Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 weeks ago

Votto lead the way on Tuesday, going 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, and two runs scored in a 6-4 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Votto's tremendous second half continued Tuesday, as he's still hitting above .400 over the past month. He now has 24 home runs on the season to go along with 89 runs scored and 84 RBI. Votto's .435 OBP is best in the NL in 2016, a crown he's already captured four times in his career.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 weeks ago

Votto went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs in a 8-7 victory over the Pirates on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The former MVP is absolutely killing the Pirates this weekend. Votto is 7-for-9 (.778) with three RBI in the last two games, both of which were one-run victories for Cincinnati against reeling Pittsburgh. And although his home run Saturday was initially just insurance, it proved to be the difference in the game. Votto has carried his hot August hitting, which saw him post a .394 batting average and 1.107 OPS in the month, into September. In nine games, he is slashing .448/.528/.621 this month.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 weeks ago

Votto went 3-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's 4-3 victory over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran's third-inning single plated pitcher Tim Adleman and opened the scoring on the night, and his overall performance on the night extended Votto's torrid hitting stretch. He posted a stellar .394/.471/.636 line in August and a whopping 26 RBI and has gotten September off to a similar start. The 33-year-old has hit safely in six of the seven games he's participated in, already generating a .375/.484/.417 line over his first 24 at-bats of the new month.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto (neck) went 1-for-2 with a double, RBI, three walks and two runs in Saturday's 9-1 victory over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

It was a typical Votto stat line, with the former All-Star even driving in one run with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth. The 32-year-old had actually not drawn a free pass since his last three-walk outing, which came Aug. 26 against the D-backs. Votto now has hits in four straight and has his season line up to .310/.433/.526 following Saturday's effort.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto (neck) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Jamie Ramsey of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto was held out of Friday's game with a stiff neck, but the setback will not prevent him from taking the field Saturday. Votto will man first base and hit third Saturday against Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto is being held out of the Reds' lineup Friday due to a stiff neck, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appeared that Votto was getting a routine day off when he was not included in Friday's lineup, but now it's clear he is actually sitting out due to a minor injury. Votto is considered day-to-day with his setback, so he should have a chance to return to the lineup as soon as Saturday.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

He has started the last nine games, hitting .343/.400/.629 over that stretch, and the Reds will opt to give him a day off Friday. Despite playing on one of the worst teams in baseball, Votto is still putting up his typically eye-popping numbers, and remains one of the top first basemen in fantasy, especially in OBP and points leagues. Ivan De Jesus will start at first base and hit eighth Friday.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
4 weeks ago

Votto went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's 9-2 loss to the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Votto opened the scoring in the top of the first, but that was all the offense Cincinnati would muster against Matt Shoemaker. The veteran first baseman has been remarkable consistent with at least 22 homers in seven of the past nine years. He's as locked in as any player in baseball with 15 RBI in his last 10 games.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger has picked his game up over the past week, going 9-for-15 (.600) with multi-hit games in each of his last four starts. Votto had just 22 RBI for all of June and July combined, before busting out for 22 so far in August alone. He's got himself back on pace to challenge the 100 RBI mark, a feat Votto hasn't accomplished since 2011.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto continued his assault on pitchers this month, going 3-for-6 with four RBI and two runs scored on Monday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Votto has been impossibly hot at the plate since the All-Star break, hitting an even .450. Despite his incredibly sluggish start to the season, Votto should now challenge his 80 RBI and .314 average from a season ago. The Reds' first baseman has been remarkably consistent over his career, and this season is proving to be no different.