Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and two runs against the Brewers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

He got this game started off on the right note, hitting a first-inning solo shot that turned out to be all the offense the Reds would need -- though they added more. With four games left in his season, Votto now has 36 homers, one shy of his career best, and he needs just one more RBI to hit 100 for the first time since 2011. Oh, he also has a ridiculous 133:80 BB:K, by far the best ratio in the majors.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo homer and a walk Friday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Votto crushed his 35th homer of the season to put the Reds on the board in the first inning of a winning effort. Although he's had a fantastic batting average this month, this was his first bomb and fourth extra-base hit of the month for a player who's been an amazing fantasy producer for the entire season.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run during Thursday's win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The first baseman just continues to pad his fantasy stats and boasts an elite .316/.448/.601 slash line with 32 homers, 86 RBI and 84 runs. Votto's final numbers might fall short of his dominant 2010 showing when he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award, but this has been his best season since earning that honor.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto went 0-for-2 with three walks and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Votto has now reached base twice in 20 straight games, tying Barry Bonds and Pete Rose for the second-longest such streak of the modern era. Ted Williams holds the record with 21. The 33-year-old is also just six homers off his career-high mark of 37 -- he recently told Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer that his power surge is the result of a changing strike zone and more inside pitches.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, three walks and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to hit and get on base at an elite clip -- Votto has hit safely in 15 straight games, with 16 walks over that stretch -- and he's hitting for more power than ever before in his age-33 season. Votto's 1.051 OPS is the best in baseball.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 months ago

Votto went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and two walks in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Now up to 28 homers on the season, Votto sits just one shy of last year's total, with 52 games still to play. He has hit safely in 10 straight and is batting close to .500 during that span. It's looking like he's in store for another huge second half.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
4 months ago

Votto went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Saturday's loss to Miami.

EDGE Analysis

It was 16 games between homers for the first baseman, and Votto posted an alarming .204 slugging percentage during that stretch. Traditionally, he's been a much better second-half producer, so fantasy owners shouldn't overreact to his recent struggles. Saturday's long fly also offers additional reassurance.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
4 months ago

Votto went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Sunday's win over the Marlins. He went 4-for-33 (albeit with seven walks) over the Reds 10-game homestand, the Dayton Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Votto has gone through similar tailspins (the first half of 2016 comes to mind) and still come through. Barring news of any injury, there's little reason to worry here.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
4 months ago

Votto homered for the second straight game Saturday, going 1-for-3 and driving in three runs against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Votto launched a two-run bomb in the first inning, his 26th of the year, and he drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the ninth. It's odd to say, but not enough people are talking about the All-Star's phenomenal season (.315/.426/.633 with 67 RBI and 65 runs scored over 380 plate appearances).

Joey Votto
1B CIN
4 months ago

Votto went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Friday's loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Votto continues to be a pillar of consistency this season and is now up to 25 bombs, 64 RBI, 64 runs and a .315/.427/.627 slash line. He's taking a run at posting career-best totals in a number of categories (homers, RBI, runs, slugging percentage and OPS) and projects to remain an elite asset.