Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 days 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
5 days 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.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
6 days ago

Votto is out of the lineup for Sunday's outing against the Dodgers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI on Saturday, but will give way to Ivan De Jesus at first base Sunday. Votto, who's hitting .409/.517/.727 with two home runs over the last seven games, will likely return to the lineup Monday for the Reds' series finale against Los Angeles.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
7 days ago

Votto went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, four overall RBI, two runs and a walk in Friday's 9-2 victory over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

He jump-started matters in the first inning by smacking his 20th homer of the season, a 408-foot shot to center that plated Billy Hamilton and Ivan De Jesus, Jr. He drove in his fourth run of the day in the fourth with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning. Votto's amazing resurgence, which has primarily unfolded in the second half, has seen him slash .413/.549/.627 in July and an even better .417/.500/.650 to date in August, raising his season average a whopping 49 points since July 1.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 weeks ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Votto had been going through a power outage, and this was the first time he's left the yard since July 26. Despite playing on a team in a rebuilding phase, he's already driven in 62 runs, and it's quite possible he posts his highest numbers in that category since 2011.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 weeks ago

Votto went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run in the Reds 11-5 victory over the Brewers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It was Votto's third four-hit game of the season and second this month. He's absolutely red hot, going 10-for-17 (.588) with three extra-base hits in the last four games. His batting average now sits over .300 for the first time this year. He is slashing .301/.428/.504 with 18 home runs, 59 RBI and 71 runs in 385 at-bats this season.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto was phenomenal Tuesday, going 4-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

While his four hits earned him just a single RBI, Votto continues to improve as the season goes on. After hitting below .230 in April and May, Votto hit .319 in June and .413 in July, and has now begun August batting an even 1.000. Votto is especially lethal in leagues that reward walks or on-base-percentage, as the big night vaulted him into the NL lead in OBP with .425.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, two runs and two RBI in San Francisco on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Votto has quietly amassed an 11-game hitting streak, which has also featured 15 runs scored and 10 more driven in. The veteran first baseman's four homers in that span have also raised his season mark to 18, putting him on pace to match last year's total of 29. Talks of the 32-year-old's impending decline have been largely overblown.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer, two walks and two runs Friday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Votto launched his 17th bomb of the season in the first inning to give the Reds a 3-2 lead in a home victory. He's now left the yard in three of his last four games to raise his slugging percentage to .483.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto hit his 15th home run as part of a 2-for-3 game with two runs scored, three RBI and a walk in Monday's win over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Votto entered the day hitting .346/.478/.596 with three home runs and a brilliant 14:13 BB:K in his past 15 games. He stayed hot with a show of his power and discipline Monday night. However, Votto's power numbers are still somewhat underwhelming -- he's on pace for 26 home runs, and his .463 slugging percentage would be his worst mark in a single season with 100 or more games played.