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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 blasted a three-run homer in the first inning on Friday, propelling the Reds to a 6-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Votto victimized Archie Bradley after Billy Hamilton and Zack Cozart had reached to open the game. He finished the night 1-for-3 plus a pair of walks and scored two runs. Votto continues to be a force in the middle of the Reds lineup, hitting .271/.406/.483 with 17 homers and 50 RBI. Jul 22 - 11:33 PM

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Joey Votto slugged his 16th home run of the season Wednesday in the Reds' defeat of the Braves.

It was a two-run shot in the seventh inning off Braves reliever Ian Krol. Votto has been on a tear since the All-Star break and is capable of being one of the most productive hitters in baseball down the stretch.
Jul 20 - 3:29 PM

Joey Votto reached all five times he was up Tuesday, going 2-for-2 with three walks against the Braves.

Votto is hitting .405 with 14 walks in 13 games this month, giving him a .544 OBP. Still, he's not tearing it up elsewhere, at least not for fantasy purposes. He has one homer, five RBI and nine runs scored in July. He'd probably have more runs scored if he weren't batting third.
Jul 19 - 10:59 PM

Joey Votto had an RBI single and a two-run homer in Monday's victory over the Braves.

The Reds didn't score in the first three frames but exploded with three longballs off of Matt Wisler in the fourth inning, with Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez joining Votto. The veteran first baseman's slow start to the season is a distant memory, as he's now up to .395 with his on-base percentage and is on pace for 26 home runs and 91 runs scored.
Jul 18 - 11:52 PM

Joey Votto went 4-for-5 and scored the Reds' only run of the night on Saturday.

One of the hits was a double. Votto got off to a miserable start to the season but has been hitting very well since early June. He has his line up to .261/.390/.452 with 14 home runs in 303 at-bats. He had an historic second-half last year. His owners are hoping for something similar this year and he is off to a good start.
Jul 16 - 10:38 PM

Joey Votto (shoulder) is back in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

Votto had to be scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in this one. Adam Duvall is sitting out for the Reds, as Jose Peraza is in left field.
Jul 3 - 11:37 AM

Joey Votto was scratched from Saturday's game against the Nationals with a sore right shoulder.

Beat writer Mark Sheldon of thinks Votto may have injured himself sliding headfirst into second base on a double in the 13th inning of Friday night's loss. Adam Duvall will slide in at first base with Jose Peraza manning left field. Votto got off to a sluggish start this year but has hit .330 with five homers since June 1.
Jul 2 - 6:52 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with his 14th home run of the season in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

After a slow start to the year, Votto capped a strong month of June with the homer, his fifth of the month. He also scored 19 runs with 10 RBI this month while batting .318. Votto is still hitting .249/.378/.454 overall, but his June numbers more closely resemble what we expect from the 32-year-old going forward.
Jul 1 - 12:27 AM

Joey Votto hit a pair of homers, drove in three and scored three runs in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

The Reds probably weren't counting on scoring eight runs on a night when Jake Arrieta started, but it still wasn't enough as they lost a slugfest. Votto got off to a slow start this season but has been red-hot over the last month, batting .314 with seven home runs and 15 RBI across his last 28 games.
Jun 27 - 10:40 PM

Joey Votto (flu) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Votto was under the weather for a few days, but he pinch-hit Thursday and is back in there Friday. He's batting second and playing first base against Colin Rea and the Padres.
Jun 24 - 1:48 PM

Joey Votto (flu) could be available for Thursday night's game against the Padres.

Votto is still battling the flu but was seen taking ground balls at first base before the game. There's a good chance we'll see Votto as a pinch-hitter later tonight. Votto got off to a sluggish start this year but has rebounded by hitting .338 this month with two homers and six RBI.
Jun 23 - 5:23 PM

Joey Votto (flu) remains absent from the Reds' starting lineup Thursday night against the Padres.

This must be a nasty flu bug, as Votto hasn't appeared in a game for the Reds since last Sunday. Adam Duvall will start at first base and Jose Peraza will play left field on Thursday night versus San Diego.
Jun 23 - 3:31 PM

Joey Votto (flu) is out again Wednesday.

Votto came down with a stomach bug on Tuesday. Ivan DeJesus Jr. will start at first base and bat seventh Wednesday night against Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels.
Jun 22 - 3:44 PM

Joey Votto is out of the Reds' lineup Tuesday due to a stomach bug.

Adam Duvall will start at first base and bat fifth versus Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis. Votto might also have to sit out Wednesday's finale in Texas.
Jun 21 - 3:55 PM

Joey Votto blasted a walk-off, solo home run to center field to beat the Cardinals on Tuesday.

The Cardinals overcame a 6-1 deficit to tie things up in the late innings, but Votto bailed out the Reds' awful bullpen with a solo shot off of Kevin Siegrist with one out in the bottom of the ninth. He also doubled and stole a base earlier in the game. His average has been slow to come around, but Votto does have five homers over his last 11 games.
Jun 7 - 11:07 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Kyle Waldrop
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jose Peraza
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Cody Reed
6Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon
10Jumbo Diaz