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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 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

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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

Joey Votto slugged a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Brewers.

Votto is now up to three homers on the year. The power has been there, but the 33-year-old is hitting just .167 with a .217 on-base percentage through his first 11 games. We expect him to get back to normal soon enough.
Apr 14 - 10:40 PM

Joey Votto hit his second home run of the season Sunday in the Reds' defeat of the Cardinals.

Votto went deep off Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh in the top of the ninth inning to put Cincinnati up 8-0. He also drew a walk and scored a run in the Reds' four-run sixth inning, finishing the day 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. The veteran first baseman is batting .227/.261/.591 through six games this season.
Apr 9 - 6:02 PM

Joey Votto managed only one hit in three chances on Wednesday but it was a solo home run that broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning.

Votto spoiled a pitchers' duel between Jerad Eickhoff and Brandon Finnegan as both hurlers were spotless into the seventh inning. Votto has gotten off to awful starts the last two seasons before launching into epic hot streaks. He finished last year with a .326/.434/.550 slash line and 29 homers, 101 runs scored, 97 RBI and eight stolen bases. He is capable of carrying fantasy teams for months at a time when he is "in the zone".
Apr 5 - 11:19 PM

Joey Votto will not play for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

"I have decided to decline this year's WBC event," Votto said Wednesday in a statement released by the Reds. "There were some aspects of my performance in 2016 that I have decided were lacking. I would like to use 2017 spring training for preparation. I am thankful to the Baseball Canada program for inviting me to join the team. It is an honor to represent my country. I made this decision with much reflection because of the pride I have wearing the Canadian flag on my uniform. I look forward to cheering the team on and watching them win the 2017 event." Votto, a native of the Toronto area, participated in the WBC for Team Canada in 2009 and 2013.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:29:00 AM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale passes along that the Reds have no plans to trade Joey Votto.

The Reds like not only Votto's very evident talent, but also his clubhouse leadership. If the team did consider trading him, though, they have a big chip on their hands. The veteran slugger slashed .326/.434/.550 with 29 homers and 97 RBI over 556 at-bats this past year. It was his seventh season with at least 20 home runs and also his seventh with a batting average of better than .300.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 06:24:00 PM

Joey Votto went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored to help the Reds top the Cubs 7-4 on Saturday.

Votto drove in the first run of the game with an RBI groundout in the first inning and added a pair of RBI doubles in the fifth and seventh. The 33-year-old now has 97 RBI -- ninth-most in the National League -- and 101 runs scored with 29 homers and a .326/.435/.553 line on the year.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:55:00 PM

Joey Votto clubbed his 29th home run of the season on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Reds past the Cubs on Friday night in Cincinnati.

Votto tagged Carl Edwards for his two-run shot in the ninth inning, cutting the Reds' deficit to 7-3. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. He has had a resurgent season at the dish this year, slashing a monstrous .324/.434/.548 to go along with the aforementioned 29 long balls and 94 RBI.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:03:00 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
5Amir Garrett
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Lisalverto Bonilla
9Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando