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Joey Votto | First Baseman | #19

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
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Joey Votto connected on his 20th homer of the year Tuesday against the Rays.
Votto homered off closer Alex Colome in the ninth, but it wasn't quite enough, as the Rays held on to win 6-5. Votto is well on his way to hitting 30 homers for just the second time in his career (he finished at 29 in 2010, 2015 and 2016). His career high of 37 homers came in his MVP season of 2010. Jun 20 - 10:37 PM

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Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Votto now has a hit in each of his past 11 games, going 19-for-44 (.432) in that stretch. He continues to rank among the league leaders in most offensive categories, batting .309/.418/.609 with 19 homers, 51 RBI and 49 runs scored.
Jun 17 - 10:17 PM

Joey Votto slugged his 19th home run of the season Wednesday in the Reds' loss at San Diego.

It was a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning off Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Votto finished 1-for-4 in the game. He's on pace for 47 home runs and 127 RBI, which would both be career highs.
Jun 14 - 6:16 PM

Joey Votto finished 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Saturday's game at L.A. Dodgers.

Votto has upped his average from .283 to .303 since flipping the calendar from May to June, going 14-for-34 (.412) with two doubles, three homers, seven RBI and seven runs scored in nine outings in the month.
Jun 11 - 4:32 AM

Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer Thursday against the Cardinals.

A couple of more games like this and Votto will overtake Zack Cozart for the team lead in OPS! Votto is hitting .300 with 16 homers and 48 RBI in 59 games. Compare this to 2013, when he led the NL in OBP but finished with just 24 homers and 73 RBI in 162 games.
Jun 8 - 3:23 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 and hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in a win over the Cardinals on Wednesday.

His shot off Trevor Rosenthal broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning and provided the winning margin. Votto has traded some batting average for home runs so far this season. He is batting a studly .286/.414/.573 with 15 home runs, 43 runs scored and 46 RBI through 58 games.
Jun 7 - 10:37 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Braves.

His single in the sixth inning plated two runs and knotted the score at 5-5, where it would stay until the Braves won it in the 12th frame. The stolen base was his first of the season. He stole eight last year and 11 the year before, so he trails his usual pace there. Votto is quietly having yet another excellent campaign at the dish, batting .278/.408/.567 with 14 homers, 39 runs scored and 42 RBI.
Jun 3 - 10:30 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Votto's double off Jeff Samardzija was his ninth two-bagger of the season. He has been swinging a hot stick of late, having picked up hits in nine of his last 10 games. In that same space, he has notched five multi-hit showings. This season, the fantasy rock is slashing .291/.399/.582 with 10 homers and 33 RBI across 134 at-bats.
May 14 - 7:46 PM

Joey Votto went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Giants.

Votto put the Reds on the board with an RBI ground out against Ty Blach in the fourth inning and knotted matters up at 2-2 with an RBI single (again off Blach) in the sixth inning. The stalwart slugger is off to a .291/.411/.615 start to the season and has bopped 10 home runs while driving in 33 over the course of 117 at-bats. Votto is as consistent as they come.
May 12 - 1:19 AM

Joey Votto had a two-run homer and an RBI single against the Yankees on Monday.

We're 20 percent of the way through the season and the Reds still have three guys with 1.000 OPSs in Votto, Zack Cozart and Eugenio Suarez. Votto has 10 homers already, putting him way ahead of his usual pace. He hasn't hit more than 29 since 2010.
May 8 - 11:22 PM

Joey Votto hit a three-run homer to account for all of Cincinnati's runs and walked twice Tuesday against the Pirates.

Votto already has nine homers, putting him well ahead of his usual pace. He's hit 30 just once in his career, that way back in 2010. However, he did finish with 29 in 2011, 2015 and 2016.
May 2 - 10:26 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 and hit his eighth homer Friday against the Cardinals.

The Reds have struggled to get guys on base for Votto, but thanks to his eight homers, he has 18 RBI anyway. Ideally, though, Billy Hamilton and Jose Peraza would do better job in the OBP department.
Apr 29 - 12:55 AM

Joey Votto smashed a three-run homer in the first inning on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead his club to victory over Jake Arrieta and the Cubs.

The Cubs had struck for three runs in the top half of the first inning and the Reds answered right back, with Votto's three-run shot evening the score before an out had been recorded. Votto also had an RBI single and an RBI double in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 3-for-5 with five RBI. He's now hitting .239/.333/.567 with six homers and 14 RBI on the season.
Apr 22 - 4:36 PM

Joey Votto hit his fifth home run of the season in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

The homer was Votto's third in his past six games as he's heated up in recent days. He's still prolific at getting on base -- he's walked eight times, compared to seven strikeouts through 16 games -- but a sluggish start has depressed his early numbers. Through Thursday, Votto is hitting just .224/.324/.534 but should see his average and on-base percentage continue to climb in the weeks and months ahead.
Apr 20 - 10:33 PM

Joey Votto launched a two-run home run and reached base four times versus the Orioles on Tuesday.

The O's pulled starter Kevin Gausman in the third inning in favor of Vidal Nuno, who served up a two-run blast to Votto. The star first baseman has put up a disappointing .235/.333/.529 batting line so far, but Tuesday's longball was his fourth.
Apr 18 - 10:32 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Nefi Ogando
8Ariel Hernandez
9Kevin Shackelford
10Austin Brice