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Joey Votto | First Baseman | #19

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 smashed career home run No. 200 in Monday's slugfest victory over the Rockies.
Votto took Jason Motte deep in the seventh inning with a shot to right field. He also nearly had a grand slam in previous at-bat, as a drive in the fourth inning landed on the warning track and then bounced over the fence for a two-RBI, ground-rule double. Votto's production has been way down this season, as he's sporting a .213/.332/.391 batting line. However, he's hit safely in five out of his last six contests and has a couple dingers over that stretch. May 30 - 7:57 PM

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Joey Votto walked and scored a run against the Mariners on Friday.

Votto is still finding ways to contribute even though he’s doing next to nothing with the bat. He has just three hits in his last 27 at-bats and while the .351 on-base percentage is nice, he’s hitting .210 with a .370 slugging percentage on the year. He hasn’t had a multi-hit game since April 29.
May 21 - 12:14 AM

Joey Votto hit a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

It was his only hit in four at-bats and the only runs the Reds could muster against Josh Tomlin and Co. The homer was Votto's sixth of the season, giving him 24 RBI and 18 runs scored. Even when he's scuffling he's able to contribute, but his .215/.353/.378 line says a lot about where he is at the plate in late May.
May 19 - 10:02 PM

Joey Votto went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Friday against the Phillies.

Votto got on base on a hit-by-pitch, but he continues to do little with the bat. He’s batting just .228 with five home runs and a .739 OPS through 35 games. He’s still drawing his fair share of walks, but he hasn’t had a multi-hit game since April 29. His strikeout rate sits at 26 percent, so the low batting average isn’t just a matter of bad luck.
May 13 - 10:32 PM

Joey Votto is out of the Reds' starting lineup Wednesday night against the Pirates.

Jordan Pacheco will start at first base and bat seventh versus Pittsburgh right-hander Juan Nicasio. Something could be up with Votto, who typically starts against all righties. He's sporting an underwhelming .234/.360/.387 batting line in 33 games this season.
May 11 - 1:31 PM

Joey Votto launched a three-run homer in Monday's loss to the Giants.

Votto took former teammate Johnny Cueto deep in the middle of a six-run third inning for the Reds before the club watched their horrid bullpen inevitably cough up the lead. It was the first baseman's lone hit on the night in four trips to the plate, but he'll take it given his struggles so far this season.
May 2 - 11:00 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a single in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

As a team, the Reds had just three singles. One by Votto, one by Eugenio Suarez and one by Tucker Barnhart. And that, as they say, is all she wrote. The 32-year-old Votto has struggled through the first three weeks of the 2016 season and is hitting just .206/.295/.309 with two homers and nine RBI across 68 at-bats. His is a dependable bat, though, and there is no tangible reason owners should worry over a garden variety slump.
Apr 24 - 4:29 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

Votto was in an uncharacteristic 1-for-20 slump heading into the game, and while two hits don't change everything, it certainly puts Votto owners a little more at ease. The multi-hit game was his first since April 11, and the homer was just his second of the season, illustrating how poorly things have gone for the 32-year-old so far. Votto is one of the best hitters in today's game, though, so there's little reason for concern yet.
Apr 23 - 11:06 PM

Joey Votto launched a three-run homer in a losing effort Friday against the Cardinals.

His three-run homer off Carlos Martinez in the third inning was the only offense the Reds could muster on the night. It was his first home run of the young season. Votto is off to a bit of a slow start, batting .243/.333/.324 through 10 games, but there's no reason for concern.
Apr 16 - 1:07 AM

Joey Votto delivered a go-ahead two-run single Monday in a 6-2 win over the Phillies on Opening Day.

This was after Votto somehow went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts against Jeremy Hellickson. Fortunately for Reds fans, he came up big at just the right time against the Phillies’ bullpen in the eighth inning. Votto rebounded with a 1.000 OPS last season and should be a bright spot in what will likely be a long year in Cincinnati.
Apr 4 - 7:56 PM

Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Some guys just show up to spring training ready to rumble. This year, Votto is one of those guys. With his four-hit afternoon on Wednesday, he is now hitting a silly .440 (22-for-50) with three homers, a double and 10 RBI. He remains as reliable a hitter as there is in the bigs.
Mar 30 - 7:42 PM

Joey Votto homered and knocked in three runs Monday night against the Padres.

Votto socked a two-run homer in the fourth inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the fifth. After a resurgent 2015 campaign, the 32-year-old is batting .379 with a .487 on-base percentage this spring.
Mar 22 - 8:28 AM

According to Mark Sheldon of, Joey Votto has no interest in waiving his no-trade clause.

Though Votto has eight years and $199 million remaining on his contract, he has no desire to leave the Reds. While the Reds are looking to shed payroll and are fielding offers for several of their high-priced veterans, Votto will assuredly be staying with the club for the long haul.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with an RBI single in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs.

Votto's RBI single came in the midst of a three-run seventh for the Reds. They left the inning trailing 5-3, but would be unable to scrape up the two necessary runs needed to tie the game before the clock struck midnight on their chances of victory. For Votto, the RBI was his 79th of the season. The veteran slugger has also cracked 29 home runs while slashing .317/.463/.550.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day off. Adam Duvall will start at first base and bat sixth Wednesday night versus Chicago.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Kyle Skipworth
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Jordan Pacheco
LF1Adam Duvall
2Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Dan Straily
8Jon Moscot
9Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5J.C. Ramirez
6Dayan Diaz
7A.J. Morris
8Josh Smith
9Michael Lorenzen