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Joey VottoTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Cincinnati Reds MLB Years: 2007-2018
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Positions1B-1972, OF-44, 3B-19, C-7, LF-6, DH-1Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJoseph Daniel Votto
Height6-3Weight200BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 10,1983 [34.260]PlaceToronto,Ontario
High SchoolRichview Collegiate Institute (Toronto,ON)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 2nd round (44th overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$600,000Signing ScoutsJohn CastleberryService Time10.027 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2004-CIN-#5 ... 2005-CIN-#4 ... 2006-CIN-#9 ... 2007-MLB-#43 ... 2007-CIN-#3 ... 2008-MLB-#44 ... 2008-CIN-#3
MLB DebutSeptember 4,2007 [23.360]
OrganizationsCIN [17] Awards29Awards Voting9-1398
TBC Player ID21238Retrosheet IDvottj001MLBAM ID458015
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed59Power86Contact64XBH72RBIs79Runs38Hitting90Durability78Team.466Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2002Gulf Coast RedsGCLRkcin-3b1850175294713393372214510513.269.342.531.8739325202.302.262.411.36710.4022.282.144.4619.4453.19
2003Billings MustangsPioRkcin461b1970240477617363840568040134.317.452.488.94011726301.452.171.421.41218.6026.581.431.9940.0034.21
2003Dayton DragonsMidwAcin-1b196019519458012025346420203.231.348.287.635569233.333.056.215.29814.5927.471.880.43195.0020.00
2003Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13043566121253758659014460337.278.406.398.80417335534.397.120.329.36216.8526.971.601.3162.1428.93
2004Dayton DragonsMidwAcin-1b20111391601182621472927911010216.302.419.486.90519042473.387.184.404.39616.7023.261.392.9627.9335.59
2004Potomac CannonsCaroA+cin221b20248411257052011112110011.298.385.560.945471296.345.262.393.40011.4621.881.915.2116.8048.00
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         1354757114333219921039013120227.301.413.499.91223754569.379.198.402.39615.8223.021.463.3425.0037.76
2005Sarasota RedsFSLA+cin-1b21124464641192321783455212231929.256.330.425.75519742529.305.169.278.3279.8323.062.353.2127.2935.29
2006Chattanooga LookoutsSouAAcin51b2213650885162462227724778109103513.319.408.547.95527870590.368.228.415.40713.2218.471.403.7323.0943.21
2007Louisville BatsILAAAcin51b2313349674146212229217107011050957.294.381.478.85923745580.332.184.339.37212.0718.971.573.7922.5530.82
2007Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b2324841127704171051500010.321.360.548.908461189.354.227.298.3865.6216.853.004.4921.0040.74
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b24151526691563232484755910220297.297.368.506.87426659589.328.209.325.37510.0217.321.734.0721.9237.82
2009Dayton DragonsMidwAcin-1b2527330013102300000.429.556.8571.413619.667.428.857.58122.2233.331.5011.117.0033.33
2009Sarasota RedsFSLA+cin-1b2512000000001100000.000.333.000.333003.000.000.500.23633.3333.331.000.000.000.00
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         39330013103400000.333.500.6671.1676112.500.334.778.49525.0033.331.338.339.0033.33
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b251314698215138125844170106401108.322.414.567.98126664544.372.245.401.41812.8719.491.514.6018.7642.38
2010Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b261505471061773623711316591125703811.324.424.6001.02432875648.361.276.463.43814.0419.291.375.7114.7842.37
2011Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b2716159910118540329103861101294061520.309.416.531.94731872719.349.222.409.40615.3017.941.174.0320.6638.92
2012Dayton DragonsMidwAcin-1b2835110001003100100.200.444.200.644109.200.000.600.32933.3311.110.330.000.000.00
2012Louisville BatsILAAAcin-1b2826110011000400000.167.167.667.834416.000.500.500.3430.0066.670.0016.676.00100.00
2012Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         511220012003500100.182.333.455.7885115.167.273.545.33420.0033.331.676.6711.0050.00
2012Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b28111374591264401456539485502188.337.474.5671.04121258475.404.230.487.43819.7917.890.902.9526.7146.03
2013Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b291625811011773032473631351384061915.305.435.491.92628557726.360.186.423.40018.6019.011.023.3124.2132.20
2014Louisville BatsILAAAcin191b3026120000000200001.333.333.333.666206.500.000.000.2970.0033.330.000.000.000.00
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b3062220325616062311474930225.255.390.409.7999022272.299.154.368.35917.2818.011.042.2136.6739.29
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b311585459517133229801131431355021511.314.459.5411.00029564695.371.227.505.42720.5819.420.944.1718.7937.43
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b321585561011813422997811081205801516.326.439.550.98930665677.373.224.432.41815.9517.731.114.2819.1735.91
2017Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin191b331625591061793413610051134838062016.320.454.5781.03232371707.321.258.504.42818.9511.740.625.0915.5339.66
2018Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin1b345218325518062410343340135.279.401.421.8227714222.310.142.333.36115.3214.860.972.7030.5027.45
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1482524388816373521726385473291030112051831135122.312.428.536.96428126326363.353.224.429.00016.1917.601.094.1319.9438.61
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter718257939574516114984406932407672181321847.289.385.476.86112282733037.351.187.359.00013.4022.131.653.2326.3236.64
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13750876149212239317107011650958.293.378.478.85624346592.333.185.337.00011.8219.591.663.8922.0930.87
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13650885162462227724778109103513.319.408.547.95527870590.368.228.415.00013.2218.471.403.7323.0943.21
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter14955075144302221035664144419310.262.338.444.78224454628.310.182.296.00010.1922.932.253.5025.0037.50
A Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter17659883167342169612711817830519.279.398.423.82125352724.369.144.349.00016.3024.591.512.2137.3831.14
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1204157612330615711127712550647.296.408.506.91421051503.384.210.417.00015.3124.851.622.9827.6741.46
Cincinnati Reds Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter1482524388816373521726385473291030112051831135122.312.428.536.96428126326363.353.224.429.00016.1917.601.094.1319.9438.61
Average MLB - Per 162 games162573971793822993831131226131513.312.428.536.96430769696.353.224.429.00016.1917.601.094.1319.9438.61
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258289168363229916792152407411.289.385.476.86127762685.351.187.359.00013.4022.131.653.2326.3236.64

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2002Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin183B19--1425824739.8302.05------5038.031.7
2002Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin18C7--508216058.9678.29-----35014.011.7
2002Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin18OF3--6-3-96.6672.00------506.05.0
2003Billings Mustangs PioRkcin191B64--517361248565553.9798.64------7091.484.2
2003Dayton Dragons MidwAcin191B48--40440937453444.9809.25------6080.034.5
2004Dayton Dragons MidwAcin201B90--662451053717707.9867.86------11181.164.3
2004Potomac Cannons CaroA+cin201B21--15416-101701701.0008.10------2487.515.1
2005Sarasota Reds FSLA+cin211B107--85175884934926.9918.65------12486.381.1
2006Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin221B136--1068127149912091195.9888.79------136100.097.1
2007Louisville Bats ILAAAcin231B94--823791094912902.9899.60------13370.765.3
2007Louisville Bats ILAAAcin23OF41--704337774.9611.80------13330.828.5
2007Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin231B171513710711-151181181.0006.940.86-----2470.810.5
2007Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23LF665114-1-1514.9332.330.27-----2425.03.7
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin241B144138122310501361111911971186.9918.240.97-----15195.488.9
2009Dayton Dragons MidwAcin251B2--163-219191.0009.50------2100.01.4
2009Sarasota Reds FSLA+cin251B1--10--110101.00010.00------1100.00.7
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin251B13012810979601011010810711061.9918.160.97-----13199.280.2
2010Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin261B14814512831132128510112651260.9968.510.98-----15098.791.4
2011Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin271B16015914271341173612715201514.9969.461.06-----16199.498.8
2012Dayton Dragons MidwAcin281B3--73-210101.0003.33------3100.02.2
2012Louisville Bats ILAAAcin281B2--15-141615.9387.50------2100.01.4
2012Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin281B109109969850116669972966.9948.861.00-----11198.267.3
2013Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin291B161161143012451541411514131399.9908.690.98-----16299.499.4
2014Louisville Bats ILAAAcin301B2--122-314141.0007.00------2100.01.4
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin301B616153949963739569562.9889.211.04-----6298.437.7
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin311B15615613771212139912213601351.9938.660.98-----15898.796.3
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin321B15415413421168107812412831275.9948.280.95-----15897.595.1
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32DH1---------------1580.60.6
2017Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin331B16216213911227165410913961392.9978.591.00-----162100.0100.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 11 season(s)-   1B14021388122151079112938010481216412084.9938.620.99-----14020.00.0
MLB Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF665114-1-1514.9332.330.27-----60.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH1---------------10.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B98--8508111101942931.9889.50------980.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF41--704337774.9611.80------410.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B136--1068127149912091195.9888.79------1360.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B129--10159189511141106.9938.57------1290.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 4 season(s)-   1B143--108991199411991180.9848.25------1430.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B64--517361248565553.9798.64------640.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B19--1425824739.8302.05------190.00.0
Rk Totals for C - 1 season(s)-   C7--508216058.9678.29-----370.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--6-3-96.6672.00------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2002Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin18-7---19---3-
2003Billings Mustangs PioRkcin19--64--------
2003Dayton Dragons MidwAcin19--48--------
2004Dayton Dragons MidwAcin20--90--------
2004Potomac Cannons CaroA+cin20--21--------
2005Sarasota Reds FSLA+cin21--107--------
2006Chattanooga Lookouts SouAAcin22--136--------
2007Louisville Bats ILAAAcin23--94------41-
2007Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin23--17---6----
2008Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin24--144--------
2009Dayton Dragons MidwAcin25--2--------
2009Sarasota Reds FSLA+cin25--1--------
2009Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin25--130--------
2010Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin26--148--------
2011Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin27--160--------
2012Dayton Dragons MidwAcin28--3--------
2012Louisville Bats ILAAAcin28--2--------
2012Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin28--109--------
2013Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin29--161--------
2014Louisville Bats ILAAAcin30--2--------
2014Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin30--61--------
2015Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin31--156--------
2016Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin32--154-------1
2017Cincinnati RedsNLMLBcin33--162--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2005Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LgMinor211036492003002800000.250.289.306.59511238.321.056.1115.2621.054.000.000.0022.22
2007Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB231828981015119900000.286.459.429.88812237.389.143.46424.3224.321.002.7028.0025.00
2008Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB24276391320272171111001.206.296.333.62921472.220.127.2549.7215.281.572.7831.5030.77
2009CanadaWBCTournament2529252012001100000.556.6001.1111.71110310.571.555.66710.0010.001.0010.009.0060.00
2009Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB252051916303112281100200.314.393.549.94228661.333.235.39213.1118.031.384.9217.0037.50
2010Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2623549196031341111000000.352.462.6301.09234965.390.278.53716.9215.380.914.6218.0047.37
2010Cincinnati RedsDiv SeriesMLB26310010001000200101.100.091.100.1911011.111.000.0000.0018.180.000.000.000.00
2011Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB271951615203140171600004.294.379.510.88926558.375.216.33312.0727.592.295.1717.0033.33
2012Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28205371430040171900001.264.350.321.67117360.412.057.17011.6731.672.710.000.0021.43
2012Cincinnati RedsDiv SeriesMLB28518370000004500000.389.500.389.8897022.538.000.22218.1822.731.250.000.000.00
2013Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29225213185041410111200004.346.460.6731.13335963.389.327.55817.4619.051.096.3513.0050.00
2013Cincinnati RedsWild CardMLB2914000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2014Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30195361330150061700001.245.322.358.68019459.343.113.22610.1728.812.831.6953.0030.77
2015Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB311739710001700101600213.256.392.333.72513151.375.077.33319.6131.371.601.9639.0010.00
2016Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3221551225103111011901201.455.529.6361.16535469.489.181.40015.9413.040.824.3518.3316.00
2017Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB332050710200110121300002.200.355.240.59512262.270.040.30019.3520.971.080.000.0020.00
2018Cincinnati RedsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34194287000400121120202.167.362.167.5297058.212.000.28620.6918.970.920.000.000.00
World Baseball Classic Totals - 1 yrs29252012001100000.556.6001.1111.71110310.571.555.66710.0010.001.0010.009.0060.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs1036492003002800000.250.289.306.59511238.321.056.1115.2621.054.000.000.0022.22
MLB Spring Training Totals - 12 yrs2455911021682802196127111154328119.284.396.438.83425949715.347.154.35015.5221.541.392.9428.1429.17
MLB Playoffs - Wild Card Totals - 1 yrs14000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs828380001004700101.286.364.286.6508033.364.000.14312.1221.211.750.000.000.00

Awards [29]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2003Rookie League All-Star (1B)1
2006Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star (1B) ... Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Year ... Double-A All-Star (1B) ... Southern League All-Star (1B) ... Southern League Most Valuable Player5
2007International League All-Star Team (1B) ... International League Rookie of the Year ... Triple A All-Star Team (1B)3
2008NL Rookie of the Month (September)1
2009Cincinnati Reds Player of the Year ... National League Player of the Week (September 21-September 27)2
2010Cincinnati Reds Player of the Year ... Major League 1st All-Star (end of season) (1B) ... National League Hank Aaron Award ... National League Most Valuable Player ... Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)5
2011Cincinnati Reds Player of the Year ... National League Gold Glove (First Base) ... National League Player of the Week (July 25-July 31) ... Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)4
2012Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (1B) ... Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)2
2013National League Player of the Week (May 13-May 19) ... Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)2
2015Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)1
2016Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)1
2017National League Player of the Week (June 26–July 2) ... Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2015-09-141BCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended 2 games for altercation with umpire32.004Team Roster on 2015-09-14
2015-05-071BCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveOff-RosterSuspended 1 game for making contact with umpire31.240Team Roster on 2015-05-07
2014-10-311bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.051Team Roster on 2014-10-31
2014-08-161bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL30.341Team Roster on 2014-08-16
2014-07-081bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained left quadriceps30.302Team Roster on 2014-07-08
2014-06-101bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.274Team Roster on 2014-06-10
2014-05-211bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained left quadriceps30.254Team Roster on 2014-05-21
2012-09-051bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL28.361Team Roster on 2012-09-05
2012-08-281BCincinnati RedsClinton (A)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Clinton (A) for rehab28.353Team Roster on 2012-08-28
2012-08-281BCincinnati RedsDayton (A)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Dayton (A) for rehab28.353Team Roster on 2012-08-28
2012-07-171bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Torn meniscus, left knee28.311Team Roster on 2012-07-17
2012-04-041bCincinnati RedsCincinnati Reds (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 10-year contract for 2014-2023 ($225m) Extension with club option for 2024 28.207Team Roster on 2012-04-04
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2009-06-23InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-05-30InjuredDisabled -- stress related 
2002-06-05Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2002Cincinnati Reds-18600,000-------600,000Signing Bonus out of 2002 Draft (2nd round - 44th overall)
2007Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll23380,000-73748-2,459,737380,000980,000
2008Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll24390,000-75336-2,696,252390,0001,370,000
2009Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll25437,500-54116332,746,792400,0001,807,500
2010Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll26525,000-50614442,812,412400,0002,332,500
2011Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll277,410,655-117588++2,722,607414,0009,743,155
2012Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll2811,410,655-66293++2,954,887480,00021,153,8102012-04-04 - Signed to 10-year contract for 2014-2023 ($225m) Extension with club option for 2024
2013Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll2918,910,655-22198++3,023,990490,00040,064,465
2014Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3012,000,000-78191++3,256,497500,00052,064,465
2015Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3114,000,0008.02758194++3,571,283507,50066,064,465
2016Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3220,000,0009.02724198++3,498,245507,50086,064,465
2017Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3322,000,00010.02714199++3,651,709535,000108,064,465
2018Cincinnati RedsTeam Payroll3425,000,000-11199++4,360,045545,000133,064,465
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red