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Joey Votto (1B)

Cincinnati Reds - 98% owned

Bats: L, Throws: R

The Reds pounded 19 hits in a 15-5 rout over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. Four Reds had three or more hits, including Joey Votto, who finished 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Votto raised his average to .313 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto continues his hot hitting and has four three-hit games in the last 10. He's raised his average 25 points in that span. HIs on-base percentage is at .432 and should surpass the .400 mark for the fifth time in six seasons.


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The Reds managed just seven hits on Tuesday, but defeated the Cardinals by the score of 4-0. Joey Votto provided the bulk of the offense, going 3-for-3 with a walk, home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Votto is now batting .311 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has been on fire over the last 17 games, hitting .489 with six doubles, five home runs and an OPS of .860. With 19 home runs, 60 RBI, 70 walks and 55 runs scored, Votto has shaken off last year's struggles and again is one of the top fantasy first basemen in the league.


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Joey Votto batted 2-for-4 on Saturday, driving in a pair of runs during the Reds' 5-2 win over Colorado. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Improving his hitting streak to five games on Saturday, Votto is starting to gain sustainable momentum. In addition, Votto has driven in four runs over Cincinnati's last four contests.


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The Reds routed the Cubs on Wednesday by the score of 9-1. The Reds got 13 hits, three off the bat of Joey Votto, who hit his17th home run of the season. He also walked and scored three runs and is batting .293 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto continues to be one of the most consistent hitters in the league. His on-base percentage of .413 and OPS of .925 are only slightly off from his career marks.


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The Reds fell to the Indians on Saturday by the score of 9-4. The Reds managed just eight hits, three off the bat of Joey Votto. One of the hits was a double. Votto also walked and scored a run and is batting .284 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: While Votto's overall numbers are slightly down from his career marks, he's still belted 16 home runs and has an OPS of .896. Votto continues to be an upper echelon fantasy first baseman.


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The Reds managed just seven hits in a 2-1 loss to the Cubs on Sunday. Joey Votto was one of the few bright spots for the Reds, going 2-for-5 with a double. He raised his average to .298 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has been excellent all season with an on-base percentage of .398 and OPS of .956. He's on pace to hit 37 home runs and knock in 94 runs. Votto is performing like he did during his All-Star campaigns of 2010 through 2013. He's a top notch fantasy first baseman.


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Joey Votto was one of three Reds with two hit in Saturday game against the Indians. The problem is the Reds lost the game, 2-1. Votto finished 2-for-4 with a strikeout and is batting .289 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has seven home runs and 21 RBI this season. He's walked 24 times and has an on-base percentage of .386, but has struck out an alarming 37 times. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable with Votto's overall production, as he's on a pace for 27 home runs and 81 RBI.


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Votto hitless in series finale

Mon, May 11th 10:06am EDT
By Brad Kendall

Joey went 0-for-4 Sunday in the loss to the Whitesox. He finishes the series 3-for-8 against Chicago. He was walked once, and also struck out once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Joey continues to look great at the plate this year. He does what he can to get on base and is 12th in the MLB with a .415 OBP. He's also been flashing a little bit of power as he has seven homeruns on the season.


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Votto had a mediocre day at the plate on Sunday; a game which saw him go 1-for-3, including a walk. He didn't manage to score or drive in runs, as the Reds were awfully lethargic. The Reds tied the series with the Braves, splitting four.

Fantasy Impact: Votto continues to play good ball this year. He's hitting for power and making it to base frequently. In 25 games this year, he's batting .323 with seven homeruns, and 17 RBI's. In this last series against Atlanta, Votto hit 6-for-16.


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In a two-game series against the NL Central's second-place Cubs, Joey went 0-for-6. He did manage to get three walks; however, his performance was disappointing after coming off a series in Milwaukee where he managed to go 6-for-17.

Fantasy Impact: Thank goodness for Joey and fantasy owners everywhere, he gets to play the struggling Brewers again. His previous series against the Brewers saw him go 6-for-17 with two homeruns, four RBI, and four runs scored. Start him confidently.


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Joey Votto was 2-for-5 Tuesday night with a solo shot and three runs scored, in the 16-10 Reds win. In a night that saw seven homeruns, including three grand slams, Votto's performance was slightly overshadowed.

Fantasy Impact: This April, Votto is batting .377, with six homeruns, 13 RBI's, 12 Runs scored, and 12 walks. His production has been consistent all year, and after a miserable 2014, he seems to be back on track. Start him with confidence whenever, wherever.


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Votto went 2-for-4 including a two-run home run in the seventh inning of the Reds 6-1 win over the Brewers. He raised his average to .375 this season and has five home runs already in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: Votto looks primed and locked in for a big season. Most experts figured he would hit for a high average this season, but the five home runs are a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners. Keep rolling with him in all your lineups.


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The opposite field power of Joey Votto returns

Fantasy Impact: Joey Votto put on a raw display of power Friday night as he gave Cincinnati a one run lead on two separate occasions. Votto hit two home runs over the opposite field wall in his first two at-bats off Cardinal starter John Lackey. Joey added a surprise stolen base in the eighth inning and totaled 16.75 fantasy points according to Fanduel. The resurgence of Joey Vottos opposite field power is a tremendous sign for the Reds who need an enormous bounce back year from Votto if they hope to make a run at October. Votto is scorching at the plate and appears to be a must start in all fantasy formats.


Bryan Price, the Reds manager will likely start the season with Votto hitting second.

Fantasy Impact: Knowing that Votto will get on base a ton this makes a lot of sense for him to hit second. This will allow the likes of Frazier & Bruce to hit behind him which will add protection and the opportunity for him to score more runs. Don't be skeptical about this move as he is still not being loved in most drafts. Once he proves to others they were wrong you will be very pleased with his production and value.


Votto to start Saturday against Kansas City. (Source: John Fay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 2015 has been labeled a bounce back year for the Cincinnati Reds and no individual player needs to bounce back more than Joey Votto. Votto only participated in 62 games last season following a knee injury. His absence from the lineup proved to be detrimental down the stretch, with the Reds finishing the season at 76-86. Major concerns developed earlier this week after Votto missed the first 4 spring training games, but he and the organization hope to alleviate those concerns tomorrow as he is slated to step out on the diamond for the first time since early July. A healthy Joey Votto is Cincinnati’s most valuable player from a fantasy perspective. Votto boasts an outstanding career OBP of .471 paired with the ability to leave the yard consistently. If Joey Votto proves to be healthy when he debuts tomorrow and has the ability to avoid injury throughout the season, he will be the best 1st baseman in the National League and a possible MVP contender.


According to Bryan Price, Votto is in great health. “The last report when Sean was up in Toronto earlier this month was very, very good,” Price said. “The strength was outstanding, the stamina was good and the agility...I’m confident that he’s going to be ready to go.” (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Expect Votto to bounce back from his 2014 in which he missed 100 games with a distal strain on his left quadriceps. This is positive news as Votto was not in perfect health coming into 2014.


With Joey Votto coming off an injury-plagued 2014, elite production is not expected out of the former all-star. Round 7 is what this site has projected for Votto. (Source: Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks)

Fantasy Impact: Drafting Votto in the seventh round could be quite a steal. There would be a lot of upside to a pick this late if Votto can get his power numbers back to where they were. If your league is utilizing BB, drafting Votto would be wise even without the power.