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Aggression Isn’t the Reason for Joey Votto’s Resurgence

Joey Votto is a passive hitter. Over the last five seasons, he’s swung at around 40% of the pitches that have been thrown in his general direction. During that same span, the average hitter swung at 45-46% of pitches he faced. Over 2,500 pitches, that’s a difference of about 125 swings, or something like 0.77 […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Votto's heath has been a great sight for Reds

  Joey Votto's name is on the Reds lineup card nearly everyday and that has been a pleasant sight for Votto, the Reds and Reds' fans. After playing in 62 games last year, Joey Votto has already played in 61 games this season. "I feel very good on a daily basis," Votto told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I'm not even thinking about it. I'm just trying to play ball and be part of next...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Joey Votto edition

The Cincinnati Reds came into this season with high hopes to compete for the playoffs. Over a quarter of the way through the season, they have simply not played well enough to compete and its time for them to start making some changes. The NL Central is very competitive, and right now they stand 11 games behind the first place St. Louis Cardinals. It is time to follow recent trends...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Ranking Joey Votto

In Episode 214, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Lance Rinker (@lancemrinker) discuss some fantasy baseball news and answer some listener questions. Today’s topics include: Thoughts on Dellin Betances’ chances of holding the job all year Whether it is time to start thinking about dropping Hunter Pence Where Joey Votto ranks rest of season among first baseman...
Via Baseball Professor
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto is back, and he’s still amazing

There is a subset of Cincinnati Reds fans, of which I’m told includes their announcers, that criticizes Joey Votto for not being aggressive enough. Joey Votto who was worth over 25 WAR from 2010-2013 (2014 was injury shortened). The narrative is that Joey Votto doesn’t swing enough and when he’s more aggressive at the plate he’s a better player. He’s having a great...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto draws walk on ball three vs Nationals (Video)

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto caught the home plate umpire napping by drawing a walk on ball three during Sunday's game against Washington.It happened in the bottom of the seventh with one out and the Reds holding a 3-2 lead over the Nationals.  The video clearly shows that Votto was given a free pass to first on ball three by home plate umpire Paul Emmel.  The ESPN...
Via Holdout Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harper exchanges words with Votto after being hit

Bryce Harper ruffled some more feathers. Cincinnati Reds reliever Tony Cingrani drilled Harper in the back with a pitch during the seventh inning of Friday’s game against the Washington Nationals. Harper, likely in some pain, took his time walking down to first base, which didn’t set well with the opposition. Reds first baseman Joey Votto took exception to Harper’s stroll...
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: The Good and Bad So Far

Roughly a quarter of the way through the 2015 MLB season, here are a few takeaways for the Cincinnati Reds. As of now they sit at fourth in the NL Central, eight and a half games back of the St. Louis Cardinals behind the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh. They have not been able to score runs, currently 10th worst in the MLB. Their situational hitting has been even worse, batting only...
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Votto ejected for throwing helmet, bumping ump

Someone forgot to inform Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto that players are subject to ejection should they throw their equipment. Votto struck out in the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and spiked his helmet in frustration. He was then promptly ejected by home plate umpire Chris Conroy. Reds manager Bryan Price made his way toward the...
Via The Sports Daily
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto does interview dressed as a mountie

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was on Intentional Talk today before the Reds-Cardinals game, and he did his interview with Kevin Millar and Chris Rose dressed like a Mountie, hitting every Canadian stereotype you can imagine. This is pretty amazing.
Via The Outside Corner
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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