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Joey Votto easing into mid-season form
Joey Votto has been taking slow this spring training hitting .227 with 10 hits, one RBI, and 10 walks in 18 games.
Votto's OBP is still an outstanding .370 this spring with no concern over the rest of his spring numbers. Votto has career numbers of .313(AVG) and .425(OBP) and if you play in an OBP only league or even and OBP/AVG league Votto should be in discussions for your first overall pick as there are no signs of him slowing down.
Joey Votto to bat third
Reds manager Bryan Price expects Joey Votto to be batting third regularly this season - with Billy Hamilton leading off, and Adam Duvall cleaning up.
Given Votto's elite ability to get on base, many would prefer to see him batting second in the order, but Price intends to keep him in his usual spot in the three hole.
Joey Votto with a hitless game
Joey Votto finished 0-for-5 with a strikeout against the Cardinals on Wednesday. Votto is 8-for-23 with two doubles, three home runs, five RBI, and six runs scored. He has a .975 OPS this season.
Votto had a nine-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday, but still has five extra-base hits in his last five games and has an RBI in three of his last five games. He has a .375 batting average in September with six doubles, six home runs, 14 RBI, and 16 runs scored.
Joey Votto with a hit
Joey Votto finished 1-for-4 against the Brewers on Friday. Votto is 9-for-27 with a home run, two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI over the last seven days. He has a .958 OPS this season.
Votto now has a five-game hitting streak and hits in eight of his last 10 games, including four multi-hit games. He has a .377 batting average in September with three home runs, four doubles, nine RBI, and 10 runs scored.
Joey Votto gets on base five times
Joey Votto finished 4-for-4 with a walk, double, home run, RBI, and two runs scored on Sunday. Votto is 11-for-29 with a double, home run, four RBI, and six runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .963 OPS this season.
Votto has hitsin four of his last six games, including three multi-hit games and has five extra-base hits in his last nine games. He has a .387 batting average in September with three doubles, three home runs, eight RBI, and 10 runs scored.
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