Cincinnati Reds
2014 Avg.
.327
 
Career Avg.
.314
Name  Joey Votto
Born  9/10/1983
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  19
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  R
Hot4/15/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 4-for-4 in Tuesday night's win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: None of Votto's hits went for extra bases. The 2010 National League MVP is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak (.471, 3 HR, 6 RBI).
 
Hot4/15/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto homered for the third time in his last four games Monday against the Pirates.
Insight: The game was suspended due to rain after six innings and completed on Tuesday. Votto went into Tuesday night's game with a .277 average and a 1.003 OPS.
 
4/14/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto is a career .352 hitter (19-for-54) with seven extra base hits and a .952 OPS against Pittsburgh left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: Both of Votto's home runs this season came off left-handers (David Price, Cesar Ramos). Beware, however, that there is rain forecasted for Cincinnati for most of the day and night and they may have trouble getting the game in.
 
4/13/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto hit his second homer of the season Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: Both of his home runs this season came off left-handers (David Price, Cesar Ramos). He hit just .251 with nine homers against lefties last year.
 
4/11/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto blasted his first homer of the season Friday against the Rays.
Insight: Votto (.257) took David Price to left field to break a shutout in the bottom of the ninth inning. Votto has just two RBI this season because opponents pitch around him with men on base and he refuses to expand the zone.
 
4/6/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto hasn't offered any power in the first five games this season and he hasn't had an easy time against Mets starter Jon Niese.
Insight: Votto (.316) has gone 2-for-15 (.133) with seven strikeouts against the Mets southpaw, though one of those hits left the park. The Reds first baseman batted .251 with nine longballs against lefties last year and is 0-for-3 against them in 2014.
 
3/31/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto won't be of much use to fantasy owners Monday versus Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Votto owns a .148 career average versus the St. Louis right-hander. We're not as high on Votto as we usually are after he drove in just 73 runs last season. He came in at No. 7 in our preseason first baseman rankings.
 
Hot9/17/2013 12:04:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is 5-for-7 (.714) with three extra base hits versus Houston right-hander Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Votto has a phenomenal .433 on-base percentage and is hitting .309, but his patient approach has prevented him from producing the big-time fantasy numbers that are expected of a star first baseman. He has 23 homers and 70 RBI in 547 at-bats. He's likely to swing the bat on Tuesday in the highly-favorable matchup.
 
9/9/2013 1:42:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is 1-for-10 with five strikeouts versus Cubs left-hander Travis Wood.
Insight: Votto has a phenomenal .430 on-base percentage and is hitting .303, but his patient approach has prevented him from producing the big-time fantasy numbers that are expected of a star first baseman. He has 22 homers and 66 RBI in 522 at-bats. Fantasy owners could have gotten that type of power from cheaper sources like Anthony Rizzo, Brandon Moss or Mitch Moreland.
 
9/7/2013 8:27:00 PM
Description: The Dodgers have failed to get Joey Votto out in the first two games of their series against the Reds. The first baseman went 4-for-4 with a double, a homer, five walks and three runs in those games.
Insight: Votto has a phenomenal .432 on-base percentage and is hitting .305, but his patient approach has prevented him from producing the big-time fantasy numbers that are expected of a first baseman. He has 22 homers and 66 RBI in 518 at-bats.
 
9/7/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto is a career .316 hitter (6-for-19) against Dodgers right-hander Zack Geinke, but has three solo homers among his six hits.
Insight: Votto will likely lead the league in OBP for the fourth consecutive season, but his fantasy value has taken a nosedive in 2013 as he's knocked in just 66 runs this season and his .922 OPS is his worst in five seasons.
 
9/6/2013 1:28:00 PM
Description: Despite the lefty-lefty matchup, Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto is a career .444 hitter (8-for-18) with a 1.196 OPS versus Dodgers starter Chris Capuano.
Insight: Votto will likely lead the league in OBP for the fourth consecutive season, but his fantasy value has taken a nosedive in 2013 as he's knocked in just 64 runs this season and his .911 OPS is his worst in five seasons.
 
Cold9/2/2013 7:05:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk Monday against the Cardinals.
Insight: The super-patient Votto has 21 homers but driven in just 64 runs this season. That's a product of walking 61 times in 278 plate appearances with men on base and hitting 16 of his 21 longballs with none on (Cincinnati No. 2 hitters have an OBP of .282 this season).
 
Cold9/2/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto could have a rough Labor Day with Adam Wainwright throwing for the Cardinals.
Insight: Votto's career average in 23 at bats against Wainwright is only .130. He's in the midst of a 2-for-19 tailspin and Monday's meeting with Wainwright probably won't help matters.
 
7/25/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto is 5-for-16 (.313) with three home runs against Dodgers ace Zack Greinke.
Insight: Though not among the league leaders in home runs or RBI, Votto's .319 batting average and league-leading .434 OBP help keep his fantasy owners satisfied.
 
7/11/2013 12:29:00 PM
Description: Reds All-Star first baseman Joey Votto has only gotten a hit off Tim Hudson once in 10 previous at bats.
Insight: That certainly doesn't bode well for Votto heading into Thursday's series opener against Atlanta. Though not among the league leaders in home runs or RBI, Votto's .318 batting average this season is good for sixth-best in the National League.
 
7/3/2013 10:38:00 AM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is an unfavorable 3-for-18 with no extra base hits against Giants veteran left-hander Barry Zito.
Insight: Votto (.325, 14 HR, 39 RBI, 58 runs) is putting together another fine season despite getting walked 60 times in 314 at-bats. Most pitchers are choosing to face clean up hitter Brandon Phillips rather than Votto, though that may not be the case today.
 
6/14/2013 5:48:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto is taking the night off Friday against the Brewers.
Insight: It's the first time Votto (.319, 11 HR, 33 RBI) has sat all season. Jack Hannahan (.212, 0 HR, 5 RBI) will start in his place. Votto should be available as a pinch hitter and if not, he'll definitely be back in the lineup on Saturday.
 
Cold6/13/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto just might be the top hitter in the National League, but Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has shrugged him off.
Insight: Votto is 3-for-17 with two walks and five strikeouts against the right-hander, who will pitch Thursday versus the Reds. Samardzija also gets Votto at a good time, as the first baseman is hitting .204 with a .597 OPS over his last 13 games. Pulling Votto out of the lineup is not a recommended exercise for fantasy owners, but it's going to be tough for him to break out of his slump Thursday.
 
Cold6/7/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto is 2-for-20 with five stikeouts against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: After an average April, Votto's bat has came to life in May batting .388 with six home runs and a 1.123 OPS. He's started slowly in June (3-for-20) and this unfavorable matchup may not be a place to turn the month around.