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Joey Votto

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

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.255

HR

6

RBI

23

R

32

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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Votto was a lightning rod for criticism among Reds fans and the local media, but for all the wrong reasons. Way too much bandwidth was spent on discussing his walk rate - as if having a .435 OBP could...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Quadriceps     EST. RETURN:  9/21/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 221   DOB: 9/10/1983
BORN: Toronto, ON Canada   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joey Votto Contract Information:

Signed a 10-year, $225 million extension in April of 2012.

August 27, 2014  –  Joey Votto News

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Votto took groundballs Wednesday as he continues to take small steps on his way back from a left quadriceps strain, the Cincinnati Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans reports. "It's a real gradual recovery," manager Byran Price said of Votto's injury. "It's an injury that needs more than anything, beyond strengthening and therapy, it needs time to recover."

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Joey Votto Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 A DAY 111 473 391 60 118 42 26 2 14 72 9 2 79 110 0 2 1 .302 .419 .486 .905
2004 20 A POT 24 96 84 11 25 12 7 0 5 20 1 1 11 21 0 0 1 .298 .385 .560 .945
2005 21 A SAR 124 516 464 64 119 42 23 2 17 83 4 5 52 122 0 0 0 .256 .330 .425 .755
2006 22 AA CHA 136 590 508 85 162 70 46 2 22 77 23 8 78 109 0 3 1 .319 .408 .547 .955
2007 23 AAA LOU 133 580 496 74 146 45 21 2 22 92 17 10 70 110 0 9 5 .294 .381 .478 .859
2007 23 MAJ CIN 24 89 84 11 27 11 7 0 4 17 1 0 5 15 0 0 0 .321 .360 .548 .907
2008 24 MAJ CIN 151 589 526 69 156 59 32 3 24 84 7 5 59 102 0 2 2 .297 .368 .506 .874
2009 25 A DAY 2 9 7 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 .429 .556 .857 1.413
2009 25 A SAR 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2009 25 MAJ CIN 131 544 469 82 151 64 38 1 25 84 4 1 70 106 0 1 4 .322 .414 .567 .981
2010 26 MAJ CIN 150 648 547 106 177 75 36 2 37 113 16 5 91 125 0 3 7 .324 .424 .600 1.024
2011 27 MAJ CIN 161 719 599 101 185 72 40 3 29 103 8 6 110 129 0 6 4 .309 .416 .531 .947
2012 28 A DAY 3 9 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 .200 .444 .200 .644
2012 28 AAA LOU 2 6 6 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .167 .167 .667 .834
2012 28 MAJ CIN 111 475 374 59 126 58 44 0 14 56 5 3 94 85 0 2 5 .337 .474 .567 1.041
2013 29 MAJ CIN 162 726 581 101 177 57 30 3 24 73 6 3 135 138 0 6 4 .305 .435 .491 .926
2014 30 AAA LOU 2 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2014 30 MAJ CIN 62 272 220 32 56 22 16 0 6 23 1 1 47 49 0 2 3 .255 .390 .409 .799
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3-Year Averages     144 639 518 87 162 62 38 2 22 77 6 4 113 117 0 4 4 .313 .437 .521 .958
Career  (View All)     952 4,062 3,400 561 1,055 418 243 12 163 553 48 24 611 749 0 22 29 .310 .417 .533 .950

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Joey Votto Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 28 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 27 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 26 ChC Did not play.
Aug. 24 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 23 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 22 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 21 Atl Did not play.
Aug. 20 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 19 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 18 @StL Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 17 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 16 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 15 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 14 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 13 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 12 Bos Did not play.
Aug. 10 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 9 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 8 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 7 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 6 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 5 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 4 @Cle Did not play.
Aug. 3 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Mia Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 30 Ari Did not play.
Jul. 29 Ari Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 61
2013 161
2012 109
2011 160
2010 148
2009 130

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Joey Votto Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201458115161.293.621.969
2013199289201.251.447.824
2012118164151.288.475.887

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201416221170.241.333.736
20133827315535.332.513.977
20122564310414.359.6091.109

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014100176140.310.6001.044
20132864311332.290.451.867
20121833510334.344.6391.124

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201412015091.208.250.595
20132955813404.319.529.982
2012191244231.330.497.960
Joey Votto Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 A DAY 473 391 16.7% 23.3% 0.72 72% .390 .184
2004 20 A POT 96 84 11.5% 21.9% 0.52 75% .345 .262
2005 21 A SAR 516 464 10.1% 23.6% 0.43 74% .314 .169
2006 22 AA CHA 590 508 13.2% 18.5% 0.72 79% .371 .228
2007 23 AAA LOU 580 496 12.1% 19% 0.64 78% .341 .184
2007 23 MAJ CIN 89 84 5.6% 16.9% 0.33 82% .354 .227
2008 24 MAJ CIN 589 526 10% 17.3% 0.58 81% .330 .209
2009 25 A DAY 9 7 22.2% 33.3% 0.67 57% .667 .428
2009 25 A SAR 3 2 33.3% 33.3% 1.00 50% .000 .000
2009 25 MAJ CIN 544 469 12.9% 19.5% 0.66 77% .373 .245
2010 26 MAJ CIN 648 547 14% 19.3% 0.73 77% .364 .276
2011 27 MAJ CIN 719 599 15.3% 17.9% 0.85 78% .354 .222
2012 28 A DAY 9 5 33.3% 11.1% 3.00 80% .250 .000
2012 28 AAA LOU 6 6 0% 66.7% 0.00 33% .000 .500
2012 28 MAJ CIN 475 374 19.8% 17.9% 1.11 77% .407 .230
2013 29 MAJ CIN 726 581 18.6% 19% 0.98 76% .365 .186
2014 30 AAA LOU 6 6 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2014 30 MAJ CIN 272 220 17.3% 18% 0.96 78% .303 .154
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3-Year Averages     639 518 17.7% 18.3% 0.97 77% .369 .208
Career     4,062 3,400 15% 18.4% 0.82 78% .359 .223

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2014 Stat Review for Joey Votto    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.255 AVG
WEAK
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.303 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.409 SLG
WEAK
.154 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.96 BB/K
ELITE
17.3% BB Rate
ELITE
18.0% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.799 OPS
GOOD
.390 OBP
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Joey Votto: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Votto (quadriceps) has begun taking dry swings and throwing, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Votto (quadriceps) has been jogging and recent strength tests have been encouraging, but he hasn't started baseball activities yet, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Votto (quadriceps) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday.

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Votto (quadriceps) remains limited to strengthening work, but manager Bryan Price said the hope is that he'll be ready to resume baseball activities by the last week-to-10-days of the month, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Votto (quadriceps) had a second platelet-rich-plasma injection Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Reds GM Walt Jocketty told ESPN.com's Jim Bowden that he expects Votto (quadriceps) to return in approximately five weeks.

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Manager Bryan Price said the Reds expect Votto (quadriceps), who was placed on the DL last week, to return in a matter of weeks, MLB.com's Manny Randhawa reports. "It's so far out, and when I say 'far out,' it's more about weeks; I'm not talking months and months," Price said of Votto's expected return date.

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2014

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2013

June 24 - that was the last time Joey Votto homered during the 2012 season. He injured his knee five days later while sliding into third base in San Francisco, and that purportedly minor injury ended up being a lot more serious than expected. He eventually needed two procedures and was left with very little time to go on a minor league rehab assignment before returning in September. It was pretty clear in September and in the playoffs that he wasn't back to his full self. While he's still an amazing hitter in real life, some of Votto's fantasy value gets diminished in leagues that don't use on-base percentage, as he's not a pure power hitter. His career fly ball rate is 34.4%, and he hasn't sniffed the 40 percent average since 2009. Thus, his ultimate homer upside is diminished. That flaw however also makes him a better bet to hit for high average. But because of this knee injury, the days of Votto getting double-digits in stolen bases is probably long gone.

2012

For a power hitter, Votto doesn't hit a lot of flyballs (34.8 percent in 2010, 33.4 percent in 2011). The difference between his 37-homer 2010 season and his 29-homer season last year was that his HR/FB percentage dropped from an absurdly-high 25 percent in 2010 to a merely high 18.2 percent in 2011. However, he also lowered his groundball rate in 2011, turning more of those into line drives, so there is some hope that he ultimately will hit more flyballs, taking advantage of his settings at the Great American Ball Park. Otherwise, it's all systems go for Votto - expect many more high-average, high-OBP seasons hitting the middle of the Reds order. He's still good for 7-to-10 stolen bases in a given season, too.

2011

Votto's counting stats were able to catch up with his already great rate stats in 2010, leading up to his NL MVP award. Just think how many RBI he'd be able to tally if the Reds were capable of putting a decent leadoff man in front of him - Reds leadoff hitters were among the bottom five in baseball in both batting average and on-base percentage. At age 27, Votto is in the prime of his career, so a repeat of his 2010 power numbers is probable. The one aspect that might not repeat, however, is his 16 stolen bases.

2010

Votto's high-profile bout with depression in dealing with his father's death shed a lot of light on the topic and how it pertains to sports. The Reds were actually fairly progressive in allowing him to get the proper treatment and recovery, and while it's hard to forever declare him past that issue, he was able to at least deal with it adequately enough to allow him to play. Once he got on the field, Votto took the next step up to put himself among the elite first basemen in the game. In a league that has Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Ryan Howard, Votto might not get too many All-Star appearances, but he's going to be a steady producer for the foreseeable future. His excellent batting eye makes him that much more valuable in leagues that account for OBP.

2009

Votto began the year having to split time with Scott Hatteberg at first base but ended the year as the Reds' best hitter. He and fellow rookie Jay Bruce will form the core of the new Reds lineup, along with Brandon Phillips. It'll be up to the Reds to make sure to surround them with enough quality hitters to build a decent offense, but Votto will do his part. There's some talk that he'll eventually be moved off first base to make room for Yonder Alonso, but that conversation won't likely happen in earnest until 2010.

2008

After a strong September trial, Reds fans had just one question about Votto: What took so long to call him up? Sure, Scott Hatteberg had a nice season, but the Reds were quite clearly playing out the string by midseason, and Votto could have used the extra time to adjust to the majors. Chances are that he'll be the Opening Day starter at first base, but be aware that the Reds exercised their 2008 option on Hatteberg, and that new manager Dusty Baker isn't exactly renowned for playing the young prospect over the proven veteran.

2007

Votto needed to have a big year at Double-A Chattanooga to continue his development, and he delivered, winning the Southern League's MVP Award. He's always had the raw power that drew the Reds towards him in the first place, but he refined that power while moving up a level. Scott Hatteberg will begin the year as the starting first baseman for the Reds, but don't be surprised if you see Votto's name in the lineup at that spot by September.

2006

Votto is still a little behind the curve developmentally, having not yet mastered high-A ball despite turning 22 in September. He continues to impress scouts with his raw power, but he hasn't yet completely translated that batting practice power into performance in game situations. Still, besides Jay Bruce, he's the Reds' best power prospect, perhaps underscoring the problems the team will face in the future.

2005

Votto needed a good year at low Single-A Dayton to remain a legitimate prospect and he responded in kind. Votto, a Canadian, was a second-round pick by the Reds in 2002 and took a little extra time getting used to the jump in competition. He's one of the few power prospects in the Reds system.