Sunday, October 31, 2004

Joey Votto Report

Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds
Drafted 44th Overall (2nd Rd), HS, Toronto
Bats L/Throws R
21 YO, 6'3", 200 lbs

He's a power hitter in the making. He's patient to a fault. He looks like a power hitter, swings like a power hitter, and is starting to show some power numbers.

Votto spent most of the season in Dayton, hitting .302/.419/.486 with 26 doubles. 2 triples, 14 home runs, 80 walks, and 110 K's in 391 at bats. That's an outstanding walk rate. And I think some of those doubles will turn into home runs as he moves on. In the Carolina League, he hit .298/.385/.560 with 7 doubles, 5 home runs, 12 walks, and 21 K's in 84 at bats.

He looks like a future three true outcomes hitter who will have problems keeping the batting average up, but with great on base and slugging percentages. He isn't fast, and his defense is average. His bat is his what will make him or break him.

ETA: 2007
4 Stars

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