the Cubs, improving his second-half on-base percentage to .577.

Votto singled in one of his two official at-bats while drawing three walks (one intentional). He scored twice: after unintentionally walking in the first inning, and after singling in the fourth. Along with his .577 OBP, Votto is also batting .393 in the second half. On the season, the first baseman is hitting .312/.456/.553 with 25 home runs, 65 RBI, and 78 runs scored.
Aug 31 - 11:38 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with two walks in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Votto was unable to do anything particularly memorable against a locked-in Taylor Jungmann, but the same could be said of his entire team. The Reds did not have an extra-base hit in the contest. 2014 saw Votto hit by the injury bug, but he's been healthy this season and the numbers are markedly better. The slugger's slashing .306/.449/.545 with 24 homers and 62 RBI. That on-base percentage is a beautiful thing to behold.
Aug 29 - 1:32 AM

Joey Votto went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Dodgers.

Votto walked twice and also managed to avoid becoming one of Zack Greinke's nine strikeout victims on the afternoon. After an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, the veteran slugger has rebounded with a .305/.447/.545 batting line to pair with 24 home runs, 62 RBI and seven steals in 2015.
Aug 27 - 3:46 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and three walks in Monday's win against the Tigers.

Votto walked twice and scored twice in the Reds' 10-run sixth inning. He'd tack on a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Guido Knudson. The effort wasn't quite enough to get Votto's OPS back over 1.000, as he's hitting .309/.446/.553 with 24 home runs and 62 RBI. His major league-leading walk total extended to 103 on the evening as well.
Aug 24 - 10:51 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk, and two runs scored Friday in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks.

Votto has four homers in his last nine games and 23 on the year. The 31-year-old owns a ridiculous .553 on-base percentage in 33 games since the All-Star break. He leads the majors with 95 walks.
Aug 22 - 12:33 AM

Joey Votto homered in a 1-for-5 effort in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

Votto hit the first of back-to-back solo home runs against Jeremy Guthrie in the first inning, but it was most of the Reds' offense on the evening. The first baseman continues to mash, holding a .306/.436/.537 triple-slash line with 22 home runs and 59 RBI.
Aug 20 - 12:33 AM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run as the Reds fell to the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Friday.

Votto accounted for all of the Reds offense in this one. He got the game's scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning and later launched a two-run homer off southpaw Alex Wood in the sixth. Votto continues to enjoy a resurgent 2015 season, slashing .305/.434/.533 with 21 homers and 57 RBI.
Aug 15 - 1:17 AM

Joey Votto finished 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in Wednesday's 7-3 defeat of the Padres.

Votto opened the game's scoring with an RBI single in the top of the first inning off Padres starter James Shields and then launched a two-run shot in the top of the ninth off Padres reliever Frank Garces. In between all that, Votto drew an intentional walk, stole a base, and scored two additional runs. The star first baseman continues to fill up box scores.
Aug 12 - 6:50 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-1 with a double in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cardinals.

Votto's double off of Cardinals starter Michael Wacha in the first inning would be the only extra-base hit the Reds managed in the entire game. It would also account for Votto's only official at-bat, as his other three plate appearances ended in walks. This marks back-to-back games in which he's drawn three walks. The slugger is hitting a strong .308/.439/.530 with 19 home runs and 51 RBI this season.
Aug 6 - 5:32 PM

Joey Votto is absent from the Reds' lineup Sunday.

He's simply getting a day of rest. Ivan DeJesus is handling first base while Votto sits.
Aug 2 - 10:48 AM

Joey Votto went 3-for-3 with a three-run home run as the Reds shut out the Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday.

Votto hit a single and a double to go along with his three-run homer in the sixth inning. The multi-hit game was his eighth in his last 11 contests, including five three-hit outings. After a lull in early July, the 31-year-old is back to hitting a robust .311/.428/.538 with 19 homers, 51 RBI and 55 runs scored overall.
Jul 28 - 11:17 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with a solo homer Friday against the Rockies.

He took John Axford deep with one out in the ninth inning to tie the ballgame, but the Rockies went on to win on a wild pitch in the next half-inning. Votto has been red-hot in recent days, hitting .593 (16-for-27) over his last seven games. He has improved his batting average from .277 to .302 during that time.
Jul 25 - 12:42 AM

Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored in Wednesday afternoon's win over the Cubs.

Votto took Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks deep for a solo home run in the fifth inning. The dinger was his 17th of the year. The veteran slugger struggled heading into the All-Star Break, but his bat has shown signs of life recently and he's recorded multiple hits in four of his last five games. Overall, he sports a .293/.406/.509 batting line with 17 homers, 45 RBI and 49 runs scored.
Jul 22 - 3:52 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brayan Peña
2Tucker Barnhart
3Ramon Cabrera
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Skip Schumaker
2Brennan Boesch
3Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
2Ryan LaMarre
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Raisel Iglesias
3Keyvius Sampson
4John Lamb
5Jon Moscot
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6Ryan Mattheus
7Sam LeCure
8Pedro Villarreal
9Collin Balester
10Carlos Contreras
11Sean Marshall
12Nate Adcock