Joey Votto
Joey Votto

Joey Votto (1B)

Cincinnati Reds

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Joey Votto with a hitless game

Thu, Sep 29th 6:49am EDT
By Chris Zolli

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.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

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Joey Votto with a hit

Sat, Sep 24th 8:19am EDT
By Chris Zolli

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.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

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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.

Fantasy Impact: 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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Joey Votto homers in win

Wed, Sep 14th 10:09am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Votto continues to impress in 2016, as he now has multiple hits in three of his last five games with three extra-base hits, including two home runs, over that span. His OPS is up to .965 on the season.

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Joey Votto hitless on Sunday

Mon, Sep 12th 7:23am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Joey Votto was 0-for-4 on Sunday against the Pirates. Votto is 10-for-27 with a double, home run, two runs scored, and three RBI over the last seven days. He has a .958 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto had a four-hit performance on Saturday, a three-hit performance on Friday, and hits in eight of his last 10 games. He has a .394 batting average and six walks this month, but only has three extra-base hits.

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Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with an RBI on Tuesday against the Mets. Votto is now batting .312 with 80 RBI and a .957 OPS.

Fantasy Impact: Votto is now batting .422 with an astounding .520 OBP since the All-Star break. After a slow first half, he's back to being the elite hitter he's proven to be for his entire career. Expect him to finish strong, and be an elite producer in all categories except steals for the remainder of the season.

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Joey Votto went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in theReds loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has been on a tear in the second half of the season and currently has his batting average at .308 to go along with 22 home runs, 78 RBI, eight stolen bases and a .431 OBP. Votto has the best eye in baseball and should be one of the top 1B in any league that scores OBP. Votto should always be in your lineup as he is a constant source of production.

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Joey Votto finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Votto is 8-for-24 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, four runs, and eight RBI over the last seven days. He has a .954 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto may have had a hitless night, but has five multi-hit games in his last 10 games and had a doubel and home run on Saturday. He is hitting .402 with eight doubles, two triples, three home runs, 18 runs scored, and 24 RBI this month.

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Joey Votto finished 2-for-3 with two RBI on Tuesday. Votto is 10-for-21 with a double, triple, home run, seven runs scored, and 11 RBI over the last seven days. He has a .956 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has four multi-RBI performances over his last 10 games and has an RBI in four of his last five games. He is hitting .438 with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, 16 runs scored, and 22 RBI this month.

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Joey Votto finished 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored against the Marlins on Thursday, but saw his nine-game hitting streak end. Votto is 11-for-25 with three doubles, a home run, six RBI, and seven runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .934 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto's ability to draw a walk, he is second in the National League with 88 walks, will always give him an opportunity to contribute even when he does not get a hit. He also stole a base on Thursday, giving him eight for the season, adding yet another aspect to his top-five 1B performance.

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Joey Votto finished 2-for-4 with a double, home run, and three RBI on Sunday. Votto is 13-for-26 with five runs scored, seven RBI, and six extra-base hits over the last seven days. He has a .943 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: No matter his struggles, Votto can be expected to have an OPS around 1.000 and he now has three straight months with an OPS over 1.000. Votto has an extra-base hit in six of his last night games and an RBI in five of his last seven games as well.

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Joey Votto back to hitting

Sat, Aug 6th 9:27am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Joey Votto finished 1-for-3 with a walk on Friday after his 17-game hitting streak was snapped on Thursday. Votto is 9-for-22 with a double and two runs scored over the last seven days. He has a .911 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: As with 2015, it took the second half of the season for Votto to break out as a top 1B option, as his patience at the plate has morphed into a boost in average and power. Losing Jay Bruce to the Mets hurts, but Votto is easily a top-10 1B, and possibly top-five, for the remainder of the season.

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Joey Votto hit 2-for-4 for the Reds in a 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Votto remains red-hot over his last seven games, improving his average to .435 with another two-hit performance. Now on a 12-game hit streak, Votto has hit .415 in July with an OPS of 1.213, adding four doubles and four home runs throughout the month.

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Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI for the Reds in a 6-3, Wednesday night victory over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has hit his stride in the last 15 games, hitting .417 over that stretch with 20 hits and eight RBI, while hitting .478 with a pair of home runs over his last seven contests. Currently on a six-game hitting streak, Votto is currently a no-doubter for any fantasy owners' lineup.

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Joey Votto went 2-for-2 with three walks Tuesday. He also scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has multiple hits in three of his last four games, with nine hits total over that span. It's good to see him off to a nice start following his rough patch prior to the All-Star break. He continues to provide solid power while reaching base over 40% of the time.

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Joey Votto punchless in July

Thu, Jul 14th 5:27pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Joey Votto was hitless in three of his last four games before the All-Star break and had only one hit in the game he had a hit. Votto does have a decent .280 batting average in the month of July, but only has two doubles, two RBI, and four runs scored. He has an .831 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto's value is propped up by the fact that he is third in the National League in walks with 61, but he has not been the offensive force he was in the past, as he is on pace for only 52 extra-base hits. There are many that think that his patience can translate into increased offensive output, but he is only on pace for 76 RBI and 87 runs scored.

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Joey Votto finished 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against Marlins' ace Jose Fernandez. Votto is 3-for-13 over the last seven days and only has two extra-base hits in July. He has an .837 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto's real value is in OPS or OBP leagues, as his .386 OBP is elite and his .253 batting average is sub-standard. If you own Votto in a standard league, it may be wise to sell high on him, as he is a top-10 1B, and look to gain value at other positions.

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Joey Votto went 3-for-6 with a double and run scored for the Reds on Saturday. Votto has a .375 batting average, three home runs, and four RBI over the last seven days. He has an .838 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has seen his batting average creep upward with his offensive surge, jumping up to .255 to go along with his .380 OBP in 2016 with his 52 walks that are fourth in the National League. Fantasy owners would like to see more power from Votto, as he only has 28 extra-base hits, but his six stolen bases and strong on-base percentage have kept him a top-10 option at 1B.

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Joey Votto with a monster game

Tue, Jun 28th 7:01am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Joey Votto went 2-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, two home runs, and three RBI against the Cubs. Votto's home runs were his third and fourth of the month and, even though he has a .325 batting average this month, he only has seven extra-base hits in June. He has an .822 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Although Votto's OBP is a strong .376 because of his elite walk totals (49), most leagues look at batting average as a category and despite the strong June, he only has a .248 batting average in 2016. He has hits in eight of his last ten games, but 25 extra-base hits from the former MVP is not going keep Votto as an elite option at 1B.

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Joey Votto was able to return as a pinch-hitter Thursday. He struck out in his only plate appearance.

Fantasy Impact: Votto had been dealing with the flu, so it would seem that he should be back in the team's starting lineup this weekend. He hasn't been as good as last season, but he's still proved productive with an .802 OPS.

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Joey Votto was out of the Reds' lineup again on Wednesday due to his stomach issues.

Fantasy Impact: Owners will want to monitor the situation, but Votto could be back as soon as the team's next game considering this is a stomach illness.

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Joey Votto is not in the Reds' lineup on Tuesday. Adam Duvall will start at first base.

Fantasy Impact: Sounds like just a day of rest for Votto. Expect him back in the lineup on Wednesday.


Votto went 3-for-4 with all three hits being singles in the Reds 7-2 loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: He is batting .248 this season but has heated up lately going 10-for-24 batting .417 in his last seven games.

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Joey Votto finished 2-for-5 with a double and a walk-off home run for the Reds against the Cardinals on Tuesday. The home run was Votto's 11th of the season and the second in three days for the 32-year-old 1B. He has a .786 OPS this season and five extra-base hits in 22 June at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners have to love that Votto has shown power over the last week, as his batting average still sits at a dismal .225. He walks a ton, seventh in the National League with 34 walks, so he still has a .346 OBP and the aforementioned .786 OPS. The Reds will face Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals on Wednesday and Votto is 12-for-35 with three doubles and a home run against the left-handed pitcher. For those that are looking to see Votto bounce back, remember that he has a .268 BABIP this season and has never had a BABIP lower than .299 in his career; buy-low on this top-10 1B.

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Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with an RBI, two walks, and a stolen base in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Over the past week, Votto is hitting .280 with three home-runs and seven RBI. As he finds his rhythm, look for Votto's production to continue to rise.

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Votto went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI in a 7-6 victory over the Brewers.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has strung together a modest four-game hitting streak going 5-for-17 with two doubles and a homer during that span. With the mini hot streak, Votto has raised his season average up to .212. Votto remains a good buy-low candidate.

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Joey Votto has yet to find his rhythm this year, going 0-2 on Monday evening in a Reds loss to the Dodgers. He finds himself approaching June w/ a disappointing .203 batting average and has yet to have a multi-hit game in all of May.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his uncharacteristically low batting average, Votto has a .341 on-base percentage, six home-runs, and 24 RBIs on the year. When his bat does get hot, look for those multi-hit games to return.

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Votto went 0-for-2 with a walk on Monday as the Reds were shut out by Clayton Kershaw.

Fantasy Impact: Votto's average dropped down to .203 on the season and just .169 in May. Votto is currently suffering from a .250 BABIP despite making more hard contact (46.2%) than his career average. Expect the career .307 hitter's average to begin to rise in the coming weeks making Votto a good buy-low candidate.


Votto went 1-for-4 with a double, two walks and two RBI in the Reds' 8-7 extra-inning loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Votto holds a very uncharacteristic .214 batting average so far this season with five home runs and 22 RBI. He is hitting the ball hard with a 45.7% hard hit rate which is higher than his career average so look for his batting average to improve in the coming weeks. Votto is a potential buy-low candidate.

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Joey Votto did not reach base on Friday, finishing 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, but has a .362 OBP this season. Even though that OBP looks low, he has a .228 batting average, proving that he can get on base without getting hits. Votto has a.739 OPS in 2016.

Fantasy Impact: Votto only has a .226 batting average in May, but has clubbed three home runs and has driven in nine batters. He has also scored eight runs, building his counting statistics to 14 runs scored and 20 RBI in 2016. Aaron Nola, the Phillies' starter on Saturday, has held Votto without a hit in three at-bats in his career and Votto has a .279 batting average on the road in 2016.

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Joey Votto finished 1-for-4 with an RBI in Sunday's 5-4 loss for the Reds against the Brewers. Votto got on base eight times against Milwaukee in the four game set, driving in a run in each of the last three games. He has a .348 OBP this season in 32 games.

Fantasy Impact: Votto only has a .229 batting average this season, but he has walked 19 times and has 19 RBI this season, keeping him on pace for a very strong OBP and 100 or more RBI. Those who are looking to sell Votto, remember that he has a .323 batting average after the All-Star break over the last three seasons and has had at least a .968 OPS in each of the last three months of the season. It would be shrewd business to buy-low on Votto and his top-10 1B status.

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Joey Votto hit his first home run since Apr. 23, a three-run blast, in a 1-for-4 performance against the Giants on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Batting .231 on the year, Votto's inconstiency from the plate has caused frustration for both the Reds' front office and to Votto himself. With only 15 RBI on the year, despite four in his last two games including Monday's three-run moonshot, Votto still stands as a risky move for daily lineups.

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Joey Votto mentioned in an interview Sunday that he would rather retire than play at a poor level. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Even though Votto has about $200 million left of guaranteed money over the next eight seasons, he would rather retire than play at the level he is now. Keep in mind that Votto started in a similar fashion last season and still finished the year with a .314 average and .459 OBP. Votto is frustrated and this could be a turning point early in the season. See how the next few weeks play out and keep Votto in your lineup. When Votto is hot, there aren't many players better than him.

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Joey Votto went 2-for-4 on Wednesday night with two singles in a loss to the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Although the power has yet to come around, Votto has raised his average nearly 50 points over the past week. In those seven games, he's hit .318 with one home run and four RBI. As he continues to hit his way out of a slump, look for those extra-base hits to return.

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Joey Votto batted 1-for-4 with a run driven in for the Reds in a 5-3 loss to the New York Mets on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Votto is batting .357 over his last four games, entering Wednesday aiming to continue a four-game hitting streak. During that same duration, Votto has driven in three runs, but only has one extra-base hit, a home run in the Reds' loss to Chicago on Apr. 22.

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Joey Votto finished 2-for-5 with a two-run home run against the Cubs in a 13-5 Reds' win on Saturday. Votto only has a .197 batting average this season, as he had a five-game hitless streak coming into Friday's game.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners are scared by the fact that Votto has neither hit for average nor gotten on base at his elite level, only seven walks, but he still has nine RBI this season. He walked a gaudy 143 times last season, leading to a .451 OBP, but he has pressed a bit in the early part of the season; those that are not pleased with Votto's start need to remember that he is considerably better in the second half of the season. Votto may be in the middle of a poor start to the 2016 season, but he is a top-five 1B and has never had an OPS under .874 in a full season.

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Joey Votto went hitless in the Reds' 4-3 loss to St. Louis on Sunday, but drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.

Fantasy Impact: After launching his first home run of the season on Friday, Votto continued his success against the Cardinals with his seventh RBI of the season and fourth of the series with his sacrifice fly. Holding a .227 batting average, owners should hope that his increasing run production can help turn the tide for the Reds' first baseman.

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Votto connected for his first home run of the season in the third inning off of Cardinals' starter Carlos Martinez with two men on to account for all of the runs the Reds scored in a 14-3 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has gotten off to a slow start this season, hitting just .243 through his first 10 games. Votto does have hits in each of his last four games including his first home run of the season on Friday. Expect Votto to produce his typical fantasy production this season.

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Joey Votto finished 2-for-4 in a 5-3 loss against the Cubs on Monday night. Votto is 6-for-27 to open the 2016 season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has two multi-hit games in his last three games, but that is the only good news for the Reds' first baseman. He does not have an extra base hit yet this season and the usually patient 32-year-old has seven strikeouts against only three walks through seven games. Continue to value Votto as a top-10 1B, but monitor his approach at the plate.

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Votto batted third for the Reds on Wednesday and failed to get a hit going 0-for-4 and leaving two men on base.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has started the season 1-for-8 at the plate over his first two games. No cause for concern for fantasy owners of the 32-year-old first basemen. Votto will try to get on track this afternoon in the series finale against the Phillies.

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Joey Votto has five hits in nine at-bats this spring, including a home run. He's scored three times, has two RBI and three walks.

Fantasy Impact: Votto had quite the resurgence in 2015 following his disappointing 2014 campaign. He posted an OPS of 1.000 or greater for the first time since 2012, hitting 29 home runs. Our experts like him to return value at his current ADP of 28 overall. He does lose Todd Frazier in the lineup, but Zeile still has him projected to hit over 20 HRs with 75-plus RBI.

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The Reds fell to 63-96 for the season after losing to the Cubs on Thursday, 5-3. Joey Votto continues hit hot hitting, going 2-for-5 with an RBI. Votto is now batting .317 with an on-base percentage of .463 and OPS of 1.012.

Fantasy Impact: Votto is batting .420 on ball put in play and has 142 walks, to go along with 33 doubles and 29 home runs. He's putting up MVP-type numbers and should continue to be a top fantasy first baseman next season.

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The Reds got pummeled by the Cardinals on Wednesday by the score of 10-2. One of the few bright spots was the hitting of Joey Votto, who went 2-for-3 with a home run. Votto raised his batting average to .314 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto was just 1-for-8 over his previous three games, but is still batting .323 this month with four home runs, 11 RBI and 22 walks. He has 137 walks for the season, contributing to an outstanding .462 on-base percentage. He also has a ridiculously high 1.020 OPS.

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The Reds used a 13-hit attack in defeating the Brewers on Saturday by the score of 9-7. Joey Votto had a big night, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI. Votto raised his batting average to .315 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto is batting .33 with 18 walks and 14 runs scored this month. He's having an MVP type season, with 92 runs scored, 33 doubles, 28 home runs and 133 walks. His on-base percentage is top notch at .461, as is his 1.020 OPS.

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The Reds pounded 13 hits in an 11-0 rout over the Cardinals on Thursday. Joey Votto got two of those hits, including a double, in four at-bats. He also walked and scored a run and is batting .317 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto is 12-for-31 with eight walks this month. His overall numbers are worthy of MVP consideration, but likely will not get the votes playing for a 58-81 team. He has 31 doubles, 27 home runs, 123 walks, an on-base percentage of .460 and OPS of 1.021.

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The Reds defeated the Cubs on Wednesday by the score of 7-4. The big blow was a three-run home run by Joey Votto in the ninth inning. Votto finished 2-for-5 and continues his hot hitting. He's now batting .316 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto would be a strong MVP candidate if the Reds were in contention. He has 27 home runs, 29 doubles, 116 walks, an on-base percentage of .457 and OPS of 1.025.

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The Reds have had a poor overall season, but one player who has been extremely productive is first baseman Joey Votto. He went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss and is now batting .315 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has an impressive .458 on-base percentage and 1.020 OPS. He's on-pace to surpass 30 doubles, 30 home runs and 140 walks. Votto is clearly the top overall fantasy first baseman in the league.

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The Cincinnati Reds pounded the Chicago Cubs on Monday by the score of 13-6. Joey Votto continues to get on base at an unbelievable rate. He went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored. He's not batting .312 and has an on-base percentage of .456.

Fantasy Impact: Votto is 7-for-12 with six walks over his last four games. He has 115 walks for the season and is on pace for over 140 walks, 30-plus home runs and 30-plus doubles. Votto's OPS is 1.008 and is the top fantasy first baseman in the league at this point.

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The Reds got an offensive explosion in the sixth inning on Monday, scoring ten runs in their 12-5 win over the Tigers. Joey Votto continues his fantastic production, going 1-for-2 with a home run, three walks and three runs scored. Votto is now batting .309 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has a ridiculously high .446 on-base percentage, to go along with an OPS of .999. He's not only the top fantasy first baseman in the league at this point, he's also an MVP candidate. He'll likely not get enough consideration playing on a bad Reds team.

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The Reds fell to 51-69 on the season following a 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday. Joey Votto contributed in the loss, going 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and a walk. Votto raised his batting average to .309 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto has an incredible .438 on-base percentage and .987 OPS. He's on pace to hit over 30 home runs and remains a top fantasy option at first base.

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The Reds fell to the Dodgers on Friday by the score of 5-3. Joey Votto provided the offense for the Reds, going 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI. Votto increased his average to .305 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto is having an excellent season and is on pace to surpass 30 doubles, 30 home runs and 125 walks. His on-base percentage is .434 and his OPS is .967. Votto is one of the top fantasy performers in the league.

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The Reds defeated the Padres on Wednesday by the score of 7-3.Joey Votto had a big game, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, three runs scored and a walk. Votto is now batting .304 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Votto now has 20 home runs and 54 RBI for the season. His on-base percentage is stellar, at .436 and has an OPS of .960. He's once again one of the very best fantasy first basemen in the Major Leagues.

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First baseman Joey Votto went 1-for-1 with a double and three walks against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With three walks in Thursday's series finale against the Cardinals, Joey Votto is now tied for the league lead in base-on-balls with fellow first baseman Paul Goldschmidt of Arizona Diamondbacks. Joey Votto is an elite player in fantasy baseball leagues that favor on-base percentage over average, where he is top three in on-base percentage.

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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: MLB.com)

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: MLB.com)

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.