- A GIF of, and a Poem for, Joey Votto
-- or ducks, really: ducks
make me feel this way --
whenever I watch a drug dealer
teem w/ existential angst
I want to be a drug dealer and
it is like I do not exist.
When Joey Votto
- The Joey Votto Technicality
Joey Votto didn't pop up on Monday. Of course he didn't. It's not because he didn't play -- he did play, and he batted four times. The first time, he grounded out. He's human. The second time, he
- Hitting on Joey Votto
By popular demand*, here is the companion piece to Eno Sarris's excellent Joey Votto on Hitting, published yesterday. As this is an exploratory post on a poorly understood subject, my intention here
- Joey Votto Passivity Index
Joey Votto is the major-league leader in walks, by counting and by rate. He's always been a guy willing and happy to take a free base, and I should note that the very term "free base
- Joey Votto and the Value of a Walk
Joey Votto is a fantastic player. There is absolutely no denying this fact. Any and all arguments regarding the quality of Votto's offensive ability should be, and generally are, made in terms
- Joey Votto or Adrian Gonzalez?
seasons, with one posting the third-best wOBA in the majors at first base, and the other ranking sixth at the position.
Cincinnati's Joey Votto and San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez seem to be valued about
- Joey Votto on Hitting
Joey Votto wasn't always Joey Votto. Not only is his mother happy about that fact -- it would have made for quite a delivery -- but his journey from the 44th pick in the 2002 draft to the hitter he
- Joey Votto: Run Producer
imploded on the same day. Joey Votto, so far tonight, has batted three times against St. Louis. He's drawn three walks, as Votto is wont to do. He walked with two on in the first inning, and later scored
- Joey Bats Goes Ballistic
For a player sometimes referred to as "Joey Bats," Jose Bautista hadn't exactly been an offensive stalwart prior to 2010. A 20th-round draft-and-follow-pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2000
- Brandon Belt as Joey Votto
As we have learned more about what drives hitter BABIP in recent years, we have talked a lot about batted ball type distribution. Joey Votto is always the example of what the ideal profile looks like
- Joey Gallo Arrives in Texas
With Adrian Beltre set to miss the next few weeks with a thumb injury, the Texas Rangers did something a little unexpected. To fill Beltre's void, they called up top prospect Joey Gallo from Double
- The Evolution of Joey Votto
Last year, Joey Votto put up the kind of year that is hard to live up to, winning the NL MVP with a monster +7.4 win season and carrying the Reds to the NL Central title. He hit .324/.424/.600
- Was Joey Votto's Breakout Predictable?
This afternoon, Joey Votto is almost certainly going to be awarded the National League MVP for 2010. You can make a case for some other guys who also had great years, but Votto is certainly
- Joey Votto: 6-WAR Player
In spite of the ridiculous scrutiny regarding his 2013 season, Joey Votto is one of the best hitters in baseball. He also has a large contract that begins in 2014. Big contracts have seemingly
- Joey Votto on Aging
"I don't care about hitting home runs, I don't care about any of that sort of stuff," Joey Votto told me when I mentioned the stat. "I care about improving all of the facets of my game that can
- Joe Mauer as Joey Votto
2014 was not a normal year for the two Joes. Both Joey Votto and Joe Mauer dealt with fallout from injuries, with Votto not having effective use of his lower half, and Mauer possibly dealing
- Joey Gallo on Strikeouts
It's only been 35 major-league plate appearances, but Joey Gallo has already made quite the impression. The ball doesn't fly off the bat any faster than it does off his, and he's also second
- Trading Joey Votto
Heard this: over the weekend, Buster Olney tweeted: "Rival executives getting signals that the Reds won't shop Joey Votto -- but that they are fully prepared to listen to offers." While the tweet
- The Less-Pressing Joey Votto Question
Last season, like usual, Joey Votto was amazing, but last season, unlike usual, Joey Votto then injured his knee. It happened at the end of June, and while Votto tried to play through it for a time
- Joey Votto, Bane of Amateur Sport
We hate it when our friends become successful/And if they're northern...
With Joey Votto winning the NL MVP this year, Canadians have scooped 3 of the last 28 MVPs (Larry Walker in 1997, Justin
- Joey Votto Needs His Legs
We talk a fair bit about Joey Votto in these electronic pages. Some may say we do it too much, perhaps. But it's for a reason. It's not that he's paying us to -- he's not paying me at least. He's
- Joey Votto's Official Moment of Weakness
One time, and one time only, has a pitcher had the nerve to make Joey Votto pop up twice in the same game. One time has a pitcher simply looked like he had Joey Votto's number. Back in September 2008
- Remembering Joey Devine's 2008 Brilliance
Four years ago, Joey Devine was a sensation with the Oakland Athletics. The 24-year-old rookie torched the American League for 45.2 innings, allowing just three earned runs to cross the plate in his
- An Improved Joey Gallo Joins the Rangers
The Rangers lost both Drew Stubbs and Shin-Soo Choo to injury over the weekend, leaving them relatively bare in the outfield. To fill the void, they've called up top prospect Joey Gallo, who's
- Joey Votto is Picking His Battles
the publicly-accepted offseason agenda for his game. But believe: Joey Votto is working on things.
Take, for example, his command of the strike zone. Some in Cincinnati were beating the drum for Joey Votto
- Joey Votto Is the Best at Another Thing
Think of some facts about Joey Votto.
Chances are that your brain just made a number of connections. The first things that came to mind were an image of Votto, the fact he plays first base
- Joey Votto and Protection Up Front
Twice this offseason, Joey Votto has uttered a comment that goes against the baseball orthodoxy that lineup protection is best done behind the hitter. Votto believes it is done in front of him
- Joey Votto and Friends: The Reds Infield
year, the Reds return an infield that combined to start 614 of a possible 648 games last year (94.8%).
That isn’t necessarily a good thing, however. For all the grief and guff Joey Votto took from
- Joey Rickard Is Changing the Orioles' Plans
been impressive. But there's another factor -- a surprising one -- and that factor goes by the name of Joey Rickard. Rickard came to camp just hoping to make the roster, but based on the circumstances
- I See a Darkness, by The Other Joey
- Baseball Players Twerking: Joey Votto
- Hot GIF: Joey Votto Dance Craze
It may not have been Hamiltonian, but Joey Votto hit three homeruns yesterday.
Upon striking the last of the homeruns -- a grand slam -- Votto did a little skip out of the batter's box. When
- That Month Joey Votto Tried Something Completely Different
We were talking about something unrelated, so when Joey Votto slipped this quote in, I laughed out loud. You?! Joey Votto? You did what? Listening back to it even made me giggle again.
- Joey Votto: The Most Underrated Player in Baseball?
baseman Joey Votto, who, with a .425 wOBA, is also leading the entire NL and is fourth in all of baseball.
Those facts may come as a shock to some baseball fans, but they really shouldn't. Ever
- The Unfathomable Reality of a (Temporarily) Awful Joey Votto
work on something a player is trying so hard to do well. That doesn’t feel like it pertains to this article about Joey Votto, however, mostly because he's always been extremely good at baseball
- Reds Close to Re-Signing Joey Votto?
According to MLBTradeRumors, Joey Votto is nearing an agreement with the Reds on a long term contract. Votto is currently under team control through 2013, and he's due $26 million over the next two
- Is Joey Votto's Second Half a Sign of Things to Come?
Talk about saving the best for last. Reds first baseman Joey Votto batted .382 with a .440 on-base percentage in August and hit nine home runs and posted a .723 slugging percentage in September
- How Have Previous Joey Vottos Aged?
Now that Joey Votto is signed with Cincinnati through his age 39 season, there's a lot of talk about how long he can be expected to remain productive. The Reds are basically accepting that this deal
- Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and the Back Leg
hitting within my typical profile -- power to left field," said Joey Votto this week in Arizona. "The pain was a limiting factor."
When pushed to describe exactly how his left quad strain affected
- Joey Gallo's Strikeouts Shouldn't Alarm You
Joey Gallo is one of baseball's most promising prospects, but he's also one of its most polarizing. On the plus side, he's got major power. He sported an isolated power of .344 between High
- Daily Notes, Featuring Joey Gallo's Powerful Power
by the methodology explained above.
- Prospect Watch: Joey Gallo's Breakout Continues
1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect's place on Marc Hulet's preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect's rank on Hulet's overall top-100 list.
Joey Gallo, 3B
- JABO: Joey Votto's Unfortunately Historic Season
of contention, and most articles are about playoff races and potential postseason happenings. There’s one issue with overlooking the cellar-dwellers, however: Joey Votto -- who is on one of those dwellers
- Rule-5 Pick Joey Rickard Might Be for Real
their new outfielder, Joey Rickard. Rickard's started all nine of Baltimore's games thus far, and has gotten on base in every one of them. He's slashing a smooth .306/.325/.472. With a strong spring
- Joey Gallo's HR/K Paradox: An Exhaustive Analysis
prospect Joey Gallo, who launched 38 homers in just 106 games as a 19-year-old with Low-A Hickory...but also struck out a whopping 165 times in that span, good for an astronomical 37% strikeout rate
- Joey Votto, Brandon Belt, and the Importance of the Opposite Field
in point, Joey Votto and Brandon Belt. Both players were limited to between 200 and 300 plate appearances in 2014 because of injuries and both suffered severe drops in their BABIPS and averages
- Catching Up With Starling Marte and Joey Votto
, and a .266 average looks like the best of both worlds, and would be quite a boost in value from where he was drafted.
Meanwhile, about Joey Votto…
His current ISO is greater than his ISO from
- Q&A: Joey Terdoslavich, Future Braves Basher
Joey Terdoslavich isn’t worried about his low walk rate or his numbers against left-handed pitchers. The 24-year-old Atlanta Braves prospect expects those issues to work themselves out during
- 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
- Joey Votto's Massive Extension Changes the Game
decided to make star first baseman Joey Votto an offer he couldn't refuse. Actually, they made him an offer that no player in baseball could refuse, signing him (per Bob Nightengale of USA Today
- Create-a-Meme: Joey Votto Italian Insults
- Wine Terms Most Relevant to This Joey Gallo Bat Flip
Here's an animated GIF of Texas prospect Joey Gallo's home run from the sixth inning of the Futures Game on Sunday:
And here, what follows are five wine terms probably most relevant to the bat
- GIF: Shaky-Cam footage of a Joey Gallo Home Run
and wax pencil on onion paper. The recent game between the Frisco RoughRiders and the Corpus Christi Hooks featured both HD footage and a performance by Rangers prospect Joey Gallo. While the resolution
- Joey Votto Loses Infield Fly Derby for Fourth Consecutive Year
NEW YORK -- Competing for the fourth year in a row, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto failed once again to win the Infield Fly Derby, part of Major League Baseball's All-Star festivities
- MLB All-Star Wars Team: Joey Watto, 1B
...Joey Watto also possessed a datapad, on which he would maintain copious records of opposing pitchers and defensive shifts employed against him. Watto only used said inventory as an occasional
- How Billy Hamilton Stole Joey Votto Five Bases
titled "rainy day topics." It isn't raining outside, but I do need to get my Christmas shopping done today, so this is what you get. "joey votto stealing with hamilton on third" it says here next
- Joey Votto's Opposite-Field Power and Amazing Fly-Ball BABIP
In the comments to Dave Cameron's Joe Mauer post last week a commenter, Temo, suggested Joey Votto as a player with similar opposite-field power. I thought it would be interesting to check him out
- Sorry, Joey Bats: You Aren't Worth $150 Million
. Since he didn't say what his number was, we don't actually know what Bautista asked for.
But if the report is correct, Joey Bats is in for a reality check next winter; he's not worth anything close
- Pat Neshek Kind of Needs Your Help
568 Cliff Johnson
605 Ozzie Smith
618 Pete Falcone
678 Joey McLaughlin
700 Eddie Murray
704 Cal Ripken
705 Dave Winfield
713 Ryne Sandberg
716 Dale Murphy
722 Bruce Sutter
754 Larry Milbourne