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Joey Votto    \VAH-toe\

Joseph Daniel Votto (Votto-matic)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: September 10, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
High School: Richview Collegiate Institute (Toronto, ON)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 2007 (Age 23)
Team: Reds 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2023, 13 yrs/$263M (11-23) & 24 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.027, Free Agent: 2024 [*], Agents: MVP Sports Group [*]
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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 11:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #285. George Scott… #286. Ed Konetchy… #287. Andrew McCutchen… #288. JOEY VOTTO… #289. Harry Hooper… #290. Paul Konerko… #291. Evan Longoria… 

2014 Spring Training

Year Tm Age GS G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB OppQual
2014 CIN 30 19 59 53 6 13 3 0 1 5 0 0 6 17 .245 .322 .358 .681 19 1 0 0 0 0 9.1

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 23 CIN NL 24 89 84 11 27 7 0 4 17 1 0 5 15 .321 .360 .548 .907 127 46 0 0 0 0 1 3/7
2008 24 CIN NL 151 589 526 69 156 32 3 24 84 7 5 59 102 .297 .368 .506 .874 125 266 7 2 0 2 9 *3 RoY-2
2009 25 CIN NL 131 544 469 82 151 38 1 25 84 4 1 70 106 .322 .414 .567 .981 156 266 8 4 0 1 10 *3 MVP-22
2010 26 CIN NL 150 648 547 106 177 36 2 37 113 16 5 91 125 .324 .424 .600 1.024 171 328 11 7 0 3 8 *3 AS,MVP-1
2011 27 CIN NL 161 719 599 101 185 40 3 29 103 8 6 110 129 .309 .416 .531 .947 155 318 20 4 0 6 15 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
2012 28 CIN NL 111 475 374 59 126 44 0 14 56 5 3 94 85 .337 .474 .567 1.041 177 212 8 5 0 2 18 *3 AS,MVP-14
2013 29 CIN NL 162 726 581 101 177 30 3 24 73 6 3 135 138 .305 .435 .491 .926 154 285 15 4 0 6 19 *3 AS,MVP-6
2014 30 CIN NL 14 61 49 10 16 3 0 3 7 0 0 9 10 .327 .443 .571 1.014 169 28 1 2 0 1 0 *3
8 Yrs 904 3851 3229 539 1015 230 12 160 537 47 23 573 710 .314 .420 .542 .961 155 1749 70 28 0 21 80
162 Game Avg. 162 690 579 97 182 41 2 29 96 8 4 103 127 .314 .420 .542 .961 155 313 13 5 0 4 14

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 23 CIN NL 24 89 3 -2 0 -3 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.4 -0.4 4 3/7
2008 24 CIN NL 151 589 19 -3 1 7 -8 17 1.5 18 35 3.3 .511 .511 2.6 -0.2 28 $390,000 *3 RoY-2
2009 25 CIN NL 131 544 40 1 -0 -2 -7 32 3.1 17 48 4.8 .525 .520 5.0 -1.0 51 $437,500 *3 MVP-22
2010 26 CIN NL 150 648 56 -2 1 3 -8 50 5.0 20 70 6.9 .534 .532 6.6 -0.6 67 $525,000 *3 AS,MVP-1
2011 27 CIN NL 161 719 49 -2 -2 4 -9 39 4.2 21 60 6.3 .526 .526 5.7 -0.6 56 $7,410,655 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
2012 28 CIN NL 111 475 41 -3 1 9 -6 42 4.4 14 56 5.9 .540 .527 4.8 0.3 47 $9,500,000 *3 AS,MVP-14
2013 29 CIN NL 162 726 44 -0 0 6 -9 40 4.2 22 62 6.4 .528 .528 5.8 -0.5 57 $17,000,000 *3 AS,MVP-6
2014 30 CIN NL 14 61 6 -0 -0 1 -1 6 0.6 2 7 0.7 .541 .504 0.7 0.0 6 $12,000,000 *3
8 Seasons 904 3851 258 -10 1 25 -50 223 22.9 118 341 34.4 .526 .523 31.6 -3.1 316 $47,263,155

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 26 CIN NL NLDS PHI L 3 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .100 .091 .100 .191 1 1 0 0 1 0
2012 28 CIN NL NLDS SFG L 5 22 18 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 .389 .500 .389 .889 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 CIN NL NLWC PIT L 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 9 37 32 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 .250 .324 .250 .574 8 1 0 0 1 0
1 NLWC 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 8 33 28 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 .286 .364 .286 .649 8 1 0 0 1 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 CIN NL 23 1B 17 15 15 137.0 118 107 11 0 15 1.000 -2 1 -18 10 7.75 6.94 .993 9.21 9.17
2007 CIN NL 23 LF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 1.99 1.98
2007 CIN NL 23 OF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 2.29 2.28
2008 CIN NL 24 1B 144 138 128 1223.2 1197 1050 136 11 119 .991 8 7 8 7 8.72 8.24 .992 9.34 9.28 RoY-2
2009 CIN NL 25 1B 130 128 117 1097.0 1071 960 101 10 108 .991 -2 -2 -3 -2 8.70 8.16 .993 9.29 9.21 MVP-22
2010 CIN NL 26 1B 148 145 137 1283.0 1265 1132 128 5 101 .996 -7 3 -7 3 8.84 8.51 .993 9.23 9.13 AS,MVP-1
2011 CIN NL 27 1B 160 159 152 1427.2 1520 1341 173 6 127 .996 7 4 6 3 9.54 9.46 .994 9.33 9.31 AS,MVP-6,GG
2012 CIN NL 28 1B 109 109 104 969.0 972 850 116 6 69 .994 1 9 1 11 8.97 8.86 .992 9.29 9.18 AS,MVP-14
2013 CIN NL 29 1B 161 161 148 1430.2 1413 1245 154 14 115 .990 -2 6 -1 5 8.80 8.69 .994 9.42 9.41 AS,MVP-6
2014 CIN NL 30 1B 14 14 14 122.0 140 121 18 1 8 .993 1 13 10.25 9.93 .993 9.14 9.13
8 Seasons 1B 883 869 815 7690.0 7696 6806 837 53 662 .993 4 30 1 4 8.94 8.66 .993 9.32 9.26
1 Season LF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 1.99 1.98
1 Season OF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 2.29 2.28
8 Seasons TOT 889 875 820 7741.0 7711 6820 837 54 662 .993 2 26 0 4 8.90 8.61 .993 9.27 9.21
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
2010 *
2011 *
2012 (1B)
2013 (1B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 NL (22, 1%)
2010 NL (1, 99%)
2011 NL (6, 30%)
2012 NL (14, 4%)
2013 NL (6, 35%)
1 MVP
1.69 Career Shares (124th)

Gold Gloves
2011 NL (1B)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2010 NL  7.2 (4th)
2011 NL  6.4 (7th)
2013 NL  6.4 (9th)
Active  34.4 (38th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2010 NL  7.2 (2nd)
2011 NL  6.4 (3rd)
2012 NL  5.7 (9th)
2013 NL  6.4 (5th)
2014 NL  0.7 (10th)
Active  34.4 (28th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2010 NL  6.8 (1st)
2011 NL  5.9 (4th)
2012 NL  4.6 (9th)
2013 NL  5.8 (5th)
2014 NL  0.7 (10th)
Active  31.6 (31st)

Batting Average s c a p y
2009 NL  .322 (5th)
2010 NL  .324 (2nd)
2011 NL  .309 (5th)
2012 NL  .337 (5th)**
2013 NL  .305 (10th)
Active  .314 (5th)
Career  .314 (75th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2009 NL  .414 (4th)
2010 NL  .424 (1st)
2011 NL  .416 (1st)
2012 NL  .474 (1st)**
2013 NL  .435 (1st)
2014 NL  .443 (5th)
Active  .420 (1st)
Career  .420 (18th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2009 NL  .567 (5th)
2010 NL  .600 (1st)
2011 NL  .531 (9th)
2012 NL  .567 (6th)**
Active  .542 (7th)
Career  .542 (33rd)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2009 NL  .981 (3rd)
2010 NL  1.024 (1st)
2011 NL  .947 (5th)
2012 NL  1.041 (2nd)**
2013 NL  .926 (4th)
2014 NL  1.014 (6th)
Active  .961 (3rd)
Career  .961 (17th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  161 (2nd)
2013 NL  162 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
2011 NL  599 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2011 NL  719 (2nd)
2013 NL  726 (1st)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2010 NL  106 (4th)
2011 NL  101 (5th)
2013 NL  101 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
2010 NL  177 (6th)
2011 NL  185 (6th)
2013 NL  177 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2010 NL  328 (3rd)
2011 NL  318 (4th)
2013 NL  285 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 NL  40 (1st)
2012 NL  44 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
2010 NL  37 (3rd)
Active  160 (50th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2010 NL  113 (3rd)
2011 NL  103 (6th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2010 NL  91 (4th)
2011 NL  110 (1st)
2012 NL  94 (1st)
2013 NL  135 (1st)
2014 NL  9 (5th)
Active  573 (30th)

Singles s c a p y
2011 NL  113 (10th)
2013 NL  120 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2009 NL  156 (4th)
2010 NL  171 (2nd)
2011 NL  155 (5th)
2013 NL  154 (4th)
2014 NL  169 (7th)
Active  155 (2nd)
Career  155 (22nd)

Runs Created s c a p y
2010 NL  144 (1st)
2011 NL  133 (4th)
2012 NL  107 (9th)
2013 NL  132 (1st)
2014 NL  13 (9th)
Active  758 (42nd)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2009 NL  41 (6th)
2010 NL  58 (2nd)
2011 NL  51 (4th)
2012 NL  50 (3rd)
2013 NL  52 (2nd)
2014 NL  6 (6th)
Active  281 (11th)
Career  281 (141st)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2009 NL  3.9 (6th)
2010 NL  5.6 (2nd)
2011 NL  5.1 (4th)
2012 NL  4.9 (4th)
2013 NL  5.2 (2nd)
2014 NL  0.5 (6th)
Active  27.3 (10th)
Career  27.3 (151st)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2010 NL  75 (4th)
2011 NL  72 (5th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2010 NL  275 (4th)
2011 NL  299 (1st)
2013 NL  316 (1st)
2014 NL  27 (4th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2009 NL  .768 (2nd)
2010 NL  .804 (1st)
2011 NL  .747 (5th)
2013 NL  .768 (2nd)
2014 NL  .788 (7th)
Active  .765 (1st)
Career  .765 (16th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2014 NL  2 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 NL  6 (10th)
2014 NL  1 (8th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  15 (6th)
2012 NL  18 (1st)
2013 NL  19 (1st)
Active  80 (18th)
Career  80 (181st)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2011 NL  20 (4th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2010 NL  22.3 (8th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2010 NL  14.8 (3rd)
Active  20.2 (25th)
Career  20.2 (133rd)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2009 NL  51.19 (5th)
2010 NL  69.19 (1st)
2011 NL  63.30 (3rd)
2012 NL  50.24 (4th)
2013 NL  49.35 (6th)
Active  323.69 (12th)
Career  323.69 (101st)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 NL  6.1 (4th)
2010 NL  6.9 (1st)
2011 NL  7.1 (2nd)
2012 NL  6.1 (1st)
Active  32.6 (10th)
Career  32.6 (79th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 NL  5.0 (3rd)
2010 NL  6.4 (1st)
2011 NL  5.4 (4th)
2012 NL  4.6 (5th)
2013 NL  4.8 (4th)
Active  29.6 (12th)
Career  29.6 (104th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2009 NL  4.8 (5th)
2010 NL  6.6 (1st)
2011 NL  6.1 (3rd)
2012 NL  4.8 (5th)
2013 NL  4.9 (6th)
Active  31.0 (12th)
Career  31.0 (108th)

Putoutss c a p y
2011 NL  1,341 (1st)
2013 NL  1,245 (4th)
2014 NL  121 (2nd)
Active  6,820 (16th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  160 (1st)
2013 NL  161 (1st)
2014 NL  14 (3rd)
Active  883 (12th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  1,341 (1st)
2013 NL  1,245 (4th)
2014 NL  121 (2nd)
Active  6,806 (12th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2008 NL  136 (1st)
2009 NL  101 (5th)
2010 NL  128 (2nd)
2011 NL  173 (1st)
2012 NL  116 (1st)
2013 NL  154 (1st)
2014 NL  18 (1st)
Active  837 (5th)
Career  837 (75th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2008 NL  11 (4th)
2009 NL  10 (4th)
2013 NL  14 (1st)
2014 NL  1 (4th)
Active  53 (9th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  127 (2nd)
2013 NL  115 (4th)
Active  662 (12th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2008 NL  9 (5th)
2011 NL  7 (5th)
Active  4 (24th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
2011 NL  9.54 (5th)
2014 NL  10.25 (4th)
Active  8.95 (15th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  9.46 (2nd)
2014 NL  9.93 (2nd)
Active  8.66 (12th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
2010 NL  .996 (4th)
2011 NL  .996 (3rd)
2012 NL  .994 (4th)
2014 NL  .993 (5th)
Active  .993 (10th)
Career  .993 (70th)

                                         
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 12 (202), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 79 (311), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 64 (313), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 31 (293), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (45th), 34.4 career WAR/34.3 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200824Cincinnati Reds$390,000
200925Cincinnati Reds$437,500
201026Cincinnati Reds$525,000
201127Cincinnati Reds$7,410,655
201228Cincinnati Reds$9,500,000contracts
201329Cincinnati Reds$17,000,000contracts
201430Cincinnati Reds$12,000,000
201531Cincinnati Reds$14,000,000
201632Cincinnati Reds$20,000,000
201733Cincinnati Reds$22,000,000
201834Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
201935Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202036Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202137Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202238Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202339Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202440Cincinnati Reds*$20,000,000$20M Team Option, $7M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2024
Career to date (may be incomplete)$47,263,155Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Joseph Daniel Joey Votto-matic Votto

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