Joey Votto
1B CIN
17 hours 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
5 days 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.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
7 days ago

Votto went 4-for-5 with a double and a run Saturday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Votto scored the only Reds' run in the ninth inning of a 9-1 loss. The double was only his third extra-base hit in 10 July games, and he's now slashing .261/.390/.452.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto (shoulder) will return to the Cincinnati lineup Sunday against the Nationals, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto was a late scratch Saturday due to shoulder soreness, but the ailment doesn't appear serious enough to hold him out through Sunday's series finale. The Reds can surely use the offensive presence of Votto in their lineup, as the veteran is coming off a month of June in which he posted a 1.015 OPS and raised his season batting average more than 30 points.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to right shoulder soreness.

EDGE Analysis

Adam Duvall will make his third start at first base this season with Votto nursing a sore shoulder, which may be the result of an awkward slide into second base on a double during Friday's 14-inning game. Votto's availability off the bench and status for Sunday's series finale are up in the air.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto went 3-for-6 with a double and run in Friday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old continues to climb out of the considerable hole he'd dug himself in the early part of the season, tallying his second straight multi-hit effort and third in the last five games. Votto finished May with a stellar .319/.466/.549 line, and has raised his average 40 points since June 1.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, his 14th of the year, in Thursday's 13-4 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The first baseman was the only bright spot in the lopsided loss. Votto is doing the best he can with a lackluster supporting cast around him. Over his last four game, the veteran is 5-for-15 (.333) with three home runs, four RBI and four runs.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
4 weeks ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Votto had been hitting just .213 before June began. Since June 1 that average has steadily grown to .248. The first baseman now has 13 home runs, 39 RBI and 43 runs scored for the season. A career .307 hitter, Votto should be closer to the hitter he is in June than the one he was earlier this season the rest of the way in 2016.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto (illness) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Jamie Ramsey of the Reds reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto did not start the last three days due to his illness, but he was able to pinch-hit in Thursday's game, and will be back at his regular spot at first base Friday night. Votto will second in the Reds' batting order against Padres starter Colin Rea.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto (illness) struck out in the ninth inning in a pinch-hitting appearance Thursday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Votto is close to getting back to action after missing three starts with an illness. This week might have extended the buy-low window in your league.