Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 weeks ago

Votto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Votto delivered a 413-foot bomb to center off Jhoulys Chacin to tie Ryan Zimmerman for the league lead. With 19 home runs and 51 RBI through 64 games, Votto is one pace for a career year. The Reds first baseman is providing premium power while maintaining a .300 average.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto went 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored during Thursday's win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

It was the second game in a row Votto left the yard, and he's now up to a .300/.423/.595 slash line with 16 homers, 48 RBI and 45 runs. He's providing elite fantasy numbers and continues to be the driving force behind the high-scoring Cincinnati offense.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
3 weeks ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old's huge first half continues, and Votto now has 15 homers and 46 RBI through 58 games. Wednesday's performance snapped a seven-game streak with a walk, and the first baseman is slashing .310/.444/.690 with three home runs, seven RBI and six runs over that eight-game stretch.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

He gave the Reds a quick lead in the top of the first inning with his 14th homer of the year and second in as many games, although it didn't hold up. Votto's BABIP is about 100 points lower than the level he's established over the last two seasons, but his .986 OPS is right in line with his 2015-16 performances, so the drastic increase in his flyball rate that's fueling his power spike hasn't harmed his overall production -- even if it's changed the shape of that production from a fantasy perspective.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's loss in Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Votto took the first pitch he saw from J.A. Happ over the center field fence, going back-to-back with teammate Zack Cozart. Votto has heated up in May, hitting .308 and posting an OPS of 1.016. Hs 13 long balls and 40 RBI rank seventh and sixth, respectively, in the National League. Look for him to continue to be one of the best first base options in baseball.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto has already popped out six times this season after averaging 4.6 infield flies per season over his career, MLB.com's Keegan Matheson reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the past Votto has assiduously avoided pop-ups, as they are near-certain outs. Has he changed his approach to get more loft in his swing, or is this more of a statistical anomaly? The trend across baseball has been to encourage more of a loft among power hitters - the consequence of which usually is to add more power at the expense of batting average.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI during Sunday's loss to Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday was just business as usual for the slugger, as Votto has registered seven multi-hit games in May and sports a .349/.512/.619 slash line for the month. Considering the veteran first baseman has typically been a better second-half producer, his excellent start to 2017 is laying the groundwork for his first 30-homer season since his MVP campaign in 2010.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
1 month ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk in Tuesday's 9-5 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

It was the slugger's 11th dinger of the season, a two-run shot in the seventh. The Cincy slugger now has a nine-game hitting streak, with multiple hits coming in five of those contests. He has 18 hits in May and is providing substantial power in the middle of the Reds' order.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto went 1-for-3 with two RBI from a single and a groundout in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman extended his hitting streak to five games and has also reached safely in 15 straight contests overall. He's racked up a .407 average and 14 RBI over the first 10 games of May as well, propelling his team-leading total in the latter category to 33, which also ranks second in the majors. Votto has impressively lowered his strikeout rate from 17.7 percent to 11.6 percent this season, with his contact rate seeing a corresponding boost to a career-best 85 percent. Moreover, he's accomplished his aforementioned excellent production with a .267 BABIP that is over 100 points lower than the .373 figure he'd generated the prior two seasons.

Joey Votto
1B CIN
2 months ago

Votto went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and three RBI in Monday's 10-4 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The home run was Votto's 10th on the season and came off Masahiro Tanaka in the seventh inning. Known for being more of a slow starter, that hasn't been the case for Votto this season. He's now up to a slash line of .286/.399/.625 with 27 runs scored and 29 RBI in 138 plate appearances. Votto's 22:17 BB:K is also incredible and shows why he's one of the better fantasy first basemen in the league.